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Old 12-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Cool APR Stage 1 clutch concerns

So, I'm getting ready to pull the trigger this Thursday on a Stage 1 APR tune here in the Kansas City area but I'm concerned about clutch slip. My previous car was a 2011 GTI stage 2 APR and it began to slip so my fear is stage 1 in my Golf R may do the same. Anyone have experience with stage 1 so I might feel a little better about my purchase???
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Not completely sure of options for the R but they seem to have a more robust setup than the GTI.



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Old 12-07-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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So, I'm getting ready to pull the trigger this Thursday on a Stage 1 APR tune here in the Kansas City area but I'm concerned about clutch slip. My previous car was a 2011 GTI stage 2 APR and it began to slip so my fear is stage 1 in my Golf R may do the same. Anyone have experience with stage 1 so I might feel a little better about my purchase???
I just hit 4800 miles on my r, I did GIAC stage 1 at about 3800 and just put in a neuspeed p flo... Yes it's a different company but very similar, I have had 0 issues with anything including clutch ...everyone else can chime on but I don't believe you have any problems until stage 2 + ... But not 100%
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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I just hit 4800 miles on my r, I did GIAC stage 1 at about 3800 and just put in a neuspeed p flo... Yes it's a different company but very similar, I have had 0 issues with anything including clutch ...everyone else can chime on but I don't believe you have any problems until stage 2 + ... But not 100%
Great, that makes me feel a lot better. I still would like to hear from others on their experience but I was really worried even stage 1 would be too much for the clutch.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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Great, that makes me feel a lot better. I still would like to hear from others on their experience but I was really worried even stage 1 would be too much for the clutch.
Every single Golf R that we have done:

- Stage 1
- Stage 1+
- Stage 2
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to still has the stock clutch. I don't think any of them are over 7500 miles yet, but I know at least a few of the 2+ cars get driven hard or raced. Hope that makes you feel better. I'm not saying there won't be failures, but we haven't seen one yet.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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My roommate has stg2+ on his R for about 5k mi now with no issues and he trashes it. Golf R clutch setup seems to be much stronger/better.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:45 PM   #7
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My roommate has stg2+ on his R for about 5k mi now with no issues and he trashes it. Golf R clutch setup seems to be much stronger/better.
Tell him to come with and unlock ESC
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:03 PM   #8
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~5,600mi on my R. Stage 1 tune since about 900mi; no issues.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:05 PM   #9
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Good to know. Thanks guys.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:54 AM   #10
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So, almost a year later, how are everyone's clutches holding up?
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #11
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Been 2+ for about 7,500 miles now, no clutch issues. v3.31 seems to have solved some people's slipping issues but I've never had any...
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:30 PM   #12
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Been 2+ for about 7,500 miles now, no clutch issues. v3.31 seems to have solved some people's slipping issues but I've never had any...
Fall has arrived for us in the N.W. so we will see who gets slippage. I went to stage 2 with about 1200 on the clock and now have 2600. I am a little light on clutches generally so we'll see. About to pull the trigger on the HStuning Rs-r clutch to have it handy when it does go.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:31 PM   #13
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Glad to hear things are peachy with the R clutches... thinking about doing the stage 1 and maybe stage 1+, but nervous about pooching the warranty Need to talk with dealership service manager and see what they say...
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:46 PM   #14
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Im stage 2+ with a UK tuning company called DNA Tuning. No clutch issues at all - rock solid.

Mind you, if you thrash your car and launch it all the time you will kill the clutch.
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