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Old 01-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #57
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Okay I've got a lot to say about this thread. HYDE, thanks for pointing me here.

What's so great about this thread is that HYDE is a statistician, so he's prepared to bring meaning out of numbers from populations of data. Blackbelts do this by learning their system ahead of time and designing their experiments so that the numbers validate theories. I want to help by asking the right questions so that someone stumbling on this thread can say, "I want comfort with enough capability to hold Stage 2" and HYDE can present them with their options.
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I just purchased the CM fx400 6-puck
Oh wow, did this thread help you? Where did you purchase from?

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Another good thread hyde.....

fyi, my southbend clutch is a non-silent stage 2 endurance w/ flywheel
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Hey HYDE!
Yes i did, gave clay a call and he took care of me!
Oh wow, glad you guys are saving money!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #58
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So which one are you going with?
Dude, I don't know....

I keep going back and forth. Clutchmasters seem great but without the floating spline carrier, I fear it's just a matter of time until we see the same failures. They have not been run long enough IMO

The silent Southbend seems to have all the right ingredients, except for the failure rate.

If we assume Southbend learned from all the problems, then they might be the best choice.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:54 PM   #59
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Dude, I don't know....

I keep going back and forth. Clutchmasters seem great but without the floating spline carrier, I fear it's just a matter of time until we see the same failures. They have not been run long enough IMO

The silent Southbend seems to have all the right ingredients, except for the failure rate.

If we assume Southbend learned from all the problems, then they might be the best choice.
You're right a definite dilemma....at the end of the day you will have to take a shot at one of them. If you stay K04 or less, go with the south bend drop in disc. If you want the LWFW go for the FX350 or less. I drove an FX250 and it was hella smooth. FX300 was very quiet and smooth as well.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #60
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Dude, I don't know....

I keep going back and forth. Clutchmasters seem great but without the floating spline carrier, I fear it's just a matter of time until we see the same failures. They have not been run long enough IMO

The silent Southbend seems to have all the right ingredients, except for the failure rate.

If we assume Southbend learned from all the problems, then they might be the best choice.
After speaking with clay, he said hes been running the FX350 for a while - hes selling a product that is working great in his car and I believe for what I want with my car, in terms of performance and longevity, i made the right choice with the fx350 and im hoping I get many miles of use from it.

Regarding the floating spline carrier, ill let someone more tech savvy answer that one..
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #61
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FX400 6 puck, 20,000miles, it's my daily and it has a lot of power. Not a single slip in the clutch but the car is very good at destroying tires.
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After speaking with clay, he said hes been running the FX350 for a while - hes selling a product that is working great in his car and I believe for what I want with my car, in terms of performance and longevity, i made the right choice with the fx350 and im hoping I get many miles of use from it.

Regarding the floating spline carrier, ill let someone more tech savvy answer that one..
FX350 is next for me if my South Bend disk slips at K04 over the next few months.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:00 PM   #63
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FX400 6 puck, 20,000miles, it's my daily and it has a lot of power. Not a single slip in the clutch but the car is very good at destroying tires.
Good to hear! Better to be destroying tires then clutches
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FX350 is next for me if my South Bend disk slips at K04 over the next few months.
It seems like such a great choice, with myself and many choosing it im sure there will be enough resources for any newcomers that need to be sold on it! Im wondering how it will be after say 5,000 miles. Im sure it will hold great and smooth out, and i just cant wait to give a review after its in!
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Dude, I don't know....

I keep going back and forth. Clutchmasters seem great but without the floating spline carrier, I fear it's just a matter of time until we see the same failures. They have not been run long enough IMO

The silent Southbend seems to have all the right ingredients, except for the failure rate.

If we assume Southbend learned from all the problems, then they might be the best choice.
Yeah I analyzed it all to death, But in my opinion clutch masters seems like they've made clutches to better suit our cars & I'm sure they took what wasn't working with others companies clutches to make something that works better. Did you read Benders thread on the full face FX400 http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43188 Might at least help you decide on which brand to go with, It did for me.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #66
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You're right a definite dilemma....at the end of the day you will have to take a shot at one of them. If you stay K04 or less, go with the south bend drop in disc. If you want the LWFW go for the FX350 or less. I drove an FX250 and it was hella smooth. FX300 was very quiet and smooth as well.
I don't necessarily agree on going with the drop in disk. If you do it it may work out fine for you but I honestly feel that the pressure plate is the failure when you're dealing with the stock setup. But just my opinion from first hand experience....... as my car is still sitting on my friends lift. LOL

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I don't necessarily agree on going with the drop in disk. If you do it it may work out fine for you but I honestly feel that the pressure plate is the failure when you're dealing with the stock setup. But just my opinion from first hand experience....... as my car is still sitting on my friends lift. LOL

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What about the pressure plate signals to you that its weak?
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Batman: ‎A hero can be anyone. Even a few vendors doing something as simple and reassuring as having a group buy so that people with slipping clutches can purchase them at a discounted price, to let them know the world hadn't ended.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #69
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What about the pressure plate signals to you that its weak?
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For my previous MKV GTI K04 TSI, I bought a SouthBend Stage 3 Silent Daily with SB flywheel (KTSIF-SS-O-PD). Long story, short version... I had it installed by an excellent VW tech, broke it in properly, and it started randomly sticking gears and randomly unable to shift into or out of all gears. This was not an installation issue as we tried everything, I believe it was either defective or a design issue. I was extremely unhappy with South Bend's complete lack of give a shit and, based on this experience, their attitude, and huge waste of $1750+, will never purchase anything SouthBend again. I know some others have had good luck with SB products. I believe you.

tl;dr: SouthBend, Will not buy again, do not recommend.
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