VW Golf R Clutch Upgrade

VW Golf R: Clutch Upgrade
Posted By RSW ON Aug 16, 2016
Category: Shop News

What do you get when you have a lot of torque, and a lot of grip?  You have a car that can accelerate very quickly, the downside is the tires and the drivetrain have to try to get all that power to the tarmac. This is where the need arises for the Golf R Clutch Upgrade!

For the Mk6 and Mk7 Golf R our Team at Redline Speed Worx has found that the Clutch seems to be one of the items we are replacing at a very high rate, because of this we wanted to share some insight into the process with you.

The Golf R’s all-wheel drive system coupled with the high torque achieved from software experts like APR, we can overcome the limits of the stock clutch very quickly. If the car is driven aggressively or in lots of stop and go traffic the problem can be exacerbated, for cars that are driven more gently, the clutch and flywheel combo can last much longer.

Mk6 Golf R Clutch Upgrade from South Bend Clutch:

We recommend only South Bend clutches for about 95 percent of our clutch replacement needs. From stock to 500+hp they usually have an offering that meets our needs. Unless there is an application where a multi-plate system is required,  we rely on South Bend for putting the power to the tire because the drivability and longevity are unbeatable for the price point.

VW Golf R: Clutch Upgrade

We have already had quite a few of the new Mk7 R’s in for clutch replacements already.

VW Golf R: Clutch Upgrade

You can get a cheaper clutch, but in our experience most of them do not have street manners that are quite as mild as the South Bend Unit’s given their torque rating.

VW Golf R Clutch Upgrade

This clutch for example was a stage 3 unit that is capable of holding more than 550+ foot/lbs. of torque.

If you have any questions regarding clutch options or labor rates for installing a South Bend Clutch in your Mk7 or Mk6 Golf R please don’t hesitate to Call (908) 223 7477, Email or Message us on Facebook!

We have installed HUNDREDS of these clutches and like every other service here at RSW when you buy the parts from us and have the labor performed here you are covered with our 12,000 mile 12 month warranty/guarantee.

VW Golf R: Clutch Upgrade