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post #1 of 5 Old 01-19-2010, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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Which clutch!!!??????

I have a 97 f250 7.3 with 4:10 gearing, my clutch is getting light and I doesnt pull like it use to, so I decided my tax return is going into a new clutch. I know south bend is one of the best, but what I dont understand what the "solid flywheel" conversion means and the " dual mass" fly wheel. Also I have herd a few others such as LUK and Centerforce. what do you all recommend, could yall give me some suggestions please?
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Depends on the upgrades that you plan on doing. I would go with a a single disc-clutch that is rated for like 350hp so you never have to worry about it again. Also i would go to the solid flywheel. I dont know the actual difference between it and the dual mass flywheel, but i know that everyone changes it to be more reliable.
Good clutch would be a South bend Con O or Con OF and it is rated fore like 350 hp.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-19-2010, 06:09 AM
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I would say go for a South Bend if you dont want to worry about it while adding ponies.

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-19-2010, 06:33 AM
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I recommend that if you don't have many mods and plan on keeping the HP low than don't over-do the clutch. I installed the South Bend CON OFE which is rated for up to 450HP on my basically stock F350. It started slipping underload with around 10k miles on it. I was mad! I couldn't pull up a hill hard or even get on the interstate without it slipping. I talked to Beans about it and they said it's possible that I didn't have enough HP to break it in which would cause this. I installed an edge evo and it slipped once and been fine ever since. Besides that little mishap I've been happy with it.

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I've been real happy with my Valair clutch with the HD hub. I got mine from Raul at Stealth Automotive for a great price.

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