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Old 05-06-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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wrong way round clutch?

fitting a new clutch in my sq baja tommorow, heard people are running them the wrong way round to get them to ingage quicker with a 8000rpm red spring,is it just a case of turning the whole clutch round or putting the shoes on back to front, and how do,s that work?????

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i did try this on my beetle worked realy well dosnt rev up as much before taking off like it would fitted correct but does work i have changed it back now though as i took engine out for head gasket change put a copper one in and noticed fair bit of clutch dust and marks to show slight ware on the edges ie contact patches so not 100% sure on how long it would last like it
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ive heard of allot of people doing this and it seems to work really well, ill be trying it on my beetle when I finish getting the parts I need.
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if you want it to engage sooner then why don't you run a 6000 spring? isn't the purpose of putting on a 8000 to rev higher to engage? the guy i bought my baja from had the clutch turned around. i put it back the way it's made to be and i found it works alot better.
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Mine are backward stock shoes with upgraded springs. Take them apart now and then and wear is minimal. Clutch dust is inevitable with higher engaging springs.

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if you want it to engage sooner then why don't you run a 6000 spring? isn't the purpose of putting on a 8000 to rev higher to engage? the guy i bought my baja from had the clutch turned around. i put it back the way it's made to be and i found it works alot better.
It was made to run backward. The clutch was designed to run the way its installed.
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if you want it to engage sooner then why don't you run a 6000 spring? isn't the purpose of putting on a 8000 to rev higher to engage? the guy i bought my baja from had the clutch turned around. i put it back the way it's made to be and i found it works alot better.
i want it to engage at about 7500rpm so a 6000rpm spring would be no good,
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I think you're talkign of 2 things;
1. The engine speed the clutch engages at - 6k or 8k.
2. HOW the clutch engages - this is the 'reverse technique' and I believe shouldn't affect the engine speed. If you've a 6k spring, it'll engage at 6k, etc.
If the engine's 'spooled up', i.e. revving higher, as in the 8k spring then there'll be more power off the line. If the bite is harder with the shoes reversed, I would guess that the 8k spring is better to avoid the engine bogging off the line, BUT I would also guess the wear can be a tad extreme, on the shoes and the clutch bell ... good luck.

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