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Part #: VLNMU70279-01-5SCE

Valair 13" Upgrade Clutch NMU70279-01-5SCE

1994-2003 Dodge 5.9L Cummins 5-Speed (400HP & 900 Ft-lbs.)
Part #: VLNMU70279-01-5SCE
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The Valair 13" Upgrade Clutch NMU70279-01-5SCE is a great addition to your 1994-2003 Dodge 5.9L Cummins 5-Speed NV4500 Transmission. The Upgrade Clutch is a great improvement over the OEM Clutch and features a quality construction. Expertly engineered to perform at a high level, the Upgrade Clutch is great for light towing at stock HP levels and is best suited to trucks without or only minor power modifications.

13" x 1.25" Stock Organic Replacement
Premium Brass Woven Organic Facings
HD Spring Hub
Rated @ 400HP / 900 ft lbs Torque
3400# Pressure Plate

Kit includes: Flywheel, 3400# Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Release Bearing, Pilot Bearing and Alignment Tool.


  • MFG. Number NMU70279-01-5SCE
  • Manufacturer Name Valair
  • Shipping Weight 90.00 lb.
  • Shipping Length 10 in.
  • Shipping Width 15 in.
  • Shipping Height 15 in.
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Warranty Yes
  • Warranty Info 6 Month / 6,000 Mile
  • Prop 65 WARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm -


★★★★★ ★★★★★
5.0/5 Stars out of 3 Reviews
1998.5 5spd
(DC) | December 17th, 2018
I put this on my stock 1998.5 2500 5spd w/185,000 miles with 4" exhaust and original transfer pump. With my old clutch I could start off in 3rd or 4th gear and the rpm's bottomed out with every shift. It is my daily diver and I haul a 15k trailer every other month. I also installed the VALAIR HEAVY DUTY REPLACEMENT HYDRAULICS NMU70HYD-02 and the two together made a huge change. The truck shifts amazing and I had to get used to taking off and changing gears all over again. I would recommend this clutch kit for anyone who wants to upgrade to better than OEM. Excellent purchase!!
Great clutch
(Monument CO) | March 3rd, 2018
Put this in October 2017 in a 97 ram 3500. Little rough at the beginning but once broken in its great. My clutch point is toward the top of my peddle but could be my master/slave.
Great clutch....REALLY GRABS!
(Peyton, CO) | August 24th, 2016
Recently had this clutch installed in my 99 Cummins and just blown away! Have quite a bit of minor mods like intake, 5" straight piped exhaust, Edge programmer and CFM intake manifold and my stock clutch just couldnt handle the extra HP or TRQ. It was always slipping and had to start out in 1st gear on any bit of a hill. Itll take a wee bit of getting used to again but this new clutch is complete and it will grab like a mother! And still shifts nice and easy unlike the ceramics. I would recommend this to anybody who asks.

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Is the Valair 13" Upgrade Clutch NMU70279-01-5SCE a complete kit for my stock 2000 Dodge 3500 cummins 5spd. Is a starter spacer required? Does this work with the Stock input shaft?
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The Valair 13" Upgrade Clutch NMU70279-01-5SCE includes all that is needed to install the clutch on a 94-03 Dodge 5.9L Cummins 5-Speed Trans. The Kit includes: Flywheel, 3400# Pressure Plate, Clutch Disc, Release Bearing, Pilot Bearing and Alignment Tool. (Works with your stock input shaft)

The Starter Spacer kit allows the use of the 5 Speed Starter Motor and NV4500 Transmission with a NV5600 6 Speed Flywheel (Not needed for this clutch)

What's considered "minor power modifications"? I have 100hp injectors and soon an edge juice with attitude. Where would that land on the scale?
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Minor would be between 50-75HP (less than or equal to 400HP & 900 Ft-lbs.) Choosing the proper clutch for you application can depend on a number of contributing factors. Please give our knowledgeable Diesel Experts a call at 1-888-DIESEL-4 and they will fit you with the best suited clutch for your needs/HP.

Why would this kit not work with a getrag ?
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The VALAIR 13" UPGRADE CLUTCH NMU70279-01-5SCE is designed for use with the NV4500 manual transmission found in the 1994-2003 Dodge 5.9L Cummins.

Whats the warranty on this
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Click HERE to view Valair's warranty information
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