registered specifically for this thread, as the topic is something i've been thinking about for a while now.
I have a slightly overpowered 206 GTI (that's an understatement...
), running a very aggressive AP Racing twin plate 184mm clutch, on an GTI 180 BE4 gearbox, using a cable operated AP clutch bearing. Needless to say, apart from operating more like an on/off switch rather than a clutch, it's EXTREMELY heavy - combination of the 2 makes it impossible to modulate. So what i'm thinking is that it would be a good idea to replace the regular bearing with a hydraulic one, if i can find one slim enough with adequate throw-out.
I was also thinking, instead of making the hydraulic bearing fir the cable bearing gearbox, it would be much easier, i think, to find a car that already uses a BE4 gearbox and a master/slave hydraulic bearing setup, cannibalize the casing from it, and combine it with the existing gearbox on the car - and use the OE hydraulic setup on the AP clutch. Yes, it might not be ideal, might be heavy, might not work at all, but still worth a try.
Ideas? Recommendations? Comments?
Also, what car uses a BE4 that fits onto an EW10 block, with cable linkage and hydraulic bearing setup?