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I'm thinking about maybe getting a tune for my VN at some point. The RaceChip claims to add over 100 ft-lb extra torque, which I would like. However, in the past I've had two cars (VW GTI and VW Golf R manual) which both had clutches that started slipping after adding Stage 1 tunes.

I really like the Veloster N a lot- I would like some extra pull out of it, but realistically not if I have to replace the clutch, at least not at this time.
Is there anybody who has any actual knowledge about the effect of a tune on this car, specifically on the clutch? Thanks for constructive advice.
 

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Very robust! Your clutch wear is more dependant on how it's utilized. Although, I wouldn't be utilizing the launch control continuously.
 

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Bump for opinions. I had a 2011 WRX with a DP and Cobb stage 2 and the clutch went pretty quick. Stocker lasted 33k miles. I also highly doubt the RaceChip claimed numbers. I saw a dyno vid and they mad 18 hp and 30 torque with the GTS piggy back. Far off the claim.
 

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Racechips, DTUK, JB4, Lap3 & TDI are pretty true to form. They're nothing like a cheap plug in chip that do nothing and don't work.
In the dyno curve, they saw a 30hp gain and a 60ft lb gain. The drop off in horsepower is typical as you reach redline with a small turbo. The VN is not tuned to make hp at the top end of the rpm range. This is why you see higher gains down lower in the rpm range.
 

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Just bumping this thread now -- the only thing keeping me from buying one of these this weekend is that I've heard (in other forums) rumors of clutch slip after adding very little power.

Any truth to that? If I can add the type of power RedVN is talking about (aiming around 350 hp at the wheels) then this is a done deal.
 

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Just bumping this thread now -- the only thing keeping me from buying one of these this weekend is that I've heard (in other forums) rumors of clutch slip after adding very little power.

Any truth to that? If I can add the type of power RedVN is talking about (aiming around 350 hp at the wheels) then this is a done deal.
You're not going to get 350whp without upgrading the turbo, so keep that in mind.

I have 285hp and 330lb ft at the wheels, I track the car and autocross and have had no issues.
 

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Hummmmm xclutch organic stage 1 or oem clutch? :x

and does anyone know the minimum clearance needed to do a clutch change on jackstands :x

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I'm going the stage one X-Force. I do not drive crazy and have NEVER used launch control and with my Scorcher set to red race mode and my wheel set to red N mode I could smell clutch when I took off quick getting on the highway. So with that being said I want a stronger clamping pressure plate and the X-Force stage 1 will work really good on a daily driver. It has 65 more pounds of clamping force. Only want to do it once. I just feel a stock clutch won't last too long with all these mods.

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-Mike
 

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Here, this should help you out a lot. Here you go:


Best regards,

-Mike
 

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I'm going the stage one X-Force. I do not drive crazy and have NEVER used launch control and with my Scorcher set to red race mode and my wheel set to red N mode I could smell clutch when I took off quick getting on the highway. So with that being said I want a stronger clamping pressure plate and the X-Force stage 1 will work really good on a daily driver. It has 65 more pounds of clamping force. Only want to do it once. I just feel a stock clutch won't last too long with all these mods.

Best regards,

-Mike
Makes sense :) I never use launch mode either. Thanks Mike :)
 

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Your welcome, RTV.

Br,

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