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    DMF and clutch, SACHS or LUK and why?

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    Both are OEM vendors, both have good reviews from internet and both work...
    But sachs is expensier than LUK, is it because of the marketing or is the SACHS really that better, ideas and experiment?
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    I got LUK for both, for the R32 conversion...

    Because it was the cheapest and easiest to get of the two brands

    The LUK ones also had the least horrendous shipping cost from the US to NZ, but it was still cheaper than buying here.

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    LUK has better clutch plate but Sachs won't destroy your gearbox when it breaks, instead of LUK, because of different methods in producing. When LUK breaks, there is 85% chance that dampers from DMF will get out and they will be drilling your gearbox. Here's photo of broken LUK. http://s5.photobucket.com/user/fordc.../DMF1.jpg.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by automech View Post
    LUK has better clutch plate but Sachs won't destroy your gearbox when it breaks, instead of LUK, because of different methods in producing. When LUK breaks, there is 85% chance that dampers from DMF will get out and they will be drilling your gearbox. Here's photo of broken LUK. http://s5.photobucket.com/user/fordc.../DMF1.jpg.html
    So i would be good getting a LUK kit, knowing when it wears out again in 100k Miles i need to replace it on time?
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    Yes, or pay little more for Sachs and don't worry about gearbox when DMF will be getting wrong Personally I use only Sachs kit's for my customers and I don't have problems with them. Still, It's all up to you.

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    Bangers

    Now you have made me doubt in my option for LUK.
    You say LUK has better clutch plate, in what does this occur exactly?
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    Maybe better feeling of the clutch, (personally), lasts longer, better stands tuned cars and when it's "not treated gently"

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