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Old 10-16-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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lightwieght flywheel

i am wanting to buy a lightwieght flywheel for my car. I know that there is added nosie as a result but my question is, is the noise constant or only while changing gears. Also what kind of improvement in 0-60 could i expect? I know that nobody knows for sure but an educated guess would be appreciated. Thanks


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i believe the flywheel chatter is only heard when the clutch is pressed in, or possibly when in neutral... idk about the second.
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Old 10-16-2005, 07:15 PM   #3
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Question fly wheel noise

i guess i will ask again, does anyone know why there is chatter or more noise with a light weight flywheel? my nissan never made a different sound after i put one in that car? is it due to the dual mass stock flywheel? thanks if anyone knows.
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Old 10-16-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
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I have posted about this very same thing, I want a lighter flywheel but I don't want a lot of noise, that would bug the hell out of me. I guess it's the Virgo (perfectionist) in me LOL
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:14 PM   #5
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^^yup, and i wouldn't expect much, if any real gains on a 0-60 pass with a lightened flywheel..............
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Talking flywheel

you may not get big gains in the 0-60 but the way that thing should rev should be great. my little nissan 200sx ser was like night and day difference in everyday driving. made it eaiser to lunch, and really came through on the track. any time you can reduce your unsprung weight is a good thing. i just am not sure on the noise some say they can hear. i could not tell the difference with my nissan after the install so i had to ask if someone knew why it was making more noise, thanks for the replys and help.
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it's noisy... in gear and out... in my car I hear it from start to about 2500rpm and from 4500rpm to redline... sounds like a hissing type sound... hard to explain, but it's noisy...
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guess you could drain the tranny and fill it up with 90 weight gear lube, that should make it quieter ....... I'm kidding of course!! When the time comes, it's going to be a tough decision. I want the lighter flywheel but not the noise that comes with it.
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You'd probably be about a car length or two ahead of a bone stock version of your car at the end of a quarter mile, if that's your thing.

The revability and response is a major improvement, especially with a good clutch pack, UDPs, and a tune. Major help if you are or ever will AutoX or Road Race too.
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You'd probably be about a car length or two ahead of a bone stock version of your car at the end of a quarter mile, if that's your thing.

The revability and response is a major improvement, especially with a good clutch pack, UDPs, and a tune. Major help if you are or ever will AutoX or Road Race too.
I have the Alum flywheel and can say that midrange and top end is stronger. It does rev much quicker and assists in getting to the meat of the powerband. It may not add huge hp but it does make a big difference when you hit 4 grand on up.
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