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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
  3 Reviews
$ $631.99
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Aftermarket organic clutches are generally better than the OEM clutch you get from your dealer. This is due to the better quality materials used, the quality of the manufacturing process, and QC. Some companies also offer higher plate loads as options to the standard plate thus giving the clutch better holding ability than its OE counterpart. Best suited to trucks without or only minor power modifications. Good for light towing at stock HP levels.
For use on 5-Speed NV4500 Transmission

  • 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.
  • Warranty Yes
  • Warranty Info 6 Month / 6,000 Mile
  • Prop 65 WARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm -


1998.5 5spd
Location: DC
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
Location: Monument CO
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!
Location: Peyton, CO
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