<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bierly18t: Does anyone no if the clutches in the golf 1.8t go bad fast... My car has 13,200 miles and it feels like i got to let my clutch out all the way before it grabs<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes, they do have a tendency to go out fast, although mine has taken it's fair share of abuse. I have roughly 57,000 miles and probably 50+ runs on the 1/4 mile on my stock clutch, and I am probably pushing somwhere around 260-275 lb/ft of TQ at the flywheel when on 100 octane and mine just started slipping. Even still, it only slips when it is extremely hot and I am really driving the car hard for an extended amount of time, like at the drag strip after 10+ back to back passes.
I have a brand new ECS Stage II kit sitting in my garage waiting to go in........someday when I get around to it, I will finally get it installed but for now my stock one is holding fine except for track events and really, really hard driving.
hey you know what rob i know that you are jealous of what my car can do and yours cant but you know its gotta be something you need to get over. i know that you are not going to accept that but thats ok. and you thought that our cars were the same well i guess you were wrong.