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S3 (AMK) clutch kit suggestions.

g60leigh Oct 22, 2013

  1. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone please recommend a good kit to replace my clutch (and I guess flywheel too)

    Would like something updated but not necessarily too extreme. The car is a daily driver but want to slightly future proof it.
     
  2. Nogmeister

    Nogmeister Member

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    I went for Valeo clutch and solid mass flywheel kit from eurocarparts, think I got a 25% off code or something. Happy with it so far.... AMK too
     
  3. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    What needed replacing to convert to single mass?
    Any down side to it?
    Can you remember how much it all cost?

    Thanks
     
  4. hoffmanvp3

    hoffmanvp3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Single mass flywheel will produce more gear chatter noise but the plus side is you will never have to replace a single mass flywheel and a single mass kit will be cheaper and dare I say it hold more torque??
     
  5. p1tse

    p1tse Member

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    Budget for your parts and labour?
     
  6. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    Dont bother with the valeo clutch. It might look appealing but when it goes in the future you cant use any other clutch on that flywheel other than another like for like Valeo clutch.

    Stick with what we`ve been talking about.
     
  7. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Looking like I'm going for LUK DMF (which I think is oem?)
    And a stage 2 Kevlar clutch kit plus the concentric slave cylinder.

    Need to find out how much fitting will set me back.
     
  8. chaz20vt

    chaz20vt Member

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    Where are you getting these parts from?
     
  9. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    CGMotorsport
     
  10. chaz20vt

    chaz20vt Member

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    Ok ill check it out
    Any ideas on price for this set up
     
  11. slowcoach3

    slowcoach3 Active Member

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    Found a 6 paddle clutch on that site last night for 150? I think anyway. That looked quite taaty.
     
  12. Jason.s

    Jason.s Active Member

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    £300 for stage 3. £236 for stage 2. £210 for stage 1.
     
  13. chaz20vt

    chaz20vt Member

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    Is that for everything dual mass flywheel?
     
  14. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Flywheel and concentric slave cylinder are on top of those prices.
     
  15. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Well after some deliberation and getting advise.

    I think I'm going to go with
    LUK DMF. £260
    LUK concentric slave cylinder and flywheel bolts. £35 aprox
    CGM stage 3 paddle clutch kit with uprated pressure plate. £305


    Now need to find cost of fitting 😕
     
  16. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    I'm unsure of the paddle clutch. Think it could be a complete pig to drive?? Can anyone who has one give me some advice please.
     
  17. hoffmanvp3

    hoffmanvp3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Paddle aren't really intended for road use and paddles ware out quicker than organics
     
  18. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Spoke to a number of people with up rated clutches and decided to just go for it and gone for a paddle clutch.
    Spoke to the retailers and they say that it's listed as 5 paddle but will probably be a 6 paddle? Not sure which is better to be honest.
     
  19. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    I run an LuK DMF, LuK pressure plate and Sachs 4 puck paddle plate on mine... pedal is light as OE, there is more bite but non of the juddering normally associated with paddle setups..

    Mine lasted 20k (mileage at the time I took my engine out) and prob would have got another 5k out of normal use...

    Paddles do wear more quickly but clutch wear is hugely subjective... the DMF/pressure plate were new when I fitted them and show little signs of wear so I am going to just buy a new paddle plate and bung it all back together

    <tuffty/>
     
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  20. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Be VERY wary, paul seems to have got lucky.

    I had got a paddle and SMF on an engine i bought, which had less mileage than pauls, and both the cover plate and flywheel were ruined. The paddle was almost worn out, and both the coverplate and flywheel had about 0.5-1mm worn off them by the friction material.

    Being a solid flywheel it was possible to have it machined flat and used again, however had it been a DMF it'd have been scrap.
     
  21. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate.
    Already purchased so committed now. Will keep in mind though for future inspection if ever needed.
     
  22. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    This is why clutch choice, reviews etc are all to subjective. There is no definitive answer!
    Buy whats affordable and won't slip under acceleration, simple.
    Strike a balance between life, and price, that is all anyone can fo with a clutch, and until you try one or more for YOUR car and YOUR driving you will never know, and what people tell you could not apply to yourself/your car.


    its a consumable, like tyres, everyone has differing opinions of those too.
     
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  23. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    Just stay away from the cheap performance ones on eBay.
     
  24. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    I Always thought DMF was a no no on high power?
     
  25. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Depends if you are launching it all over the place tbh... the 02M gearbox itself is technically rated to 350nm/258ftlbs... most remaps surpass that...

    I guess it largely depends on application...

    <tuffty/>
     
  26. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    Clutch been done for about a week now and I'm pleased with it.
    Peddle is nice and light.
    Bite is sharp.
    Very much on or off tho but manageable in traffic and hill starts etc.

    Still bedding in so not really launched it yet. But feels ready for it.
     
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  27. scott_159

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    sorry to bring up an old thread but im currently looking at a stage 3 cg kit and wondering how you got on with your kit not its been in for some time
     
  28. g60leigh

    g60leigh Well-Known Member

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    It has. But car has been off getting other work done for a good spell.
    I can't complain at all with it so far. Nice and smooth. But with a sharp bite.
     

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