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which clutch???

looking to upgrade my 7.3 zf6.
mods:
dp tuner 60/80/140
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misc int mods
basically looking for a strong clutch with a lighter than stock pedal. I can cruise all day on the stock program but once i hit the chip the clutch will slip.
i have looked into valair luk and of course south bend and am looking to stay under 1000 including flywheel. Im just curious to see what everyone recommends. thanks in advance.
i have never dyno'd the truck but im gauging 415 horse. that is 275 stock plus 140 tune and other mods.

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6637 Filter
Straight Piped
Dp Tuner
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I've been extremely satisfied with every South Bend Clutch I've ever bought! I used to pull competitively with my 97 Cummins and had a SBC DD. My 79 Chevy K20 and my 97 F350 work truck both have single disc South Bend's in them and hold up to ton's of abuse. In my opinion you cannot go wrong with Peter and his crew!

Re-read your first post, and while you won't be able to stay under $1,000 if you go with a street dual disc like my boss has in his 99 Super Duty, it will hold up and put your power to the ground. I finally convinced him to pony up the money for a real clutch after he went through 4-5 single disc's from a local clutch shop here in Tennessee. I kept trying to tell him he was expecting too much from a single disc clutch with a Chip, Stage 3 Full Force injectors, and a 38R turbo pulling his 44' 8,000 car trailer everyday! LOL

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looking to upgrade my 7.3 zf6.
mods:
dp tuner 60/80/140
6637 air filter
straight pipe
misc int mods
basically looking for a strong clutch with a lighter than stock pedal. I can cruise all day on the stock program but once i hit the chip the clutch will slip.
i have looked into valair luk and of course south bend and am looking to stay under 1000 including flywheel. Im just curious to see what everyone recommends. thanks in advance.
i have never dyno'd the truck but im gauging 415 horse. that is 275 stock plus 140 tune and other mods.

I've got a single disk south bend behind my zf5. It's there con ofe good for 475 hp.
It's smooth and never slips. Pedal effort is not bad at all. Highly recommend it !!
I think it's feramic /organic.
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I had a southbend and hated it, It was noisier then heck, grabby and just plain sucked for real world heavy duty use. I pulled it out and went with a luk and haven't had a issue since....


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Thanks for the input, I'm going to have to call and see what they recommend with my set up and how I use the truck.
I'm leaning towards a South Bend, but am probably going to sell the truck sometime in the near future. So don't want to pony up big bucks, but also want to have a decent clutch

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I had a southbend and hated it, It was noisier then heck, grabby and just plain sucked for real world heavy duty use. I pulled it out and went with a luk and haven't had a issue since....
i love my southbend. and the clutch disc is stamped luk

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I hate a sb biggest junk I have ever seen ik personally
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