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JessB878
05-23-2013, 09:12 AM
Hey guys starting to look around for a new stage 4 clutch for my 1.8T any one have any recommendations on good brands or ones to stay away from? Been looking into Exedy and Clutchmasters recently.
Thanks [:D]

DeathKing
05-23-2013, 03:22 PM
Check out JHM's new clutch for the B5. There is a thread here with a user's review and its quite a deal.

mykeg6
05-24-2013, 02:25 AM
Clutchmaster's FX400.
Holds real well.

un1ko
05-24-2013, 07:51 AM
Clutchmaster's FX400.
Holds real well.

I heard good things about this clutch. I went with the FX400 8 puck, instead of what the majority go with (6 puck). I'm not to, to knowledgeable with clutches, but based on my understanding is by going with the 8 puck vs the 6 puck - the 8 puck has a little more of a OE feel than the 6 puck, but the 6 puck may handle a little more power than the 8 puck.


How much power are you running?

northcarohio
05-24-2013, 11:00 AM
Check out JHM's new clutch for the B5. There is a thread here with a user's review and its quite a deal.

I think you're probably referring to me. I just had this installed a couple weeks ago and think its great so far. Its getting easier and easier to drive everyday, and the engagement point has now moved out close to the stock position. I am going to put another tank of gas through before I dump it or drive it really hard, but I'd recommend it in a heartbeat. Mention you're a AZ member and you can probably get a deal on shipping too [up]

If you plan on taking your car to the drag strip often I would probably get something with a heavier flywheel though, since it will actually help you off the line. If you go with CM hit up Mike Hood on here for the best deals

demonmk2
05-24-2013, 08:41 PM
I have a south bend stage 4 clutch and its great!

melomandn
05-25-2013, 11:43 AM
I love my clutch masters fx400

nynoah
05-25-2013, 12:44 PM
I run a 240mm FX300 and really like it. If you are going for a high performance clutch make sure you get a 240mm. I also would not get an uber lightweight flywheel. Weight is good, you want just the right amount to make the car daily drivable and last long term.

mykeg6
05-25-2013, 01:05 PM
I heard good things about this clutch. I went with the FX400 8 puck, instead of what the majority go with (6 puck). I'm not to, to knowledgeable with clutches, but based on my understanding is by going with the 8 puck vs the 6 puck - the 8 puck has a little more of a OE feel than the 6 puck, but the 6 puck may handle a little more power than the 8 puck.


How much power are you running?

Haven't dynoed the car yet.

Probably near 400 awhp maybe?

M-Hood
05-28-2013, 12:25 PM
I heard good things about this clutch. I went with the FX400 8 pad, instead of what the majority go with (6 puck). I'm not to, to knowledgeable with clutches, but based on my understanding is by going with the 8 pad vs the 6 puck - the 8 puck has a little more of a OE feel than the 6 puck, but the 6 puck may handle a little more power than the 8 pad.


How much power are you running?

Made a few corrections for you. The 8 "PAD" is a full face disk with pads of material mounted to each side of the disk face. A 8 puck would be a puck type disk like the disk for the FX850 TD/SS.

un1ko
05-28-2013, 01:05 PM
Made a few corrections for you. The 8 "PAD" is a full face disk with pads of material mounted to each side of the disk face. A 8 puck would be a puck type disk like the disk for the FX850 TD/SS.

Thanks Mike! Yeah not sure why I said puck, instead of pad.

JessB878
05-29-2013, 08:17 AM
thanks guysss! ill definitely do a little more research cant wait to get my car back on the roadd ! [:D]

c0r3y.af
05-29-2013, 10:34 AM
Clutchmaster's FX400.
Holds real well.

This. Pretty much the go-to around here, it seems.

JessB878
05-30-2013, 07:43 AM
This. Pretty much the go-to around here, it seems.

thats what ill probably go with everyone seems to like it !