If you don't like the freeplay then adjust the clutch.........it's not the plates.Hmm... I've been having the same problem with the 04. It seems like theres not enough meat on the plates, it engages right at the end of the lever play, and its only like the last 5mm before free-play that actuates the clutch.
It seems 04 clutches are doomed to suck. I've been hearing the same thing about k5's.
(now we should get some responses, ive dissed the 05)