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I need a new clutch

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by giorgos_cupra, May 23, 2008.

  1. giorgos_cupra
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    Hello guys and girls.My clutch after almost two years gave up...Now i'm in the market for a new one with a light weight flywheel.I know about the chatter and all,but i don't care.My car is a dd but i oftenly use it for drag...Official or not;)...My car is a 98 1.8t quattro.Chipped at 225 ps.But the next spring probably my 28rs is going in,so i need something to handle that...I tried to get in touch with southbend amerika,but no luck...So,i need your advice on a new strong clutch...TIA!!!
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    I have the stage 4 southbend. Is good, pedal is a lot firmer than before and the bite is right near the bottom of the pedal travel.
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    hey what up soupie?Probably you don't remember me...I'm at audizine too.We have the same wheels and wheel spacers,probably drop too,i'm on h&r race.Anyway,i know about sb but i can't get in touch with them...I want a stage 4 with cryo and a lwfw...Sent them an email a week ago,but nothing...
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    Strange I got a reply later that day.

    Send Bitterchild a pm on AZ and he will sort you out. Say I recommended him and he will sell it cheaper than others hopefully. He should remember me as I asked a lot of questions and got a neuspeed tip off him also.

    Get some pics up of your car to jog my memory, will be nice to see your car.
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    I'll post some pics tomorrow at the zine with the new bumper and here too.I'll send a pm to bitter right now and see if something works out...

    ps.should i post them here or is there another section?
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    Here will be fine
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    I do southbend clutches and flywheel at 10-15% less than the website. pm me for details
    cheers
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    Soupie are you running a single or duel mass fly? If its the std one how are you finding it with the stage 4??? Was thinking it might be a bit OTT for the 250bhp power im planning to run lol
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    I am running the standard duel mass.

    I find it alright, I decided to get stage 4 as it was not much more than stage 3 and I hope to eventually get decent power so got that incase.
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    Ahh i see, i was kind of worried that the std flywheel wouldnt take a powerful clutch, after an incident i had with my GF's galaxy and her DM flywheel.
    Think i might have to go for the same clutch if its working nice with your flywheel, i like to hear real world opinions on stuff before i buy it rather than company gumph.. Thanks fot the input :)
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    DM flywheel horror stories tend to be due to people having refitted a Unservicable unit.
    Southbend have a check list on their website for refitting flywheels, basically tests the shock absorption of the rubber in the flywheel.
    if in doubt fit a new one, if they work on S4/RS4's they can;t be too flimsy.
    personally I will be sticking with a DM as I am told they can be noisy.

    basically you are swapping the sprung hub of the friction plate for a sprung flywheel which uses rubber instead of springs
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