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Title: Now i need a clutch. :(
Post by: Eric18T on April 03, 2004, 11:58:46 AM
Ok so i finnaly start dialing everything in. I rebuild my Hyperboost DV today, installed a ECS N75 race valve, reset the computer, realigned the throttle body, pset the software to 91 octane, and then went for a drive in this nice wet weather..

What do i find out?? my damn clutch is slipping like mad. The traction control isn't even coming on. The clutch is just slipping and slipping more. The RPMS rev right up nicely.  So i guess it is time for a new clutch. Who would you guys trust with a clutch install?


The car does feel faster though :) , and these Toyo T1-S's tires hook up in the downpours i drove in last night.. No hydroplaning at all.  Just apssing everyone in the left lane.. Big :thumbsup:

Now if i could just find some good wipers.
Title: Now i need a clutch. :(
Post by: Colorado_Baja on April 03, 2004, 12:13:16 PM
Wow thats a bummer about your clutch... I dont know anyone in denver, but JJ Tracks in Monument does really good work. Thats way out of your way though.  Hope that you find someone.
Title: Now i need a clutch. :(
Post by: kraut-sled on April 05, 2004, 11:54:12 AM
Well that sucks!

I was just reading in EuroTuner about the SPEC stage 1 clutch.  It sounds like a good deal and they have stage 2, 3, 4, and 5 if needed.

Abd Racing is the source, so maybe look into that as a replacement.  Becasue you are pushing some good power through the engine and upgrade maybe be worth the $$.
Title: Now i need a clutch. :(
Post by: Eric18T on April 05, 2004, 10:01:56 PM
i am thinking either the Autotech stage 2 w/ light flywhel or the ECS stage 1 kit.  The biggest thing is finding someone local to install it. I don;t really feel like doing this myself.

Can you e-mail me when you guys do your boost gauge. i need to install one soon, but i want to see how you guys install it before i attempt it.

Thanks.
Title: Now i need a clutch. :(
Post by: Colorado_Baja on April 05, 2004, 10:58:07 PM
Please copy me on that email I need to install one soon as well but I dont even know how to go about doing it.

Thanks Greg
Title: Now i need a clutch. :(
Post by: Chas on April 05, 2004, 11:26:55 PM
Well Eric, I know you don't have a Passat, but you're right, you don't want any of that yourself. That's a nasty job that needs to be left to pros. I'm serious too. I did my own clutch on my '99 1.8T Passat and it took two days of swearing, fighting and finger cutting to get that bad boy back together. Yes, in the end I saved about $450 to $600 doing it myself, but I would never do it again! It's worth every penny you pay to have a shop do it.  :cry:

There are a couple places in the front range area that can do it. Try Motorsport Werks in Broomfield. I think they had one of the better prices too and they know their way around German cars.

Good luck! :-D
Title: Now i need a clutch. :(
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 06, 2004, 01:42:09 PM
Eric I use a place called German Car Specialists.  The guy is Russian and is very good and real cheap too as far as his labor rates go.

I will have to find the number tonight as he is not listed.