[s-cars] Ball bearing turbo

Emre Washburn yumyjager at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 19:51:09 EDT 2005


Your's doesn't chatter? Amazing. I'm guessing you don't have a single
mass aluminum flywheel?

92 //S4
90 Cq
40 valves 'O plenty!

On 10/19/05, djdawson2 at aol.com <djdawson2 at aol.com> wrote:
> Yeah... I ought to clarify.  I think the Centerforce is great, hands down.
> It works just like a stock clutch, smooth, no chatter, easy peddle effort.
> In fact, I would never have really questioned its abilities until going to
> the dragstrip.  In daily use it works great, and seems like it would for a
> long time to come.  However, if you go to the strip and attempt aggressive
> launches, it won't hold the power.
> If I weren't just a "little" obsessed with the 1/4 mile (listers made me do
> it)... I would leave the Centerforce alone.  It seems to be a great clutch.
> Mine also is the dual friction unit... the only thing Centerforce makes for
> our cars.
> Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emre Washburn <yumyjager at gmail.com>
> To: Jim Green <jim.green at gmail.com>
> Cc: djdawson2 at aol.com <djdawson2 at aol.com>; s-car-list at audifans.com
> Sent: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 19:03:15 -0400
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Ball bearing turbo
> Jim,

Cody Payne runs a Centerforce dual friction clutch, as do I. He
> showed
a corrected number of 399whp (IIRC) a few months back, and I've
> never
heard of him having any issues with the clutch as of yet.

FYI, just
> today I ordered a replacement Centerforce dual friction kit
as something odd
> happened to my pressure plate yesterday as I was
driving, and when we took
> the tranny out, we saw
> this:


I'm sticking
> with Centerforce because it's been proven by a bunch of
listers, and I never
> had any problems with the clutch before
yesterday. Summit Racing is drop
> shipping it to me from Centerforce (I
ordered the LAST kit they had in
> stock) for $360 ish, next day air. I
also don't plan to go any higher than
> Cody has with my car.

The clutch was 4 years old, and possibly had 60k on
> it. The clutch
disk still had 2/3 meat left on it. Woould you be using

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