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Old 03-12-2017, 08:40 PM   #1
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Supercharged 330ci clutch help!

Hey guys I have a 2001 330ci with an active autowerkes stage 2 supercharge kit on it . Right now it's producing around 300-320hp (could defiantly be more but I am estimating and do not have a tune on the car at the moment). My clutch is starting to burn up and is slipping in most of the gears , really annoying when you are trying to give it full throttle. I really have no idea what clutch to install on the car? I do not know which kit to get or even brand ? Any help would be amazing as I need to get it fixed asap ! Thanks everyone !


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Old 03-12-2017, 09:55 PM   #2
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I would go with uucmotorwerks.com
They been in the business for years. I have a lightweight flywheel and performance organic disc rated up to 400hp and I love it.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:17 PM   #3
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I would go with uucmotorwerks.com
They been in the business for years. I have a lightweight flywheel and performance organic disc rated up to 400hp and I love it.


Hey thank you for such a fast reply ! I was wondering if you don't mind me asking how much did you pay for yours ? Also what do I need to buy exactly ? Just The clutch? Clutch and fly wheel? Is there any bolts that I need to get? As you can tell I'm kind of new to clutch work haha .


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Old 03-12-2017, 10:46 PM   #4
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Hey thank you for such a fast reply ! I was wondering if you don't mind me asking how much did you pay for yours ? Also what do I need to buy exactly ? Just The clutch? Clutch and fly wheel? Is there any bolts that I need to get? As you can tell I'm kind of new to clutch work haha .


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I believe you have a 5 speed right?
I paid $900ish for mine, it comes with everything you need. Mine is a 6 speed so I don't need a clutch pilot bearing that you do.
You can get a lightweight flywheel and Valeo clutch kit. It comes with everything you'll need
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...000282ecs01kt/
You can get this kit and have the piece if mind you'll have everything you need.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...1211720310kt2/
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:01 AM   #5
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I believe you have a 5 speed right?
I paid $900ish for mine, it comes with everything you need. Mine is a 6 speed so I don't need a clutch pilot bearing that you do.
You can get a lightweight flywheel and Valeo clutch kit. It comes with everything you'll need
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...000282ecs01kt/
You can get this kit and have the piece if mind you'll have everything you need.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...1211720310kt2/


Hey thank you again for a fast reply! So my car is indeed a 5 speed , also that first link you sent me I do like that how it comes with basically everything I need , but my cars supercharger brand new from active is only rated at 405 bhp and 285 lb of torque , so I was wondering if you knew where to get a clutch kit just like that just a little down graded since that one is rated to handle 400 lb of torque and my car is defiantly not pulling that hard. I've been looking at ECS but I can't find anything like the kit you presented to me . Thank you again for all the information and help!


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Old 03-13-2017, 06:05 AM   #6
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Hey thank you again for a fast reply! So my car is indeed a 5 speed , also that first link you sent me I do like that how it comes with basically everything I need , but my cars supercharger brand new from active is only rated at 405 bhp and 285 lb of torque , so I was wondering if you knew where to get a clutch kit just like that just a little down graded since that one is rated to handle 400 lb of torque and my car is defiantly not pulling that hard. I've been looking at ECS but I can't find anything like the kit you presented to me . Thank you again for all the information and help!


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Heres the downgraded version of it
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-valeo-pa...SSMaAono8P8HAQ
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Old 03-13-2017, 08:50 AM   #7
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Hey thank you again for helping out and all the info, so with this kit do you think it will be able to handle the supercharger I have? For clutch feel it should defiantly tighten it up the clutch pedal making it more firm than the oem pedal feel right? I'm going to give ECS a call right when I get out of work and see their suggestions too but so far the kit you provided is the one I'll most likely be choosing. Thank you again!


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Old 03-13-2017, 08:56 AM   #8
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Hey thank you again for helping out and all the info, so with this kit do you think it will be able to handle the supercharger I have? For clutch feel it should defiantly tighten it up the clutch pedal making it more firm than the oem pedal feel right? I'm going to give ECS a call right when I get out of work and see their suggestions too but so far the kit you provided is the one I'll most likely be choosing. Thank you again!


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I would go with the first one I show you because you'll always need more power!
It would make your pedal stiffer but not a lot
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:04 AM   #9
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I would go with the first one I show you because you'll always need more power!
It would make your pedal stiffer but not a lot

Thanks again for the reply ! For my car it's at 128xxx miles so I don't think I'll be able to get more power without blowing the engine haha , again I don't have a tune on the car so it's probably only got around 350 hp with less torque than 285 lbs . Although I will be getting a tune in the summer . Do you still think it would just be best for the first kit you sent without being over kill?
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:12 AM   #10
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I have a similar kit from uuc rated up to 400hp with only minor mods on my 330i and even my wife can drive it lol.
If I were you I'll grab the first choice but call ECS tunning and ask.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:14 AM   #11
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I have a similar kit from uuc rated up to 400hp with only minor mods on my 330i and even my wife can drive it lol.
If I were you I'll grab the first choice but call ECS tunning and ask.


