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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-28-2018, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch trouble.

Added an S&B cold air, AIH delete, and tuned her up.

A mild tune was ok, switched to a hotter tune and the clutch did not appreciate it, at all.

South Bend has sure made a name for themselves but a lot of local guys are using stuff bought from some guys near me, Carolina Clutch.

Advice is surely welcome here, I don't want to do this job more than once in the near future.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-28-2018, 12:57 AM
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Clutch trouble.

South bend makes solid products for the 7.3 - thatís all @[email protected] sells as far as manual clutches goes. I have an auto but Iím not new to southbend. Thatís all Iíve used when I rode standard. I donít like to shift standards nowadays.

Edit: I assumed you had their clutch already. Now reading back - you donít. Get one you wonít be disappointed.

Iím always wanting to try new chit if it saves money so if your buddies says Carolina clutches are gtg and there is a price difference, go for it!

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Re: Clutch trouble.

I'm all for saving a dollar, but not if it's going to cost me five next week, next month, you get the drift.

Buy once, cry once. This is going to be my daily driver, I need her to be solid.

Never heard of this stuff they are selling, but there's a LOT I don't know, lol.

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Clutch trouble.

Yeah itís your call. Never heard of them and southbend has been around the block and done chit and able to back it up. If your situation, I would go with southbend. Stick with something that works.

Iíll give an example of trying new chit. Torque converters are generally a hot topic. I have a pi tc thatís $1200 mated to a bts. Itís freaking solid. I tried out a new one (tampa torque converter) for $400ish for a triple disk with kevlars. Never looked back since. Now my other truck makes over 1200-1400lbs (450-475hp) of torque with the bts but the one with the tampa tc, makes roughly 800lbs (425hp with my 150hp tune?). I wonít ever reach 1200+ with the 7.3 so I went with the tampa tc and been happy ever since.


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Re: Clutch trouble.

I like to stick with products with a solid track record, it's my daily driver.

Sure don't want to put a clutch in this thing 2 or 3 times, I'm not as young as I used to be.
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Re: Clutch trouble.

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South bend makes solid products for the 7.3 - thatís all @[email protected] sells as far as manual clutches goes. I have an auto but Iím not new to southbend. Thatís all Iíve used when I rode standard. I donít like to shift standards nowadays.

Edit: I assumed you had their clutch already. Now reading back - you donít. Get one you wonít be disappointed.

Iím always wanting to try new chit if it saves money so if your buddies says Carolina clutches are gtg and there is a price difference, go for it!

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I don't like standards either.

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Re: Clutch trouble.

I freakin love straight drives, always have.
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Re: Clutch trouble.

Well, help is on the way. South Bend 1944-60K on the way from Riff Raff.

Not looking forward to this job at all.
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Well, help is on the way. South Bend 1944-60K on the way from Riff Raff.



Not looking forward to this job at all.


You made an excellent choice


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Re: Clutch trouble.

I believe so, I killed a lot of clutches and 4 speeds learning what kinda worked when I was younger. As I said above, I just don't want to do this job twice.
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