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Old 12-07-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
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Stage 2 next week... Is the slip inevitable

I got some T304 to pair with the midpipe less downpipe I have, a bung, and a reducer. My bud is gonna Tig weld it for me next week and then we were gonna throw it on there and head over to get my car flashed...

I hear a fair amount about slipping clutches, is this the majority or minority?

My thought was if it slips I will bump it down to Stage 1 and save some money.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:44 AM   #2
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I got some T304 to pair with the midpipe less downpipe I have, a bung, and a reducer. My bud is gonna Tig weld it for me next week and then we were gonna throw it on there and head over to get my car flashed...

I hear a fair amount about slipping clutches, is this the majority or minority?

My thought was if it slips I will bump it down to Stage 1 and save some money.
Seems like the majority, especially with this cold weather. Moar power, moar cold, moar slippage. I went 2 weeks on stage 2 and replaced it again after 1 year still at stage 2.

Welcome to the pain of the stick for mk6 GTIs!
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:45 AM   #3
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You went stage 2 then replaced the clutch once, and then a third time?
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:48 AM   #4
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It's extremely rare for a stage 2 to not slip. Expect the worse - expect it to happen - and expect tl pay for a clutch that can handle the power. It's a bummer, but I think it's worth it. I was stage 1 then went stage 2. It was a nice bump in power, torque delivery and sound. In the end, a new clutch was woth it to me. But this is a great car at any level.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:50 AM   #5
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I suppose. The gain from stage 2 just doesn't quite justify the cost of a clutch to me. I suppose I will see what happens.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:53 AM   #6
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A bud of mine did 30k on stage 2 and 15k on KO4 before any issues I suppose I'm just hoping for a situation like that
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You went stage 2 then replaced the clutch once, and then a third time?
I went stage 1 then replaced the 1st clutch about 2 weeks afterward, during the winter. Then about 11 months after, winter again and 20k more and it went out. I went from Stock/OrigDMFW to CM FX350/OrigDMFW and finally to RSR/ReplacedDMFW and thats been doing great so far!

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A bud of mine did 30k on stage 2 and 15k on KO4 before any issues I suppose I'm just hoping for a situation like that
Those are definitely the least common outcomes, most will replaced a clutch shortly after stage 2 and nearly immediately at K04. Most of the guys in our club had GTIs and they everyone had to replaced their clutches after stage 2 some at stage 1.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:20 AM   #8
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it probably will not slip right away... but it will eventually.

For me it was about 12k miles or so on stage2. Had 7k miles on stage 1 prior to that.

There are good clutch options out there and good installers. I had my whole kit installed for 200 Euros
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #9
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It will definitely begin to slip at Stage 2 after some time. Depends how you drive though. If you drive conservatively you won't notice it as much.

That being said, I just installed a new clutch that can handle the power and I love how the car feels!
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:41 PM   #10
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To answer your thread question: yes, more than likely the clutch will need replacing at Stage 2. There are certainly a few that have no issues or it was quite some time before slippage began, but counting/planning for it is a good idea. There are plenty of Stage 1's and stockers that ran into the same issue as well.
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:03 PM   #11
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Planning to replace is ok with me I'm just hoping it's not an issue right away
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:05 PM   #12
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Do not go full throttle below 4k rpm and it will extend the slippage. Never go full throttle and your good
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:06 PM   #13
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Somehow I doubt I'll be able to hold to that haha
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:27 PM   #14
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Whatt never go full throttle lol. I wouldnt be able to do that
I just got my downpipe to go to stage2 .. I guess I better start saving for a better clutch.
Which ones are you guys recommending?
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