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So who out there is running a triple disc? Who makes them? How do they hold up? What are people doing with them? Strictly sled pullin? Towin? Street? What is the cost of something like this?
 

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So who out there is running a triple disc? Who makes them? How do they hold up? What are people doing with them? Strictly sled pullin? Towin? Street? What is the cost of something like this?
Haisley, Mcloed, South Bend, and a fw others.

They can last a really long time if you treat them right

Sled pulling

I guess towing would be possible but there is no need for something that big.

I would not want to put many miles on one...that is ALOT of weight hanging off your crank to be spinning around all the time, I am sure it is not good for long term.

Cost is ALOT...I priced the SBC version and its $2000 more than what I can get a new 3850 DD for.

Not to mention to install it requires tranny mods like shorter candlestick for the input shaft, clearancing the insideof the bell housing with a grinder, bellhousing spacer, starter spacer.

A good dual disc will hold the same power and last just as long if you dont abuse it.
 

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The one on haisleys site is a 3 disc crower clutch. Not even close to streetable, used for the big Open class pulling clutches. They do have some realy nice DD clutches (some of the best out there IMO)

The only streetable clutch i have found is made by South Bend. Talked with a guy a while back who was running one in his D-max. Said it was a very good clutch and very streetable. i dont think there are many running around on the street in a dodge. Im currently aquiring the funds for one and will hopefully have one in by July.

i did get to talk with Peter about these clutchs. I had never heard about them until i talked with Larry at Danville performance who put the one in a D-max. peter said that with these triple discs you can basically sled pull, drag, and throw as much HP at them as you want and it will still be as streetable as many DD clutches. Of course the pedal is going to be as stiff as a big DD but its well worth it.

Now as for price......They arent cheap, but the way I think about it, Ill be ahead in the long run. I want to pull at least 5 times a year (probably more) but still keep my truck an every day driver. With a DD, i will probably get about 25ish hooks before i have to get it rebuilt, with a triple I should be able to get well over that number. Plus they have a spung hub and are much quieter than all the DD clutches which is a big plus!
 

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5 hooks a year and rebuilding every 25 hooks=5 years between rebuilds

$700 per rebuild for DD= 3 rebuilds before getting to the cost of a triple disc

so in 15 years it will pay for itself.
 

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Dont bet me wrong, I love the DD, but I talked with Peter at TS and lets say that the price he gave me on the triple was well worth it! I would tell you but Im afraid he will pull the deal.

If I was building a hard core puller, I would go with the triple or the 4200 DD. If I didnt get the deal I was going to go with a 3850. Mihgt still depending on how thigs go.
 

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I don't know how to feel about SBC right now. I love my clutch but...

When I thought I had ruined my clutch last year I called and talked to Pete and he told me what it could be and said if I pulled it and sent it in he would rebuild it or upgrade it to an iron giant for the same price which I thought was very fair, but at the time I didn't have the money to do it, and ended up driving the truck some more and clutch loosened back up and has been working great, just like normal since then. Down at TS I talked to Peter about it again letting him know that this year I will be rebuilding it and upgrading to the IG 4200 when funds allow, and his price went up by $500 from what he told me in september. Kinda took me by surprise.

But anyway for the cost now of what he says the rebuild will run, I can spend another 3 bills and get a new clutch from him. By the time I pay for shipping, and factor in downtime, I might as well just buy the new clutch rather than rebuild mine.
 

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you couldnt PAY ME to run a valair clutch
 

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you couldnt PAY ME to run a valair clutch
Right. Anyway I just got off the phone with Pete and I was gonna go up to a 3850 or 4200 since mine needs resurfacing and he told me to stay with the 3600. Said if I dont abuse it I would be alot happier with it. He said it will slow my drag shifts alot to step up any. $750 on the rebuild.:$: Stupid burnouts.
 

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Right. Anyway I just got off the phone with Pete and I was gonna go up to a 3850 or 4200 since mine needs resurfacing and he told me to stay with the 3600. Said if I dont abuse it I would be alot happier with it. He said it will slow my drag shifts alot to step up any. $750 on the rebuild.:$: Stupid burnouts.
wonder what i did to make him tell me my rebuild was gonna be so much more than that :$:
 

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whats wrong with the valair?
 

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Kennys Pulling Parts makes a triple disk that will fit in a stock 6-speed. The only mod necessary is to the release fork. It is around $2500. It is an awesome clutch.
 

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i love my valair clutch works great:thumbsup i cant see why try disc is needed?
 

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The only streetable clutch i have found is made by South Bend. Talked with a guy a while back who was running one in his D-max. Said it was a very good clutch and very streetable. i dont think there are many running around on the street in a dodge. Im currently aquiring the funds for one and will hopefully have one in by July.

i did get to talk with Peter about these clutchs. I had never heard about them until i talked with Larry at Danville performance who put the one in a D-max. peter said that with these triple discs you can basically sled pull, drag, and throw as much HP at them as you want and it will still be as streetable as many DD clutches. Of course the pedal is going to be as stiff as a big DD but its well worth it.

Now as for price......They arent cheap, but the way I think about it, Ill be ahead in the long run. I want to pull at least 5 times a year (probably more) but still keep my truck an every day driver. With a DD, i will probably get about 25ish hooks before i have to get it rebuilt, with a triple I should be able to get well over that number. Plus they have a spung hub and are much quieter than all the DD clutches which is a big plus!
X2, Jon's triple disc clutch rocks and if I was building one for myself I would definitely run the SBC Triple Disc. It has all the driveability of a stock to mild clutch as far as pedal feel and engagement but the holding power for 900RWHP/1600+ftlbs.:thumbsup:
 

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One of my guys that I did some fab work for runs a Valair triple disk. It's just a sled truck though, not daily driven. But I do know that once he reaches a certain RPM, that truck will launch weather he's ready or not. As far as price, I don't know. But if the original poster is still looking, I would definately put Valair on the too call list. I don't think there is anything wrong with any of the clutches mentioned. I would believe it's more personal preference when you start thinking about spending possibly 2k on a clutch. But there is definately more than one option.
 

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Go with a kennys triple disc! thats what i have in my truck and is is awesome for pulling! And is streetable!
 

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X2, Jon's triple disc clutch rocks and if I was building one for myself I would definitely run the SBC Triple Disc. It has all the driveability of a stock to mild clutch as far as pedal feel and engagement but the holding power for 900RWHP/1600+ftlbs.:thumbsup:
a 3600 dual disc from peter held Lloyd Mills 1289 nitrous assisted hp for lots of street runs, daily driving, and even pushing snow. He had it for 30 some dyno pulls, even turned the truck down to 700ish hp when he pulled a trailer of roughly 12k lbs from maryland to Bowling Green, Kentucky, then got on the dyno and lays down 1100hp when the clutch slipped for the first time.

peters clutches rock, they will hold alot more than advertised.
 

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well you keep paying peter and i won't have to rob from paul to pay dan.

I just got my 3850 dd upgraded to iron buttoned 4500 for a lot less...
 
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