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Quattrocket
12-02-2006, 08:13 PM
Well, that makes a little bit of difference now doesnt it??? holy crap! clutch pedal is super stiff but has loosened up a bit since friday. It grabs soooo hard now! kinda makes it hard to drive the car smoothly but Im getting used to it. Cant wait to break it in So I can go do burn-outs! LOL

beejohn
12-02-2006, 08:51 PM
i love mine too.. holds like no other. went with a new stock flywheel.

i can chirp 2nd gear now with my cooper lifeline tires.

94jedi
12-02-2006, 09:13 PM
yep, my stg 5 is awesome. I had my stock fw re-surfaced.

Poopie
12-02-2006, 09:30 PM
I'll be going this route with a 9lb fidanza flywheel.

onemoremile
12-02-2006, 11:51 PM
That really grabby feeling will start to fade. Over time mine got progressively smoother. It got so smooth that it didn't feel like it had the same holding capacity. Being the curious sort I launched it and my neck hurt for a week. That was after 10k miles. It has about25k on it now.

94jedi
12-03-2006, 08:41 AM
Originally posted by onemoremile
That really grabby feeling will start to fade. Over time mine got progressively smoother. It got so smooth that it didn't feel like it had the same holding capacity. Being the curious sort I launched it and my neck hurt for a week. That was after 10k miles. It has about25k on it now.

either the grabby feeling goes away, or we learn to drive it better. When I first got the clutch, pedal pressure was about stock like but it was grabby as hell. Within a few weeks it was smooth as butter.

Quattrocket
12-03-2006, 09:24 AM
When I first got the car I had a cup of coffee with me and when I tried to pull away I let the clutch out too quickly and the coffe basicly exploded all over the car.

AB18
12-03-2006, 09:40 AM
Haha yep, new clutchs are the best. I love my rs4 clutch.

Quattrocket
12-03-2006, 01:34 PM
Just curious...
how long does it take for the clutch to break in???

sean1.8t
12-03-2006, 01:58 PM
between 500 and 1000 miles of driving.. stop and go driving though. 1000 miles of highway driving will do nothing for it

oh and i was wondering, did you end up installing the clutch yourself or did a shop do it? how was it?

maxspeed
12-03-2006, 02:14 PM
uhm, correct me if im wrong, but dont stage III and above clutches generally not have any organic material and thus dont require a break in period?

IIRC bOOOOSted brought his car to the strip the day he installed his...

pac1085
12-03-2006, 02:16 PM
i think SB clutches up to STG 4 have half organic...

onemoremile
12-03-2006, 04:09 PM
Mine is the SB rated at 420+ ft lbs of torque. It is the DXD OFE with SS pressure plate. It was grabby as hell for the first couple hundred miles and then smoothed out a bit. I did a track day at about 450 miles and it has held hard since then. That track day was the first time I went WOT on the clutch.

Quattrocket
12-04-2006, 02:25 PM
Originally posted by sean1.8t
between 500 and 1000 miles of driving.. stop and go driving though. 1000 miles of highway driving will do nothing for it

oh and i was wondering, did you end up installing the clutch yourself or did a shop do it? how was it?

My mech ended up doing it for $300! so I just let him do it. Turned out that my CV boots busted again and my flywheel was screwed so it ended up being closer to $600 but thats still a heluva deal...

mike-2ptzero
12-04-2006, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by maxspeed
uhm, correct me if im wrong, but dont stage III and above clutches generally not have any organic material and thus dont require a break in period?

IIRC bOOOOSted brought his car to the strip the day he installed his...


He also has a FWD with street tires so there isn't going to be enough load on the driveline to cause his clutch to slip. The only clutch that really needs a break in is one with Kevlar on it since it has a thin layer of soft kevlar on the top.