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Question What clutch to get??

I'm going to be doing some upgrades to my truck and with the extra power I know I'll need a clutch that can carry that power to the rest of the drivetrain. I'm hearing a lot about South Bend Clutch's. They seem good but has anyone used one of their clutches? I'm going to be using my truck as a daily driver, but I might take it to the drag strip every once and a while and maybe the light truck pulls at the county fair. What clutch should I get?

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I had problems with my clutch slipping after I installed my DP F5, anything a 1/4 throttle or more (even in the 40tow) my clutch would slip real bad. Just installed my SB (Con-O) last month and can't be happier! At least now I can play with the 120tune with no slippage. Only thing I disliked about the SouthBend is the light pedal feel. I'm used too the heavy clutch pedals and it took me a little while to get used to it, other than that, I love it!

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99-03 Power Stroke - MU 1944 6sp - Stock Power
99-03 Power Stroke - MU 1944 Con O 6 sp - 350 hp, 750 ft lbs of torque
99-03 Power Stroke - MU 1944 Con OFE 6 sp - 450 hp, 900 ft lbs of torque
99-03 Power Stroke - MU 1944 Con FE 6 sp - 550 hp, 1100 ft lbs of torque

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I know a lot of the guys think highly of the LUC clutches as well.

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South Bend Clutch all the way. They have great products and they take care of their dealers and customers. I'd say go for the Con OFE - smooth engaging clutch and it'll certainly give you room to grow. Let me know if I can answer any questions.
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South Bend Clutch all the way. They have great products and they take care of their dealers and customers. I'd say go for the Con OFE - smooth engaging clutch and it'll certainly give you room to grow. Let me know if I can answer any questions.
How much for the Con OFE? What all does it come with?

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The OFE comes with a new flywheel, kevlar pilot bearing and a new throw out bearing - and sometimes a cool little South Bend Clutch key chain. I'm sure you just couldn't live without that. PM sent bud.
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Im running a sounthbend FE and couldnt be happier. The pedal isnt real hard but its not soft either. And i drive mine quite a bit, not every day but definatle all weekend long. i also tow quite a bit. Never had any problems, south bend all the way!!!!!!!!!

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Do yourself a favor and go with a South Bend. Do yourself another favor and don't sled pull on a single disk, you will tear it up pretty fast with all the extra heat and wear that sled pulling generates. As for drag racing, excellent choice.

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