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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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clutch time?

So my clutch slipped last night in 6th gear. The truck has 170k on it, a 2002 W/6-speed; and with 170k I figure its time for a new clutch as opposed to a adjustment. Never have been to good with the search engine so I am taking recommendations for a better clutch or; should I just stay with factory? I do not do any racing or high speed stuff but; I do pull some heavy trailers at times.
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The majority around here will point you in the direction of southbend, and they make some damn good clutches I can tell you that. Personally I like their products but at the same time it was a bit out of my price range so I went with a company that was a bit more local and quite a bit cheaper, Valair. So far I have had nothing but good to say about the clutch. Holds up to the juice just fine and holds strong when pulling trailors or friends out of the mud. I have about 30,000 miles on it so far and everything is good (knock on wood).

Now I will say that the luk clutch that comes stock is a pretty good clutch if you are just an everyday puller. I dont think it would hurt to price one out. Who knows might be cheaper than any other after-market clutch that you find plus you know that it will last. 170k is pretty good for a stock clutch.

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Thank you for the Post. I decided to go with the south bend clutch. They say I will last as long as I own the truck? I plan to own this truck a long time but; thanks also for the cheaper option!
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If you are still looking may want to take a look at Kenny's pulling parts has some good prices. I know a guy with a dual disc and so far so good with it and a dang good price. That is what will be in mine if the HM dual disc goes out.

Best of luck with yours!

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