View Full Version : B5/B6/B7 South Bend OFE Clutch Group Buy Special!

02-19-2007, 04:16 PM
For a limited time, we will be running a Group Buy Special on South Bend OFE Clutch products.

As an added bonus, *ALL* South Bend Clutches sold in this Group Buy will also include a FREE Cryo Treatment ($50 Value).

Clutch Kits will Include:
1 x DXD/Sachs OFE Clutch Disc
1 x DXD/Sachs Pressure Plate (HD/SS)
1 x Throwout Bearing
1 x Pilot Tool
1 x Cryo Treatment (Included with GB)

Purchase the South Bend OFE Clutch:

South Bend OFE Clutch with Standard HD Pressure Plate (Stage 3)
Fits 98-05 B5/B6 A4 1.8T (FWD/Quattro)
List Price: $450.00
Group Buy Price: $389.00
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South Bend OFE Clutch with Standard SS Pressure Plate (Stage 4)
Fits 98-05 B5/B6 A4 1.8T (FWD/Quattro)
List Price: $585.00
Group Buy Price: $499.00
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South Bend OFE Clutch with Standard HD Pressure Plate (Stage 3)
Fits 05.5+ B7 A4 2.0T (FWD/Quattro)
List Price: $545.00
Group Buy Price: $459.00
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What exactly is "OFE"?
A: "OFE" stands for "Organic/Feramic Element", that makes up the OFE clutch. Organic (same material found in OEM) is by far one of the best materials for clutches, in terms of engagement, and coefficient of friction (how well it will grab), and longevity. HOWEVER, organic's worse enemy is HEAT, caused by friction, which will tear it into shreds in a matter of seconds (problem found in our stock clutches). As a result SouthBend has lined the the flywheel side of the disc with Feramic, a compound composed of Ceramic (high coefficient of friction), and Graphite (non-abrasive metallic material, very similar to pencil lead) that will give it the extra "grab" and heat tolerance, yet not wear our your flywheel prematurely in the process. The Organic side has also been left intact, but reinforced with brass weavings, to retain the 'stock' feel.

Q: Which clutch is right for me? What's the difference between a HD and a SS Clutch?
A: Both HD and SS kits use the same clutch disc, while the SS is simply a stiffer pressure plate (higher clamp load = more holding power). Depending on your needs and power levels. A standard OFE with a HD (Stage 3) plate will give you about 10% more clamp load over your OEM setup. Expect about 300-350ft/lbs at the flywheel of holding power. An OFE with a SS (Stage 4) pressure plate will bring you in the 450-500ft/lbs level.

Q: I don't plan on any high power applications, but is it "ok" to I still go with a SS/Stage 4?
A: Having more clamp load is always the best, for it reduces friction and ultimately yields longevity. Unless your budget is a constraint, the Stage 4 (SS) will take a much better beating for the everyday driver that occasionally visits the track.

Q: How is the driveability on either setup?
A: The OFE clutch uses a standard unsprung full-faced disc, on top of it's OFE linings. The Organic side keeps the stock engagement, while the Feramic side holds up to the heat. These characteristics alone will give you a "stock like" feel. Expect a slightly stiffer pedal when running the SS cover, along with a lower engagement point. The stiffness on the SS cover will be about 15-20% stiffer than stock (which is feather weight), with an engagement point about an inch lower than stock as well. This will give you a more responsive and "sporty" feel to the car, without straining your knees driving in traffic.

Q: What is the Cryo Treatment all about?
A: Cryogenic Treatment works by deep freezing metal components and then allowing them to warm back up to room temperature. By doing so, all molecules within will have an equal chance to expand (heat = expansion), thus alleviating any "hot" or weak spots caused by possible flaws in the material when it was originally casted. This gives the element more strength and durability as a result.


Shipping will be a FLAT RATE of $20.00 to all 48 Contiguous States. HI, AK, and International Buyers welcome, but please inquire with your postal/ZIP code for shipping charges via email. All orders placed will be shipped out within 48 hours.

Group Buy will end on March 12, 2007, but subject to change at any time.

Please PM or email me if you have any questions and/or concerns.

Jeff Lee
Power Source Innovations

02-19-2007, 04:25 PM
I'm available for questions as well

02-19-2007, 04:40 PM
damn! I should have waited haha

02-19-2007, 06:43 PM
this is for use with the stock DMFW right? would you recomend buying a new dm if my car has 125k on it?

02-19-2007, 06:51 PM
what about for the 2.8?

02-19-2007, 07:18 PM
this is for use with the stock DMFW right? would you recomend buying a new dm if my car has 125k on it?

^^ same question, but mine has 56k

02-19-2007, 07:37 PM
The OFE discs are basically STOCK full faced discs, and will work on a stock flywheel. They will also work on "some" LWFW's, however, the chatter will be sometimes unbearable. For this reason, I recommend running the same disc on a SPRUNG hub versus a solid hub, which will dampen some of the chatter.

Regarding your flywheel, I would ALWAYS recommend having your DM Flywheel resurfaced (or replaced if necessary) the same way you would resurface your brake rotors prior to putting on new pads. Regardless of how old your flywheel is, as long as the surface area is good, meaning that you didnt grind your current clutch down to bare metal, it should be able to be resurfaced.

If you need your flywheel resurfaced, OR if you need to purchase a new one, please send me an email at jeff@audigeeks.com or PM me. I can arrange to have your FW resurfaced to go with your clutch order if needed.

02-19-2007, 07:38 PM
Please direct all questions and comments to the Main Thread: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120598