Clutch and Flywheel upgrade/swap after remap e46 330d help please

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  1. Clutch and Flywheel upgrade/swap after remap e46 330d help please 
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    Finally got round to getting my 2001 184bhp 5speed 330d Sport remapped and im loving the power increase. only down side is now my clutch has started slipping in most gears around 3k. Car has done 95k and i dont think either the dual mass or clutch have been changed.

    Its only the clutch slipping not hearing any rumberling from the dual mass, but as i suspect neither have been changed going to swap both out. (checking paper work from old owners)

    Question is is it worth getting an uprated clutch to handle the increase power and torque? Simon at Emaps said the map he put on was the highest he does (aprox 240bhp and 500nm) and when he put it on we didnt notice the clutch slipping and it wasnt smoking much so we decided to have that map put on ( i have emailed him to let him know about the clutch slipping)

    So would say a Stage 1 clutch and oem dual mass surfice? or would stage 2 be a really safe option, or would an oem clutch do the trick and sort the problems?

    ive seen this clutch kit which seems pretty well priced anyone know if there any good?
    DriveTorque Stage 1 Fast Road Clutch Kit for BMW - larkspeed.com

    just looking for some advice please, as i dont want to swap out old for new oem clutch and flywheel only to find it doesnt handle the torque still.

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    Anyone? so no one has ever had a remap and changed there clutch? lol
     
     

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    In theory a stock LUK clutch should be able to handle that power/torque but you would need to check the clutch plate size is the same as the later 231bhp 330d, I know BMW used the same clutch/flywheel for both M47 and M57 engine post 2001.

    Secondly the clutch tends not to be the problem, it is the flywheel, the springs go and the whole thing starts vibrating, last year we would get almost daily questions about vibrating clutchs, it was dailydoggy (old member who hated diesels) favourite sport! The trouble is a solid flywheel is a pig to drive with so no easy option there either.

    Personally I would stick with a stock LUK and change your driving style, there is a temptation with diesels to "ride the torque" i.e. keep it in a high gear and boot it, but it is better to change down as it reduces the periods the clutch gets exposed to peak torque
     
     

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    Thanks for the reply. just been down to BMW and the clutch is the same size. but the later flywheel is differwnt. so would the 231bhp fit direct onto my 184 flywheel then?
     
     

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    ive got the same problem , have you sorted your clutch yet . im looking at clutch and flywheel uprated if you know of a good deal
     
     

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    I agree with the LUK clutch being very good,

    Get them to check your flywheel 1st before changing, I thought mine would have been pretty finished but it was grand.
     
     

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    Hi guys did you solve the problem , as i have an the same issue with my m57 184 remaped to 250bhp and 560 Nm i was thinking of changing the flywheel clutch and gear box from the new model m57n but i dont know if that would fit . any help more then welcome
     
     

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