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so, i am figuring these mods to start....

adrenaline,
a new fuel pump (probly airdog 150)
4" stright pipe into single stack
BHAF
110 hp DDP sticks


so, i have a question to hold the power.... which valair clutch would you guys pick?

Full Feramic Facings
HD Spring Hub
Rated @ 500HP / 950 ft lbs Torque

Ceramic Buttons
HD Spring Hub
Rated @ 550HP / 1000 ft lbs Torque

Organic / Feramic Facings
HD Spring Hub
Rated @ 450HP / 900 ft lbs Torque

all are about $500-$600

so, this would be a DD truck driven strictly city, no highway, and 75% of the time with the box on economy mode.

the other 25%, i would be on the top level, and really lettin 'er eat....:woot:


which clutch is right for me?
 

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I vote for the Full feramic. That's what I'm going with and it looks like we have similar mod plans.

Oh yeah, buy a Southbend if you want to pay twice as much. :T:

Valair makes a top notch clutch. Not a thing wrong with them.
 

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if your gonna beat on the clutch get a duel disc valair thats my .02
 

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I vote for the Full feramic. That's what I'm going with and it looks like we have similar mod plans.

Oh yeah, buy a Southbend if you want to pay twice as much. :T:

Valair makes a top notch clutch. Not a thing wrong with them.
You may be right ... But I will stick with Peters tried and trued clutchs any day of the week.

Ethier company you go with ... Go with a double disc. It will save you money in the long run
 

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I don't think the Southbend clutch is overpriced, it is proven and works great in my brothers pulling truck. A guy down the street is not that happy with the vallsair unit
 

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I'm not trying to say Southbend is a bad product or they're overpriced. I've never ran one but I've never heard anything bad about them at all.

All I'm saying is Valair is quite a bit less money and is also a very good clutch. My .02
 

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kinda on a budget, thats why i am leaning toward the valair.....

i heard they were pretty good
 

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southbend all the way, if you really read into it , im not talking its "The Truth" check the threads:w:
 

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"the truth", if i were looking for that, i would talk to someone that has used our product, that guy that posted that never has nor will, and when called out on it couldn't back up all his claims. but since he put it in writing i guess that would make it true. want to buy some ocean front property in Arizona.
 

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Only reason its truth is because they have been doing "PERFORMANCE PICKUP TRUCK" clutchs longer than Dan has, Valair has been doing clutchs forever in over the road and AG industry. When the guy down the street gets a single 550hp ceramic clutch and goes out and does 3rd and 4th gear launches with it and wonder why it doest hold, how can you go on that and say he is not happy(not talking about this particular guy in a previous post either)with a valair. If you dont know what you think you need for what thrashing you do with your truck and dont get what is suggested to you because you are on abudget, then you have have no room for complaining when it doesnt hold what you think you can do with it becasue it says it will hold 500hp(of normal sane driveing)!

I am a dealer for both South Bend Clutch and Valair, and have no complaints about either company. I have done more business with Valair than South Bend because most of my customers ar on a budget with the way the economy is today. I know South Bend has great customer service and me dealing with Valair for 80 percent of my clutch business lately there customer service is second to none! If you have a problem with a clutch or an install issue it will be taken care of superfast, and best of all you can get a hold of them ANYTIME you need, there cell numbers are on there website. Dont worry im not cheerleading for anybody im just telling you what i have experienced with them and what they have done for me and my customers!!!

Chad Taylor @ Upstate Diesel Performance
 

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You can see my mods in my sig and I got the org/fer southbend. They are both good clutches I almost got a valair, but found a southbend cheaper. The only thing I was worried about with the valair was the rattle at idle with their heavy duty hub upgrade. The told me I could get a harmonic balancer, but why would I want to spend $300 more to try and fix a rattle. That is why i used Southbend great clutch and no rattle in neutral. They did say it would get better after 2000 miles, but would still be present. Both good clutches I just choose Southbend personally
 

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You can see my mods in my sig and I got the org/fer southbend. They are both good clutches I almost got a valair, but found a southbend cheaper. The only thing I was worried about with the valair was the rattle at idle with their heavy duty hub upgrade. The told me I could get a harmonic balancer, but why would I want to spend $300 more to try and fix a rattle. That is why i used Southbend great clutch and no rattle in neutral. They did say it would get better after 2000 miles, but would still be present. Both good clutches I just choose Southbend personally

hang on a second.....do the clutches i was looking at, have theis rattling problem at idle?????

if so, does anybody have a video, so i can see how bad it is? is it tolerable, or a pain?
 

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We do also offer the stock type hubs which dont rattle as much, however they a prone to failure as the OEM hub design's are not that strong. this is why we use the HD hub.
 

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You'll get a few more tanks of fuel with the money you save and get an equally good product when you buy valair. I have a fluidamper on mine and only hear it rattle when I push in the clutch. I kinda like the rattle:) and it's been holding up to everything I've thrown at it. If only I could keep the rest of the truck from breaking I'd be happy. ....

turbo's, rearend, ect. , ect. .......:peelout
 

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i vote south bend dual disk, and if you are on a budget good luck moddin a cummins it is an addictive disease you have to throw money at!
 

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not necessarily , you ever read about the stuckey truck? they didn't throw much money into that dude. :$:
 

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I have the 13" valair hd ofe with very little or no rattle not enough to notice in a 2nd gen over the motor. Like it so far and had great customer service as well. If i had to do it again only diffrence I would have went with a DD.
 
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