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      09-19-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
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Clutch upgrades for N52?

well, the gearbox at least

basically, probably going to need a clutch that can handle a bit of power in the next few months, just wondering where the best place to get a stronger one is (35i strength at a minimum)?

clutchmasters do good work?
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      09-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Clutchmasters makes a good product. Unless you are constantly launching the car or planning on custom forced induction of some type, the stock clutch should be fine. Just ordered a Luk clutch at 92k for my e90. $250 shipped.
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      09-23-2012, 03:03 AM   #3
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Clutchmasters makes a good product. Unless you are constantly launching the car or planning on custom forced induction of some type, the stock clutch should be fine. Just ordered a Luk clutch at 92k for my e90. $250 shipped.
luk is oem as far as i've found?

well... yeah i'm planning on swapping in an N54 (and before anyone goes on a rant, YES it is cost effective for me), sooo, somewhere at least double stock power (of a 130i)
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      09-24-2012, 02:34 AM   #4
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I upgraded my clutch with SPEC stage 2:
http://www.specclutch.com/products
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I upgraded my clutch with SPEC stage 2:
http://www.specclutch.com/products
LOL that site lists a button clutch for the street!!

That makes me laugh pretty hard

Button's on the street are hellish.

Site looks professional though, i'll sens them an email and see what they can do for me
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      04-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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I upgraded my clutch with SPEC stage 2:
http://www.specclutch.com/products
Hey im doing a little reviving here, how do you like the spec clutch?
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Hey im doing a little reviving here, how do you like the spec clutch?
Iím very happy with it. Big improvement over the original clutch.
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SPEC is based out of a suburb called Hueytown, here in Birmingham, AL. Hueytown is where Bobby Allison, Davey Allison, Neil Bonnett, Red Farmer, etc are from, if you follow NASCAR at all. Not that they're related to any NASCAR people that I know of. Just trivia. Anyway, I had a SPEC stage 2 in my daily driven Celica All-Trac for 9 years until I sold the car, and never had a single problem with several AWD launches along the way. Highly recommended.
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Iím very happy with it. Big improvement over the original clutch.
good to know, is yours a 328 or 335? Also ive heard spec can be quite sticky and take a little getting used to, is that true? Im debating between spec and clutchmasters.

Also do I need to change my flywheel at the same time, I heard you can refinish them but some people dont recommend that. Any input here?
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good to know, is yours a 328 or 335? Also ive heard spec can be quite sticky and take a little getting used to, is that true? Im debating between spec and clutchmasters.

Also do I need to change my flywheel at the same time, I heard you can refinish them but some people dont recommend that. Any input here?
I would also like to hear from someone comparing SPEC to CM.

As for the flywheel, it depends on the condition of yours upon inspection. You mechanic should be able to tell whether it can be saved. But if you have over 100k it's better to put a new one in while you have everything out.
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SPEC has been around for a long time and are also big in the e30/e36 scene. I wouldn't hesitate to go with one of their products if they made one. I have a SPEC clutch in my e30.
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good to know, is yours a 328 or 335? Also ive heard spec can be quite sticky and take a little getting used to, is that true? Im debating between spec and clutchmasters.

Also do I need to change my flywheel at the same time, I heard you can refinish them but some people dont recommend that. Any input here?
I have 08 330i (European version). It may take getting used to for some, clutch engages faster.
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