What does a Stage 3 Racing clutch do?
Stage 3, with the same applications as the Stage 2, features a carbon semi-metallic six-puck sprung hub disc that is the leading puck clutch in drivability, life, and torque capacity. It’s designed for street and race cars with aggressive but street-able engagement and high torque capacity.
Is a Stage 3 clutch hard?
It will be harder to control the slip of the clutch on engagement, making driving on hills and in poor weather much more difficult. You will transmit more shock to the drivetrain, wearing out engine mounts and CVs faster. You will *NOT* go any faster than with the stock clutch.
What Is a Stage 2 clutch rated for?
The Spec stage 2 clutch, for example, can handle 411 foot-pounds of torque in a GTI, when the manufacturer’s clutch had previously only been able to handle 300 foot-pounds of torque. This dramatically increases acceleration and ability to quickly climb hills, the purview of the lower gears.
What clutch stage should I get?
If you’re making up to 50whp over stock, you should be looking at stage one clutches which generally hold a 25-50% increase in torque capacity. The stage one clutches generally offer a slightly increased clamp load from the pressure plate and organic disc which will provide a similar stock pedal feel and engagement.
Which stage clutch should I get?
Can you daily a Stage 4 clutch?
Stage 4 – This clutch has a 6 puck Un-sprung Disc. It is not designed for your daily driver car.
What difference does a performance clutch make?
Performance clutches typically involve heavier springs and different disc materials. Using a heavier spring will result in a clutch with more clamping force, meaning more torque can be transmitted without the clutch slipping, and the clutch will be much more likely to grab under aggressive shifting or clutch dumping.
Does a new clutch give more power?
Upgraded clutches are for engines making more power than a stock clutch can hold. They have stronger clamping force and higher quality plates to hold under heavier load.
Does a Stage 2 clutch last longer?
Stage 2 – This clutch has a dual sprung disc with full face Kevlar®. It offers the optimum street durability with smooth engagement. The characteristics are more of a street/daily driver feel however, this clutch can handle greater strain and will last far longer than the OE Clutch.