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Offline The Red Warrior

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New clutch time.
« on: February 24, 2018, 03:46:13 pm »
So, my mk5 GTI clutch has finally given up the ghost. Can't say I'm surprised. Just recently I have been getting a clunk on startup which I think was the dual mass flywheel dying. I was actually going to take off the starter motor today and check it for play. No point now though.
Reversing up a steep driveway with a trailer put the nail in the coffin. I'd never seen a clutch die with a big cloud of smoke before! 

I'm running stage 2+ so what are people's thoughts? Should I get a new DMF and new standard clutch, or up-rated clutch.
Maybe I should convert to single mass flywheel?
I'll hopefully squeeze in an LSD while I'm in there too. May as well right😉

Any opinions on what, where to get (locally or overseas) and what direction to take appreciated. I'll be doing all the work myself.


Offline GLIDN

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Re: New clutch time.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 09:17:53 am »
Uprating the clutch kit is recommended at this stage.

But in saying that, if you are never going to go above Stage 2+ (Stage 2HPFP). The stock clutch is fine.
Regarding LSD? I have done a few now, it's an amazing upgrade indeed. Well worth it.

Leave SMF, they are noisy, chatter something chronic. Lastly if you do go SMF then look into getting a New Fluidampr crank pulley to alleviate some of the vibration a SMF kit generates.

IF you want a LSD? shoot me message or text. Happy to discuss.

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Offline Trofeo

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Re: New clutch time.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 05:30:52 pm »
Agree on the smf being noisy. Certainly liveable but given the limited benefit I'd stay with the dual.
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: New clutch time.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 05:56:42 pm »
Cheers guys.
Getting OEM Luk clutch and DMF locally and sourcing an LSD through Hennie.