Southbend DXD Racing Clutch - Stage 3 Endurance - VW Mk8, Mk7, Mk7.5 GTI, Golf R, GLI, Sportwagen AWD, Alltrack - Clutch & Flywheel Kit
The South Bend Stage 3 endurance clutch kit is the ultimate choice in reliably putting power down to the track in your VW Mk8, Mk7, Mk7.5 GTI, Golf R, GLI, Sportwagen AWD and Alltrack.
- includes single mass steel flywheel
- includes flywheel hardware kit
- Torque capacity - 580 ft-lb
- *Please note, single mass flywheel units can cause some slight noise at idle, this is normal and does not harm anything. SFI Approved
Which clutch is right for me?
Stage III Daily
This clutch package is designed for high HP vehicles desiring a start performance similar to O.E. The pressure plate is Race Engineered (SS) and SFI approved with significant load increase over stage 1 or 2 pressure plates . Expect a pedal effort increase of 20%-25%. Discs are assembled with heat-treated wear resistant hubs; drive plates and springs for high load transfer and dependable operation. The sprung centers on the disc, in conjunction with the marcel fin between the linings, create a dual dampening effect that simulates O.E. start performance. A Performance Organic friction material with a high metal content increases torque and RPM capability and maintains low operating temperatures reducing wear and glazing. Recommended usages are daily, spirited street and occasional track.
Stage III Endurance
This kit uses the same Race Engineered SFI approved pressure plate as the Stage 3 Daily upgrade. The disc is designed for the special needs of a vehicle with circuit racing in mind. Kevlar friction material is used for its unique static to dynamic ratios of friction co-efficients at high energy levels. This translates to a perfect transition from one gear to the next. Discs are assembled with only performance components and equipped with torsion springs functioning as a damper between engine and gearbox. Recommend usages are Rally, Endurance Race, Clubsport, Autocross, Street and Daily.
Stage III Drag
This clutch package is built to handle heavily modified cars and designed to function according to the specific needs of the ¼ and 1/8th mile track. The pressure plate for this kit is SFI approved Race Cover engineered to disengage with less pedal travel shortening the shift time. Discs are a puck design, which reduces rotational mass and are assembled with all high carbon component pieces for maximum strength. The friction material used is Graphite impregnated Ceramic perfectly suited for drag racing because of its maximum friction co-efficient, rapid heat dissipation and abrupt engagement characteristics. Recommended uses are Drag, Towing and Drifting.
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!
- 2022+ VW Mk8 GTI 2.0T TSI
- 2022+ VW Mk8 Golf R 2.0T TSI
- 2015-2021 VW Mk7, Mk7.5 GTI 2.0T TSI
- 2015-2019 VW Mk7, Mk7.5 Golf R 2.0T TSI
- 2017-2019 VW Mk7, Mk7.5 Golf Sportwagen AWD 1.8T TSI
- 2017-2019 VW Mk7, Mk7.5 Golf Alltrack 1.8T TSI
- 2019+ VW Mk7 GLI
Torque Capacity - 425 FT-LBS
Clutch Pressure Plate
Clutch hardware Kit
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
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