I have had a quick search on this and the info appears to be scattered about everywhere and inconclusive for my situation.
I am about to take my S3 off the road for a mechanical overhaul. This will comprise of polybushing, intercoolers and exhaust enhancements, aswell as a major service. To aid ease of fitment, i am opting to take the engine out to carry out the said works as i will be fitting manifolds, DP's and presuming it will be easier to do the cambelt etc with the engine on a stand as aposed to struggling with tight gaps.
So, i am toying with the idea of replacing the clutch and flywheel whilst the engine is out, but have been a little put off with the price of OEM parts coming to almost £1000 for just those bits. My car is a 2002 S3 8L BAM engine with a 6 speed box, 02M? Here are a few questions for you all:
If making power increases to the engine + being (Stage 1 / Stage 2 mapped), am i best going for an uprated fast road clutch?
Is there a single mass flywheel conversion available for the 02M box (OEM or Aftermarket)?
What are the most recommended clutches/flywheels on the market?
Ideally, i need to make a decision within the next few days so your help and advice would be much appreciated.