Southbend DXD Racing Clutch - Stage 2 'Endurance' - Mk6 Jetta / Mk7 Golf 1.8T TSI Gen-3 Clutch and Flywheel Kit
The Southbend DXD Stage 2 Endurance is the best all around high performance clutch kit for the VW Mk7, Mk7.5 Golf, Sportwagen or Mk6 Jetta 5 speed 1.8T TSI.
The DXD Racing Stage 2 Clutch Upgrade is perfect for those who have modified their engines for more horsepower and torque, and are beginning to see the limitations in the stock units. Offered in specific configurations of Daily, Endurance or Drag, the DXD Stage 2 is perfectly matched to your driving style and your specific use. Each Stage 2 Clutch is engineered to specifically support engine modification with increased clamp load and different material choices across the individual Stage 2 configurations. Each configuration includes all of the benefits of a DXD Racing Stage 1 Clutch Upgrade but also includes additional benefits specific to each.
This Heavy Duty Pressure Plate has an increased clamp load with little or no increase in pedal pressure. The Organic disc material has a high metal content that increases the co-efficient of friction by two times over a stock lining and increases rotational strength up to a 12,000 RPM burst point. This clutch system maintains a stock feel while offering strength and durability.
Recommended usage is daily, street and moderate race.
Developed with APR Motorsport to support their efforts in Grand-Am road racing, the Endurance configuration focuses on reduced transmission wear and perfect transitions from gear to gear. Kevlar and other more exotic materials are used to hold the power for many hours of abuse and torsion springs are used to damper between the engine and gearbox. Pedal feel is typically only slightly more rigid and initial engagement is certainly manageable resulting in a driveline component that quite handily eliminates any concerns from the Drivers and Crew Chief.
Flywheels manufactured by DXD are made from low carbon, hot rolled steel that is highly resistant to warping and perfectly suited for the friction materials mated to them. Single mount CNC machining guarantees precise tolerances and perfect balance exceeding O.E. specifications. Extensive field-testing has been done to determine the proper weight for each specific vehicle and to ensure smooth operation, safety and durability under extreme operating conditions. SFI Approved!
- 2014-2018 VW Jetta with Gen 3 TSI 1.8T engine
- 2015-2018 VW Golf, Sportwagen with Gen 3 TSI 1.8T engine (FWD only)
Torque Capacity - 350 FT-LBS
- Clutch Disc
- Clutch Pressure Plate
- Clutch hardware Kit
- Throw-out bearing
- Single mass Flywheel
Rear Main Seal
The rear main seal on the VW TSI engines is prone to leaking. In our extensive experience working on these engines, it is simply a matter of when, not if it will happen. For this reason, we recommend replacing the seal when the transmission is already out of the car to install your new clutch.
*Please Note, Single Mass Flywheel units can cause some slight noise at idle, this is normal and does not harm anything. SFI Approved