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aRIf
03-16-2006, 10:44 AM
when I drive hard, stock clutch does not hold anymore.

I am planing to go with South Bend HD Street Series OFE. Torque cap is 335.

What do you guys think. I need some help. Any other clutch you guys can suggest me ?

BranCKY3
03-16-2006, 10:59 AM
That's the clutch that everyone seems to love. Either get the HD or spend the extra cash for the SS OFE if you want.

Does your stock clutch slip all the time when you accelerate or just when you shift?

aRIf
03-16-2006, 11:07 AM
it seems fine when I drive but if I drive aggressive it slips when I shift, cannot hold 2nd gear.

Eurotuned_A4
03-16-2006, 12:12 PM
sorry for the quick question. but whats the difference between the hd and ss ofe?

geeboyjibber
03-16-2006, 12:21 PM
what are your mods?

BranCKY3
03-16-2006, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by Eurotuned_A4
sorry for the quick question. but whats the difference between the hd and ss ofe?

115 ftlbs of torque capacity and $135. IIRC, Tomritt runs the HD on his t3/t4 and launches it at full boost with no problems.

aRIf
03-16-2006, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by geeboyjibber
what are your mods?

elim 2871r, high flow mani, 3" test pipe, 3" inlet pipe" borla, unitronic

aRIf
03-16-2006, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by BranCKY3
Tomritt runs the HD on his t3/t4 and launches it at full boost with no problems. [/B]

that's why I want to get this clutch.

Eurotuned_A4
03-16-2006, 12:45 PM
well it seems like a good product. i would say go for it. you gonna put it in yourself?

aRIf
03-16-2006, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Eurotuned_A4
well it seems like a good product. i would say go for it. you gonna put it in yourself?

no it is not something I can do. I'll pay huge labor [=(] [=(]

aRIf
03-16-2006, 12:49 PM
is elim 2871R build more torque than t3/t4 ?

Eurotuned_A4
03-16-2006, 12:49 PM
i know it does cost a good amount. i paid to get my spec put in and it sucked. anyways, im planning on getting a clutch later down the road. im considering doing it myself though. i mean i did the turbo and all, so why cant i do the clutch.

aRIf
03-16-2006, 01:32 PM
Just bought Stage 4 SS OFE.

BarryT82
03-16-2006, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by aRIf
Just bought Stage 4 SS OFE.


I have the stage 4 ofe and love it. It releases a little sooner than stock does so it takes a few days to get used to, but it feels great.

BarryT82
03-16-2006, 01:37 PM
Did you get the cryo treated?

aRIf
03-16-2006, 01:38 PM
Barry;

How many miles do I need to be easy on this clutch before I drop it 7000rpm :) :) :)

aRIf
03-16-2006, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by BarryT82
Did you get the cryo treated?

what's that ? I jusy bought what they have in the page.

Eurotuned_A4
03-16-2006, 06:21 PM
it makes the clutch stronger by cooling it somehow. im not sure on specefics, but its something like that. i think you should let it break in for at least 500 miles.

LateraLex
03-16-2006, 06:42 PM
How stiff is the pedal feel? I need something similiar which is ok for a daily driver.

BarryT82
03-16-2006, 07:18 PM
It feels fine. I haven't tried a 7000 rpm dump so I'm not sure.

Nor_Cal_Driver
03-17-2006, 07:13 AM
How hard is the install? I've pulled Honda motors and done hybrid swaps so I'm guessing I can handle it. How much have you guys paid for labor? I have two quotes:
Stealership: $1500 installed (oem clutch)
Speed Shop: $1250 installed (sachs clutch)

Don Supreme
03-17-2006, 07:21 AM
I have done two 6000 RPM DROPS on mine. I also love mine, and it is cryo treated.

I drive in heavy MD,VA,DC traffic everyday.

onemoremile
03-17-2006, 07:24 AM
my local audi dealership charged less than 500 to install my OFE SS and clean up the OE flywheel.

the SS has a stronger pressure plate and a slightly firmer clutch pedal. the SS pressure plate looks like a modified stock piece. it has the stock OEM identifier markings on it.

i did a track day with about 500 miles on the clutch and it has been fine for the last 11k miles. track days are much easier on the clutch since there is no launching but it should be ready to launch after 500-750 miles. you will be able to feel when it is ready. it really sucks before it is broken in. initially it is very grabby and you may stall a few times trying to keep the revs down, not slip it too much, and not break the tires loose. it mellows out after it is broken in.