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What have you guys experienced in the clutch department? Mine is slipping and i need to find a new one. pushing about 320 hp and 340 tq.
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The viggen disk and pressure plate.
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I've got the Stage 3 clutch from GS with a Viggen PP, and I'll be making the switch to a Viggen clutch when I pull my trans eventually.
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What have you guys experienced in the clutch department? Mine is slipping and i need to find a new one. pushing about 320 hp and 340 tq.
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The viggen disk and pressure plate.
Conventional wisdom is the Viggen clutch, a path I'd planned to take on mine and one I would have if time was short.

When I found that my eldest had exploded the clutch on (I hope) a mis-shift, I opted for a custom solution. Bonded friction surfaces and a mod to the pressure plate to increase the clamping force significantly.

Since both my disk and plate were in very good shape (other than missing a lot of friction material), they made great cores for the rebuild/updates. An additional benefit was a lower total cost than the Viggen clutch but the down side was a couple days of additional down time waiting on the clutch shop to do their thing.

Not a path for everyone, but should be all but indestructible within the target HP/Torque of the car and the future updates.
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so just order one from genuine saab.com? or where do you guys go for your parts?
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are you planning on increasing the HP?
if so then go to clutchnet.com and just pick a nice performance clutch kit
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are you planning on increasing the HP?
if so then go to clutchnet.com and just pick a nice performance clutch kit
probably not. its my daily. but i would like a good stage 2. il check them out.
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