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Old 01-07-2012, 04:42 AM   #1
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Hi guys, probably a common question but please bare with me... My clutch needs replacing...do I replace it with a original porche clutch or is there a better after market kit avaliable? When replacing my clutch, what else should I consider replacing- perhaps a ims retrofit kit??? Any advice will be appreciated.i do track my car once a month 3.2l 2000 s. thanks
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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Hi guys, probably a common question but please bare with me... My clutch needs replacing...do I replace it with a original porche clutch or is there a better after market kit avaliable? When replacing my clutch, what else should I consider replacing- perhaps a ims retrofit kit??? Any advice will be appreciated.i do track my car once a month 3.2l 2000 s. thanks
get the oem clutch kit (includes clutch disc,pressure plate and throuwout brng), there really is nothing better than the Porsche clutch and yes it's a good idea, while you are in there to replace the IMS bearomg and RMS(rear main seal) and check your gearbox input shaft seal. easy enough to replace
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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Check the dual mass flywheel while you're in there, depending on miles it might also need replacement.

RMS is easy and cheap to replace.

Whether to replace the IMS bearing or not is entirely your decision.

OEM clutch kit is fine for street drving. If you track the car, you might want to consider the Sachs sports clutch kit.

I track my car often so at 92,000 miles, I replaced my original clutch with the Sachs sports clutch kit and a light weight flywheel (LWFW). I replaced the RMS but did not replace the IMS bearing. With 10,000 miles and 15 track days since then, everything is still running fine.
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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when my clutch was done (sachs OEM I think) they also did the RMS seal (preventative) and IMS bolts,but I am getting read to do the IMS bearing here pretty soon even though the clutch was just done....
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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I just brought my 02 non-S in for IMS, RMS, Air-Oil Separator. As soon as the transmission was dropped it was noted that the Clutch disk and Flywheel both needed replaced.

I am going with Pelican's advice and installing aluminum flywheel and upgrading to the 987 clutch. Has anyone here done either of these upgrades?
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:40 AM   #6
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Just did my clutch, ims, rms and tranny fluid change. Dont go crazy replacing everything you come across. Folks here are definitely making the right suggestions. But, you need to determine if those specific parts in your car need replaced. I found my pressure plate was fine, flywheel was fine, and so was the clutch slave and the shaft seal. My double row ims was perfect when i pulled it out. Didnt want to risk putting it in as the process of pulling it might have done something so went with pelical kit. My rms was leaking so replaced that. I cleaned and repacked the throw out bearing as it was in a good shape. Clean out the flywheel and pressure plate and you will be able to see the true state of the parts. I bought sachs clutch fyi. Do replace bolts. They seem to turn to butter once on the car.

And finally, do it yourself. you will save a tom.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:32 AM   #7
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get the oem clutch kit (includes clutch disc,pressure plate and throuwout brng), there really is nothing better than the Porsche clutch and yes it's a good idea, while you are in there to replace the IMS bearomg and RMS(rear main seal) and check your gearbox input shaft seal. easy enough to replace
That's why it is good to know something about changing and replacing parts and all what's inside the hood or under the car. It will surely save you a lot of time and money too. All you need is to find the car parts.

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Old 05-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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I just recently bought the spec stage 2 clutch kit and a lighweight flywheel, not fitted them yet. spec technicians assured me an enjoyable driving experience with this set up.
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