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Here at Thoroughbred Diesel our goal is to get you in the most reliable parts that we can, which is probably why we've been selling South Bend Clutches for so long. South Bend Clutch is a fourth generation family owned business that has been a part of the diesel industry forever. South Bend Clutch is well known for the quality of products they produce, but where they really shine is listening to the customer. When diesel performance became more popular so did the need for dual disc clutches. However, customers found very quickly that the increase friction force came at a very loud price. South Bend Clutch heard those issue and developed the most popular clutch on our site, the Street Dual Disc. Allowing customers the friction force they need without being the bane of everyone's existence at the red light.
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We are proud to present South Bend Clutch as the March 2018 spotlight manufacturer of the month. Check out some of the cool stuff from South Bend Clutch below, including the Thoroughbred Diesel exclusive promotion. Don't forget Manseil, from South Bend, will be on site Thursday March 22, for a live Q&A with Wade. So have your clutch questions ready!

Q&A with Wade

Product Highlights

1. Street Dual Disc
A. By far our most popular selling clutch on our entire website. South Bend Clutch heard the call for the organic dual disc clutch but wanted to offer the best in both durability and drive ability. But in their 50 years of experience they knew that running an all organic dual disc would have it's problems. Organic burn point is approximately 550 degrees whereas ceramic can reach 1,100 degrees. To compensate for the low burn point of the organic material, South Bend used both organic and cermical material on this clutch strategically to allow for the smoother engagement of the organic while utilizing the durability and holding power of ceramic. Couple that with their noise dampening technologies and you have the perfect clutch for a daily driver or tow pig with mild upgrades.
Southbend Street Dual Disc


2. Hydraulic Upgrade Assembly
A. This is the perfect companion to any of our after market clutches. It comes as one complete unit that includes the master cylinder and the slave cylinder in one pre-assymbled, pre-bled drop in no hassle unit. This further showcases the customer consciousness way that South Bend Clutch continues to innovate it's products for installation convenience.

3. Super Street Clutch
A. Supply and demand. You, the customer demanded a clutch that would provide all of the durability and usability of the Street Dual Disc but still allow you to hook to a sled once a year at the local county fair. Thus, the Super Street Clutch was born. This clutch has and increased clamp load that in turn sacrifices pedal pressure for increased holding force. This is what allows the clutch to compete occasionally while still maintaining the clamping style engagement and noise canceling technologies.

Southbend Super Street Clutch
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