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Old 03-10-2012, 11:34 AM Rookie

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clutch decision opinions

i have a 99 f350 7.3 4x4 drw zf6 tranny. im replacing my clutch do to the old one slipping.this truck is my everyday driver at this time and it was bought to pull a camper in a few months.i have a full 5 in mbrp exhaust.6637 filter and dp tuner.valair recommended the ceramic and kevlar button clutch. does anyone have any input or feel that it is correct. saving money would be nice but durability and clutch life is more important.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:18 PM
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I run a ceramic button clutch in my small block jeep and absolutely love it but there is not alot of slip to it. It is either in or out for the most part. It is great for a snappy small block in the woods up and down hills.

I had a similar clutch in a 12v and for driving and assing around on the street it was great. for backing a trailer or hooking to a trailer it sucked.

When it came time recently to put a clutch in my 7.3 the local clutch guy (he's good) recomended a dual friction kevlar/metalic clutch because it would be more user friendly for backing and hooking to trailers. his only real warning was that if I got silly and hooked to a sled then the clutch wouldnt take the slipping at WOT that it takes to get the sled going.

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