We had the pleasure of meeting some of the crew from South Bend Clutch at Waterfest a few years back. The guys were super cool and very knowledgeable about all things clutch related.

South Bend is always one of our first suggestions for any customer that comes in looking for a clutch upgrade. They have options for several different makes and models, and offer several different “stages” to accommodate anything from a stock replacement to a high-horsepower drag racing monster. They also have a variety of lightweight flywheels, and offer additional services like cryo-treating. They will also resurface your OEM dual-mass flywheel (if equipped) if you purchase a clutch and ship the flywheel to them.

The clutch kits use modified Sachs pressure plates, and any kit Stage 3 or higher uses a Sachs Sport pressure plates (expect a 20-25% stiffer pedal). There are also a variety of friction materials they use (organic, ceramic, feramic/sintered iron), depending on application and intended use.

For more information on South Bend Clutch’s product line, check out South Bend Clutch Website

Contact us for pricing, or if you have any questions regarding South Bend clutches.

MK4 1.8t 02J “Stage 4 Extreme” Clutch & Flywheel

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