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Common reasons to replace a clutch for your Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel truck include:
We have created the following article with links to the different model years for the Dodge Cummins to help you choose the clutch kit that's right for you.
From May 2005 to 2015, Dodge redesigned the Ram Series Cummins Diesel clutch to utilize a Dual Mass Flywheel. This change in clutch design was to make the truck's stickshift "feel" and sound more like a car, with fewer vibrations.
The biggest problem with the Dual Mass Flywheel in Ram trucks (other than the high replacement cost) is the OE engine torque capacity rating. If you've modified your Ram diesel to put out more power than stock, your OEM dual mass flywheel clutch is going to wear out prematurely. Some Ram HD owners report that these OEM clutches last less than 40K miles!
The good news - there's a simple fix for dual mass flywheel reliability problems: A Solid Flywheel Conversion Kit. These conversion kits offer a couple of big advantages:
If converting to a single mass flywheel clutch has a downside, it's that engine vibration that diesels tend to produce no longer gets absorbed by the flywheel. The engine vibration is transferred to the transmission and causes "gear rattle". While this rattle does not cause any gear wear (and can be safely ignored), many Cummins diesel owners choose to minimize the sound by adding an additive to their gear oil.
Click here to learn about solid flywheel clutch kits for Dodge Ram diesel trucks built in May 2005 or later.
Here's how to easily understand this era (which had quite a few changes in terms of clutch design):
Click here to learn about clutch kit options for the 94-2005 models.
For the first run of the Dodge diesel trucks, here's what you need to know about clutches and flywheels:
Click here to learn about clutch kit options
NOTE: Please do not hesitate to call us if you would like us to make a recommendation based on your truck and its intended use. With so many performance modifications available for Cummins diesel truck engines, it never hurts to get a personalized clutch recommendation.