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post #1 of 57 Old 4th October 2010, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Is anyone using a Brecus cluch kit?

If so, which one, and how is it holding up, how many miles?

I plan on installing a Dinan lightened flywheel (thanks Peter!) this winter and want to put in a new clutch. Wouldn't mind picking up something slightly better than stock, but still cost effective, so no $1500 clutch kit. More like less then $600........ Their line of clutches interest me, would be interested in more info on the different levels if anyone has input. I'm kind of surprised there hasn't been more discussion on this.



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~ RMS Stage 2 SC Kit with a Fabtech-Performance Heat Exchanger
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~ Dinan 3.45 rear differential
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I too have wondered the same thing. I am doing the clutch in the winter, so i will probably test this clutch out when the time comes. Im kinda weary, as there are no E39 M5 reviews, i understand it works great with the E46 M3 guys, but im curious how it will deal in real life situations with the S62. Reliability comes into mind as replacing clutch's on a yearly basis isnt exactly my cup of tea.

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OK, so that makes three of us. Mine clutch has 74K on it now, and beginning to slip (especially after the O2 sensors, spark plugs, and MAFS replacement). Any comments/insight to Brecus would be much appreciated.
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I've been talking to Aaron about these kits, I will probably just save my pennies and purchase one of his new Feramic kits and give it a whirl. For the price, if it works out, I think it's a steal. I'm taking the car down for the winter to do an overhaul on it anyway. Clutch, flywheel, suspension, refinishing the wheels, stereo, etc. I will have a completely different car come spring!



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M5 ("M CINCO") current mods and accessories:

~ RMS Stage 2 SC Kit with a Fabtech-Performance Heat Exchanger
~ Tuned by Tuning Tech FS - 590hp 504lbstq at the rear wheels
~ AEM methanol injection system

~ Complete aftermarket stereo system w/Alpine INA-W910/PXA-H800, Rear Camera,
Hybrid Audio Technologies L831 speakers
~ UUC V12 clutch kit with segmented kevlar clutch disc
~ Custom crank case ventilation system
~ Cutsom dual electric radiator fan set up
~ BIP headers
~ Muffler delete with ///M5 - MCINCO etched "Timmay Tips" LOL

~ Dinan 3.45 rear differential
~ Remote oil thermostat/Setrab oil cooler
~ (4) Dinan 18x9.5" wheels

~ Brembo BBK 355F/345R
~
BC Racing coil overs (10k/8k) ~ Powerflex thrust arm & inner track arm bushings ~ Dinan RSB ~ Beastpower RSB brackets
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Slimmbones finned rear diffuser, XL fog light covers, trunk spoiler, and front lip spoiler.


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I've also been looking at Brecus clutches. They have several different options - anyone knows more details on the differences? Not marketing mumbo jumbo that you can find on their web page - I'm looking for real unbiased info on which option to choose and why. I do not track my M5 and I only occasionally get into spirited driving. Just want something that is better than stock, and will last a little more than 70k.

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From what Aaron told me, the Feramic clutch is the way to go. Long life, super grip, and will work with FI S62's. He is it is VERY VERY streetable. That is the one I plan on buying and I am just like you. NEVER see a track but some hard driving here and there.....



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///
M5 ("M CINCO") current mods and accessories:

~ RMS Stage 2 SC Kit with a Fabtech-Performance Heat Exchanger
~ Tuned by Tuning Tech FS - 590hp 504lbstq at the rear wheels
~ AEM methanol injection system

~ Complete aftermarket stereo system w/Alpine INA-W910/PXA-H800, Rear Camera,
Hybrid Audio Technologies L831 speakers
~ UUC V12 clutch kit with segmented kevlar clutch disc
~ Custom crank case ventilation system
~ Cutsom dual electric radiator fan set up
~ BIP headers
~ Muffler delete with ///M5 - MCINCO etched "Timmay Tips" LOL

~ Dinan 3.45 rear differential
~ Remote oil thermostat/Setrab oil cooler
~ (4) Dinan 18x9.5" wheels

~ Brembo BBK 355F/345R
~
BC Racing coil overs (10k/8k) ~ Powerflex thrust arm & inner track arm bushings ~ Dinan RSB ~ Beastpower RSB brackets
~
Slimmbones finned rear diffuser, XL fog light covers, trunk spoiler, and front lip spoiler.


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didnt you just change your clutch like a year ago tim?

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Cool! I never knew Brecus offered clutches that we weren't aware of. Timmay, please give us a review after you have installed it and driven it for a while after the spring!

Cheers,

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didnt you just change your clutch like a year ago tim?
I did, but I acquired this Dinan flywheel and want to put it on the car. My flywheel wasn't in the best of shape anyway....

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Cool! I never knew Brecus offered clutches that we weren't aware of. Timmay, please give us a review after you have installed it and driven it for a while after the spring!

Cheers,

Scott
It is on the website, their stage 4 kit.

I will give a full write up of the install and a full review for the board.....



2001 Jet Black/Executive Black
///
M5 ("M CINCO") current mods and accessories:

~ RMS Stage 2 SC Kit with a Fabtech-Performance Heat Exchanger
~ Tuned by Tuning Tech FS - 590hp 504lbstq at the rear wheels
~ AEM methanol injection system

~ Complete aftermarket stereo system w/Alpine INA-W910/PXA-H800, Rear Camera,
Hybrid Audio Technologies L831 speakers
~ UUC V12 clutch kit with segmented kevlar clutch disc
~ Custom crank case ventilation system
~ Cutsom dual electric radiator fan set up
~ BIP headers
~ Muffler delete with ///M5 - MCINCO etched "Timmay Tips" LOL

~ Dinan 3.45 rear differential
~ Remote oil thermostat/Setrab oil cooler
~ (4) Dinan 18x9.5" wheels

~ Brembo BBK 355F/345R
~
BC Racing coil overs (10k/8k) ~ Powerflex thrust arm & inner track arm bushings ~ Dinan RSB ~ Beastpower RSB brackets
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I did, but I acquired this Dinan flywheel and want to put it on the car. My flywheel wasn't in the best of shape anyway....



It is on the website, their stage 4 kit.

I will give a full write up of the install and a full review for the board.....

When are you planning on doing this? Soon?

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