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Clutch rated for my truck??

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Hey guys new here. This will be my first post Ive been using this forum for advice for a while but just never became a member :confused013: Anyways I currently own a 1996 Dodge 2500 12v, its a slt longbox truck. Ive done some work to it over the years (I am only 24 though) and I had it dyno'dabout 2 years ago now. It had hit 273hp and 721 lb.ft. of torque not too bad for a 12v and only work done by myself.

I am wondering, it needs a new clutch as the one in it now slips under power in 3,4,5 gears. With a 721lb.ft. torque rating at the wheels dyno'd, will a clutch designed for say 350hp and 700 lb. ft. tq be able to hold my trucks power (as the tq is not much higher and hp is lower) Im also not towing, dragging or pulling with this truck it is a daily driven machine that is alot of fun. What do you think? And what are some good brands to look at? Ive checked out some options from Valair, South Bend and Centre Force I think. Thanks for any help, Ill be doing the install myself also on my next days off! Ill post how that goes in another thread. Sorry for all the typing!:doh:
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napa heavy duty held my 550hp before my dual disk install.
I wouldnt't worry about a performance unit till over 400hp or if you plan on going past there in the future. Driving habbits will also affect which clutch you want to go for. If you like to grab gears and beat on it then get a more reputable brand clutch such as valair or sb. If you just putt around and are easy on it then no worries on a stock style clutch. I personally believe in over building though.
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