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APR MS100132 DQ250 DSG Clutch Pack Upgrade for Audi and VW

Achtuning Price: $1,499.99
Item Number: MS100132
Manufacturer: APR
Manufacturer Part No: MS100132

The APR MS100132 DQ250 Clutch Packs replace the factory transmission’s friction disc and steel plates with an advanced and proprietary design that allows for greater performance. The APR DSG Clutch system goes beyond the norm of simply increasing the disc and plate count, and takes a multi-step approach that not only greatly improves the overall friction engagement area, but does so without sacrificing the total heat-sink material mass of the steel plate. With 40-50% more friction discs, tighter tolerances, carefully specified materials, surface finishes, a proprietary top plate design and more, APR DSG clutches hold more torque, prevent premature failure, and provide quick stutter-free high-performance engagement!


Benefits of the APR MS100132 clutch pack upgrade:

  • More friction discs
    - OEM: 9 discs & 18 surfaces (4 large (K1) / 5 small (K2))
    - APR: 13 discs & 26 surfaces (6 large (K1) / 7 small (K2))
  • Larger friction disc engagement area
    - Larger OD / smaller ID for a wider engagement area
    - Grove pattern optimized to increase engagement area
    - Grove pattern maintains proper cooling channels
  • Optimized friction material
    - Carefully selected material allows for shutter-free high-performance DCT engagement
  • Improved friction disc tolerances
    - Tighter flatness specifications helps prevent premature wear, drag, hot spotting and warping
  • More steel plates
    - OEM: 11 plates (5 large (K1) / 6 small (K2))
    - APR: 15 plates (6 large (K1) / 7 small (K2) + 2 integrated top plates)
  • Proprietary top plate design
    - OEM: Unused stamped-steel spacer plates
    - APR: Thick steel plates with friction mating surface
    - Allows for more friction plates while maintaining critical steel plate thickness
  • Improved steel plate design
    - Thick plates maintain proper heat-sink material mass
    - Heat flattened to stringent flatness requirements
    - Increased hardness to further assist in rigidity
    - Aggressive surface finish matched to friction material
    - Design helps prevent premature wear, drag, hot spotting and warping
    - Provides smooth shutter-free DTC engagement
  • Less clutch destroying heat
    - Better friction means less required clamping pressure, and that means less clutch destroying heat
  • Manufactured in the USA by Quartermaster
    - Multi-plate clutch experts, founded in 1958

A balance between increasing friction material surface area and overall steel plate thickness is critical when designing a dual clutch transmission (DCT) clutch pack. To increase torque capacity, transmission manufacturers typically specify larger transmission designs with either more room for more discs, discs with wider surface areas, or a combination of both. However, this is not an option for those simply looking to upgrade their existing transmission.

All too often, steel plate thickness is shrunk in an effort to cram in more frictions discs and plates, but in doing so, the steel plates can become unable to dissipate heat, resulting in premature wear, hot spotting and ultimately failure. However, APR’s design increases the friction disc count by 40-50%, but does so while maintaining proper steel plate thickness and total mass. This is thanks to a proprietary top plate design. By replacing the factory stamped-steel top plate spacers with functional top plates, with integrated mounting surface surfaces, the clutch packs are left with substantially more room to increase the number of discs and plates without sacrificing thickness.

A three-step approach was taken to increase friction material surface, or engagement area:

  • The number of discs are increased 40-50%, resulting in 13 discs with 26 friction surfaces.
  • The outer diameter of the friction disc is increased and the interior diameter is decreased, leaving a wider engagement swath.
  • The friction material surface design is optimized, increasing the physical friction material surface area within the engagement area.

The result is obvious: a larger engagement area designed to hold more torque! Furthermore, less clamping pressure is required to hold higher torque levels, reducing the temperature of the clutch fluid. Heat is a major contributor to clutch failure, making this extremely desirable, especially for higher output vehicles, and vehicles under brutal racing conditions.

