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After a recent remap to stage 1, 405nm my standard clutch is starting to struggle a little under the load. Has anyone fitted the Gen 3 Helix performance clutch from Lohen? Or any suggestions for something suitable to reliably handle the torque?
 

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All ok here at 460nm in the JCW


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JCW clutch can take a lot more torque than the CS variant.
Running 450Nm here without issue.
I have heard reliable reports of it being fine with upwards of 500Nm.
 

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So can you straight swap a F56 Cooper S clutch with the JCW? so just a case of finding the JCW clutch and fitting it.

Reason I ask is because there is no info anywhere online giving information on this, I dont want to go buy a JCW clutch and then it not fit my 2014 Cooper S

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If it helps I spoke with my local Mini dealer and they could fit the JCW clutch etc., but they wouldn't guarantee it for the torque I said my car now had.
 

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Thanks marcobz (y)

Has anyone used a SACHS JCW performance clutch and fly wheel as in the link below...they brag 15% more transmittable torque than the OEM JCW clutch, it seems like a good option.


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I looked at some SACHS clutches with their DMF but they were too pricey for me. I fitted a Helix performance clutch with a SMF which I got from Lohen. After running it in as instructed, so far it seems to be going well. Went for the one with the full face plate rather than the paddle model. I was a bit concerned it would sound rough at idle speeds but it is ok in mine, the clutch operation is still pretty light and easy for daily use in traffic etc. The only compromise is a little judder a very low speed pull-aways in traffic or when reversing. But I can live with this as so far it seems to pull smoothly when under full throttle, whereas it slipped before with the OE clutch.
 

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It may depend on whether your clutch is already slipping, how many miles you've covered, and if you have vibrations etc present. I don't think it's a rule you'll need to replace the flywheel but if you're needing it to cope with more power, a higher spec model may be required over the OE one fitted.
 

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It is only 20000 miles. Because, I had remap to 400nm. So, I just want to fix the slippery problem and low cost. Dose the JCW clutch could fit CS original flywheel? Thanks a lot.
 

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If it helps I spoke with my local Mini dealer and they could fit the JCW clutch etc., but they wouldn't guarantee it for the torque I said my car now had.
Hi mate, hows the clutch going ?
out of interest did you get a price for the jcw clutch ? im waiting for a reply from the stealers for a quote myself,

I looked at some SACHS clutches with their DMF but they were too pricey for me. I fitted a Helix performance clutch with a SMF which I got from Lohen. After running it in as instructed, so far it seems to be going well. Went for the one with the full face plate rather than the paddle model. I was a bit concerned it would sound rough at idle speeds but it is ok in mine, the clutch operation is still pretty light and easy for daily use in traffic etc. The only compromise is a little judder a very low speed pull-aways in traffic or when reversing. But I can live with this as so far it seems to pull smoothly when under full throttle, whereas it slipped before with the OE clutch.
is this the one you ordered :

where did you get it fitted, or did you do it yourself ?

thanks in advance,

daZ
 

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Hi,
I got the one for the GEN 3 Mini from Lohen. I called them first to check correct fitments etc., I told the remap I had, with the power and torque figures. They said the package would be suitable for my needs. Been fitted for a few months now, so far all ok.
I did get a quote for a JCW clutch I think it was around £2500 fitted, and the Mini dealer wouldn't guarantee it would cope with the remap / torque I had.
Had it fitted at a local Mini / BMW independent garage.
 

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Hi,
I got the one for the GEN 3 Mini from Lohen. I called them first to check correct fitments etc., I told the remap I had, with the power and torque figures. They said the package would be suitable for my needs. Been fitted for a few months now, so far all ok.
Had it fitted at a local Mini / BMW independent garage.
oh ok nice, i guess price/distance it was easier getting it fitted locally, when my dealer calls me tomorrow, I will ask if thats something they can also do

thanks for swift reply, appreciate it, (y)
 

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oh ok nice, i guess price/distance it was easier getting it fitted locally, when my dealer calls me tomorrow, I will ask if thats something they can also do

thanks for swift reply, appreciate it, (y)
Your main Mini dealer may not fit non-genuine parts, you may need to find a good local independent, good luck...
 
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