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Some advice needed really, i have a dreamscience stratagem handset and a fukll turbo back exhaust system with downpipe and sports cat.
while running Race+ or DSCi i get clutch slip in 4th 5th and 6th gears at full boost,
i was looking to get the dreamscience induction kit and an intercooler so i could run Mod C for example....
is it worth me doing these mods or should i really try and save up for RS clutch and atb??

thanks in advance

Rob
 

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Waste of time without a new clutch mate !!!
Car would probably feel slower with mod c because it might slip even more !!

Rs clutch / helix clutch and atb is a worthy mod before the induction and intercooler..
 

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Definetly go for the RS clutch and flywheel as the slippage will only get worse especially with a remap
 

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QUOTE(RobboST @ 18 Dec 2009, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Some advice needed really, i have a dreamscience stratagem handset and a fukll turbo back exhaust system with downpipe and sports cat.
while running Race+ or DSCi i get clutch slip in 4th 5th and 6th gears at full boost,
i was looking to get the dreamscience induction kit and an intercooler so i could run Mod C for example....
is it worth me doing these mods or should i really try and save up for RS clutch and atb??

thanks in advance

Rob

Im in the same boat as you matey. Just feel disapointed coz you feel like you've eventually got money to spend and then you have to replace the clutch which will only put it back to how it was before it slipped


But as said above, no point in increase power/torque when we wont be able to use it
 

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QUOTE(Rab ST @ 19 Dec 2009, 11:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>how much power can a standard clutch take?

The early 05-06 cars clutches seem to handle in excess of 320bhp+ & 520Nm of torque. The 07-08 cars seem to struggle to handle 285-295 with the 'lighter' clutches.

The RS ones seem to be performing ok with with 380bhp+ and 580Nm of torque - Not sure about the latest 09 ST clutch?
 

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QUOTE(wolfman @ 19 Dec 2009, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The early 05-06 cars clutches seem to handle in excess of 320bhp+ & 520Nm of torque. The 07-08 cars seem to struggle to handle 285-295 with the 'lighter' clutches.

The RS ones seem to be performing ok with with 380bhp+ and 580Nm of torque - Not sure about the latest 09 ST clutch?

Have to agree with Wolfman. Mines just started slipping, an 08 facelift with 12,500 miles
 

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I was getting ****ch slip with the DSCi map but decided to go for Mod C anyway.

If you use the gearbox rather than relying on the torque in high gears at low speeds it's fine. Haven't got the money for the clutch at the moment and this technique is working.

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QUOTE(wolfman @ 19 Dec 2009, 12:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The early 05-06 cars clutches seem to handle in excess of 320bhp+ & 520Nm of torque. The 07-08 cars seem to struggle to handle 285-295 with the 'lighter' clutches.

The RS ones seem to be performing ok with with 380bhp+ and 580Nm of torque - Not sure about the latest 09 ST clutch?

wouldn't it be cheaper option to fit a 05-06 clutch if can get hold of a new 1 some how if that copes better?
 

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QUOTE(Simo @ 20 Dec 2009, 08:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I was getting ****ch slip with the DSCi map but decided to go for Mod C anyway.

If you use the gearbox rather than relying on the torque in high gears at low speeds it's fine. Haven't got the money for the clutch at the moment and this technique is working.

Chris

I prefer to drive using the gears anyway, sound advice, stop being lazy and driving everywhere in sixth.
Too much load accelerating from slow speeds in sixth.
 

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Just get the clutch and the Quaife ATB diff fitted! Its pointless having more pwer than standard anyway without the diff! It might give you good chat for the pub but its impossible to use the extra power unless its in straight line! By the way i think youll find the RS clutch is cheaper than the ST one anyway so looking for an older ST one would be a false economy! My old clutch came out after 44000 miles looking about half worn and wasnt slipping except in subzero temps so im not sure that all these clutch problems might not be down to the clutches being that weak but down to the way they have been used!
 

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QUOTE(troy45 @ 20 Dec 2009, 05:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm off to find a Civic type-R


When the funds are available I will get the RS clutch. Until then I will try and make the clutch last as long as possible by using the gears
 

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hmmm i guess the best thing to do is to get the new clutch and maybe the lsd as well depending on what i can afford at the moment, gonna save up throughout winter anyway because any power is pretty much useless on the roads!
Performance + FTW
 

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OK stupid question but never had clutch slip so dont know what it feels like,what shall i look out for? Im getting dream science stage 1 after crimbo and i have a 57 plate, is it worth me getting it if ive got a light clutch?
 

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QUOTE(kaijack @ 20 Dec 2009, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OK stupid question but never had clutch slip so dont know what it feels like,what shall i look out for? Im getting dream science stage 1 after crimbo and i have a 57 plate, is it worth me getting it if ive got a light clutch?


I'd go for it mate. Clutch slip occurs on mine at about 3k revs in higher gears. The revs rise but the speed doesn't. Then the revs fall as it grips and the car goes.

It's not wheel spin as I severely doubt my car can spin the wheels at 30odd mph in 6th gear


Chris
 
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