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Let's talk Tdi tuning/clutches....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MAD_Adamski, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. MAD_Adamski
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    Ok well having had a 1.9 tdi and tuned that I went with a Southbend stg2 clutch,,

    So I now have a sportback 170 that's been tuned around 220hp mark I think. I'm suffering clutch slip in forth gear +...

    So have people got any experience or advice as the 6 speed clutches are near 1k and that's well alot lol! My mapper said a brand new luk or sachs will be fine at that power and alot cheaper but I don't want to buy it then it slip.....

    Advice? Anyone done this?

    Thanks Ad
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    I have just supplied x3 Sachs/Loba clutches last week to customers so if you want a quote then PM me. They are not as expensive as you think.
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    helix or sachs loba kit wouldnt get a southbend again or smf myself
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    Can you both explain further? My Southbend was fine on my old audi?

    What's the Sachs rated too brodster?
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    the clutch friction plate was dragging on the pressure plate /flywheel they had a problem with a batch and if you do a internet search your find them . the guys at darkside were brilliant and managed to get a replacment out of them for me but i still had labour costs and it left me with a bad taste in my mouth as far as southbend are concerned
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    The Loba/Sachs Stage 2 clutch for the TDI is rated to 550Nm but will comfortably handle 600Nm. I have sent the Loba dude a meesage as I want to verify that they have them at this time and then I shall PM you a price. This is what you will get.

    The LOBA-Sachs sports clutch kit includes


    • Sachs Performance clutch cover
    • Sachs Performance clutch disc organic
    • LOBA Billet lightened & balanced single-mass flywheel made of special chromoly steel (6.7 kg)
    • Clutch cover bolts
    • Torque rating 550 nm / 405 lbft

    If you do go for one remember and buy a new set of flywheel bolts as the old ones will be useless as they are stretch bolts as Loba DO NOT supply them in this kit.
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    I'm thinking of getting a new uprated clutch for my a3 tdi quattro, i thought smf sounded like a tractor on a diesel and vibrated loads?
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    Maybe a paddle does I had a organic disc and it was better than the dual mass...
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    As taken from the Loba website to make you aware of the noise a SMF makes:-

    "please take note, when converting from the original dual mass flywheel to a single mass performance alternative, some vibration often termed as "chatter" can be felt at low RPM and also at idle in neutral - this is nothing to be concerned over"
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    Happy with my standard sachs flywheel with a Helix clutch can handle my 233bhp 309 ftlb remap.....
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    Okay well if the "chatter" isn't that noticeably louder I will go with the smf or will the sachs dual mass, organic disc and sachs uprated clutch cover be able to handle 600Nm because I want to be running around 300bhp in the near future?
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    PM sent
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    is there a limit to torque tuning with a DSG box? I've a 2007 2.0tdi SB 170 DSG, 50k miles FASH

    Was looking a tdi tuning plug in, seems good value

    cheers
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