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Ive been wondering about a lightweight flywheel and want some opinions. currently my svt has 52,000 on the clock and no need for a clutch yet but when the time comes i figure throw a flywheel in too. to those who have one, is getting one of these as awesome as it sounds? is there any prefered clutch or will any do? i have little bolt ons so a stage one would do i think. anyways thanks for the input
 

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if your throwing in a lightweight flywheel and want performance throw in an lsd too...thats gonna make a HUGE difference...

anyways, as far as flywheels go fidanza is one option, although with the clutch situation you might be wiser to go with a spec of clutch masters set up that includes flywheel, clutch, and slave!

i think as of now the only available clutch for a fidanza flywheel is southbend...good clutch from what i hear, but in the long term who knows what will happen with support from them?

check out cfm for a good variety!
 

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Recently ive been looking for a clutch/flywheel combo and have some questions. i want the fidanza 9lb. flywheel and the cheapest good clutch i can find. ive looked through the thread on this and saw alot of people had the spec stg2 with the fidanza. i looked around and saw that the new spec stg2 requires their flywheel and the whole package is expensive. im wondering if their stg1 is like that as well or if it will work. it would be cool if someone would just tell me what clutch will work with the fidanza. i have basically no bolt ons so a stg1 or equiviliant would be fine. thanks
 

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ur engine will rev alot quicker as you have less rotating mass to get going which basically means more torque to the ground!!! its worth it!! I have teh zetec, but i got my flywheel for 250 shipped from mcnews!! those guys have good prices!!
 

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I can vouch for the southbend clutch, i've had it for over 15K miles and it holding up great. 3.5K clutch dumps, downshifing like a madman and Its holding tight.
Yeah throw in a lsd while your down there I wish I did.
AS for the LWF its right up there with a tune with one of the must have mods for the Foci.
 

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i was just one the mcnews webpage and they dont sell a aftermarket flywheel for the focus at all. just the stock zetec flywheel. also i cant find a clutch for the focus on the southbend webpage. or would i just buy the a4 clutch and it works for the svt? and when buying the fidanza, as long as it says its for the svt im good, even though it says 9lbs?
 

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^Just call Southbend and talk to Andy, he's the guy to go to over there. I got my flywheel from ebay, It was like 300$. I think it was from Ultrarev, and there site say's it 9lbs but its really 11 lbs.
 

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ya, same w/ mcnews, its not on their website, you have to call
 

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http://www.dxdracingclutches.com/home.html is the link to the South Bend Clutch site for the Focus. Click on Catalog at the top of the page and select Ford on the left of the page. The different stages and prices of their clutches are listed. The kits for the SVT include release bearing, pressure plate, clutch disc, and alignment tool.

I just had the South Bend stage 1 installed last week. It comes with an aluminum flywheel. I talked with Andy at South Bend and he said they are using an aluminum flywheel, but it's something other than Fidanza. I can't remember the name of it. Great clutch. Stock like pedal that holds forced induction. Clutch is smooth with no chatter. I couldn't stand my Spec stage 2 anymore. The pedal was so darn stiff it blew out two clutch master cylinders in a span of 7,000 miles.
 
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