The DSG transmission used by VW/Audi is an engineering marvel!
As with all clutch systems, with more power comes the need for increased material friction and increased pressure. We can increase the pressure via our DSG Performance Programming, however past a certain level the enthusiast will need to increase the friction the clutch has.
We sought out to create a complete package where by the customer could operate with 600+ hp and have factory like engagement, with massive holding power. This is where our upgraded clutch pack in conjunction with our DSG software will hold back the most power possible.
To increase the friction available for the clutch pack, we did two things:
1. We developed a better material for the friction surface itself lending it to have more 'bite' than the standard clutch material.
2. We increase the amount of friction discs inside the clutch-pack itself.
The factory clutch is a 5:6 meaning 5 friction plates for the upper gears (lower torque loads) and 6 friction plates for the lower gears (higher torque loads). HPA's High Performance DSG clutch kits will increase this by 1, 2 or even 3 discs per pack.
Stage 1 (6:7 disk): 6 friction discs for gears 4,5,6 and 7 friction discs for 1,2,3. We have added 1 extra friction disc to each pack which will provide holding capacity of 550 ft/lbs of torque (with the appropriate software)
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The company known as Highway Performance Autostyling (HPA), started back in 1991. HPA specializes in creating aftermarket performance parts for Volkswagen and Audi.They have created numerous builds that won prestigious car shows and won at the racetrack as well. Today, they have become synonymous with performance tuning and have been sought after by Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts worldwide.
HPA houses a 10,000 square feet facility at Langley, BC, Canada. It has a fully functioning workshop complete with multiple service bays, CNC machines, a fabrication shop, and their very own Dyno machine. With a state-of-the-art facility at their disposal, it's not surprising that the company creates some of the best aftermarket upgrades available in the market today.
The company has been actively participating in various motorsport events. They have recently participated in the Pirelli World Challenge that allowed them to run their cars in different tracks around the world. Through this, they were able to gather vital information on how they can further improve their parts which they later on applied to their products.
If you want to improve your Volkswagen from a grocery getter to a weekend or full-blown track car, then HPA is the brand that can help you. With over 30 years of experience in building fast Volkswagens and Audi, they are a company that definitely knows what would work in your car. Visit Vivid Racing and check out the list of products that would fit your specific need.