UPRATED CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL FOR VW CORRADO R32

Uprated clutch and flywheel supplied and fitted by ADE Tuning

 

An uprated clutch and flywheel was installed to this street sleeper of a VW Corrado. The Corrado was originally a 2.9 VR6 engine beast before the owner decided on a engine conversion. He fitted the R32 engine from a VW Golf but kept the standard clutch/ gearbox set up.

With the car on the ramp we set about removing the old clutch and flywheel so we could check to see what set up would best suit the car and power. The owner of the car didn’t want anything to aggressive and wanted a smooth drive. So we supplied an organic clutch kit with a lightened VR6 flywheel.

With the clutch kit fitted back in the car, we carefully ran the car through all the gears. With all gears being selected easily the rest of the car was built back up before going out for a test drive.

With the car no longer having a slipping clutch the uprated clutch had done its job.

 

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Performance clutch kit for Skoda Fabia VRS

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You will have seen this car before on our Facebook and Instagram page when it came in for a Milltek decat exhaust system and custom remap.

More than 32 years of continuous exhaust development and technical expertise are drawn upon to develop the ultimate Milltek Sport range of performance products, offering an ever-expanding comprehensive selection of performance exhausts which build on the successes of key marques like Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, BMW and Nissan.

This has placed Milltek Sport at the forefront of tuning companies and owners ‘must have’ list. Milltek

Milltek Sport exhausts are produced in high quality type-304 aircraft grade stainless steel. This material is anti-magnetic (other manufacturers’ stainless steel may not be) and is less susceptible to discolouration. This quality of stainless steel is used on all pipework and the total construction of the silencer. Mandrel bending ensures full flow bends for better gas flow and Milltek systems are increased in bore to ensure ultimate performance without the loss of mid-range torque.

After a few months the owner had decided to install a front mounted intercooler and brought the car back to have the custom remap tweaked to suit.
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Performance Clutch Kit

Having the original clutch in front the factory it eventually started to slip meaning one thing… new clutch time. But instead of fitting a standard clutch the customer decided to treat his car to the clutch it deserves. An uprated performance clutch kit 🙂
skoda fabia vrs performance clutch kit ade tuning

skoda fabia vrs performance clutch kit ade tuning

Only 500 boring miles to bed the clutch in 😉 All performance clutch kits require a break in period of at least 500 miles of stop start driving. Motorway / freeway driving does not count! Until you have covered this period full engine power should not be applied as this bedding in period needs to occur to fully allow the drive plate to seat with cover plate and flywheel surfaces.

PERFORMANCE CLUTCH KITS

ADE Tuning are now offering Performance Clutch Kits, custom manufactured to our specification. Available for most vehicles . . . ROAD, RALLY, RACE and DRAG . . . Just ask!

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Eg. VW Golf GTi 1.8T

ADE TUNING performance clutch kits

As used in our 400 BHP VW MK1 Golf 1.8T Berg Cup car. O2A/O2J Race spec clutch kit with a heavy duty 380 lb/ft pressure plate and ceramic 6 paddle clutch drive plate.

Performance clutch kits available for all make and models up to 1000 BHP including

Organic –

Organic Clutches tend to be used more for standard driving conditions as they provide long life and smooth engagement. Organic refers to the materials that the clutch disc is made from; that is metal fibre interwoven with organic materials.

Organic clutches are suited to a range of driving conditions, and perform well in city traffic.

Ceramic –

Ceramic clutches can absorb more heat than organic ones, thus making them better suited to high performance applications. You will find that the price of a ceramic clutch is reflected in fact that they specifically for high performance driving.

Ceramic clutches will wear much faster if you ride the clutch, and can experience some shudder or chatter on engagement.

Keeping in mind also, that a ceramic clutch is quite savage on both its meeting components, the flywheel & pressure plate.

Kevlar –

The next stage up from an organic friction material is one that uses chopped Kevlar fibres. Kevlar offers good burst strength and wearing characteristics but has a relatively low coefficient of friction. That makes for smooth engagement characteristics but requires the use of very high clamping pressures to provide sufficient friction to prevent slippage.

Kevlar provides far greater temperature resistance than organic clutches, and much lower wear rates, but it can still be ‘burnt out’ if subjected to excess heat. This is because the friction material does not return to its original state after exposure to high temperatures, greatly reducing its frictional properties.

Along with twin and triple plate clutches.

We also offer single mass flywheels and solid mass flywheel conversions.

FROM £299