The quest for the "ultimate" in replacement clutches has brought UUC to abandoning all commonly-available aftermarket brands, and instead focussing on a development relationship with the best street and race clutch manufacturer available. The result is a level of quality and performance beyond anything else available. Stage1 Performance Organic is ideal for street use and track use. This clutch's engagement characteristics and pedal effort are the same as a BMW OEM clutch, very smooth and easy to modulate.
Note: this clutch contains a sprung-hub center, making it an ideal match for aftermarket flywheels to reduce gearbox rattle.
Many BMW owners have experienced mushy clutch feel, inconsistent engagement, and premature wear of the clutch in their manual-transmission cars. The reason is quite simple - the original BMW (LUK-manufactured) clutch in currrent BMWs has a new "SAC" (Self Adjusting Clutch) design. This new mechanism built into the pressure plate is supposed to keep the clutch pedal engagement point the same as the clutch wears... but in all reality, it's a case of "an answer to a question that nobody was asking." They have added a layer of complexity and feedback isolation, filling a need that didn't need filling - it is not too often that anybody notices that their clutch engagement point as moved 1/2" over 50K miles.
The UUC clutch eliminates the SAC mechanism and restores traditional clutch feel with predictable and crisp engagement.
This clutch has several advantages for the enthusiast driver:
- Direct-fit clutch does not require special flywheel.
- Greater clamping force than standard clutch.
- Elimination of the SAC mechanism.
- Incorporates a sprung-hub design for quiet operation with a heavy-duty steel pressure plate.
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UUC is dedicated to engineering excellence, superior design, and ultimate performance. The company's guiding philosophy has always been: "If we can make something, we'll make it better. If we make it, it will be the best."
Opening its doors in 1998, UUC was quickly recognized as the technology-focused leader in their specialty components. While initially recognized for revolutionizing the short shifter kit, development of a large base of other parts has solidified their reputation for premiere quality and peerless performance results.
UUC produces a broad catalog of vehicle components, including:
UUC's line of "street-friendly, yet race-capable" components are primarily manufactured in UUC's own Georgia (U.S.A.) facilities. UUC's commitment to American manufacturing is further strengthened with the opening of a new CNC manufacturing center, providing expanded local employment, and constant attention to production and assembly processes, assuring customers of quality and integrity in every component that UUC offers.
Everything we sell comes with a minimum 12-month warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In addition, products that carry the Bavarian Autosport brand come with a minimum 2-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. (Some have lifetime warranties!) If you are unhappy with a product's quality or performance, simply let us know. We'll make it right. Call us at 800.535.2002 or e-mail [email protected].
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