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Gregg@USP
05-30-2010, 04:43 PM
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As many of you may or may not know, USP Motorsports offers a complete product line of stainless steel clutch lines for the Volkswagen platforms. We have been receiving requests from several Audi owners for these lines as well. We are currently finishing up the design phase and will be moving into the production phase shortly. The main reason for this post is to try to better gauge interest within the Audi community. Below you will find pictures of some of our existing products, product specifications and features, and some progress of the engineering phase. If you guys are interested or have any questions please post up in the thread.
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Product Specifications:

High quality PTFE Teflon lined SS braided hose
Polymer sheathing in your choice of color
CAD designed CNC'D fittings
pressure tested to 3000psi
lifetime warranty
DOT APPROVED
Target price $95 shipped

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Advantage
This product eliminates your weak factory rubber clutch line with a high performance stainless steel line. When thinking of what this product will do, think brake lines. The infamous spongy brake pedal is associated with weak factory rubber brake lines. The same is true for clutch lines. When you step on the clutch pedal the clutch line accumulates hydraulic pressure to release the clutch pressure plate. When the factory rubber line deteriorates or when using an upgraded clutch, this becomes more noticeable. The result is often less than full disengagement of the clutch. This can result in premature clutch wear, slow shift times, or even missing gears. By changing out the rubber clutch line with a stainless steel braided line your are truly in control of your clutch.

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Added features
We are also planning on offering a stainless steel clutch line with an upgraded metal slave cylinder. This removes the failure prone factory plastic slave cylinder with a much more reliable metal slave cylinder. This will further enhance your control of your clutch. Target price for the slave cylinder and clutch line $195 shipped.
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Pictures


Volkswagen Mk5 6spd Clutch Line
http://uspmotorsports.com/images/02j.jpg

Colors available
http://uspmotorsports.com/images/usp_colored_lines.gif


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Some FAQs

What does this product do?
The purpose of this product is to remove the weak rubber line that expands under pressure from the pressurized clutch hydraulic system and replace it with a stainless steel line that does not expand under pressure.

How does this product work?
When you step on the clutch pedal, pressure is sent out of the master cylinder through the factory clutch line. From there, it goes into the slave cylinder which applies pressure to the clutch pressure plate, releasing the clamping load. The problem is that with an upgraded clutch, the clamping force on the pressure plate is increase resulting in more pressure required to disengage the clutch. With the factory hydraulic pressure let alone the increase in hydraulic pressure caused by an upgraded clutch, the line expands. As the line expands less pressure and energy is used to disengage the clutch, and more energy is wasted as the factory clutch line expands. The stainless steel line eliminates this because it does not expand under pressure.

Where does this product install?
This product replaces the rubber line that is located between the clutch master cylinder hard line and the slave cylinder bleeder connection.

How entailed is the installation of this product?
Installation is straight forward and requires basic hand tools such as wrenches and sockets. The clutch system will also need to be bled after installation. Installation should take about an hour.

What warranty does this product have?
This product carries a lifetime warranty.

I have a few questions about this product. Who do I contact?
Please contact gregg@uspmotorsports.com

GR-RALLYE
05-31-2010, 12:32 PM
id be very interested in the slave and line.

whats the estimated release on these?

EuroDriven
05-31-2010, 05:48 PM
id be very interested in the slave and line.

whats the estimated release on these?

This. As well as a price.

-John

Gregg@USP
05-31-2010, 05:54 PM
This. As well as a price.

-John

they should be ready to ship next week. Target price is around $95 for the clutch line and $195 for the clutch line and metal slave cylinder.

GR-RALLYE
05-31-2010, 06:09 PM
they should be ready to ship next week. Target price is around $95 for the clutch line and $195 for the clutch line and metal slave cylinder.

awesome. I'm ready to buy both when they ready

GetBoosted84
06-03-2010, 06:32 AM
I'm interested

Gregg@USP
06-11-2010, 07:37 PM
We will be putting up a pre-buy special for audizine members on monday. Here are some pictures to hold you over [:D]



Stainless steel line for factory slave cylinder
http://uspmotorsports.com/images/gregg_audi_clutchline.jpg

Stainless steel line with metal slave cylinder
http://uspmotorsports.com/images/gregg/audi_slave_line/gregg_audi_metalslave.jpg

salz2135
06-12-2010, 05:20 PM
Nice product, Gregg. I've seen these factory lines explode due to heavy abuse from upgraded clutch set ups coupled with heavy tracking.

Gregg@USP
06-14-2010, 06:19 PM
they are now available http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?369759-USP-Motorsports-Stainless-Steel-clutch-lines-and-Metal-slave-cylinders-now-available!