Re: Clutch/Flywheel Upgrade for a 2003 1.8T Tiptronic?? What is there? (Bora1.8TMan)
Uhhh...well, I'm no expert on the tiptronic, but most automatic transmissions don't have a clutch/flywheel setup. They have a torque convertor, and I doubt you can upgrade it without putting in a new transmission.
thanks..these are the responses that I was looking for.
I am not an expert on the tiptronic either.
I just know that I'm putting a lot more power on the stock transmission than vw ever intended for.
Does anybody know if there is a quaife or peloquin lsd out for tips?
No one makes a LW Flywheel or LSD for us yet and it is rumored that a beefier Torque Converter may be in the works. The LSD is a must but IMO we are already fairly rev happy with our short final gears. A LW FW would prob be too much and I doubt the strength is an issue.
Keeping it cool is critical for any Automatic to withstand more power than it was initially designed for. Too cool can be a prob too though. That is yet another product we need researched and tested.
We have a long way to go but the last few months have been quite promising
(there just may be light ahead in the tunnel)
the "flywheel" you guys are refering to in the tipTronic cars is actually called a flexplate and its not even close to the weight of a LW flywheel for a manual car. Its probably, and im guessing here from personal experience holding one, about 3lbs total weight to it. i dont know about you guys, but i dont want that getting any lighter by removing material from such a thin piece already.
I wasn't aware that they used such a light one already. I know not all 4cyl auto "flywheels" are that light and some people do put it lighter ones. Learning something new everyday.... I did however know we don't need to address this issue.
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