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Old 04-06-2007, 02:20 PM
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Exclamation Help, looking for a good clutch.

Ok guys, I gotta buddy who has an early 99 six speed and his so called "heavy duty stock replacement" clutch from Capitol Clutch finally went out after slipping from day 1. He only replaced the factory clutch because his fork broke and he decided to upgrade while he had his tranny out. Well now its time to replace the P.O.S. that he installed.

So....... Help him out you six speed guys. Give me the name of some good quality clutches. He has looked at South Bend, but they are pricy. LUK is another alternative that he can get for around 650 including a new flywheel. How do you like yours Ditty? Any other options he should know about. He never plans on having more than 400 horse(if that) and he tows a gooseneck every once in a while.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:25 PM
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Hum I bet House could tell ya the best one to get. He has been through a few I am sure
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:32 PM
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LUK clutches are good quality. They come in 'em stock and usually last a long time. I have a single mass conversion with a LUK and can't complain a bit. We also have a early '99 at work. Just put a LUK in it with a single mass flywheel. We took it to the local diesel shop and told 'em we needed a really good towing clutch, and they went with LUK. The pedal feels like a honda, but it hasn't slipped either.

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Hum I bet House could tell ya the best one to get. He has been through a few I am sure
Haha, I have talked to him, he was the first one I thought of..... He recommends the LUK. I was just wondering if there were any other options, I wouldn't be a good friend if I didn't do some research for him before he buys. He is an old hillbilly like me but he's not 'puter literate as I is so I have to get on here for him.

Thanks for the replies.

Anyone heard anything about the new Centerforce clutch?
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:45 PM
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I like my LUK clutch, but you have to get the flywheel upgrade while your at it. Mine did slip a little once or twice, but I was riding the clutch pedel a little; keeping the revs up at a light b/c I was going to smoke 'em taking a lefty. (It was sweet but got the "what is that smell" from the guys that were w/ me.) I had mine installed at J&P Manual Transmissions in Bryan, TX when I had my stock tranny rebuilt. Pedel feel is a little lighter than it was stock and I don't have to worry about the sprung hub exploding on my like the problem's with the stock clutch. I feel like the SouthBend Clutch is a all around better product and it holds more torque than the LUK unit. Really, it's all about what you want to spend. If you have the $$$, I'd go with the SouthBend, if your just wanting a better clutch than stock, get the LUK. I got the LUK b/c I was in a pinch for $$$ at the time.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:50 PM
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great, thanks!

any other opinions?
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:53 PM
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i dont like the fact that it has a softer than stock pedal...
which kit has the same stiffness as stock or a bit stiffer? the soft pedal feels too weird for me, my other trucks all have the stiff pedal along with my 2 cars, so it is tooe asy for me to punch my foot thru the floorpan if it is soft...
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:06 PM
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It's not that it's 'soft' but that it's a little easier to push down than the stocker. It's not really a big deal for me though...I still have positive clutch pedel feel.
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:29 PM
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It may be a difference in clutch packages, but the one in my personal truck feels like stock, leg gets tired after a few hours in traffic, and in the 450 it feels like a honda clutch. It is wiered, but it holds well. I'll have to get the specs on them.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:00 PM
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nevermind on the centerforce for our Powerstrokes.

I priced them from Centerforce's online store, they said around 1700 bucks for the cheaper one.

I would rather see him get a Southbend,

John Wayne, what do you think about yours?
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