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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by L11wne, Apr 7, 2013.

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    [Apr 7, 2013]
    I have recently remapped my 2008 s3 and the clutch is now slipping in the higher gears. I know there has been alot of posts here about replacing clutches but I was wondering if some1 could advice me on what would be the best but not too expensive. I won't be doing anymore upgrading to the car if that makes any difference.
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    theres a few to choose from but i fitted a helix organic to the other halfs leon cupra tdi
    it wasnt cheap but it can take the torque and feels slightly heavier as its a single plate clutch biting/grab feels as standard
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    Thanks for the reply, did u replace the flywheel at the same time.
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    S3Alex Rarely neutral

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    What Stg or power/torque are you running?

    If you want to retain the DMF,then the Sachs organic is the best choice,but will need a bit of gentle bedding in.

    Other than that,the Loba/Sachs SMF setup is excellent,and would cope with over 400lbs.
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    It's the bluefin stage 1 software. I thought it would of been a good idea getting it done but turns out to be a expensive 1
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    The stock clutch is basically pretty poor,and may or may not manage Stg1 torque(around 310-320lbs) without trouble,but at some point it will give up.

    All of the replacements weigh in at around £1k,when you include the flywheel and labour and the dreaded VAT.
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