To ensure the clutches engage smoothly and quickly, careful attention was paid to the discs and plates to ensure they resist premature wear, warping, dragging and hot spotting. The APR discs and clutches remain thick, despite adding more, thanks to the proprietary APR top plate design. The steel plates undergo a heat flattening process with stringent flatness requirements, and the hardness of the steel is increased over the factory design to assist in rigidity. The plates are processed with an aggressive finish, but this finish is appropriately matched to the friction disc material to prevent wear. Likewise, the friction discs use a carefully selected material for optimal shutter-free high-performance engagement, and include tighter flatness specifications, further assisting in their smooth operation.


APR MS100132 DSG clutch pack upgrade:

  • 2009 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 2010 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 2011 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 2012 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 2013 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 2014 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 2015 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 2016 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 2015 Audi S3 2.0T
  • 2016 Audi S3 2.0T
  • 2009 Audi TT 2.0T
  • 2010 Audi TT 2.0T
  • 2011 Audi TT 2.0T
  • 2012 Audi TT 2.0T
  • 2013 Audi TT 2.0T
  • 2014 Audi TT 2.0T
  • 2015 Audi TT 2.0T
  • 2016 Audi TT 2.0T
  • 2009 VW CC 2.0T
  • 2010 VW CC 2.0T
  • 2011 VW CC 2.0T
  • 2012 VW CC 2.0T
  • 2013 VW CC 2.0T
  • 2014 VW CC 2.0T
  • 2015 VW CC 2.0T
  • 2016 VW CC 2.0T
  • 2009 VW Golf 2.0T
  • 2010 VW Golf 2.0T
  • 2011 VW Golf 2.0T
  • 2012 VW Golf 2.0T
  • 2013 VW Golf 2.0T
  • 2014 VW Golf 2.0T
  • 2015 VW Golf 2.0T
  • 2016 VW Golf 2.0T
  • 2009 VW Jetta 2.0T
  • 2010 VW Jetta 2.0T
  • 2011 VW Jetta 2.0T
  • 2012 VW Jetta 2.0T
  • 2013 VW Jetta 2.0T
  • 2014 VW Jetta 2.0T
  • 2015 VW Jetta 2.0T
  • 2016 VW Jetta 2.0T
  • 2009 VW Passat 2.0T
  • 2010 VW Passat 2.0T
  • 2011 VW Passat 2.0T
  • 2012 VW Passat 2.0T
  • 2013 VW Passat 2.0T
  • 2014 VW Passat 2.0T
  • 2015 VW Passat 2.0T
  • 2016 VW Passat 2.0T
  • 2009 VW Tiguan 2.0T
  • 2010 VW Tiguan 2.0T
  • 2011 VW Tiguan 2.0T
  • 2012 VW Tiguan 2.0T
  • 2013 VW Tiguan 2.0T
  • 2014 VW Tiguan 2.0T
  • 2015 VW Tiguan 2.0T
  • 2016 VW Tiguan 2.0T

APR MS100132 DSG clutch manufacturing:
The steel plates undergo a heat flattening process with stringent flatness requirements, and the hardness of the steel is increased over the factory design to assist in rigidity. The plates are processed with an aggressive finish appropriately matched to the friction disc material to prevent wear. Likewise, the friction discs use a carefully selected material for optimal shutter-free high-performance engagement, and include tighter flatness specifications, further assisting in their smooth operation.


APR MS100132 clutch kit Install:
APR provides a detailed install manual with each set of clutch packs that covers the installation process. New shims are not included with the clutches and can be purchased separately if needed. The factory shim can be reused if not compromised during removal. Also, APR dealers will have shim kits available if they are performing the install. After install, the transmission MUST undergo a factory TCU clutch adaptation before it’s driven. Failure to do this properly can cause irreparable damage to both the friction and steel plates. This adaption can be accomplished using VCDS (BETA 16.6.0 or higher), ErWin, or the VW Factory Scan Tool.

The transmission uses a micro-slip routine with hard factory torque limits. APR’s standard TCU upgrade is a MUST to ensure proper operation.

The transmission fluid is drained during the installation process so new, factory DSG fluid, is required along with a new filter.


APR MS100132 clutchpack Warranty:
APR products are warranted to be free from defects in the materials and workmanship prior to installation. This warranty does not cover labor, misuse, faulty installation, failure of related parts or parts purchased other than from APR, LLC. This warranty extends to the original purchaser for as long as they own the vehicle and the APR product.

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