The biggest and baddest clutch isn't always the best for every application. When selecting a clutch the first thing to do is figure out how much horsepower you are putting out. This may take some guess work unless you have had your truck on a chassis dyno to test it. If you are not sure, please call us and we can give you a ball park figure based on trucks with similiar modifications we have tested on our chassis dyno. Once you know the horsepower range you are putting out, here are some general rules when selecting a clutch:
* The horsepower rating of the clutch should match or slightly exceed the estimated hp of the truck
* Any truck used for competition sled pulling should use an SFI approbed multi-disc clutch
* Trucks that regularly tow 15,000 lbs or more should use a double disc clutch designed for the street, regardless of the hp level
* Trucks that are above 450 RWHP which are used primarily for towing should use a street double disc. A full metallic single disc clutch is likely to engage too aggressively, especially on 2WD trucks.
* High torque clutches often incorporate metallic linings which may cause an aggressive engagement. This may be even more apparent when towing.
* Performance or high torque clutches may feel, drive, or sound different than the factory system.
If you have any questions about the right application for you truck, please don't hesitate to call us. It is far too expensive to buy and install a new clutch to only find out that it is unbearable for your application. We are glad to answer any questions you may have about your application.