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After all i read about high power 2.5TFSI builds, one thing is very clear to me, "You better off with a S-Tronic" gearbox.
 

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I would have paid up to $7k more if s-tronic gearbox was available here in the US, on top of $70k

( all the options except heated seat)
 

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All I can say is I haven’t had any issues with my transmission and I have 23,000 miles. I have not tracked it yet, but I drive it very spirited. The difference maybe is, that I always blip the throttle or heel and tow shift at anytime to match revs, even if I am driving slowly.
Just leaving this here as I have had excellent results with the FX300 with the stock Dual mass Flywheel.

I am APR Stage 2+
So within about a 2 month period you went to from stock to Stage 2+ and upgraded your clutch with the Clutch Masters FX300 and the OE DMF? Did you get slippage with the stock clutch after going to Stage 2? Also, did you reuse your DMF or get a new OEM DMF to go with the FX300 kit? Tx.
 

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So , what you are saying that I don't have to buy OEM clutch and have then modify it. You just purchase the already modified clutch.

Sweet.
 

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My scenario is a little different. I went Stage 2+ for 10,000 miles with my stock clutch system. After 10k it started slipping in 5th and 6th gear. I slowed down to preserve the clutch system until I could find a stock like no noise clutch system that could handle APR Stage2+. Since southbend didn't offer this with the stock dual mass flywheel, I decided to call Cluchmasters. Kevin, mentioned they didn’t have a clutch system for my car, but if I could send him all the stock parts he could modify it, give me a hell of a deal as they were going to take measurements of all the stock parts to make their own kit. I sent them the stock pressure plate, disc, bearing and DMF. (Bought at Audi dealer)

They modified the pressure plate and disc. DMF was not touched. My kit is just a modified stock pressure plate and disc. It has been great!

As far as the one I see in the video, it looks like they have a different pressure plate but they added the self adjusting springs. This will keep stock-like pedal feel and adjustability. Also I see from the video that the disc has springs rather than being a solid disc. Also in the video they show a SMF, which I gather it will have some chatter noise.

You can call them for more questions, but I know if I need another clutch, I would go Clutchmasters as I’ve had them in other cars and have not had a problem with them.


 

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Good info! Did you get a modified TTRS pressure plate or the one in the video? It sounds like you have a TTRS one, just want to clarify. I'd like to go the same route.
 

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Mine is a modified OEM TTRS pressure plate, like the one on the right. I didn't have the one in the video because it was not available. The one in the video is a lot more robust as you can see in the self adjusting springs, splines and actual pressure plate casing. (Thicker)

When I need a clutch again, I'll go with the one in the video.
 

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Hello guys,

Been a while since ive been on here.

My 2 cents.

Drive your car hard on stock clutch, and eventually the syncros will break. Could be the first 10k miles, could be 50-80k. But at some point it will break.

Now those with aftermarket clutches and flywheels, we will suffer premature syncro failure.

Ive had 3 boxes now, very annoying on what is otherwise a solid box.

Ive actually got two gearboxes, and we stripped down both, bear in mind im hitting over 620lbft of torque, and all the gears themselves where in PERFECT condition, in both boxes.

Now ive got a manufacturer in the UK who will make us stronger syncros. However I need 15 people to commit, and we are looking at a price of 80-100 british pounds per ring. So to make this box bulletproof could cost 600 sterling in parts.

I know that a stronger material will work as a guy who went through 4 gearboxes in germany had some made and 15km later and its been fine and hes happy.

Now at this stage I have 11 people who have said they will have some including some tuners. So for any of those interested please put your name down, once I have the minimum of 15 definite and serious comfirmation of "yes", I will be dropping my spare gearbox off to them to pin down on a price and starting the design process.

Now i dont know if once they have made these syncros once whether they will be able to continue to offer these syncros on a 1 sale basis. So anyone with a aftermarket clutch or thinking of going more power in the future, put your name down to not potentially end up being disappointed.
Hi, I am very interested in the upgraded synchro parts.

I have had a Helix twin disc clutch and SMF for almost two years now, waiting to be installed because of the issues reported with the transmissions once the DMF is removed for a SMF. Since the Helix clutch plates do not have dampening springs, it is likely a worse case scenario for the weak synchronizers.

Do you believe the custom pieces that you are having made will allow the transmission to survive with the Helix/SMF setup? If so, definitely count me in for a set!


From your experience, other than an upgraded engine damper, would you recommend any other upgrades to support the SMF/solid clutch disc setup?

Thank you
 

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Re: Clutchmaster TTRS clutch

Pros:
Stronger pressure plate cover than OEM.
Retains the SAC function (?), which should help extend clutch life with more consistent performance and feel over the life of the clutch.
Dampened clutch discs.
Many different options for friction material/clutch disc styles.
Much lighter SMF (vs OEM DMF).
Cost should be reasonable as it is a single disc setup with stamped pressure plate cover.

Cons:
Not a twin disc clutch.
Will a single disc clutch have enough holding power for Stage 3 or hybrid turbo setups with 500+HP and 600+lbft without having to make the pressure plate/clutch pedal too stiff for (comfortable) usage?
Higher Moment of Inertia than a reduced diameter, twin disc clutch.
No DMF... With a SMF and sprung clutch discs, will the result be broken synchros (and shift forks)?


For those who have broken transmissions after installing the "DXD" clutch setup, what is the configuration of that flywheel and clutch discs? SMF or OEM DMF? Solid or sprung clutch discs? If the DXD clutch is a SMF/sprung clutch disc configuration and the results are broken synchronizers, then we should see the same type of transmission failures with this Clutchmasters setup.
 

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Hi, I am very interested in the upgraded synchro parts.

I have had a Helix twin disc clutch and SMF for almost two years now, waiting to be installed because of the issues reported with the transmissions once the DMF is removed for a SMF. Since the Helix clutch plates do not have dampening springs, it is likely a worse case scenario for the weak synchronizers.

Do you believe the custom pieces that you are having made will allow the transmission to survive with the Helix/SMF setup? If so, definitely count me in for a set!


From your experience, other than an upgraded engine damper, would you recommend any other upgrades to support the SMF/solid clutch disc setup?

Thank you
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To keep everyone else updated, im dropping my spare gearbox off to transmission specialists on Wednesday. From there its roughly 8 weeks for the parts to be developed and manufacturered.
 

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To keep everyone else updated, im dropping my spare gearbox off to transmission specialists on Wednesday. From there its roughly 8 weeks for the parts to be developed and manufacturered.
Hi Poverty, any updates on those custom synchro parts?



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Syncros potentially 8 weeks away now if I can get 15 orders, more info soon
 

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Syncros potentially 8 weeks away now if I can get 15 orders, more info soon
Please post up pictures, drawings, BOM, description/materials, etc. of the parts that are going to be available. As I said before, count me in if you can pull this together.
 

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Thanks guys, just working out a few more minor details then will create a fresh thread about the syncros.

Out of interest can I ask what year your cars where built?
 
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