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      02-19-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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2006 325i replacement clutches?

I was curious as to if someone could recommend an aftermarket clutch for a 06 325i w/ SP. I dont have much pedal travel left, so Im guessing now is the time to start thinking about it. I figure if Im already spending the money, I may as well upgrade and get something a little better if there is an appreciable difference. I dont track my car (at least yet), and my driving habits are a bit spirted, but nothing I would say is overly harsh. I do get stuck in traffic more than I would like to admit, so some uber-stiff pedal wont work for me. Any advice?

Also, what am I looking at price wise to get this done? Any additional parts I should have replaced while they are already in there?

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      02-19-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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I was curious as to if someone could recommend an aftermarket clutch for a 06 325i w/ SP. I dont have much pedal travel left, so Im guessing now is the time to start thinking about it. I figure if Im already spending the money, I may as well upgrade and get something a little better if there is an appreciable difference. I dont track my car (at least yet), and my driving habits are a bit spirted, but nothing I would say is overly harsh. I do get stuck in traffic more than I would like to admit, so some uber-stiff pedal wont work for me. Any advice?

Also, what am I looking at price wise to get this done? Any additional parts I should have replaced while they are already in there?

TIA,

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      02-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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I'm curious as to how many miles you have on your car? It seems a bit early for a 2006 to need a clutch. While my 330 has very low mileage, I have 162K on my Golf with the original clutch.

That being said, a definitely high performance upgrade would be to put an aluminum flywheel on while you're doing the clutch. Everything is apart anyway.
It's difficult to find anything for the 325 (330 & 335 is easy) - check with UUC. They seem to have a ton a clutch and flywheel options. Maybe they can get one for the 325 if you call.
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      02-19-2009, 12:52 PM   #4
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about 56,000 miles. Doesnt seem like its slipping, but I can shift by only depressing the clutch pedal like 1 to 2 inches. Is this a non-issue?
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about 56,000 miles. Doesnt seem like its slipping, but I can shift by only depressing the clutch pedal like 1 to 2 inches. Is this a non-issue?
I thought our clutches were supposed to have the auto adjuster so as the clutch wears the pull was in the same position and wouldn't move up as yours is. 1-2" doesn't seem right to me. Maybe there's another issue.
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i can do that as well and 22k miles feels like it has no grip that catches at the very end.
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Another interesting question is who has a lightweight flywheel that will also work with the 325/328/330? That would be something fun to get
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Mine went out at 85K after researching the aftermarket options...I just went with another stock one.

There are 2 or 3 clutches to choose from, but good luck getting any feedback on them.
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If you aren't making big power over stock keep the clutch stock. there's no advantage to a clutch that can hold over torque, if there isn't any more torque to hold

as for the light flywheel, proceed with caution. in some cars they trigger CEL, make sure E90 isn't one of them before proceeding. also, it makes hill starts a pain
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