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      03-29-2012 02:54 PM #108
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      03-29-2012 03:05 PM #110
      You mention converting to 6MT however your stateside super twin Skela converted TO DSG because they claimed to be able to push more power consistently through the system. What are your thoughts on this?

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      03-29-2012 04:00 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      You mention converting to 6MT however your stateside super twin Skela converted TO DSG because they claimed to be able to push more power consistently through the system. What are your thoughts on this?
      The DSG is better than manual, but manual can be stronger and cheaper to maintain.
      I will try to keep the DSG in the TT as its fab.
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      03-29-2012 04:13 PM #112
      That appears to be what he is running into, there is no shortage of money invested in that car but he is held up by the clutch packs. My guess is past that certain point (which is pretty damn high) it gets expensive to hold the power.

      Manual wise, I haven't really looked into it recently but I would say it cant be much cheaper. Everyone here has struggled endlessly with high HP clutches. Nothing special power wise on my end but my VF Stage 2 with "Whisper Quiet" LWFW is not what I paid for. The clutch holds great, OEM feels, love the FW as the car revs a bit snappier. The chatter though! I mean it is kind of embarrassing. Never heard any as loud as mine.

      I could actually enjoy one in the car with proper mods. I have an extra transmission now I supposed I could swap with someone.


      Quote Originally Posted by sTT eV6 View Post
      The DSG is better than manual, but manual can be stronger and cheaper to maintain.
      I will try to keep the DSG in the TT as its fab.
      Steve

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      03-29-2012 04:22 PM #113
      I have SSP clutch packs incl their add ons which are going to be replaced under warranty due to glazing. HPA offer a DSG upgrade but it's $6k I think and they need the box.
      UM have some good numbers on OEM clutch packs but I don't know how reliable it is.
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      03-29-2012 11:58 PM #114
      I too had the VF/Clutchmasters FW. sounds like a 1" ball bearing is bouncing around in there.

      I finally went thru hell, but got the REAL Sachs race engineered (no one but sachs touched it) w/ the Fourseasons heavier flywheel and life is grand!!

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      04-17-2012 02:58 PM #115
      As planned she has gone under the knife for a new clutch and hot parts are going to Zircotec for a little coating..

      DSG

      New wheels will be installed whilst she is asleep.

      I should be going offshore this week so i will not need her.
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      04-17-2012 04:07 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by M this 2! View Post
      I finally went thru hell, but got the REAL Sachs race engineered (no one but sachs touched it) w/ the Fourseasons heavier flywheel and life is grand!!
      I'll be selling the aluminum FW when I get your stuff Nathan (unless you want to part it), I want the 16.5lb or 20lb with a Fluidampr

      Nice work on the redone DSG, what kind of driveability/longevity do you expect with the modified clutches? I've driven a stock 3.2 and it was soft, would love to drive one with a flash and more attitude
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      Torque is how many crubs and briks you can sled into. Horsepower is how fast you can sled into them, multiplied by how load your cam knock is.

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      04-17-2012 05:47 PM #117
      Clutch feel is still an OEM feel until the pedal is squeezed and the gates of hell open and the push into the seat is continous, not a spike of boost.
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      04-19-2012 06:23 AM #118
      Nice build!

      Where did you get the tt badge with the flag?

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      04-19-2012 06:47 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by panakamana View Post
      Nice build!

      Where did you get the tt badge with the flag?
      Cheers,
      the badges are from the NSU cars.
      They are collectors items as NSU don't exist anymore.
      Im not sure i will be fitting them as my theme has changed slightly so they could be up for sale.
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      04-20-2012 12:43 AM #120
      Cool find then.

      I envy your 3.3 mine is only 2.1

      If you get em up for sale im in.

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      04-20-2012 04:16 AM #121
      No worries, i will keep you informed.
      Even a 2.1 can generate some good numbers but it will end up having its neck wrung to get to that power whereas the V6 can make the numbers with less stress..me thinks.
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      04-20-2012 03:51 PM #122
      Yes you are completely right, thats why I envy you

      Im trying to make 550 hp but on full boost, very stressful for my little motor...

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      04-21-2012 06:43 AM #123
      I will be having some big stresses, as I'm trying to achieve 700+ on 98 RON through the DSG.
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      04-21-2012 01:52 PM #124
      Gearbox stripped down to inspect the clutch packs, baskets and steels..





      There is wear to the friction plates for 2nd and 4th and also the associated steels.
      New clutch to be fitted..but who's
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      04-21-2012 06:13 PM #125
      Yes indeed your weak ppint is the dsg. My 06 gli has one and its been 3 times i replace my flywheel and i am only pushing around 340 hp

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      04-22-2012 11:41 AM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by panakamana View Post
      Yes indeed your weak ppint is the dsg. My 06 gli has one and its been 3 times i replace my flywheel and i am only pushing around 340 hp

      Gl
      My DSG will stay for as long as it holds up then i may have to consider going manual..but i love the DSG.

