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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by s3ilver, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. s3ilver

    s3ilver New Member

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    any recommendations for someone to fit a performance clutch in my s3.
    I'm in the north west.
     
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    Have you tried awesome-gti in warrington? aslo another vag specialist in St Helens of which i cant remember the name.
    Which clutch you getting fitted ??
     
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    s3ilver New Member

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    Which clutch you getting fitted ??

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    open to suggestions other than the **** standard
     
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    If your running high bhp figures then yes its worth uprating the clutch, if not then OEM is usually fine. Maybe not in your case as you have said its ****.

    If you get in touch with Nav at www.priracing.com he can get an excellent clutch and flywheel for you.
     
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    Which clutch you getting fitted ??

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    open to suggestions other than the **** standard

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    what makes you say it's ****? Just curious as you seem hell-bent against getting another OEM clutch.
     
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    s3ilver New Member

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    what makes you say it's ****? Just curious as you seem hell-bent against getting another OEM clutch.


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    I bought the car for my wife new so I know it has been driven properly. When it was about 2 years old I noticed the clutch seemed to slip when dropping a gear and accellerating hard but only in high gears. Took it to the dealer and they checked it out saying there was nothing wrong.
    It's now 4 years old and I recently had it remapped and this has highlighted the problem. No slipping in the lower gears but if in a high gear driving at low revs and then accellerated hard the clutch slips then locks in and drives fine.
    I know the OEM clutch will not handle the extra boost but I think it is not up to the job even when the car is standard. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    I have to say i get the same on mine. Its only ever happened twice, and both where when changing from 4th to 5th from the redline.

    Because it's not happened since, I put it down to the fact that most of my miles were city miles, and that the permanent stop start may have glazed the facings a little (don't even know if this is possble?) - because after a good hard drive, it doesnt do it. If it was the clutch on the way out, i'd expect it to slip when launching from 3-4krpm drops, which it doesnt.
     
  9. Grant

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    My car is a 1999 model and I'm still using the original clutch. Remapped since December 2003.
     
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    My car is a 1999 model and I'm still using the original clutch. Remapped since December 2003.

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    Miles covered??
     
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