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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-12-2009, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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I noticed my clutch slip the other night so its time for a new one and was looking to get some recommendations on what to get. I dont plan to make alot of HP but I do tow heavy. This is in my '03 4x4 250. Thanks folks.

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Re: Clutch

I really like my Valair. I know Southbend is popular too but I like to be different. Either way I don't think you would be dissapointed. While you're at it you might want to take a look at your hydraulic assembly. They seem to be the weak point in the ZF6.

BTW, try to have a plan on what kind of power you want to make and get the clutch to support the future mods now.

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Re: Clutch

there are several good ones out there,
SBC get's my vote-http://www.southbendclutch.com/ford_catalog.html

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Thanks. So I was checking out the South bend clutches an see that they have the HD set that is good to 400hp and the con O thats good to 350hp. At my best guess I might be making 330hp tops' and thats being generous. So I wonder which one to go with? It says the HD is like a semi truck's clutch, so I wonder if it would be harder shifting? I guess I will have to give them a call tomorrow.

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Re: Clutch

If you're going to do the clutch I would suggest min. of the con ofe. If you get addicted to modding your truck, you're gonna sail right past that con o comfort zone. I'm sure there isn't much of a cost difference between the two.

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I love my Valair Ceramic-Kevlar. They are great people to deal with also. Just my .02.

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Re: Clutch

I have no problem with going with a bigger clutch. I dont plan to go any further on these PMR's and they are going to be in there for a good while. I had heard that you could go overkill on the clutch by getting one for more HP and not having it.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Well I must be loosing my dang mind! I went back to the same hill and this time I took my boat and did a hard run and it didnt slip at all. I had had a couple drinks but dang, I would have swore it was slipping. Ha Ha! I'm going to see how it does for a while before I drop the money on the clutch. Thanks guys.

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I have a SBC 3600 DD and i love my clutch. I pull a goose neck that wieghs around 6000 lbs with a pull truck that wieghs 6200, it is smooth on apply doesn't jerk and doesn't shift hard. the guys at sbc recomends the dd if u pull a trailor very often. I know a few guys with the single disks and they do not hold up very well unless u go with a big pressure plate pressure which that affects the shifting and driveablity.

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Re: Clutch

Thanks for the input. I was going to call them and see what they recommended but like I said, I couldnt make it slip again.

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