      Ive decided to get a new motorsport Go Pro 2 HD cam for rear vids and i will use my MUVI for forward ones..

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      04-22-2012 12:26 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by sTT eV6 View Post
      My DSG will stay for as long as it holds up then i may have to consider going manual..but i love the DSG.
      I really dont get this line of thinking

      Most people with big power have gone from manual to dsg (especially for a street car), not the other way around...
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      04-22-2012 12:36 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by jmh2002 View Post
      I really dont get this line of thinking

      Most people with big power have gone from manual to dsg (especially for a street car), not the other way around...
      No one knows what the DSG is capeable of with standing, but im pretty sure it will be my weak point with the power ive got available.
      I dont really want to be dialing it backwards when ive still got options to keep the DSG or go manual. Manual will allow me to run more bhp/torque and also have longer gears, if i want.
      I do wanna keep the DSG..but will it last?
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      04-22-2012 12:57 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by sTT eV6 View Post
      Manual will allow me to run more bhp/torque and also have longer gears, if i want.
      Oh yeah.... ?

      Please post all your info about this. Im sure there are many that would like to hear.

      So far as I am aware, whilst the limits of the DSG are not yet defined, the proven limits are already beyond the known manual gearbox failure level.

      In addition, IIUC some super long DSG gears are also available, and fitted in some cars...

      I look forward to your alternative info which we dont seem to be aware of.
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      04-22-2012 02:05 PM #130
      As your only running 450ps you wouldn't have to worry, but some of us with higher power have to keep our options open. If the limits of the DSG clutch are being exceeded to the point of slippage, then other avenues have to be explored.
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      04-22-2012 03:28 PM #131
      Im not talking about me, Im not worried since I have a bullet proof setup

      I am however interested in your claims/suggestions.

      Quote Originally Posted by sTT eV6 View Post
      Manual will allow me to run more bhp/torque and also have longer gears, if i want.
      Please post up some facts/info since you are suggesting the complete opposite to what has become the accepted wisdom (unless you are talking about a full custom gearset/gearbox which may not be suitable for street use)

      Do you know something everyone else doesnt?

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      04-22-2012 03:50 PM #132
      We talked about this earlier in the thread referencing Skela. HPA has proven that the DSG is the option to go with but anyone pushing 500AWHP or more is going to need to spend $6000+ in addition to the money already spent on the existing DSG upgrades.

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      04-22-2012 04:18 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by arethirdytwo View Post
      We talked about this earlier in the thread referencing Skela. HPA has proven that the DSG is the option to go with but anyone pushing 500AWHP or more is going to need to spend $6000+ in addition to the money already spent on the existing DSG upgrades.
      Yes, I know that, and also the more recent info regarding UM's work with the DSG (650whp+?)

      However, here is being suggested that a manual gearbox is a better way to go, so Im asking if Steve has some more relevant information that the rest of us arent aware of...
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      04-22-2012 06:56 PM #134
      There is always the option to go for a 4 motion manual box with frozen gear sets and high TQ clutch.
      There is also the option for a dog box with cut gears and a sequential box, but this is not for the street.
      I need street with the option to hit the strip. DSG is the way to go and until SSP or HPA can come up with proven Kevlar options, i may have to explore the limitations of stock+ setup or SSP 500+ clutch pack options for now.
      TT DSG is 10 years old now and we are still waiting for proven solutions for 700+ options.
      There are R32 manuals out there running big numbers, but DSGs are lagging behind cos of the clutches and tune, but UM is coming up with good results on the stock clutch packs, imagine what they can do with an improved clutch...
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      04-22-2012 11:10 PM #135
      just read this start to finish, awesome build man!

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      04-23-2012 01:48 AM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnding... View Post
      just read this start to finish, awesome build man!
      Cheers.. Seems to be like your username..
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      04-27-2012 02:37 PM #137
      Going blue..

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      05-07-2012 01:40 PM #138
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      05-07-2012 02:02 PM #139
      Cheers..
      im off to the shop tomoz for 3 days to start cleaning things up and helping to get things back together.
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      05-07-2012 02:10 PM #140
      There are two BT guys on golfmkv forums that are pushing just under 600whp in MKV GTIs and they have stock DSG clutchpacks with custom Revo DSG software.
      They are just now starting to get the DSG to slip and are looking in to clutchpacks.
      Apparently the SSP clutchpacks aren't worth the money at all, but the HPA clutchpacks work great.
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