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Old 04-18-2010, 05:30 AM
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Valair Clutch?

What do you guys think of the valair clutches? I'm looking at the 400hp one MNU70263(400HP / 900 ft lbs Trq)
Is this good for towing? Any noise?
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:05 AM
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What mods do you have done? That one would be for a stock truck. i just bought a ceramic/kevlar one last week. If I were you call Valair and order one straight from them. They also have a clutch selector on thier site. Valair Heavy Duty & Performance Clutches Dan is a very nice guy to deal with.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:14 AM
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I bought the 400 hp and 850ft lb clutch for my old 93' dodge cummins I had with the NV4500 swap done to it, it was a good clutch, firm grip, no noises and pulled 10,000+ pounds great and was good. The only bad part was having to get the flywheel machined out to 7mm and not knowing intill I had everthing tore down an what not.
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right now all i have is the 6637 intake. I'm planning on a downpipe, straightpipe exhaust, tuner for economy and towing, mabye stage 1 injectors and a turbo but I think i'll wait till my dream truck for those.

i mainly tow 10k or less with it. it's going to be retired soon to a farm truck for wagons and moving wood. I really liked the way the stock clutch felt but after 270k on it, it's starting to go a little
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:31 AM
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I would deffently step it up from an organic material clutch. I was advise to go overboard with my clutch and it should be plenty for what my truck has in store for it.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:16 PM
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that does sound like the better way to go. I'm just doubtful I'll be able to afford anything better than organic right now
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i have the 500hp clutch and love it. lil grabby but hooks up great
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:55 PM
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I had the stock-level clutch in my truck, when the trans exploded 30k after installing the clutch I called to find out if the wear level was normal or what original thickness is, and if I could get a new throwout. I told them it was worn down almost to the rivets, and that my truck was bone-stock aside from downpipe and exhaust. The guy wouldn't answer my question, instead he asked if I just needed a clutch disc & throwout or if I needed the pressure plate, throwout and thrust bearing. I said I needed all of it if it, he said how about $150 shipped with a non-organic disc... I didn't ask any more questions.

When the new disc got here the next day I compared the two; the old one was maybe at maybe 1/2 life, still plenty of good meat left (glad I replaced it while installed a new trans, though)

Pretty much all of the trucks use is towing 8-15k, I've never had any slip with either disc. The scrap car hauling business has slowed way down and I've probably only put 2k miles on it towing a 24kGVWR enclosed trailer not quite loaded to the max with the new clutch. I'll never put anything in any truck that's not a Valair; great product and excellent support.
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