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Old 07-31-2017, 11:17 PM   #169
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Yes I did mean Thrust bearing. As in the one holding your crankshaft in place. Essentially one of the thrust washers fell out into the sump and resulted in 3-4mm end float on the crank.

As kthor703 said, there is no proof that the pressure plate resulted in that. And realistically any clutch kit above stage 2 has an upgraded pressure plate. The plate is made by competition clutch so who knows. I most likely got ridiculously unlucky in my failure. But the Pressure Plate may have contributed (Regardless of Manufacturer).

BFI, ClutchMasters and SouthBend commented that they had not seen this failure on any of their kits with upgraded pressure plates. They had seen it on other motors in rare cases but not the golf kits
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:44 PM   #170
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If I had to do my clutch all over again, I would just go with SouthBend. Before the Sachs I was looking at a SouthBend Stage 2.

Let me tell you one thing though. I busted my head for months trying to figure out what clutch would be good and not shit the bed within 2 months of owning it, at the end I got what I got, but tbh....don't over think it. If you're going to have a shop install it, then ask them what they recommend. I did so much reading and research that I had headaches lol it's not worth it, for the most part they all work.

All you need to figure out is whether you want a SMFW or the stock DMFW. Then decide what material disc you want and that's it. Those are the important things in the equation. Once you know the answer to the above two questions you can just pick whichever company gives you the best deal.
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:07 AM   #171
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Much truth in the last post.

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Old 09-07-2017, 10:43 AM   #172
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Has anyone tried the DKM stage 2 kit? I can't find any reviews on it...
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:01 PM   #173
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Has anyone tried the DKM stage 2 kit? I can't find any reviews on it...
I'm looking to buy that for their twin clutch organic disc setup.

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Old 09-07-2017, 03:23 PM   #174
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Why the twin clutch? How much power are you putting down?

I'm k04 and from everything else I've seen people get by with clutches rated to 400lb-ft even though that is close to borderline IMO.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:52 AM   #175
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Why the twin clutch? How much power are you putting down?

I'm k04 and from everything else I've seen people get by with clutches rated to 400lb-ft even though that is close to borderline IMO.
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Old 10-03-2017, 04:23 PM   #176
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Throw out bearing...

And the problem with BFI is there are no decent reviews. Every one that exists is like "yeah bro had dis clutch fo 1200 miles yo its perfect no issues u should go 2 buy it right now" but no long term reviews. Like i don't give a shit if your clutch lasted a thousand miles. Congrats. And then they never follow up with how it held up long term. Lol.


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Just passing through, but I've had the Stage1 BFI kit for about 30k miles now. Car is Stage 1 Revo tuned, but stock otherwise.

Clutch holds strong, never had any signs of slipping. Pedal feel is really firm compared to stock. I dont care for it. Much stiffer than I'd expect on a stage 1, especially since they only advertise it supporting up to 290tq. The SMF is definitely loud as crap, but everyone knows that. I cant tell a difference between rev speed on this lightened SMF vs the DMF, and revs still hang forever.

However - in the last 5k miles or so, I'm occasionally getting a squeak on clutch release. Not sure if it's the release bearing or what.

I havent driven other MK6's with other clutches, but compared to other 'stage1' clutches I've driven, I dont like this one. The pedal is just too stiff for what it is and it's really takes some effort to drive it smoothly.
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