RTS Performance 5 Paddle Clutch Upgrade Kit – Golf R/GTI, S3/TTS, Leon Cupra, Octavia VRS
RTS Performance 5 Paddle Uprated Clutch Kit
This new upgraded performance clutch for the Golf R, S3 and other EA888 Gen 3 equipped vehicles from RTS promises big things. The unique design combines a twin purpose friction plate utilising both organic and paddle designs with a retracting strap plate clutch assembly. The result is a clutch suitable for many stage 1/2/3 applications, with a much lighter feel than a standard paddle setup matching practicality with performance driving.
Which kit do I need?
Suitable for Stock, Stage 1 and Stage 2 tuned vehicles, gives a lighter OEM feel that can be lived with every day.
Rated to 610Nm / 450lb/ft
5 Paddle (RTSPC-6006)
Suitable for Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 tuning, slightly heavier than the twin friction however still lighter than any other paddle clutches we have driven to date and still could be driven every day.
Rated to 715Nm / 530lb/ft
How does a clutch that transfers more torque and has a higher clamping pressure feel lighter?
A retracting strap plate clutch assembly having a single annular body strap plate affixed to a clutch pressure plate has integrally preformed spring resilient tabs mounted to the clutch housing. The tabs are normally spring loaded to retract the strap plate toward the diaphragm spring so that when the clutch is released the tabs cause the pressure plate to smoothly disengage from a friction disc.
Confirmed Fitment (manual only)
- Volkswagen MK7/7.5 Golf R/GTI (all variants)
- Audi S1 8X (see this listing: )
- Audi TTS 8S Mk3
- Audi S3 8V (all variants)
- Seat Leon Cupra Mk3 (all variants)
- Skoda Octavia VRS Mk3