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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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