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South Bend Clutch Stage 2 Daily Clutch Kit with Solid 22lb Flywheel (5-Speed)

Pricing: $617.10

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New Silent Design Updated Friction Disc! Revolutionary new design establishes the new standard. Absolutely silent, even 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  The older "quiet" clutches are superceded by this completely new design, making rattling clutches a compromise of the past.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 South Bend with a new friction plate design released March 15, 2012 --

Accept no Substitutes !!!!

VR6 style clutch, with 22 lbs single mass Soutb Bend Clutch G60 style flywheel and Woven medium metal content lining with upgraded friction material and springs

Kit includes

  • Pressure Plate
  • Clutch Friction disk
  • Throw-out bearing (hidden inside clutch for safe shipping)
  • Pressure Plate and Flywheel bolts (6 of each)
  • Clutch Alignment tool.

Great upgrade for TDI's Conservatively Rated at 325 ft-lb (to the wheels)

This product fits the following vehicles



1999.5-2003  Golf TDI MkIV A4 chassis w/ ALH engine 
2004 - 2006   Golf TDI MkIV A4 chassis w/ BEW engine

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

2004 - 2005  Jetta TDI MkIV A4 chassis w/ BEW engine 
2004 - 2006  Jetta SportWagon TDI MkIV A4 chassis w/ BEW engine 
2005 - 2006  Jetta TDI MkV A5 chassis w/ BRM engine

1998 - 2003  New Beetle TDI A4 chassis w/ ALH engine 
2004 - 2006  New Beetle TDI A4 chassis w/ BEW engine

1996 - 1997  Passat TDI B4 chassis w/ AHU/1Z engine

European and other applications please call us!


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.

This is South Bend's Stage 2 Daily driver kit for VWs. It replaces the OE dual mass flywheel with a SBC single mass flywheel  22lb flywheel This clutch has a heavy duty pressure plate that allows increased clamping with little or no increase in pedal pressure. The organic disc material has a high metal content that more than doubles the drag coefficient while maintaining stock feel and durability.

This kit will easily support 330 ft/lbs of torque, and will fully meet the needs of all but the most highly modified TDIs.

The kit includes pressure plate, clutch disc, throw-out bearing, bolts, and alignment tool. The flywheels are made by SBC for this kit, providing very smooth performance.


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

Dual dampeningeffect 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 (7)

Super quiet
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Clint04/01/2017 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

I replaced my sachs clutch with the sbc stage 2 daily it is very quiet and it holds realy well no slip yet the pedal felt soft at first but now it feels normal very nice clutch

  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Nick07/03/2017 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

This clutch was as easy as doing a clutch can get. Comes with everything including hardwere and a Southbend window sticker to let people know you're legit. Love KermaTDI. Smart guys over there and very helpful.

I like it! Really strong clutch with no sacrifice in comfort or driveability
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest05/07/2015 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

Just got this thing installed 2 days ago, because the stock clutch couldn't handle the power my car was making. Along with the fork kit, this clutch actually requires less pedal effort than my stock clutch did, and holds the power. Very progressive, very nice.

Greatest thing I did to my car!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest06/20/2015 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

Sooo much nicer to drive!

Superior to stock in every way
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest07/09/2015 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

This clutch is Silky smooth and Super quiet. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to upgrade or just replace your stock clutch. Southbend nailed it. I love the feel of this clutch, Almost effortless to depress pedal yet holds up against the abuse of a spirited driver.

Still in Breaking in
  • Currently 4/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest07/31/2015 06:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

I don't know how good this clutch will get. I am still breaking it in. The generic installation instructions were difficult, but at least torque values for bolts were provided. The break-in procedure was quite lacking. Talking with Kerma tech support, it sounds like there are more limitations to the break-in than just the three highlighted in the instructions. Check with the shop first! Clutch started out feather light even after bleeding. It is now stabilizing now with the near OEM feel that others have noted.

kerma single mass conversion
  • Currently 5/5 Stars

Reviewed by: Guest01/13/2016 07:00AM

Purchased from: KERMATDI

the clutch is holding up very well so far the only thing iv noticed is a bit of slight noise comming from the throw out bearing provided .. i would recommend going oem when replacing the clutch! . im running 216s/ auto pump / egr delete / around 20 lbs / on my 1.9 alh .. i have around 2800kms on the clutch so far and im not very nice to it! will be back to buy more goodies!

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