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Silent Design SBC Stage 2 Endurance (5-speed) with 22lb Single Mass Flywheel

Pricing: $676.00

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New Silent Design Updated Friction Disc! Revolutionary new design establishes the new standard. Absolutely silent with a single mass flywheel.

Another Kerma innovation, in our long tradition of pioneering TDI performance. The venerable "quiet" clutches were an icon in the TDI world for years, but they do rattle to some degree at idle. It was "the price" of having a lot of torque in our TDI. No more! The older "quiet" clutches are superceded by this completely new design, making rattling clutches a compromise of the past.




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 [this is a new revision direct from Southbend with a new friction plate design released March 15, 2012 -- accept no substitutes !]

SBC Stage 2 Endurance with 20 lbs G60 style Single Mass Flywheel.

VR6 Style Sachs Clutch pack with stronger springs and dual friction Woven meta on one side and Feramic on the other

Conservatively rated for minimum 350 ft lbs of torque (to the wheels)


This product fits the following vehicles

    Golf TDI MkIV [A4 chassis] w/ ALH engine (1999.5-2003)
    Golf TDI MkIV [A4 chassis] w/ BEW engine (2004-2006)

    Jetta TDI MkIII [A3 chassis] w/ AHU engine (1997-1999)
    Jetta TDI MkIV [A4 chassis] w/ ALH engine (1999.5-2003)

    Jetta TDI MkIV [A4 chassis] w/ BEW engine (2004-2005)
    Jetta TDI MkIV [A4 chassis] w/ BEW engine (2004-2006) Wagon

    Jetta TDI MkV [A5 chassis] w/ BRM engine (2005-2006)

    New Beetle TDI [A4 chassis] w/ ALH engine (1998-2003)
    New Beetle TDI [A4 chassis] w/ BEW engine (2004-2006)

    Passat TDI [B4 chassis] w/ AHU/1Z engine (1996-1997)

European and other applications please call us!

This is South Bend's Stage 2 Endurance clutch and flywheel kit for VWs. Rated for 350 ft-lb torque. 
It replaces the OE dual mass flywheel with a SBC single mass flywheel in the weight you choose: 22lb. 


It includes a Feramic full face lining on the flywheel side and a "Medium Metal" content Organic lining on the pressure plate side. This combination runs cooler and significantly extends clutch life.
The OFE series clutch not only engages very smoothly, it will hold pver 350 ft/lbs of torque in this application. This is an excellent clutch for TDIs with installed or future multiple performance modifications that are also driven daily.
Flywheels are made by SBC.

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The kit includes:

  • SBC Flywheel
  • Clutch disc
  • Pressure Plate
  • Throwout bearing


Also includes the following hardware

  • N101 010 01 Pressure plate bolts
  • N905 398 01 Flywheel bolts
  • Clutch alignment tool


CLICK HERE for Clutch Release Lever - Not Included

CLICK HERE for Clutch Release Lever Clip - Not Included 



Kit descriptions




Heavy duty version of the stock O. E. clutch.  The Pressure Plate has an increase clamp load for extended life.  The disc is dual dampened for smooth engagement and increased transmission life.  Premium friction material ensures rapid heat dissipation increasing the life of the clutch. 

Recommended for spirited and daily driving.




Engineered for HP modifications.  This Heavy Duty Pressure Plate has an increased clamp load with little or no increase in pedal pressure. The Organic disc material has a high metal content that increases the co-efficient of friction by two times over a stock lining and increases rotational strength up to a 12,000 RPM burst point. This clutch system maintains a stock feel while offering strength and durability.

Recommended usage is daily, street and moderate race.



An SFI approved single mass flywheel is recommended for this application to get optimal performance.  This clutch system is designed for the racing climate. The pressure plate is precision balance for vibration free operation at high RPM. The pressure plate fulcrum is altered for a positive disengagement and a quick shift. The disc is engineered with a   Dual Damped design to provide accurate control when accelerating through corners.  The friction material is a hybrid using a full face Feramic (Sintered Iron) lining on the flywheel side and a high metal content Organic lining on the pressure plate side. Engagement is positive yet buffered due to the high graphite content unique to Feramic facings.

Recommended uses are daily and street with an emphasis on Rally and Endurance racing.



Drag racing requires a Single Mass SFI approved Flywheel to be included with each kit when the original design is Dual Mass. This system features a Heavy Duty Pressure Plate modified for a puck style disc with no cushion between the linings to keep the clutch pedal travel short and quick.  The puck design disc reduces rotational mass and total drive surface area while increasing pounds per square inch on the surface of the friction material. This combination minimizes inertia, accelerating the transfer of torque from the engine to the wheels. The friction material used for this race application is Graphite Impregnated Ceramic. This compound exceeded all other friction materials when testing for durability, reduced chatter, heat transfer and torque capacity. 

Recommended uses are drag racing, drifting and limited street.   



