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    Default M5R2 max torque specs.

    I know this has been kicked around on here a few times, but I'm wondering if anyone ever figured out the breaking point of the stock clutch on the M5R2. I know the hp is not a worry but I really don't know where I am at as far as torque on my truck and subconsiously I am starting to drive like a little old lady.

    Some people say the tranny is set up for 250#'s and no mas. Then some people say it can handle 350+ torque.

    Has anyone beefed up the clutch and beaten on it?

    Last edited by Lonno; 04-25-2011 at 05:49 PM.
    1970 F250 Crewcab SB. VE 4bt. M5R2, Hx30/Hx35 Twins, 40hp stix, DennyT stage 2 pin, Intercooled, 3200 gov spring, Starwheel cranked, smoke screw screwed, M&H dynamic timing advance, Hydroboosted.http://www.dieselpowermag.com/featur...ins/index.html
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    i have a stock clutch, but i also have a somewhat stock engine. Only things done are the starwheel and smoke screw so far and i beat on the clutch a decent amount with no problems....i wouldnt be able to tell you about that much torque till next year haha paint and SAS are first on the list before perfomance mods
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    I have a stock clutch behind my 4bt and haven't had any issues, even when towing--my 4bt has a fuel pin, gov spring, and fuel screw adjustments. Ive actually been surprised as to how well the clutch as done--I kinda expected to have to put a heavier-duty one in.
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    My stock "performance" clutch held up to about 600 ft-lb if I was really careful. NO BOOSTED LAUNCHES OR POWERSHIFTS!!

    At 450 ft-lbs or so you can still burn it if you're not careful when you're trying to start burnouts from a dead stop. But if you're a semi-reasonable driver it'll last quite awhile.
    93 Ford Ranger Supercab
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    P3000, marine 370 pistons, marine 370 injectors, 191 DV's, 4K GS's Colt Stage 3 "Big Stick" cam, #0 plate full forward, HX35/HE351 hybrid, custom header, ebay intercooler, 4" straight pipe exhaust

    Next: head studs, o-rings, bigger injectors, pump work, HE351VE or compound HX35/HX55

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