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November 06, 2015, 09:16:48 am

Rising

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Clutch Questions(I hate to do this)
« on: November 06, 2015, 09:16:48 am »
Okay now that I have boost and a proper filter setup basically I'm not able to do anything in 4th gear and mostly anything in any of the other gears without the clutch coming loose once boost comes up. So I'm trying to determine exactly what I should do for an upgrade. There's tons of information here on the site but I'm trying to piece it all together.

I see a lot of people recommending pucked clutches, Is this for more extreme builds? I'm still running an N/A pump and an intercooled VNT 15 so I'm not making that much power. But it's clearly more than the stock (OLD) clutch can handle.

I see 190mm 200mm and 210mm Being the different options. (Requiring matched flywheels) But I have a 4A and I didn't know if the 4 speeds were different than the 5 speed clutches for some reason. What's the best option to be able to hold boost without going super overkill? Would a NEW stock clutch disc be okay for these power levels? Or should I consider the 210mm Flywheel and 16v Pressure plate with a stock clutch? Or do I really need to look aftermarket to hold  >=100HP?


'84 Rabbit Diesel- 1.6D Stock

Reply #1November 07, 2015, 07:41:15 am

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Re: Clutch Questions(I hate to do this)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 07:41:15 am »
I'd run a stock 210. Back in the day, you would have wanted the 16v pressure plate, but I've read the 16v plate is the only one available, now.

This should be good for up to 150hp.

-Todd

Reply #2November 09, 2015, 11:30:30 am

Rising

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 11:30:30 am »
Perfect! Thanks for the advice! I don't see myself getting above 150 anytime soon, and if I do then I'm sure a new clutch will be the least of my expenses. How about the 210mm Flywheels? Those are off of gassers right? And I need to make a timing punch? Did mk2 or mk3's come with this flywheel? The local yard pretty much only has mk3s :/


Edit:

Heck as cheap as they are new, by the time i pulled one from a junkyard and had it resurfaced i'd be better off with one of these I think: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volkswagen-vw-clutch-flywheel-210mm-oem-027105270b (Can someone confirm this is the one I need?)

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vw-clutch-kit-scirocco-golf-jetta-k7003702
« Last Edit: November 09, 2015, 11:39:27 am by Rising »
'84 Rabbit Diesel- 1.6D Stock

Reply #3November 10, 2015, 01:08:33 am

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 01:08:33 am »
That's it. It should have TDC on it, already. It's the only mark you're concerned about.

-Todd

 

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