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I know it has been discussed several times but I couldn't seem to have questions/concerns answered in other topics I have read. Im going be needing a new clutch without a doubt like REAL SOON after only about 14 months of having it replaced already. this is due to certain circumstances. My interest is the difference between the spec and oem, which is better for the constant shifting of city driving, more forgiving in the "wear" department. what makes a clutch from say a mustang more likely to handle "dropping" compared to the R's? I dont wanna have to replace this thing every year but want one that can handle occasional spirited driving/ constant city usage. I love the car so getting rid of it is not an option <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> thanks for the help, even though its a mundane topic.
 

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I ran my OEM clutch for almost 50k mile and probably 3 track days. Launched the car 2-3 times. <p>The clutch still looked great and had plenty of life left.<p>It was replaced with a Spec3+ since we were in the area tinkering around. <p>The OEM clutch in my opinion can take some good power, but then again I've never made it a habit to clutch dump the car.
 

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Re: Spec VS. Oem (frankybotz87)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frankybotz87</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> this is due to certain circumstances. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Certain Circumstances? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Please expound more on these certain circumstances
 

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Re: Spec VS. Oem (jstro)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jstro</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Certain Circumstances? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Please expound more on these certain circumstances</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not hard to figure out:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frankybotz87</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">. what makes a clutch from say a mustang more likely to handle "dropping" compared to the R's?.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Here's a hint: you can't put a clutch in this car that will handle the abuse of constant high RPM clutch drops. There's too much traction to overcome and you can't get enough wheelspin to prevent serious clutch slip, unless you spray your tires with WD40 or something. <p>
 

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Re: Spec VS. Oem (jstro)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jstro</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Certain Circumstances? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Please expound more on these certain circumstances</TD></TR></TABLE><p>1.valet attendant dropping it<br>2. car wash worker RIDING it until I had enough and told him to get out.<br>3. parking brake locking really bad to the point the car didnt want to move. x2<br>4. possibly slave cylinder related as to the pedal sticking to the floor a couple times.<p><br>just want to make it a point that, yes Im young and enjoy the occasional over the speed limit driving, yet I do not abuse nor drop my clutch. EVER.<p>
 

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uh....well since those are some serious bad luck circumstances and they dont look like they will be repeated, get the oem clutch....unless you foresee more wearing being done to the clutch.... like seriously i learned how to drive standard on my car, hell i learned how to drive period on it and it now has 60 000 miles on the original clutch. its fairly resistant to wear.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frankybotz87</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">so most would say stick with the oem.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>unless you really feel you need a racing clutch which is essentially what spec is, then yes, stick with oem, plus if your having slave cylinder problems and you put a spec clutch you can kiss your warranty on your slave cyl goodbye if you still have warranty.
 

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Re: Spec VS. Oem (frankybotz87)

Here's some differences:<br>OEM pressure plate:<br><IMG SRC="http://img2.pict.com/81/e5/a3/1255035/0/dsc03472.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img2.pict.com/99/2d/9c/1255054/0/dsc03471.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>OEM disk(70K):<br><IMG SRC="http://img2.pict.com/41/7d/83/1255075/0/dsc03516.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Spec st3+ pp (...from blot's clutch thread)<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/S60R1/DSCF0026.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/S60R1/DSCF0017.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>spec st3+ disk:<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v407/S60R1/DSCF0019.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>RS4 pp <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img2.pict.com/5e/00/f7/1255076/0/untitled.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Some literature on SAC pressure plates(if you make any sense of it):<br>SAC1<br><A HREF="http://www.luk.com/content.luk.de/en/products/clutch_systems_new/clutch_pressure_plates_new/sac1_new/SAC1_new.jsp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.luk.com/content.luk...w.jsp</A><br>SAC2<br><A HREF="http://www.luk.com/content.luk.de/en/products/clutch_systems_new/clutch_pressure_plates_new/sac2_new/SAC2_new.jsp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.luk.com/content.luk...w.jsp</A><p>And reasons why you shouldn't get one:<br><A HREF="http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?t=1625701" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.audiworld.com/sh...25701</A><br><A HREF="http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?t=1637883&highlight=rs4+pp" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.audiworld.com/sh...s4+pp</A><br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?cmd=print&id=77933" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...77933</A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 
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