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which clutch? opinions please.

Ok heres the deal, my transmission needs to be rebuilt, so while its out i'm going to replace the clutch. My power goal with the truck is around 350-450hp, so I was contemplating getting an upgraded clutch so i wouldnt have to worry about it. So heres my questions.

What are you runnning in your truck and how do you like the clutch? How is the pedal effort? How much power have you been running through it? And how many miles on that clutch?

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1995 Blue RC Utility body, 125k AFE Intake, 3" down pipe, South Bend OFEK Clutch, Cobalt Gauges, Boost, Oil temp, EGT.
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i have got some great clutches from clutch exchange parts in slc utah. i misplaced their number but im sure you could google it. my favorite is a luk conversion with a feramic disk. holds power better than organic and chatters less than ceramic. definately go to a solid flywheel. i have done a few valair clutches and lots of luk's. valair seem to be noisier, always hear the throwout bearing.

i put a luk feramic in my 00. 325+ hp 750+ torque lots of heavy towing. the clutch had more than 100,000 miles when i sold the truck and never slipped. my brother runs the same setup currently in his 00. we installed it with around 100k and now he has 235k. the pedal feels a little light when brand new and stiffens up over time. after 100k mine was a little stiffer than stock.

if youre interested i can round one up for you
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What are you using the truck for?? DD/tow rig?? I have a couple of buddies running South Bends who really like them. Valvair is another good choice, i have never heard of the one desertdeer is running, bit those are impressive mileage numbers.

If you are doing a lot of heavy towing or you plan to do some pulling you will want to go with the solid mass FW and a twin disc.

If its just a DD/Light tow rig then a single disc would be fine, but as stated above i would upgrade to a solid mass flywheel...

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any of the performance clutches from luk, southbend, valair, will be fine. I disagree about needing a dual disc if you want to tow heavy. i have a southbend with 30k on it. i tow heavy (16K) all the time. no problems here. i would guess i am around 250ish hp

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I liked my SouthBend Con-O (but that probably isn't enough for your HP goals). I can't remember what the SBC Con-OFE is rated for, but it might be a good option. Cheers!

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Luk here w/ SMF. 16,000 miles and so far so good


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Thank you for the responses so far, lets keep em coming. I will be using the truck as a DD/light tow. So im mainly going for something that will deal with however much power I can manage to crank out. I don't know if the truck already has a SMF on it or not.
From the carfax it said the clutch has been changed out at 47k I dont know if they replaced it then or not. I'll have to see what I find.

Noob question: How do you tell if its a solid mass or not?

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Ive always heard Luk or southbend is the best.. Im still on my stock one at 166k but it needs to be replaced very soon

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My Southbend con O clutch didnt hold stage 1s and canned tunes.

I now have a OFE that holds awesome. Im estimating Im around 340whp now. Daily driving is good and so is towing. It is a little grabby compared to a stocker but still easy and contorallable for little parkinglot manuevers or backing up to hitch a trailer. The pedal engagement point is a little higher then stock which I like also.

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