Clutch upgrade? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Wyofordpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 161
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Clutch upgrade?

In the process of replacing the stock clutch in my 99 f250, was just wondering what clutch you guys prefer to put in. Im thinking a southbend 450hp one. Truck is all stock, except 4in turbo back exhaust, might be getting a php chip in the near future. Pull a 35ft flatbed with stuff on it or a 4 horse trailer around at least once a week. Just looking for opinions or recommendations.
Wyofordpower is offline  
post #2 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 01:06 PM
Member
 
Rosco P Coltrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bismarck, ND
Posts: 56
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
From my knowledge you are going to want a dual disc clutch if your going to be doing much for pulling. On South bends website they have a spot where it has some information on what clutch to choose. Hope that helps.

SoldBlack Beauty
E99 F-250 302xxx miles
Original everything on motor
Pulls it goin 65 MPH
Extra Leaf Springs, 5 inch strait pipe, 6637 air
The New Black Mistress

Pulls it goin 90 MPH
Air bags, ARB locker and compressor
Rosco P Coltrain is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 01:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
schlutzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Stratford, Ontario
Posts: 2,437
Thanks: 34
Thanked 136 Times in 120 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Pulling and towing are not the same thing. Dual disc clutches are $1700+ they are meant for sled pulling. And big power, he doesn't need that unless I'm missing something.

For towing the south bends are awesome, I have the 450/900 it's in my sig.

The 1939 series doesn't seem to be the real popular ones, you hear a lot more about the 1944 series that require their flywheel is more popular. There is lots of reviews on them.

I have about 500km on my southbend. The 1939 series has a fairly stiff clutch pedal, roughly the same as stock. The 1944's have a super soft pedal. My only complaint is this clutch takes a fair bit of finesse to drive slow

Please check out my 7.3 Enthusiast Facebook group! All are welcome! LINKY

schlutzer is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Wyofordpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 161
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by schlutzer View Post
Pulling and towing are not the same thing. Dual disc clutches are $1700+ they are meant for sled pulling. And big power, he doesn't need that unless I'm missing something.

For towing the south bends are awesome, I have the 450/900 it's in my sig.

The 1939 series doesn't seem to be the real popular ones, you hear a lot more about the 1944 series that require their flywheel is more popular. There is lots of reviews on them.

I have about 500km on my southbend. The 1939 series has a fairly stiff clutch pedal, roughly the same as stock. The 1944's have a super soft pedal. My only complaint is this clutch takes a fair bit of finesse to drive slow
So the 1939 series is still 450hp but you can use the original flywheel? That sounds pretty good to me.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Wyofordpower is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 05:33 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
schlutzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Stratford, Ontario
Posts: 2,437
Thanks: 34
Thanked 136 Times in 120 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yup I just had mine surfaced.

6 Speed HD Conversion Disk w/ceramic

The 1939CB is what I have and it's also rated for 450 yup. Mine seems good but backing to trailers or parking spots is a bit difficult but I've gotten the hang of it. Pedal stiffness is about the same.

The 1944 kits are apparently much nicer to back up and super soft pedal. Not worth 300$ to me

Please check out my 7.3 Enthusiast Facebook group! All are welcome! LINKY

schlutzer is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Wyofordpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 161
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yea the clutch in my 99 is easy since I learned on a 78 mechanical clutch. My left leg is slightly bigger than the right from that old truck

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Wyofordpower is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Wyofordpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 161
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by schlutzer View Post
Yup I just had mine surfaced.

6 Speed HD Conversion Disk w/ceramic

The 1939CB is what I have and it's also rated for 450 yup. Mine seems good but backing to trailers or parking spots is a bit difficult but I've gotten the hang of it. Pedal stiffness is about the same.

The 1944 kits are apparently much nicer to back up and super soft pedal. Not worth 300$ to me
This was the page I was looking at. Does the pedal stiffness make parking harder or is it the way the clutch grabs?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Wyofordpower is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 07:19 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
schlutzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Stratford, Ontario
Posts: 2,437
Thanks: 34
Thanked 136 Times in 120 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just the way the clutch grabs

Please check out my 7.3 Enthusiast Facebook group! All are welcome! LINKY

schlutzer is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 07-28-2013, 08:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
timmyboy76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,891
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 20 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
my valair (stock hp) is working great.

99.5 x-cab 7.3l, 6spd, 161k miles.....
timmyboy76 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 07-29-2013, 05:53 PM
Member
 
kepalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If your gonna tow you need an organic clutch. Organic linings are smoother to operate, and you wont get any chattering when you got to ride the clutch when pulling out or reversing. I have a dual organic disk from valair, and will never buy another brand. South bend is good, but im not a big fan of the kevlar pilot bearing. If you can afford it go with the dual disk.

Last edited by kepalo; 07-29-2013 at 05:56 PM.
kepalo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome