South Bend Clutch
I have been installing aftermarket clutches in diesel trucks for years. I have tried many different brands to get a feel for the market, but I have found myself calling South Bend Clutch back after every other clutch has failed.
Last weekend we installed a South Bend Iron Giant II in my friend Garrett’s truck. He was running a South Bend DD3250-GK but as his interest in sled pulling increased to a full blown addiction, we knew it was dangerous to continue sled pulling on the non- SFI fly wheel and floater plate.
Ductile Iron flywheels can explode under extreme heat situations. South Bend Clutch does not recommend sled pulling with a ductile fly wheel or floated plate. In fact South Bend Clutch strongly advises against this due to the safety hazards involved.
Knowing this information we sled pulled a couple times on the 3250 dual friction clutch and decided we were playing with fire. We ordered the SFI approved centered iron clutch.
The installation was a breeze to learn more about this keep an eye out for our build thread in the forum section of this site. The South Bend Clutch Iron Giant II is still streetable for daily driving and now we are perfectly safe while sled pulling and drag racing with Garrett’s truck!