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Valair Heavy Duty Clutch any good?

Im converting my truck to 5 speed this week, but I need a clutch. Ive heard the south bend is really noisy. Is the valair clutch loud also? Valair is cheaper. Is the any difference in the two? All i have is a ts 6 positon chip. I do NOT haul anything. Please let me know. Thanks
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Both are great products, you won't go wrong with either. Not sure about the noisy part though, never heard a complaint about that before.


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I recently installed a Valair kevlar/ceramic clutch in my truck. You do get a bit more gear rollover noise and I have an odd "chirp" sound that I'm hoping will go away but overall I wouldn't call it a noisy clutch.

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I recently installed a Valair kevlar/ceramic clutch in my truck. You do get a bit more gear rollover noise and I have an odd "chirp" sound that I'm hoping will go away but overall I wouldn't call it a noisy clutch.
It's funny you mention that I had a weird squeal every once in a while I'm running a Valair dual disc full ceramic and it's gone way I haven't heard it in a while couple thousand miles. Maybe just a characteristic of the ceramic material kinda like brake pads.


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I have about 10k on my Valair HD organic clutch. i am more than happy with it And I exclusively use the truck for towing. It does stink when you are slipping it jockeying a trailer in a tight spot, but it has never slipped on me, not once.
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slipping it jockeying a trailer in a tight spot,
do you use low range?

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do you use low range?
Sometimes, sometimes not

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I will be running a Valair Kevlar/ceramic clutch in the dually when converted to 5spd. Buddy of mine is running thier dual disc and pulls with it sometimes, no problems and he has 25k+ on it.

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It's funny you mention that I had a weird squeal every once in a while I'm running a Valair dual disc full ceramic and it's gone way I haven't heard it in a while couple thousand miles. Maybe just a characteristic of the ceramic material kinda like brake pads.


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That's what I was hoping... so hopefully I have the same experience you did. I only have a few hundred miles on mine so far.

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i was curious, whenever i am backing a trailer i always use it. never have to slip the clutch

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