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I'm using the Clutchmasters 02992-HDBL-R (FX400 - 8 puck, rigid disc for use w/ OEM Dual Mass flywheel). https://www.ecstuning.com/b-clutch-masters-parts/fx400-clutch-kit-stage-4/02992-hdbl-r~clu/ I've had it in about a week now and loving it so far. It's almost like OEM, but a tad grabby when it warms up.

I haven't had a chance to go WOT yet, since I also got a new turbo (Xona hybrid) installed along w/ it, and waiting for the software to get finished... so they told me to stay out of boost for now.. but I've given it some gas here or there, and it hit ~20 PSI and no issues (was logging cylinder miss fire counters, and timing to make sure nothing bad was happening).
 

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I'm using the Clutchmasters 02992-HDBL-R (FX400 - 8 puck, rigid disc for use w/ OEM Dual Mass flywheel). https://www.ecstuning.com/b-clutch-masters-parts/fx400-clutch-kit-stage-4/02992-hdbl-r~clu/ I've had it in about a week now and loving it so far. It's almost like OEM, but a tad grabby when it warms up.

I haven't had a chance to go WOT yet, since I also got a new turbo (Xona hybrid) installed along w/ it, and waiting for the software to get finished... so they told me to stay out of boost for now.. but I've given it some gas here or there, and it hit ~20 PSI and no issues (was logging cylinder miss fire counters, and timing to make sure nothing bad was happening).
I went a similar way after the sachs 4 puck...it was great at first but the squealing drove me nuts once it broke in and I had to pull it out. I went clutch master SMF steel with 8 puck sprung.. I'm still breaking it in right now, so nothing to report just yet. Just that engagement is lighter and more gradual compared to the on/off switch. I also noticed as it breaks in more and more that it's getting more "grabby". I have my boost dialed right down until it fully breaks in... out of curiosity what tune are you going to be using? I've been pondering the k04 hybrid k24.2 but I can't seem to find the correct tune.

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If anyone is looking for a SMF setup, I have a brand new Helix Autosports SMF plus twin disc clutch. The kit includes a CNC'd clutch cover. I have the organic disc option so it well mannered on the street.

Cost for this flywheel/clutch kit in USD varies based on the exchange rate (Helix Autosports is located in the UK) but I paid over $2k with shipping and import duties/fees/taxes. Since I am trading my TT-RS the first of this coming week, I would be willing to let the full Helix flywheel plus twin disc clutch kit go for $1200 shipped.

PM me if you are interested.

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Seems that the biggest problem isn't the clutch in itself. But the Flywheel. The DMF is the way to go from what I gather after 4 years of this post? If that is the case, which I am good with, where does everyone source their DMF's? Audi wants my first born son for one, and as much as he can be a pain, I have to deny. If that is not the case, then what flywheel is proven to be the best for street, strip and the occasional hill climb event.

Thank you in advance!
 

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Seems that the biggest problem isn't the clutch in itself. But the Flywheel. The DMF is the way to go from what I gather after 4 years of this post? If that is the case, which I am good with, where does everyone source their DMF's? Audi wants my first born son for one, and as much as he can be a pain, I have to deny. If that is not the case, then what flywheel is proven to be the best for street, strip and the occasional hill climb event.

Thank you in advance!
The stock Audi DMF is the only one you should be putting on your car, unless you want destroyed syncros and/or a broken crank.

This is where I bought mine: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-volkswagen-audi-parts/flywheel/07k105266d/

And I got this clutch, and it works great: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-clutch-masters-parts/fx400-clutch-kit-stage-4/02992-hdbl-r~clu/
 

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I went a similar way after the sachs 4 puck...it was great at first but the squealing drove me nuts once it broke in and I had to pull it out. I went clutch master SMF steel with 8 puck sprung.. I'm still breaking it in right now, so nothing to report just yet. Just that engagement is lighter and more gradual compared to the on/off switch. I also noticed as it breaks in more and more that it's getting more "grabby". I have my boost dialed right down until it fully breaks in... out of curiosity what tune are you going to be using? I've been pondering the k04 hybrid k24.2 but I can't seem to find the correct tune.

Cheers,
K
Single mass is not good for your car. They have been proven to lead to destroyed synros and broken cranks.
 

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Single mass is not good for your car. They have been proven to lead to destroyed synros and broken cranks.
Seeing as everyone seems to have an opinion on the RS clutch setup. I'd like to hear a technical explanation of why the DMF setup is so great other than "this set of people blew up their trans with SMF". Or SMF = bad. I think the real culprit is NLS and LC. Syncros don't just blow because of FWs. I know that the lighter discs allow the syncros to get the job done easier but both setups offer light discs. I get the damping effect of DMF on LC, but how long is DMF going to last before seperating when feeding it torque way beyond it's capacity. My personal opinion is that "abuse is abuse". If you beat on something hard enough it will break whether you soften the blow or not. Seems if you use DMF get ready to replace the FW frequently or SMF running into trans issues when pushing the car hard all the time.
 

