View Full Version : need avice in regards to my clutch

09-14-2008, 09:05 AM
just getting ready for my GT2871r install, my clutch is on it;s last legs....it has been for a while...

My car is an 01 A4 1.8t, how do i know what kind of flywheel my car has....because i was told if its a dual mass it will not be machined....i am getting a southbend clutch but i didn't really want to spend an extra $500 on a flywheel if i didn't have to.

09-14-2008, 09:08 AM
all 1.8t A4 come with dual mass flywheels. They can be resurfaced though in most cases.

09-14-2008, 03:40 PM
Southbend can resurface your stock dual mass flywheel, so that is an option. The 15 lbs billet steel flywheel is around $400.

09-14-2008, 03:58 PM
go to your local audi/vw shop and they can usually resurfaces it for you or will have someone who can. what stage did u go with?

09-14-2008, 04:28 PM
anyone ever heard of this company, they seem to sound ok, but I hate to buy something that sucks

F1 Racing Stage 3 clutch kit is a direct factory replacement clutch kit and it's designed for those who seek the ultimate in clutch performance and reliability. F1 Racing clutch kit includes only the highest grade clutch components from the world's leading racing clutch manufacturers. The 6-puck copper ceramic (also known as MIBA) disc features 12 high-coefficient friction pads that are resistant to slippage and ensures long lasting life. The heavy-duty sprung center unit boasts heat treated springs and retainer rivets for the maximum power and durability. The F1 Racing pressure plate features special single diaphragm design to increase clamp load. It features induction hardened diaphragm, CNC machined castings, stronger drive straps and rivets. F1 Racing pressure plate provides smooth and precise feel with easy modulation. All F1 Racing pressure plate is load tested on a special testing tool for quality assurance.

This complete clutch kit includes:
F1 Racing Stage 3 Heavy-Duty Pressure Plate
F1 Racing Stage 3 Copper Ceramic 6-Puck Sprung Disc (9", 23 spline)
Release Bearing
Alignment Tool
Installation Guide

Horsepower Rating: 369 HP / Torque Capacity: 335 ft/lbs

F1 Racing ProLite Chromoly Flywheels are made from 4140 one-piece billet chromoly steel. They are specifically designed to reduce weight and inertia for better engine response. Most incorporate special design features to enhance the air flow to improve the cooling of the clutch. The ring gear teeth are milled onto the flywheel unlike an aluminum flywheel where the ring gear is pressed onto the flywheel which has the possibility of separating from the flywheel. All F1 Racing Chromoly flywheels have passed engineering tests to 12,000 rpm.
Ultra heavy-duty and weighs only 14.8 lbs (stock flywheel weighs 22 lbs)
Meets or exceed SFI 1.1 specification
Made from 4140 forged chromoly steel (2X stronger than billet steel)
F1 Racing Lightweight Chrome-Moly flywheels incorporate special design features to enhance the airflow for improved clutch cooling
CAD designed, CNC machined and computer balanced
Includes new flywheel bolts

*********YOU CAN GET THEM FOR UNDER 500 BUCKS*********

*I also know sprung puck kits suck but....

09-14-2008, 05:21 PM
F1 makes cheap stuff. I haven't heard anything about clutch kits yet, but everything else they make is cheap.

Ante up and spend the money. It's worth it in the end.

09-14-2008, 08:55 PM
i didn't plan on it bro, unless someone was like yeah their shit is sick[>_<]

Don Supreme
09-14-2008, 09:17 PM
^ Do you have a wide band on your car?

09-15-2008, 02:30 PM
go to your local audi/vw shop and they can usually resurfaces it for you or will have someone who can. what stage did u go with?

i haven't bought the clutch yet but this weekend i was looking at the clutchmaster stage 3... the guy at the shop that's what he recommended.