Hey guys, just making a review on the first production CC stage 3 kit for the v6 3.8s here. I have a '12 3.8 R-spec, recently exploded my clutch at 35k, raced for 2 years on the track. My sponsor shop got in contact with Competition Clutch and got me a clutch kit for the 3.8 so I'm making a review and YES it is available in stages 1-5 TFworks.com - Real Racing parts
. I believe this kit is available with just the clutch and single mass flywheel, which is what I got. I would call and ask for Mike to double check on the pricing for those as it may not match what is on the site.
First a couple of pictures. I do not have the actual picture of the stage 3 clutch, but it is on the shop website which I just took it from and throwing it on here:
CC Stage 3:
First impression after 500miles:
Clutch pedal is a lot shorter and firmer. Not too harsh as a stage 4, but not too soft like the oem. Seems like a good balance of street and track which is what my car is, Daily driver/weekend warrior. Engagement point is a little higher up and you have a very small window. Might just be me on the small window of engagement, but it just wants to grab and go.
Acceleration-wise, due to the flywheel being much lighter, rpms zing up quicker and drop quicker. Accelerating in any gear, you definitely feel the extra 15-20 pound weight reduction in the flywheel.. Easier to match rpms heel-toeing/downshifting and smoother as well. HUGE improvement shifting through gears as there is not much delay between shifts as there was with the oem. Broke traction going into 4th gear with a passenger in the car(Tires are 265/40/18 AD08s in case anyone was wondering)
Overall, very impressed, and a huge jump from oem. I have yet to go to the track yet but when I do I will further review, as well as when it gets broken in a little more. I will also reserve a couple of spots and do a side by side rev test with a stock dmf flywheel from a friends car, as well as a video going through gears. Stay tuned.