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Any recommended clutch kits/flywheel for R53?

Was hoping someone might be able to recommend a good clutch kit and Flywheel for a 2006 R53 cooper S? I’m in London
The clutch has just started to slip at 82k miles, so was thinking to replace the flywheel too.
Also wondering if anyone has ever worked out what the common gearbox chatter is caused by(chatter stops when clutch is pressed) Have had this chatter since I bought the car at 40k miles and was hoping to get this sorted at the same time.
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Was hoping someone might be able to recommend a good clutch kit and Flywheel for a 2006 R53 cooper S? Iím in London
The clutch has just started to slip at 82k miles, so was thinking to replace the flywheel too.
Also wondering if anyone has ever worked out what the common gearbox chatter is caused by(chatter stops when clutch is pressed) Have had this chatter since I bought the car at 40k miles and was hoping to get this sorted at the same time.
Any and all advice would be gratefully received
the chatter could be flywheel, could be the spring fingers on clutch pressure plate, could be thrust bearing, so replacing the flywheel and clutch together is a good idea and best practice, LUK and valeo do fair clutches and flywheels ,, or if were looking at putting a competition clutch system in it worth talking to C&G MOTORSPORTS they do all kinds of upgrades for all kinds of cars not sure what they do for mini but worth contacting them if want something better in there,
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOR-MINI-...oAAMXQbcRQ8c~d
link below CG cover later cars added link so you could get contact info and a idea to what they do,, they are by far better than any standard clutch kit,, that said would not recommend fitting a paddle clutch on a daily used car start stop as are not nice,, but of have 500bhp to tame they are very good horses for courses..
there are solid flywheel kits but have down sides not as smooth as a dmf flywheel and can hurt gearbox and syncro


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Thanks for the advice mike1967, it’s a daily driver so definitely not looking for competition route!
LUK and Valeo seem to be the only standard options I have found just wondered if there is any views on preference and quality between these or indeed any other good options for the standard clutch/flywheel replacement route
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Thanks for the advice mike1967, itís a daily driver so definitely not looking for competition route!
LUK and Valeo seem to be the only standard options I have found just wondered if there is any views on preference and quality between these or indeed any other good options for the standard clutch/flywheel replacement route
there is a 3rd way which i always try and go, its a refurb units company called CALDER CLUTCHES do refurbish back plates and centre plates i have used them many times get really good value for money and hand made as such in my view a better option when a small company needs to be better than the other options in my book.
ie buy the cheapest flywheel and add order a 3 piece clutch kit of them

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