Author Topic: Clutch upgrade?  (Read 197 times)

Offline danny83uk

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Clutch upgrade?
« on: 27 March 2021, 14:15 »

New in here, and looking for some advise and opinions, please.

I have a 2009 GTi, and the clutch makes a slight noise when releasing on a cold morning (only for a few changes). There is no issue with the operation, and I suspect it is the release bearing.

I have been waiting 3 months for the new intake to arrive from Forge and plan to have it remapped once it arrives (stage 1).

With this sound from the clutch, I am thinking it might as well be upgraded.

If anyone has had a similar issue, but it hasn't been the release bearing what has it been?

But, I really want help with are some recommendations on what clutch to upgrade to?  (decent value for money and maintains an OEM/ish feel).

Offline Borbus

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Re: Clutch upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: 28 March 2021, 13:27 »
I'm interested in this too. The clutch is by far my least favourite thing about my Mk6. It also makes the noise when releasing on a cold morning and it's become quite loud now. Everything I've read suggests it's the release/throwout bearing.

I also think the clutch feels crap in general. I don't know what a brand new OEM one feels like, but I'd much rather have a tighter clutch feel. More like a Honda.
2010 Mk6 GTI