Choose this lightened flywheel for any sport-tuned Mk3 Golf, Jetta, and Cabrio. The OEM flywheel weighs approximately 14.5 lbs which dulls throttle response and reduces vehicle acceleration. By reducing mass over 60%, a blip of the throttle produces a more instanteous change in engine speed. Rev matching is made far easier. Torque is also released faster to the tires, so the vehicle accelerates sooner and more quickly. Smoothness at idle is compromised slightly but fully streetability is maintained.
Single Pin Fitment:
Mk3 VW Golf / Jetta - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Cabrio - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Dual and single pin flywheels and pressure plates should not be combined. More is involved in fitment than the number of pins. They are different size (6mm for dual and 7mm for single), and they also perform different functions. The earlier dual pin design both centers and locates the flywheel. Whereas, the single 7mm pin's sole function is to locate it. In such applications, centering is done with a lip inside the flywheel and raised tabs on the pressure plate. Bolts only clamp the components together. Without the proper pin setup or tabs, the flywheel hangs on the bolts as they're tightened and the assembly is uncentered. Lots of driveline vibration will result and then there's the probability of parts failure. Get it right.