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Re: Clutch going... going... (archive)

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Posted by M-POSTER on September 17, 2001 at 12:10:28:

In Reply to: Clutch going... going... posted by Thomas Hill on September 16, 2001 at 21:43:20:

Well, my clutch isn't gone yet. I am experiencing slipping during relativly quick shifts. In fact, I have to let off of the gas for the clutch to fully engage. There was a post earlier about a clutch delay valve, but I guess my car (97 M3) doesn't have one.
What do you recommend for a clutch? This car is slowly being transformed into a streetable track car, and I need something in line with that. I am thinking of going with a lightened flywheel (have to adjust idle I am sure) and then a race type clutch. Money is an issue, but if I am going to spend the money, I might as well get something good. Thank your for all of your help.

97 M3

I have a racing clutch installed in my car, and would not recommend installing one if you plan on driving in any kind of traffic, especially rush-hour. If you drive your car strictly on weekends, as I do, a racing clutch would be OK. If you drive it in traffic, it will get on your nerves because you can't let out the clutch smoothly at low RPM's unless you really ride the clutch, which is a no-no for a racing clutch. Mine operates the best when engine RPM's are between 2K and 3K, and you let it out quick w/a fair amount of throttle. In traffic, this will put your headlights up someones tailpipe in a hurry.

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