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I just purchased a Valair 12.25x1.25 Organic/Feramic 450hp 900ft lb torque clutch and installed it myself last weekend, since then, I have put 120 easy miles on it since installed. Yesterday was the first day I started getting hard on it since it broke the 100 mile mark. the clutch spins and slips if i lug the truck in third and fourth as soon as it hits boost. This is making me VERY ANGRY since I just spent 600 bucks on a slipping clutch no better than the stock one, so far at least. am I doing something wrong or what can I do to make this stop? it doesnt slip at all, then sometimes just out of the blue it spins
 

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off topic but dont feel so bad i just spent a lot of money on my rebuilt tranny..no warranty by the way ITS WORSE NOW THEN WHEN I TOOK IT IN BEARINGS SOUND LIKE THEY HAVE 500,000 MILES ON THEM AND IT WONT GO INTO 3RD WHEN I DOWN SHIFT!!!!......WHAT THE F%CK!!!?????......IM BEYOND PISSED
 

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contact valair talk to dan. the break in period is at least 500 miles rowing the gears. My valair did slip once but i put 1000 miles on my clutch and jumped on it hard and slipped just a little called dan told him how i drove it. and said that was just cause i took it really easy.

give them a call he will treat you right
 

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100 miles, you need to break it in a bit more before starting aggressive driving. and i see you truck is a 12V, did you resurface the flywheel and check the center bore of the flywheel for clearence, the 12V had a 6.875 inch bore and that clutch requires a 7".
 

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yeah, I had the flywheel re-surfaced and the center bored out as well. How long should I drive on it before I get hard on it? its so tempting not to.How can I contact Dan?
 

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100 miles, you need to break it in a bit more before starting aggressive driving. and i see you truck is a 12V, did you resurface the flywheel and check the center bore of the flywheel for clearence, the 12V had a 6.875 inch bore and that clutch requires a 7".
That is Dan! :thumbsup
 

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the feramic materials tend to take the longest to seat in, be paitient once it seats in, the slipping will quit, if you don't have time to call me during the day, you can reach me on my cell at 940-859-1496 anytime.
Dan
 

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Just got off the phone with Dan! Real good guy. Told me what I needed to do and now I have it all straightened out! Thanks Dan!
 

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Even though we sell a different brand, it is most common to seat the clutch taking as long as 1,000 miles. The harder the material the longer that period will be. you will feel it when the clutch is ready for a good beating.
 

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call me at the office 940-327-0682
the feramic materials tend to take the longest to seat in, be paitient once it seats in, the slipping will quit, if you don't have time to call me during the day, you can reach me on my cell at 940-859-1496 anytime.
Dan
:thumbsup That service right there deserves some points in my opinion. Not many people will give out a cell number, and on an open forum no less. I wish there was more of that. :beer
 

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100 miles, you need to break it in a bit more before starting aggressive driving. and i see you truck is a 12V, did you resurface the flywheel and check the center bore of the flywheel for clearence, the 12V had a 6.875 inch bore and that clutch requires a 7".
i just put my Valair clutch in a couple mouths ago and i did not bore out my flywheel, what will happen if i don't?
 

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ya, miss posted dont know how but im not to familiar with computers:lol3::lol3: I'm not too partial to auto's either......I Love SouthBend clutches too.......Teen wolf
 

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i just put my Valair clutch in a couple mouths ago and i did not bore out my flywheel, what will happen if i don't?
Must have been ok, you would have had problems, the trucks that came with 12V engines had a smaller bore in the center of the flywheel. most aftermarket flywheels or 24V are ok, But we do send instructions out and it is on our site as well.
 
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