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Old 10-04-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have a light flywheel?

Gotta do a clutch replace soon, I think I'm going to get a light flywheel in there while everything's apart. Anyone here have good/bad experiences with any particular one? Is lighter better (like the Unorthodox one) - surely there's a limit to how light one should go...

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Old 10-04-2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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Get the stock one lightened.
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Old 10-04-2003, 09:33 PM   #3
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I have a Fidanza aluminum. I think it's something like 9 or 9.5#. I had a lot of stuff changed on the car at the same time (new clutch, Cobb heads and cams, plus the flywheel) so it's tough to say how much of a difference it made.

I haven't had any problems with it, but it does make the drivetrain more touchy, and I think is at least partially responsible for increased drivetrain noise under deceleration.

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Old 10-05-2003, 10:29 PM   #4
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Pat,

Touchy... but still streetable?

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Old 10-06-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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Mine's very streetable. I ended up with one from Primitive Racing, which I'm pretty darn sure is a lightened oem flywheel. It definitely revs quicker, and with the ACT clutch, I can definitely feel like more of a sportscar off the line.
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Old 10-06-2003, 01:01 PM   #6
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Mine's very streetable. I ended up with one from Primitive Racing, which I'm pretty darn sure is a lightened oem flywheel. It definitely revs quicker, and with the ACT clutch, I can definitely feel like more of a sportscar off the line.
Yours is 14.5 pounds... the Fidanza I'm going to order will be 9.5 pounds I hope it won't be too light, if there is such a thing...
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Old 10-06-2003, 01:22 PM   #7
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Anyone know what the stock weight is on the flywheel?
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Old 10-11-2003, 11:55 AM   #8
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Stock for a 2.5L 1998 is about 26lbs.
I have the Exedy Chromoly flywheel with an ACT street clutch.
I really like the engagement and lack of slip (the stock clutch would slip a bit when turning hard and romping on the gas) and the overall feel.

The clutch engages very near the floor, so make sure the hydraulics are in good shape when you do the swap to this combination.
Engine revving is a lot faster as well.
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Old 10-11-2003, 03:12 PM   #9
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Touchy... but still streetable?
Oh, definitely. I have it on my daily driver. The very first time I tried to get the car rolling after having the new clutch (Clutchmasters) and the aluminum flywheel installed I stalled it. After that I haven't had a problem.

Where it becomes particularly noticeable is in traffic. I don't know if anyone else does this, but if I'm in bumper-to-bumper traffic (all too often out here in Hawaii ) I'll see how slow I can get with the car in 1st gear without slipping the clutch. With everything stock I could roll along at like 800-1000rpm with a nice gentle touch on the gas pedal. Now I can't do that. Now I can only get down to about 1500rpm or so and then the car will start bucking. I think that's at least partly due to the flywheel - the engine doesn't have the inertia of the heavy stock flywheel to keep it smooth. I also think it's partly due to my throttle response being pretty crappy at low RPMs and part throttle because the ECU is confused by the air flow it sees with the Cobb stuff on the car. That's just my semi-educated guess, mind you.

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