What size tire did you go with?
Little pic of the rear, now ive got a couple of updated badges on..
Still got to put my Q7 4 rings back on at some point.
Last edited by sTT eV6; 04-02-2012 at 06:02 AM.
I will live with it for a little while and decide whether they stay or not.
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?
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.
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.
As planned she has gone under the knife for a new clutch and hot parts are going to Zircotec for a little coating..
New wheels will be installed whilst she is asleep.
I should be going offshore this week so i will not need her.
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
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.
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.
I will be having some big stresses, as I'm trying to achieve 700+ on 98 RON through the DSG.
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