Again thank you so much for the replies . I will defiantly give them a call and see what they have to say but thank you again for everything I'll will defiantly be buying a kit today .


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Old 03-14-2017, 07:37 PM   #12
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Boston how are you running the car without a tune


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Old 03-15-2017, 01:21 AM   #13
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Boston how are you running the car without a tune


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To be honest not sure , I picked up the car with the kit installed on it over the summer bought the Active tuning cable had my tune sent over to active thru email they emailed me back saying that the tune on the car is completely stock . I've been trying to look around for shops near me that can give me a solid tune but haven't found one yet , actives tune is 800$ and they won't budge at all on price for me


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Old 03-15-2017, 01:32 AM   #14
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To be honest not sure , I picked up the car with the kit installed on it over the summer bought the Active tuning cable had my tune sent over to active thru email they emailed me back saying that the tune on the car is completely stock . I've been trying to look around for shops near me that can give me a solid tune but haven't found one yet , actives tune is 800$ and they won't budge at all on price for me


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Looks like your in the same situation as me, was told the same price .

I budged when they weren't sure what Lb injectors the tune was based on

Would you know if you aa injectors look like these?

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Looks like your in the same situation as me, was told the same price .

I budged when they weren't sure what Lb injectors the tune was based on

Would you know if you aa injectors look like these?

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I think it's rediculous that they want us to spend 800$ on the tune when we have the entire kit in our cars. I can understand maybe 100-200$ but we have the kits in our cars and I've spent already 300$ thru active for my supercharger so you'd think they would give me a break lol.

Here's a pic of what mine look like I can take a better pic tomrrow . So your car as of now has a "stock" tune as well?




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Old 03-15-2017, 01:39 AM   #16
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Yeah pretty much, as well with the maf unplugged car drives better..
That pic is good enough tho recently got in contact with a remote tuner George Gelashvili a popular guy around here
I'm trying to set things up to get it remotely tuned.

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Old 03-15-2017, 01:54 AM   #17
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Yeah pretty much, as well with the maf unplugged car drives better..
That pic is good enough tho recently got in contact with a remote tuner George Gelashvili a popular guy around here
I'm trying to set things up to get it remotely tuned.

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How can he remotely tune ? Could he do that for me as well?


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Old 03-15-2017, 01:58 AM   #18
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I have a similar kit from uuc rated up to 400hp with only minor mods on my 330i and even my wife can drive it lol.
If I were you I'll grab the first choice but call ECS tunning and ask.


Hey , I got a chance to call ECS and they were legit no help at all , they wanted me to get their stage 3 clutch kit which is defiantly not going i happen as it is rated for a car put to 600+ lb of torque . I did happen to look into that Valeo kit you presented to me , basically what I learned about it is that the clutch it self is just slightly better than oem and obviously the flywheel is better since it is light weight . So my question is do I even need to buy a more heavy duty clutch or can get just basically a regular one? I would really like to get the stage 1 or stage 2 clutch from ECS with a light weight flywheel but they don't offer a kit such as that and their flywheel by itself is around 500$ . Let me know what you think of all this . Thank you !



Edit: I've also forgotten to mention this is my daily driver too! And I do occasionally hit traffic on the way home from college .


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Old 03-15-2017, 06:16 AM   #19
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Hey , I got a chance to call ECS and they were legit no help at all , they wanted me to get their stage 3 clutch kit which is defiantly not going i happen as it is rated for a car put to 600+ lb of torque . I did happen to look into that Valeo kit you presented to me , basically what I learned about it is that the clutch it self is just slightly better than oem and obviously the flywheel is better since it is light weight . So my question is do I even need to buy a more heavy duty clutch or can get just basically a regular one? I would really like to get the stage 1 or stage 2 clutch from ECS with a light weight flywheel but they don't offer a kit such as that and their flywheel by itself is around 500$ . Let me know what you think of all this . Thank you !



Edit: I've also forgotten to mention this is my daily driver too! And I do occasionally hit traffic on the way home from college .


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Well that sucks, they always help me in any questions or needs I have.
You'll be good with the Valeo kit. If you want a firmer clutch feel you can always do a CDV delete, replace your prone to burst rubber hose with a braided steel one, replace clutch pedal rubber bushings with uuc poly bushings.
While you're there replace your shifter bushings.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-assemble...fbwRoCq07w_wcB
If you want more you can replace your poor engineer selector rod with this one.
http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/dssr
More..... Short shifter
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...vhIBoC0gfw_wcB
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:04 AM   #20
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I also use ECS for my parts & have had good success with them. If not them, I use BavAuto.
Boston, do you have any pics of your ride?

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