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post #1 of 8 Old 12-18-2010, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch Suggestions?

I wont ask "what is the best clutch?" because opinions are like As*holes. ..
So ill word it this way "What Clutches are Better than the stock one and are priced according to quality?"

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Im rebuilding the trans because the syncronizers for second gear are almost gone completely so I figured this would be a good time to put an upgraded clutch in. I plan on going to about 400 RWHP if that helps with any suggestions.

2001 F350 SRW CC 4WD LB
ZF6 w/ Southbend, 220k, DIY Intake, WW,NonEBPV Pedestal, CCV Mod, Gauges (Boost, Pyro), 2in Leveling Kit, 4" Straight MBRP, AIH Delete, 2-12" Kicker Comp's, Pioneer Amps
2001 F350 DRW EC 2WD (Rolled Over)
2000 F550 CC 2WD
Automatic, Jasper 4R100 w/Derale Pan & 6.0 Cooler, DIY Intake, AIH Delete, 4" MBRP,
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Southbend clutches and Valair clutches are both far better than stockers. Look at their websites and find the one that best suits what you want to do. I went with Southbend and got the one rated for 400HP and 800TQ came complete with new flywheel and new pilot bushing.

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like previous poster said... valair or southbend. I have 20k on my valair no problems yet. Make sure to switch over solid flywheel if you have dual mass. Either way resurface the flywheel too!

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CC Lariat Flatbed
Straight Pipe
TS 6pos(50,75,100,140,High Idle)
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Valair organic 900ftlb/single mass
6637 DIY intake
isspro boost/pyro
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I have the Southbend OFE-K rated at 450hp and 900lb of torque. It pushes in like a little import 4 banger clutch! Its not aggressive either, and its easier to manage because of the lighter foot pressure. Mine came with the pilot bearing, flywheel, pressure plate and clutch too. Great stuff. paid 900 for it.

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I'm having great luck with my Luk clutch. My Ford dealer reccomended it because there is a local guy who has a 7.3 and his truck never goes anywhere without pulling a heavily loaded trailer and he got right at 200,xxx miles out of that clutch then a spring broke. I paid $668 from Dial-a-Cluch for the better than stock clutch kit and flywheel including everything needed for the install. Like those above mentioned, mine has nice soft pedal and great driveability and it pulls awesome.

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7.3, zf6
Swamps 175/30's
Cales tunes
DIY Intake & Zoodad mod
Muffler Delete
DIY CCV mod
Foil Delete
DIY leveling kit
AIH delete
Autometer Phantom II Boost and Pyro
Luk Clutch

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Foil Delete
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DP Tuner F5
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def southbend or Valair... we prob sell more Valair than anything else and have yet to have a problem with them... if you need some prices please let me know and i would be more than happy to assist you..

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post #8 of 8 Old 01-23-2011, 11:00 PM
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i love my valiar it drives just like my factory clutch did and pulls great


01 f250 4dr LB 6spd
s&b, cfm+
4in straight pipe
DP tuner
boost pyro and engine oil temp
AIH delete, hpx, frx
05 harleys 8000k's
billet grille and painted shell
17"welds and 35-12.5's toyo mt's
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southbend con ofe waiting to go in
fresh 7.3 from reviva


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