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      02-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the ECS Performance Clutch?

Well the clutch in my car is starting to slip in 4,5,6 so im starting to shop for a new clutch. Ive read a bunch on here about all the different options. I was looking on ECS tuning I saw this kit they sell. They claim that it will hold more power than the stocker and that its the clutch off the 335is, 550i, and 650i. The guy on the phone told me its the clutch they have in there 335 thats pretty modded. Just wondering if anyone has any feedback on it.

My car isn't anything wild just Dps, intake, jb4, and run e85 in the summer time. I really don't want to get a clutch thats going to be harsh to drive with. My friend has clutchmasters and he hates it and it seems that act has hard engagement. I bought the car CPO one year ago and it just started slipping at 70,000.

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Wouldn't trust that without any real numbers behind it.
If your car is stock and will remain that way maybe, but no way I'd trust it for increased power over other proven clutch options already in play.
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Well the clutch in my car is starting to slip in 4,5,6 so im starting to shop for a new clutch. Ive read a bunch on here about all the different options. I was looking on ECS tuning I saw this kit they sell. They claim that it will hold more power than the stocker and that its the clutch off the 335is, 550i, and 650i. The guy on the phone told me its the clutch they have in there 335 thats pretty modded. Just wondering if anyone has any feedback on it.

My car isn't anything wild just Dps, intake, jb4, and run e85 in the summer time. I really don't want to get a clutch thats going to be harsh to drive with. My friend has clutchmasters and he hates it and it seems that act has hard engagement. I bought the car CPO one year ago and it just started slipping at 70,000.

Thanks guys!

Looks like its even a remanufactured unit also. But it is a good price

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E92-335...tch/ES1897635/
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Im extremely interested in this clutch kit as well but there's not to many reveiws/data on it.
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Im extremely interested in this clutch kit as well but there's not to many reveiws/data on it.
me too. all they said is they have it on their 335. who knows!
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anyone have experience with this?
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We have a lot of customers purchase the Clutch Masters FX100 clutch kit with great success. 70% increased hold and drives almost like OEM.

Details about the clutch can be found here:

http://shop.xtrperformance.com/clutc.../i-332092.aspx

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We have a lot of customers purchase the Clutch Masters FX100 clutch kit with great success. 70% increased hold and drives almost like OEM.

Details about the clutch can be found here:

http://shop.xtrperformance.com/clutc.../i-332092.aspx

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I just read on your website that this clutch will fit xi too. Whats the maximum recommended WTQ you can run with it?
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The most befitting clutch for your needs would likely be the Spec Stage 2.

It's the most proven clutch, and the most widely used.

2+ Has a Torque Capacity of 545 at the flywheel. Stage 2 is 485.
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I just read on your website that this clutch will fit xi too. Whats the maximum recommended WTQ you can run with it?
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Around 433wtq. The next step would be the FX300. Which is 110% over stock. This will hold around 500wtq.

Details here:
http://shop.xtrperformance.com/clutc.../i-332291.aspx

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Around 433wtq. The next step would be the FX300. Which is 110% over stock. This will hold around 500wtq.

Details here:
http://shop.xtrperformance.com/clutc.../i-332291.aspx

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Thank you very much. Still shopping but will need an upgrade soon.
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the ecs unit is just a 335is clutch. or thats how i read it.
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Thank you very much. Still shopping but will need an upgrade soon.
Your welcome! Let me know if you have any questions. I would be more then happy to help you out!

-Chris
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I'm still considering this OEM clutch that ECS is offering. Looks like it might be all I need. Less than $400. I'm only mildly modded on power, but my stock clutch is awful now. Anyone used this?
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I guess researching 335is with fbo's might answer the question to what the clutch can handle.
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I was interested in this also. Perhaps someone with a modded 335is can chime in, or maybe we should jump on the 550i/650i forums to learn more.

Any specifications on how much torque it holds? Or how specifications compare vs. Stock 335i clutch, or vs spec clutches?
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      01-31-2014, 01:19 PM   #17
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I'm not seeing any Clutch slip related posts from power in my quick search. Might be worth the swap going after a 335is clutch.

apparently all these cars below use the same clutch.

http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...207609330.html

Product Fitment/Applications
BMW 3 Series (E21,E30,E36,E46,E90,E91,E92,E93) 335is Convertible 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
BMW 3 Series (E21,E30,E36,E46,E90,E91,E92,E93) 335is Coupe 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
BMW 5 Series (E12,E28,E34,E39,E60,E61) 550i Sedan 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
BMW 6 Series (E24,E63,E64) 650i Convertible 2010, 2011, 2012
BMW 6 Series (E24,E63,E64) 650i Coupe 2010, 2011, 2012


Edit: seeing as how the 550i is heavier and tuned versions are making 500+rwtq this could be an option... My clutch is slipping and I may go this route.
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Our 335i is running this clutch with the Cobb stage 2+ tune currently. Drive-ability is great, clutch feels like a fresh stock clutch, holds power very well with no signs of slipping. As yall have noted, the clutch is used on the 335is, 550i (F10), and 650i F12/F13). To give an idea of what it can hold, currently Dinan is maintaining this clutch in their packages putting down upwards of 580ft-lbs of torque in the F10 550i. Long story short, it can hold a ton of power.
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Our 335i is running this clutch with the Cobb stage 2+ tune currently. Drive-ability is great, clutch feels like a fresh stock clutch, holds power very well with no signs of slipping. As yall have noted, the clutch is used on the 335is, 550i (F10), and 650i F12/F13). To give an idea of what it can hold, currently Dinan is maintaining this clutch in their packages putting down upwards of 580ft-lbs of torque in the F10 550i. Long story short, it can hold a ton of power.
Thanks for adding some information. What year is the shops 335i and how many miles on the clutch so far? What flywheel did you use with it?

I ask all these questions as I am doing the swap in March and will likely be ordering this clutch.
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Thanks for adding some information. What year is the shops 335i and how many miles on the clutch so far? What flywheel did you use with it?

I ask all these questions as I am doing the swap in March and will likely be ordering this clutch.
The car is an 07. As for the clutch we put easily 10k miles on it with the stock dual mass flywheel installed, I'll have to double check our R&D logs for exact mileage. That 10k miles hasn't been exactly easy for the car, once the clutch was "broken in" aka everyone was comfortable with the fact it fits and feels great it was time for dyno pull, 0-60, 0-100, 60-130 pulls, and general hooning.


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Interesting. This clutch fits the stock 2007 dual mass flywheel?
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I read that Some higher hp n54s have to switch to a single mass flywheel to prevent misfires at certain rpm's. Will this clutch pair with an aftermarket single mass flywheel? Or is this misfiring not really an issue ?
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