Recommended for single mass flywheel (SMF) when original design is DMF. This clutch package is designed for high HP vehicles desiring a start performance similar to O.E.  The pressure plate is Race Engineered (SS) and SFI approved with significant load increase over stage 1,2 pressure plates (+600-800 lbs.).   Expect a pedal effort increase of 20%-25%.  Discs are assembled with heat-treated wear resistant hubs; drive plates and springs for high load transfer and dependable operation. The sprung centers on the disc in conjunction with the marcel fin between the linings create a dual dampening effect that simulates O.E. start performance.  A Performance Organic friction material with a high metal content increases torque and RPM capability and maintains low operating temperatures which reduces wear and glazing. 

Recommended usages are daily, spirited street and occasional track.



Recommended for single mass flywheel (SMF) when original design is DMF to achieve optimal performance. This kit uses the same Race Engineered SFI approved pressure plate as stage 3 daily package. The disc is designed for the special needs of a vehicle with circuit racing in mind.  Kevlar friction material is used for its unique static to dynamic ratios of friction co-efficients at high energy levels. This translates to a perfect transition from one gear to the next. Discs are assembled with only performance components and equipped with torsion springs functioning as a damper between engine and gearbox.  Recommend usages are Rally, endurance race, clubsport, autocross, street and daily.




Drag racing requires a Single Mass Steel Flywheel to be included with each kit when the original design is Dual Mass Flywheel. This clutch package is built to handle heavily modified cars and designed to function according to the specific needs of the ¼ and 1/8th mile track. The pressure plate for this kit is SFI approved Race Cover engineered to disengage with less pedal travel shortening the shift time.  Discs are a puck design, which reduces rotational mass and are assembled with all high carbon component pieces for maximum strength. The friction material used is Graphite impregnated Ceramic perfectly suited for drag racing because of its maximum friction co-efficient, rapid heat dissipation and abrupt engagement characteristics.

Recommended uses are drag, pulling, drifting.  



This is a “build to order” clutch kit intended for cars with HP modifications exceeding the stage 3 parameters. The Race Engineered pressure plate is modified for maximum plate load. The discs are puck design with sprung and un-sprung options.  Friction material options include Sintered Iron and Graphite Impregnated Ceramic.  Engagement characteristics can be abrupt.  Hydraulic systems may need enhancing for proper clutch separation.  Single mass steel SFI approved flywheels are required for safety. Torque ratings are calculated at time of ordering. 






Race Engineered Pressure Plates (SS) used in Stage 3 and 4 clutch kits:

These performance clutches deliver more transmittable torque and stability, longer life and superior thermal resistance.  They also deliver noticeably better dynamics through higher clamp load when driving the vehicle to its limits.


Flywheel Features 

Flywheels manufactured by SBC are made from low carbon, hot rolled steel that is highly resistant to warping and perfectly suited for the friction materials mated to them.  Single mount CNC machining guarantees precise tolerances and perfect balance exceeding O.E. specifications.  Extensive field testing has been done to determine the proper weight for each specific vehicle and to ensure smooth operation, safety and durability under extreme operating conditions.


Shipping Information

  • Item Requires Shipping
  • 40.0 lbs.
  • W14.0000” x H14.0000” x L5.0000”

Customer Reviews

Comment Total Reviews (6)

Works beautifully in my MK4 Golf TDI
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Lawson02/04/2017 07:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

The flywheel is solidly built and while somewhat larger than the prior SMF, it fits like a dream. Clutch has good stick and quick action over the last OEM clutch and still provides ease of use in daily driving. Pressure plate gives a little more weight than the last, but definitely not too stiff to be a pain in traffic. No noticeable pedal vibration as some report from other traditional SMFs. Really hangs in during the turbo torque boost rpm range. Highly recommended as an early upgrade over any OEM clutch. I know this will handle the chip-tune I have planned.

  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest04/09/2015 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI


Great upgrade
  • Currently 4/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest04/13/2015 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

Heavily modded alh. This clutch holds wonderfully. I do notice a fair bit of lugging at lower speeds but after a little practice, you adapt. I drive 1200 miles a week, hoping it lasts for a while.

Great Clutch
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest06/02/2015 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

I have this clutch in my VNT-17 car, I love it, the feeling of it isn't stiff like a lot of upgraded clutches and still holds lots of power

Good bye dual mass flywheel!!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest02/13/2016 07:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

Best mechanical upgrade I have made to my car to date. The clutch is softer at the pedal but holds much tighter when acelerating from corners etc. the engine and drivetrain is much quieter at idle and the car all around sounds better. I haven't driven far enough to feel the clutch is fully broken in but it still feels better than the stock clutch ever did

Upgraded turbo,tune,injectors
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest09/11/2016 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

was told I needed to replace my stock clutch this was bad news for me (I hate laying on a creeper and doing this job again) well very happy I did! this clutch doesent skip a beat, quiet, smooth pedal action (easy on the leg in traffic and handled the new hp and tork no problem)

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