Lightened flywheel

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Lightened flywheel

Postby Locker » Tue May 10, 2016 2:19 pm

Hey guys, Just looking for some thoughts and opinions.

In my parts bin I have a lightened flywheel. I am trying to decide whether or not I should use it when I install my Gen4 engine in my car. I've read a lot of conflicting posts on the advantages and disadvantages of running one and curious what you guys think.

The car isn't being built to be a racecar and driveability is a very important component to the build which is why I'm hesitant on using it.

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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby underscore » Tue May 10, 2016 4:11 pm

How lightened is it?
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby mx6er2587 » Tue May 10, 2016 6:19 pm

Both of my tracs came with lightweight flywheels so I've never driven one without one, but compared to all the other manual transmission vehicles I've owned I wouldn't say the driveability is any worse becuase of flywheel mass
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby msanders2 » Tue May 10, 2016 9:25 pm

I have the findaza in my car with my gen 2 built stroker. I needed a flywheel to fit the 5sfe crank. I don't like it much. I'm swapping in a gen4 in a couple of months and will be going back to the stock flywheel and selling the fidanza.
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby Locker » Wed May 11, 2016 2:04 am

msanders2 wrote:I have the findaza in my car with my gen 2 built stroker. I needed a flywheel to fit the 5sfe crank. I don't like it much. I'm swapping in a gen4 in a couple of months and will be going back to the stock flywheel and selling the fidanza.

Why don't you like it?
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby msanders2 » Wed May 11, 2016 3:24 am

It doesn't feel as "smooth" and a factory weight one. It's hard to explain. My mr2 has the stock flywheel and all around driveability feels better.
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby Locker » Wed May 11, 2016 9:59 am

Thx
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby Smaay » Tue May 24, 2016 2:10 pm

msanders2 wrote:I have the findaza in my car with my gen 2 built stroker. I needed a flywheel to fit the 5sfe crank. I don't like it much. I'm swapping in a gen4 in a couple of months and will be going back to the stock flywheel and selling the fidanza.



i love Fidanza flywheels, so ill be happy to take that off your hands
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby msanders2 » Tue May 24, 2016 4:47 pm

Awesome. When I swap my gen4 in I'll let you know
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby klue » Fri May 27, 2016 1:28 pm

Its hard to compare apples to apples in this situation. As most people change the flywheel and the clutch at the same time. Introducing the clutch as a variable.

If your dropping 20lbs off the flywheel with a stage 3 clutch, yes your going to make it a bit tricker to get going
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Re: Lightened flywheel

Postby Corey » Fri May 27, 2016 2:55 pm

I've tried two light weight clutch setups in my car. One an ORC, now an ACT HD with light weight flywheel.

Both are very easy to drive. Much better revmatches.
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