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SPEC Stage 2 Clutch Volkswagen Passat 1.8T 98-01


SPEC Clutch

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What good is more horsepower if it isn t transferred to the ground? The clutch is the main link between the power your engine produces and the transmission, but all too often it is also the weak link. Many stock clutches simply will not last under harsh driving conditions or continual hard launches. When a car is making more horsepower than stock the factory clutch is under even more strain. This can cause premature clutch wear and costly repair bills. Spec Clutch solves this problem with their line of performance clutches. With increased surface area Spec clutches give your transmission more bite while increasing reliability and performance.

Applications: Street, Drag, Pulling, Autocross. Features segmented or full faced pure Kevlar disc with steel backing. This lining features excellent drivability like the stage 1, but offers slightly longer life and higher torque capacity. The hub is double sprung with spring cover relieves for flexibility and heat treated components for strength and durability. Best for street, drag, pulling and autocross.


  • High clamp pressure plate.
  • Pure Kevlar friction material.
  • High torque sprung hub and disc assembly. (application dependent)
  • Includes bearing and tool kit. (application dependent)
  • The billet steel flywheel weighs 16lbs and the billet aluminum weighs 9lbs. Both accept a sprung hub clutch disc. The stage 5 clutch must be used with Spec billet flywheel.

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    Who is SPEC Clutch?

    Based out of Bessemer, Alabama, SPEC Clutch was founded by automotive enthusiasts and racers who were motivated to build a better product than what was available to them. SPEC Clutch assembled a team of experienced engineers, clutch builders, machinists, and other petrolheads to build the brand, which began producing clutches all day in a 5,000 square foot building. The company now resides in a purpose-built 30,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, where they design, test, and manufacture all of their products in-house. This means that all clutches, flywheels, and pressure plates are designed under the same roof and optimized to work together to deliver the best results possible.

    Sheer Dedication to the Industry

    SPEC Clutch has since become an industry-leading company renowned for its high-performance clutches and flywheels available for nearly every vehicle and application out there. SPEC uses only the most advanced fabrication processes under the strictest tolerances. It offers thousands of applications, seven stages of performance kits, and up to eight stages of multidisc, stock appearing, and billet lightweight clutches. This company provides the only flywheels on the market manufactured to a .001 machine tolerance to provide ideal rotational integrity in even the toughest of conditions. 

    SPEC Clutch has become a mainstay in a variety of motorsports and employs a certain number of racers at hand to ensure its products work. SPEC also takes the time to engage in a number of different racing programs in order to continue researching and developing its components and systems in real-life competitions. After all, the ultimate test is seeing if the product does its job out there in the real world.

    Quality You Can Trust

    SPEC Clutch, first and foremost, is an American company that fabricates all of its products right here in the USA, so its materials, manufacturing methods, and end result can be trusted. SPEC considers its main priority to be creating the perfect marriage of clamp load, friction, diameter, and rotating mass to yield a quality operating clutch that stands up to the challenge in a wide range of applications. SPEC designed seven stages of single-disc clutches and up to eight stages of multi-disc clutches using the most advanced friction materials available; so, you can rest assured that they are definitely ready for the task ahead.

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    Whether it’s for a road course, drift track, or drag strip, racers trust SPEC Clutch for its extreme holding power, reliability, and strong grip. Every SPEC Clutch and flywheel is manufactured and developed for specific driving environments and recommended based on application. SPEC Clutch features clutch kits from street kit Stage 1,2, 2+, 3, and 3+ to race kits Stage 4 and 5. And now the SPEC Super Twin has torque ratings of over 1,500pound-feet! All SPEC Clutch kits and flywheels have been SFI approved.

    If you are looking to equip your ride with SPEC Clutch flywheels or clutch kits, then you’ve come to the right place. We have an extensive inventory of SPEC products for nearly every application and vehicle. Can’t find what you’re looking for above? Call our expert parts team today at (480) 966-3040 and we will get you on the path to a new SPEC clutch or flywheel right away!

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    S.P.E.C., Inc warrants all products to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for normal use and service up to 120 days after retail purchase. SPEC reserves the right to examine any part returned for warranty claim to determine whether a defect in materials or workmanship exists in such product. SPEC liability is limited to repairing, replacing or crediting towards other product, and credits will not exceed the invoice total for the parts. Labor and storage charges are not products of SPEC and, therefore, will not be reimbursed for any reason. Final determination of the condition and suitability of the parts for uses contemplated by the buyer is a sole responsibility of the buyer. SPEC will not be liable for any damage or injury to persons or property that might be claimed as a result of improper installation or misuse of any part subject to this warranty. Return shipping to SPEC will not be pre-paid or paid for. Customer is responsible for return shipping for inspection. There are no warranties expressed or implied beyond those set forth above.

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