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So... should I? Basically, my clutch slips more than a baby deer on ice. I bought it that way, I actually know how to drive a manual unlike the PO of this car.

What I want out of the clutch setup is longevity, and the ability to bark the tires in 2nd and 3rd (instead of baking the clutch). Is this ever possible with the OEM setup? Do I need a stage-1 type kit for street/aggressive driving? I don't plan to drag or race this car at all, just the occasional stoplight bullsh1t. I can't quickshift this car as it is now, and she won't hold at the top of 4th gear (scary, btw).

Here's what it comes with, for around $1300 shipped:

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Brand: Ina

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The stock clutch gets a bad rap here for lack of grip and durability concerns but mine held beautifully through much abuse. I drag race several times a year, and it passed the ultimate test of holding during aggressive launches at the dragstrip on DR's. And my Beast is boosted, so you will be just fine on an OEM setup. I recently installed a Brecus Stage 4 clutch as a measure of insurance, but upon replacement of my OEM disc w/ 10k of miles, it showed no real signs of wear.

Flywheel: ~$600
Clutch kit: ~$230
These are good prices!
 

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I dont post much anymore as I sold my m5. But, I would consider checking with Autozone. The last time I checked, you can get the stock clutch kit, and flywheel for a good price PLUS a lifetime warranty. That is the deal, if you plan on keeping the car. I tried an upgraded clutch once and it was awful. Stick with stock.
 

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last time I checked Luk flywheels were no longer available at autozone. Cheapest price I've found on the flywheel is on ebay for $475.
 

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last time I checked Luk flywheels were no longer available at autozone. Cheapest price I've found on the flywheel is on ebay for $475.

Thats a good price as well.. do you happen to know a part number, so I don't have to just trust an EBay to get it right?
 

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Check ebay for the OEM clutch + flywheel. I have not seen better deals around. Stock clutch is not bad, it gets a bad rap because people like to ride clutches. Honestly, ive had zero problems with the stock clutch, and when the time comes, ill probably just put a stocker back in.
 

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I bought my M5 with 70,000 miles and it now has 117K. I am not sure if or when the clutch was every changed and I have drag raced my M5 and autocrossed it a couple times and it is still strong. I have been hoping it fails so I can upgrade my flywheel but I will stay with the stock clutch. I am going to post soon on ideas for a lightweight clutch. I had one in an E36 M3 and it helped it rev quickly in the lower gears.
 

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If you are going to buy slave and flywheel and all that stuff might as well convert to 850 flywheel/clutch. Makes no sense to me to buy another weak stock clutch. FYI, E39 M5 clutch disk is the same size as E36 M3.
 
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