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Need a new clutch..can't decide between ....

akash_sky1 Sep 5, 2010

  1. akash_sky1

    akash_sky1 Active Member

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    Sachs Performance clutch plate/disc & DMF About £650 ish incl new DMF - with GB on VAGOC
    Sachs Uprated SMF system £900 from FR & R tuning
    Or Southbend Stage 2 Daily. £900ish from JBS

    The car is not really a daily driver anymore and won't be for a good while, but I have yet to experience any SMF system to see what the harshness is like, can anyone comment?
    Also heard some people having problems doing fast shifts with the Sachs SMF at high revs?

    The Southbends get very good reviews on US forums, has anyone on here tried one?

    As for the car will probably fit an Autotech & GIAC map for that, so will probably be around 300lb ft torque at the flywheel maybe, but do a fair bit of hard driving and have been to Crail , so the Clutch will get some abuse!
     
  2. akash_sky1

    akash_sky1 Active Member

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  3. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

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    Personally Sachs Clutch and DMF with the Vagoc GB
     
  4. chrissy1502002

    chrissy1502002 Member

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    I Have recently had the Sachs race clutch and SMF installed on my A3. Tbh I absloutely love it. It does sound Diesel'ish in idle but it does rev much more freely and really feels alot more responsive.

    For me there is no contest, and its not to heavy on the leg!
     
  5. akash_sky1

    akash_sky1 Active Member

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    I really want a SMF I know the engine will rev so much faster you said, which will help acceleration without adding power...but think the price in the VAGOC GB is too appealling! Can't wait to get it (and an autotech) on so I can drive the car properly again,
     
  6. devonmikeyboy

    devonmikeyboy As far from JBS as possible !

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    If you buy a clutch from JBS it will have no warranty. Mind you if you buy anything from JBS it doesn`t seem to have any warranty either come to think of it....
     

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