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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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Best clutch options?

I'm gonna be in the market for a new clutch and probably a new flywheel pretty soon and I'm trying to do my homework in finding the best options for my car. I have a '02 325ci stock. I plan on doing a few mods in the future but nothing crazy like supercharging or anything. I'm on a budget and was wondering what the best options are out there for me. Is there anything reputable besides oem parts out there that gives good bang/buck? I've seen a stage 2 kit from ecs tuning for about a grand that comes with a lightweight flywheel and m5 clutch. Has anyone tried that setup? Basically, I'm looking for something that will deliver good power, my clutch is almost done I can't shift at higher rpms without my car bogging down and it's super annoying. Thanks for the feedback guys!
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:05 AM   #3
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Search "clutch" in this forum. You'll find that the subject of clutches has been discussed extensively.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:03 AM   #4
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Hello,

You are talking about this kit shown here.


These come with an M5 Clutch which is more durable and a definable upgrade from the stock e46 clutch. Also makes for seamless integration !

The lightened UUC flywheel does decrease rotational mass amounts.

Its complete and ready to bolt on.

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Hello,

You are talking about this kit shown here.


These come with an M5 Clutch which is more durable and a definable upgrade from the stock e46 clutch. Also makes for seamless integration !

The lightened UUC flywheel does decrease rotational mass amounts.

Its complete and ready to bolt on.

Hope this helps.

Thanks

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Thanks Joe for your help, I know this reply is several months late lol, but I still have a few questions regarding this product. Does this M5 clutch fit perfectly with the 325 transmission, and is the flywheel a dual mass? And how is driveability with it? Has anyone else tried this product or any other aftermarket flywheel setups?
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That's a single mass FW. Check UUC's website, but I believe their 5spd kits fit all 5spd E46s.
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From my notes from UUC yes the clutch/flywheel set up found HERE works perfectly with the 325. The fly wheel in the kit is a single mass flywheel but the sprung hub fly wheel assists in keeping the chatter to a minimum. I have ran similar set ups in the past, I love how a lightweight flywheel can wake up the car, it took about 30 minutes to become use to the new engagement feel for me. Driveability should be the same as stock just a lot "grabbier" once you get use to it.
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From my notes from UUC yes the clutch/flywheel set up found HERE works perfectly with the 325. The fly wheel in the kit is a single mass flywheel but the sprung hub fly wheel assists in keeping the chatter to a minimum. I have ran similar set ups in the past, I love how a lightweight flywheel can wake up the car, it took about 30 minutes to become use to the new engagement feel for me. Driveability should be the same as stock just a lot "grabbier" once you get use to it.
Thank you again for your help, sounds like a really good option for me in the very near future, considering an oem flywheel alone would be a thousand dollars by itself not to mention the clutch too.
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