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92B3w18s
11-11-2004, 07:19 AM
Howzit All.

Just curious as to when, if any of you, have had your clutch replaced yet? Just did so at about approx 48500. Luckily the car was still under warranty or it would've cost about $2400. Thanks.

skene
11-11-2004, 07:26 AM
well arent you lucky.. you should have been able to get more out of the stock clutch then that many miles..

kaliper
11-11-2004, 07:34 AM
yup, twice. stock clutch gone at 24k, aftermarket clutch gone at 40k. too many 6000 RPM dumps i guess. [:D]

audispeed
11-11-2004, 07:38 AM
Damn, how can you go through a clutch that quickly without trying [confused] . Im at a little over 100k with the stocker. And I am about to put a supercharger on it and see how much longer it will last.

skene
11-11-2004, 07:41 AM
it wont last that much longer. keep in mind the more torque you put through the quicker the clutch material will degrade.

audispeed
11-11-2004, 07:58 AM
Originally posted by skene
it wont last that much longer. keep in mind the more torque you put through the quicker the clutch material will degrade.

I understand that. I am just gona wait and see how long it will last. If it doesnt last long, then so be it.

EuroA4
11-11-2004, 08:46 AM
I have 80K on stock.

EVIL-AUDI
11-11-2004, 10:13 AM
I killed mine around 40K. I'm not nice when I drive. My stage 3 is great now.

a4rings
11-11-2004, 01:29 PM
Hey evil, you have a spec clutch right?, if so, i have a stage 2 and was wondering how much i can abuse it since i only have a chip, should i be worried about it? thanks

Hassmeister
11-11-2004, 01:35 PM
109K and still going.

I95Racer
11-11-2004, 01:40 PM
Just got back from the stealership for a warrenty item, and and overall check since my warrenty runs on at the end of the month, asided from find $400 worth of busted seals and a bad rear wheel bearing, they told me the clutch was grabing "high" and needs replaced soon. Are aftermarket clutchs, lets say, spec stage 1 or 2, more durable? Are they harder to drive? I've seen spec clutches for $350-450, and the dealer wants to put a stock one in for $600 + 10 hours of labor. Is there any reason to go stock? Please help I don't know what to do.

BTW: if you have an Audi Assured warrenty, the clutch is considered a wearible part and therefore not covered. [mad]

jones3000
11-11-2004, 02:14 PM
86k and still going strong. It seems like us 2.8 guys have the best luck with clutches.

EVIL-AUDI
11-11-2004, 02:20 PM
I do have a SPEC stage 3 clutch and southbend flywheel. The stage 2 is nice and with just a chip you'll be fine. But don't go tearing into it and glazing it too much.

kaliper
11-11-2004, 07:11 PM
here's what's left of my stage III clutch:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/2/611burnt-clutch.jpg

it didn't last as long as i had hoped... oh well, it's totally the driver's fault. [:D]

here's a closeup of what used to be friction surface and is now just metal stump:

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/2/611clutch-closeup.jpg

PS - i'm never, ever, in a million years, changing the clutch in an audi again. [:D]

Daft
11-11-2004, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by kaliper

PS - i'm never, ever, in a million years, changing the clutch in an audi again. [:D]

I hear you on that one. It's a crappy job.

For the record, mine made it to ~90k before being replaced.

HotSauce
11-11-2004, 08:01 PM
Anyone running a scatter shield over their clutch? I have some performance shcools coming up, and thought it would be a good idea. Do people still do this?

alen
11-11-2004, 08:04 PM
i've done it on a FWD 90S. is the Quattro A4 so much harder?

A4Rob
11-11-2004, 08:05 PM
Sachs stage 3 with flywheel

EC Motorwerks
11-11-2004, 08:07 PM
150k + here on stocker ::knock on wood::

Howard Hughes
11-11-2004, 10:37 PM
150k on a stock clutch is impressive. It just goes to show driving style makes all the bit of difference.

SoleMate
11-11-2004, 10:56 PM
Car has 111k on it now, not sure how old the clutch is. Is everyone's friction point really far out? It's a lot further out compared to every other car I've driven (only honda products)

sumpsfast
11-12-2004, 12:59 PM
My car has already been through stock and aftermarket. Runiin six puck now so hopefully will be around for a while.

SFexBOY
11-12-2004, 02:52 PM
65K on my stocker

Bigblk4
11-12-2004, 03:59 PM
ran mine to 82K and had a new one put in last month due to slipping.

loxx0050
11-13-2004, 01:57 PM
made it to 97k on stocker. But by that time it was slipping pretty bad since I KO4'd my car at 87k. Running AWE/Southbend Stage 3 clutch kit (w/their LWFW).

Skylinedc505
11-13-2004, 02:27 PM
Replaced stock clutch at 65k (original owner was a woman living in SF, so not bad)