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Stronger clutch suggestion ?

My truck is a '96 350, CCLB
I have a 3" downpipe, 4" exhaust, 6637 intake and TS chip with TW tunes and have no plans to modify it more than that. 1 times out of 3 my clutch slips on the street tune. It's a replacement clutch, and has about 25k miles on it.
Truck boosts up to 32psi on the street tune, and about 26 on the daily tune. I haul about 8 to 10k pounds when we're going racing. I'm hard on the truck. It goes in the trails, up the hills and down in the cold.

What should I use for the next clutch? Should I keep the original flywheel or get a single mass? How much should it cost?
I'm a mechanic, so knowledge and installation is no problem here. Just wanted to know what you guys are running.

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South Bend and Valair both offer quality clutch kits for anywhere from stock power levels all the way up.
I would ditch the dual mass (dumb ***) flywheel for a single mass unit.
If you are staying near stock power, the 400HP single disk unit from South Bend should fit the bill nicely. It's always better to have too much clutch than not enough. Price should be right around $600.

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The Southbend Con-O (organic linings) should be good, but you could step up to the Con-OFE (organic one side, feramic? on the other) for a slightly higher power application. Cheers!

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LUK also makes clutches and always get more than you need

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I am running the Valair HD organic clutch in my 97. I have Intake, I/C, exhaust, Chip and 120cc injectors. I tow all the time and love this clutch and for $369, it was a deal too

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