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Seeing as everyone seems to have an opinion on the RS clutch setup. I'd like to hear a technical explanation of why the DMF setup is so great other than "this set of people blew up their trans with SMF". Or SMF = bad. I think the real culprit is NLS and LC. Syncros don't just blow because of FWs. I know that the lighter discs allow the syncros to get the job done easier but both setups offer light discs. I get the damping effect of DMF on LC, but how long is DMF going to last before seperating when feeding it torque way beyond it's capacity. My personal opinion is that "abuse is abuse". If you beat on something hard enough it will break whether you soften the blow or not. Seems if you use DMF get ready to replace the FW frequently or SMF running into trans issues when pushing the car hard all the time.
You're free to use whatever you want. If you do you're homework you'll find that the general consensus of all the guys who specialize in building these engines will tell you to avoid SMF. If you're not in the TTRS Facebook group, I suggest joining it. It's much more active than this site.

A whole thread about the reasons why:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/520067678072375?view=permalink&id=1165591736853296

To sum it up, it has to do with the harmonics and lack of a pilot bearing on input shaft.
 

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You're free to use whatever you want. If you do you're homework you'll find that the general consensus of all the guys who specialize in building these engines will tell you to avoid SMF. If you're not in the TTRS Facebook group, I suggest joining it. It's much more active than this site.

A whole thread about the reasons why:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/520067678072375?view=permalink&id=1165591736853296

To sum it up, it has to do with the harmonics and lack of a pilot bearing on input shaft.
Thanks Lux, I will check it out as I'm working with an Audi tuner now that does have extensive knowledge of RS/S models. His main concern was replacing DMF constantly as mine came out of the car completely out of spec because of the torque levels after only 30k with zero abusive driving. I will do my homework though. If someone has figured this one out I'm all ears. I've just been fed alot of misinformation.
 

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Wish this thread was still going. Would be great to know more info, rather than what people have installed, years ago, and no updates. I don't have a FB, and never will, don't want to be like all those losers who do. :facepalm:
 

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Wish this thread was still going. Would be great to know more info, rather than what people have installed, years ago, and no updates. I don't have a FB, and never will, don't want to be like all those losers who do. :facepalm:
Yeah it's sad to see so many people leave a dedicated car forum to post on a toxic and failing platform where your comments get jumbled or censored because of "magic algorithms" that choose for you what you actually see. Once people wake up they'll hopefully start coming back to these sites.

For those people still on here, they should post up some clutch updates they have been riding for a while to keep the discussion going.
 

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Wish this thread was still going. Would be great to know more info, rather than what people have installed, years ago, and no updates. I don't have a FB, and never will, don't want to be like all those losers who do. <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/facepalm.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Facepalm" class="inlineimg" />
Yeah it's sad to see so many people leave a dedicated car forum to post on a toxic and failing platform where your comments get jumbled or censored because of "magic algorithms" that choose for you what you actually see. Once people wake up they'll hopefully start coming back to these sites.

For those people still on here, they should post up some clutch updates they have been riding for a while to keep the discussion going.
I don’t know of any clutch updates. I have looked into that area yet but I will soon. I haven’t done any upgrades to my TTRS yet, but I will soon. However, I do agree that these forums don’t have the same community that it once held when the car first came out years ago. And it’s disappointing to see and experience as a owner because I feel that it isn’t just the forums but also a lot of support from bigger tuner companies such as APR have stopped focusing on the 8J due to the 8S. I do understand that there is more money probably to be made over with the 8S and I do like the 8S but I hate that it stole so much attention from the 8J; in my opinion.
 

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I have a clutch job coming up in the not-too-distant future.

I don't have freakBook, either, so I will definitely be on here to talk about it.

Cheers!
 

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i just picked up a ttrs, and all the problems the previous owner didnt fix. I am getting a pretty sig rumble and vibration on throttle off decel and from a start. i am asssuming this is the dmf (i didnt notice it until I swapped out the pendulum mount in the subframe for a solid one - - vibration city)

I tossed the DMF in my 350z for a single mass and barely noticed a difference. just made a lot of clutch chatter. if a DMF last 7 years, that aint bad. but i always appreciate an engine that revs better. so i dunno, ill get whatever works
 

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Hi to all, I'm new to the forum!
I have a TTRS MK2 for almost 2 years and had to replace a clutch on last november (2019). I only changed the clutch, pressure plate and clutch slave cylinder (the metal revision), here are the links if any one is intrested
Clutch: SouthBend Clutch SBC Stage 3 Endurance & Uprated pressure plate:

Slave Cylinder:

I didn't replace the DMF mainly because of cost issues. I live in Chile, South America and importing spare parts is very very expensive.. Long story short, and with only with 5k kms on the new cultch (not abuse at all by the way) the DMF started to fail. The gears randomly started to "not enter", random vibrations, and so on... So I made my self a Harakiri and bought the OEM DFM

Doing some reasearch, the problems that I have are realted to the failng of the DMF. Not really sure but since it was the only thing that I didn't replace I satarted there.

The overall milage of the car is 42.000 kms (barely 30k miles), and 25k miles were all very abused miles from the previous owner, and as a friend posted previously, I carried all the problems also from that abuse.

The car is on the way to the shop so I'll be posting updates and pics if you want =)
I'm also doing a intake valve cleaning (never found any videos or posts from some that has done it on this 5 cylinder engines, so it will be a first), bouth all the necessary gaskets, seals, etc.

Cheers and greetings from the very south end of the world.
 
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