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post #1 of 25 Old 08-16-2008, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch Slipping...

Last night i was driving it, and it was fine (to me) stiff to push in and it releases right off the floor. So this morning, i left for work and i pushed the clutch in and its soft, goes in gear fine, but to release it i had to let it all the way out.. it was strang, but i was still half asleep... when i got off work heading home, it was doing the same thing, so i punched it and as soon as it hit boost it just tached out slipping real bad. I don't know anything about these clutch systems. any thought on what it could be, other then a new clutch? yesterday was fine, i don't understand over night it changed. My truck is a 99 F-350 6 speed with stock gears and 37's. just has a intake and exhaust. If it is the clutch, whats the best low budget set up. I am only 18 and don't have much money at all..

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1995 F-250 PSD. Dana 60 front, 6" lift, 35's, Stacks, TW 6 pos., South bend clutch.
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no one has had this problem?? where is a goo place to get a cheap clutch from??

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clutch is gone .. or pressure plate is screwed

I guess if you cant spend the $$ on a good southbend (i recommend it though do it once and then not have to worry anymore) then Id say grab a Valeo I just put one in my wrecker with the single mass conversion and it works great .. I work the hell out of the wreckers too

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is the single mass flywheel the way to go?? how much did you kit cost/ what was the part number?

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you have a superduty it is single mass already thats what ya wanna stay with ...

the valeo one i installed was a 1997 so it had dual mass flywheel.. I used their conversion kit


heres the one for your truck

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sorry i don't know much in this area... I have been looking into the south bend one, its $650, or this one you are telling me around is around $500 on ebay...

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go with the southbend if ya can swing the extra $$$

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I went ahead and bought the south bend setup rated at 350HP... i think that will be a good set up for a driver.. are there anything special about installing these??

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nope same as a stock clutch install

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The South bend clutch is great!! the pedel is super easy, the only thing different is its grabby, so thats going to take some getting use to... since i went with a high power clutch and i don't have any real mods yet, when i put a chip in it and stuff, is it going to be different??

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