AH FabricationsVolks Autos
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: What clutch?

  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    25

    What clutch?

    Hi the clutch in my car has started to slip (well i'm guessing its that) when in forth and i plant my foot down at around the 4k revs it starts to slip. My question is what clutch should i go for (STANDARD or AFTERMARKET) and is it worth replacing anything else while the gearbox is off? the car is only a stage 1 revo remap on a BAM S3.

    Thanks all,

    Hardeep.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    kwistof's Avatar
    South East Events Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    SE Kent
    Posts
    2,283

    My Social Networking

    Follow kwistof On Twitter Visit kwistof's Youtube Channel Visit kwistof's Instagram Channel
    It's totally up to you with what clutch you go for but it all depends on how much you have to play with and where you want your car to end up power wise.


    LUK/Sachs clutches can start at around £150ish just for the clutch but then depending on how old your dual mass flywheel is then it maybe worth replacing as well...

    Then there is the option to change to a single mass flywheel- but you do lose the OEM feel (not that there is much feel of the clutch with a DMF IMO)

    Like I said - it's totally up to you and depends on your budget and where you want the car to end up power wise. There have been numerous threads started in the past few weeks about S3 clutches- so my advice would be to use the search bar as just about every question possible has been asked about changing/upgrading and buying them! lol
    2000 S3 APY

    18" BBS RSII with Michelin PS3s, 20mm H&R adapters, Relentless 3" DP and Sports cat, B5 V1 induction kit, cone filter+heat shield, Forge 007P, Awesome GTI SMF, AP coilovers, Facelift rear lights, Full Powerflex poly bush kit, R32 Rear ARB, SAI delete, N249 by-pass, Upgraded Engine mounts with Polytek, Stage 1 CC at Badger 5.

  4. #3
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    25
    yep good point, i'm not going to increase the power anymore then the stage1 from revo

  5. #4
    Gops's Avatar
    6th gear @7000rpm

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    2,640
    Hi mate. If your stating stage 1 then standard clutch is fine. If your like me, wanting more power then id go for the TufftyClutch which Is a Sachs 4 paddle clutch with std pressure plate and flywheel. But the oem clutch is fine up to 300bhp tbh (depending on the way you drive)
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

  6. #5
    ShaunS3's Avatar
    Yorkshire & Humber Rep.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    891
    I've just bought a stage 1 Sachs carbon kevlar clutch and dmf.

  7. #6
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    25
    my car has only covered 45k and doesnt have any symptoms other then slipping therefore i think it would be over kill to replace a £450 part i.e the dmf, does that seem fair or should i just replace the dmf as well?

    which clutch out of these would be good for a staged 1 revo mapped s3?

    Sachs | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer

    LUK Audi | Euro Car Parts UK’s No.1 Car Parts Retailer

    Thanks all.

  8. #7
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    25
    bump really need to get this sorted before it gets worse.

    does anyone know what make the standard clutch is? and if the same clutch can be bought from euro's or GSF

    Thanks.

  9. #8
    kwistof's Avatar
    South East Events Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    SE Kent
    Posts
    2,283

    My Social Networking

    Follow kwistof On Twitter Visit kwistof's Youtube Channel Visit kwistof's Instagram Channel
    Pretty sure LUK is the standard clutch and yes you can buy it from Euro car parts....they usually have some sort of discount on them as well.
    2000 S3 APY

    18" BBS RSII with Michelin PS3s, 20mm H&R adapters, Relentless 3" DP and Sports cat, B5 V1 induction kit, cone filter+heat shield, Forge 007P, Awesome GTI SMF, AP coilovers, Facelift rear lights, Full Powerflex poly bush kit, R32 Rear ARB, SAI delete, N249 by-pass, Upgraded Engine mounts with Polytek, Stage 1 CC at Badger 5.

  10. #9
    danger S3's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    355
    I just got my clutch changed as the slave cylinder went so figured get it done while that was getting replaced, they put in the LUK clutch and flywheel kit and i got the old parts off the garage to see what the wear on it all was like and they were all LUK parts that came out and they had an audi part number stamped on them.

  11. #10
    ShaunS3's Avatar
    Yorkshire & Humber Rep.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    891
    LUK is the supplier of OEM clutch equipment for Audi.

    You can get the exact same kit from Euro Car Parts at a fraction of the price from Audi. The only difference is that they wont have an Audi stamp on them.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. what clutch?
    By danclarke in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd December 2007, 20:27
  2. What clutch / hydraulic fluid ?
    By darko in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18th December 2007, 19:47
  3. what clutch
    By alan_s3 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 22nd March 2007, 21:46
  4. what clutch type do you have?
    By dummi in forum Tuning
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 8th February 2006, 21:35
  5. What clutch?
    By imported_velcrobix in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15th February 2005, 10:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO