South Bend Clutch 88-04 Dodge Cummins 5.9L
Fits 1988-2004 Dodge 5.9L Cummins
This Dyna Max kit features a full feramic lining on a marcelled fin. The pressure plate is modified for higher plate load and smoothness of engagement. This clutch was designed to cure premature disc failure due to high horse power and heavy hauling in the 5 speed and early 6 speed non-ETH 12 ¼" clutches. South Bend has taken the 13" ETH clutch and modified it to accept the 1 ¼" input shaft. By doing this, it enable them to offer a disc center that is 2-3 times larger and stronger then can be provided in the 12 ¼" clutch kits. This kit comes with a flywheel, re-drilled and refaced to accept the larger clutch and is rated to handle up to 550 horsepower & 1100 ft. lbs. of torque. Years 1989-2005 5 speed & 6 speed non-ETH.
South Bend Clutch utilizes Cryogenic Processing to strengthen their clutch kits. Deep cryogenic treating is a one-time process that permanently and dramatically improves the performance and useful life of metals in these clutch kits.
-Less voids or imperfections in the metallic grain structure
-Significantly less micro cracks
-Significantly less warping caused by heat
-Better friction coefficient
-Increased microstructure surface area
-Increased wear resistance
-Increase wear consistency
-Relief of internal residual stress
-Springs will maintain compression longer
After cryogenically treating your disc springs, clutch plate and flywheel, the material will wear less and the plate load will hold up over time. The bottom line is that YOUR CLUTCH WILL LAST LONGER!
South Bend high performance clutches are noted for smooth engagement and low pedal effort. ConO clutches feature organic facings with very smooth engagement. ConOFE clutches have an organic facing on one side and a feramic facing on the other. They have a near stock clutch engagement with very high torque ratings. ConFE clutches have full feramic facings on the disc. FE clutches are a little abrupt on engagement, but still much smoother than competitive ceramic clutches.