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What clutch for 400bhp s3??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pat, Dec 9, 2010.

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    Well after stripping my lump down i found a 4 paddle clutch which MTM fitted and what a surprise they have grounded off all the numbers so i cant tell what make.. Also flywheel is buggered..

    Anyways i need to be ordering a clutch... Now what do people recommend??? Sachs??

    I got three mates who want one too so looking for a good deal..
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    Will you be using the standard flywheel or steel single mass one?

    Tuffty uses standard flywheel, cover and uprated plate on a 400bhp engine

    I'm using a steel single mass flywheel and standard clutch for now but will be using the same as tuffty when its needed

    I think the details of the clutch is in his build thread
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    Ive went with Helix, imo there is no comparison.
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    Ive got a sach power clutch but wouldnt trust it with 400.
    350 maybe
    i would look at what tuffty is using... although he hasnt done many miles yet
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    Done a good couple of thousand miles on it now and as a day to day clutch its not bad.. certainly grabbier than OEM but still light.

    Obviously there is the longevity issue to get over and I am hoping that I won't find that out for quite a while yet... given the clutch on my car was changed at 70k and I have done 35k on it (12k of which was with the BT) then if I get past that I will be happy...

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    Realy?
    Sorry i didnt realise you had done so many,
    Mine stinks like hell if you have to say drive onto a block of wood to get jack under the car.
    Not convinced it will last forever
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    Tuffty..

    If i remember you got LUK DM and LUK Cover running 4 paddle sachs plate??
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    Yeah, I have been using the S3 as my daily more or less since I did the work....

    Thats correct :thumbsup:

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    where did you get the plate from??
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    Bill at Badger 5...

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    How much was the plate Paul?? The knobhead that sold me the Black car put a standard DM flywheel and clutch back in it which according to Jabba, wont last 100 miles.......although it seems to be up to the job as long as I don't try and step off it at 6K :)

    Helix PC and SM steel flywheel in the boot!!!
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    Can't remember off hand Mike but give Bill a call or ask him when you pop down for the dyno...

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    After popping down to andys unit today i looked properly at my old clutch..

    Turns out MTM special conversion is actually a LUK DM and cover and a 4paddle sachs plate
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    Yep.... bloke who recommended the setup to me said the same...

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    you may be surprised how long it does last mike

    sachs plate was £255+vat from memory
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    Think ill go with this setup, its done will with my old setup so ill give it ago and i have a budget
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