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Old 12-19-2012, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by thekurgan View Post
From what I've read about the clutch, there was a compression return spring changed sometime in 09, so my clutch feels just right to me. I've had to many BMW manual (ZF and Getrag) transmissions, I'm used to their feel. Gears 1->2 are separated by quite a distance ratio-wise, the rest are smooth; I like the ultimate control over gear choices that a manual provides.
Interesting. Figures that just my luck I happened to test an early '09 and found the clutch to be way too light and spongy feeling, plus the throws for each gear were virtually in their own zip code (slight exaggeration ).

Went from it to testing a 135 and found that kit to be the true sweet spot. Moderate resistance and throws fairly short and snappy. 1 M is even better in that capacity.

Best wishes for many miles and smiles in your AW beauty!
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