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Uprated clutch - Helix stage 1

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JamesS4cab, Dec 20, 2010.

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    southbend
    with LWFW
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    The price differential between the southbend and the Helix is quite significant isnt it?
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    yes but you get what you pay for iv run helix and killed them had the southbend stage 1 in a a4 for 18 mth and all ok
    got 1 in my b7 over 9mth now and still ok
    used helix in a gsi astra a4 a4 18T and just killed them under 3 mth
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    I would have to agree i've not heard great things about Helix clutches. If mine was a stage 2 or stg2+ S3 and I wanted longevity from a clutch that I did not have to baby, that could take abuse I deff go with a Southbend & SMF set up, plus they have so much choice from conventional drive plates to paddle plates for drag dracing, but minimum there basic model can handle is 400lb ft!

    S3_Alex admits to driving his car very carefully- no low RPM /high load driving and no hard launches, that's only why his Sachs Organic is coping with over 400 lf bt torque . On VW Vortex most people running BT setups on 2.0TFSIs are using Southbends with no probs.
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    stage 3 and not a prob
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