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Single mass or dual mass fly wheel S3??!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chay, Oct 14, 2013.

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    chay New Member

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    Sorry if this has already been covered but just wondered what option you guys went for!! Also what are the pros and cons of both?! Any help will be appreciated as I'm abit of a novice :)
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    single mass loba/sachs over here. it's a bit louder, pedal is a bit harder too. sometimes there's rattle, most of the times there isn't. pros: it can handle a lot more power and abuse.
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    Went the single mass Loba/Sachs combination too. Basically as S. describes above. It is a fairly heavy clutch not ideal for sitting in traffic stopping and starting. The rattle on idle doesn't sound healthy. Apart from those things I'm glad I chose it, great bite in the low gears.
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    Depends on what you want,and how you treat a clutch.

    If you want to retain the stock feel,then the Sachs organic and LUK DMF will cope with up to and maybe a bit over,400lbs.
    It will not,however,cope with a lot of drag style starts.

    The Loba/SMF is tougher,but there is the harshness aspect,which isn't bad,but will be noticeable at idle.
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    i just got a loba kit and the only down fall i can find is slow traffic/start stop as mine is a bit juddery when you let the clutch out , but it not to bad if you can just let it out fast
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    Loba/sach here too. Have to put a little more revs on when setting off, which doesn't bother me as I like to hear the milltek anyway :D
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    Thanks for the replies guys, thinking about getting the single mass flywheel and Sachs clutch just abit worried about the chatter?!
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    Chatter ident bad to be honest I think once I put an extra .5 of a ltr in the box it will be as good is silent ! Mine only chatters noticeably when on a reasonable slope
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    That's good to know, time to get saving my pennies then :)
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    In what box? Mine only chatters on a slope too, but by engaging the clutch and letting it out again the chatter tends to disappear.
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    In the gearbox its a trick people used to do on the mk4 tdi's as the rattle like crazy and it shuts them up a bit so just park on a hill with its front end point up and put a touch more 6 speed Vw own oil in all other stuff is rubbish !
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