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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Southbend Clutch

Where's the best place to buy for price on these clutches?

I was thinking I could get by with the 99-03 Power Stroke - MU 1944 Con O 6 sp - 350 hp, 750 ft lbs of torque?

Or should I be looking at the 4 paddle semi style? They way I understand it, is with this clutch you reuse the flywheel but it is good for more horsepower?

I'd love less pedal effort and a smooth engaging clutch.

All I can see for the future for my truck is stage 2 sticks and turbo. Want to stay under the 400hp. (PMRS)



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Re: Southbend Clutch

Ahh crap!!! Can a mod please move this to the proper place?

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I have that one for my 96 PSD. Great clutch but you will need the CON OFE if you are going with 2's.

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Which one do you have? The semi 4 paddle style or the Con O?

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Re: Southbend Clutch

There are 3 versions.
CON O
CON OFE
CON FE

Con O is organic material, ofe is organic and feramic mixed, FE is only Feramic.

I would go with the FE, highest HP/TQ rating and drives great.
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Re: Southbend Clutch

What's with this clutch here.......http://www.southbendclutch.com/6sphdceramic.html

I'd really hate to spend the big money on the Con FE. With PMRS I'm not planning on building the snot out of my truck..even though I'd love too.

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Re: Southbend Clutch

Con-OFE is more driver friendly and is suppost to hold more than 400, so it should suit you fine

The Con-FE is grabby and can chatter on take off or when backing up, especially with a trailer

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Re: Southbend Clutch

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There are 3 versions.
CON O
CON OFE
CON FE

Con O is organic material, ofe is organic and feramic mixed, FE is only Feramic.

I would go with the FE, highest HP/TQ rating and drives great.

I have the fe550 in both of my truck Unlike auto lover the fe is a little grabby with a trailer on it backing up.

2 fords that make no power

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I would go with the FE, ..........drives great.
Thats funny thats exactly the oposite Peter at SB told me the otherday.

He said if i don't hook to a sled, run the OFE. If i did hook her up go with the DD 3250.
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Thats funny thats exactly the oposite Peter at SB told me the otherday.

He said if i don't hook to a sled, run the OFE. If i did hook her up go with the DD 3250.
Hmmm, I've talked to Peter too. I have a buddy with one in a Dodge, and one in a PSD and they seem fine to me.

I have heard that if the clutch isn't "used hard" for a while they can be grabby, but those I know haven't heard any problems.

You heard it from the source though, I would take his recommendation.
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