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Im gettin a clutch soon and ive been told flywheels are awsome and ive been told they suck......WILL THEY MAKE MY CAR FASTER, WILL MY CAR STILL BE DAILY DRIVEABLE?
 

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im about to buy one also.
so far ive heard it revs up and down quicker.
if u know how to control the car it shouldnt be a problem. Also its easier on the whole bottom end.

In other words if u drive a stock car and just need a new clutch theres no need for it .but if ur a mod. man like me u need it!
 

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Im gettin a clutch soon and ive been told flywheels are awsome and ive been told they suck......WILL THEY MAKE MY CAR FASTER, WILL MY CAR STILL BE DAILY DRIVEABLE?
along with the faster revvin, it's also a decent weight reduction mod. it about half the weight of the factory. flywheel.
 

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Good for handling , good for acceleration (tiny bit) , makes starting from a dead stop harder.....why because you need weight to move you...a flywheel basically has to be spun faster to make that same weight move....(more clutch slipping and wear)

So youll notice youll also be revving higher and harder to get going from a dead stop.....also making 1/4 mile launch consistency harder.....and on top of that the revs drop and raise quicker = harder to maintain traction again..

Good for the course/race-track/auto-x....bad for the strip and street (stop and go situations) in my opinion.

Ive had 2 , clutchmasters and act's. I prefer the heavier one....ACT's , it was like 19lbs from 22. While cm's was like 14lbs....or 55% reduction....

Also going uphill you will loose speed....while going downhill you will go faster.....

Yeah I know its a toss-up. In other words....I would waste money elsewhere on mods that will gain you power. T/B , Header , Exhaust , HF Cat , Cold-Air Intake and the such.
 

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Ive had 2 , clutchmasters and act's. I prefer the heavier one....ACT's , it was like 19lbs from 22. While cm's was like 14lbs....or 55% reduction....

Also going uphill you will loose speed....while going downhill you will go faster.....

Yeah I know its a toss-up. In other words....I would waste money elsewhere on mods that will gain you power. T/B , Header , Exhaust , HF Cat , Cold-Air Intake and the such.
Actually the ACT is 15 lbs, stock is 20 lb i believe. Clutchmasters is aluminum and should be 8-9 lbs :eek:
 

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LudeAction said:

ill prolly do that
i wouldnt if i were you...

act does not sell lightened flywheels anymore (lightened oem)...

take advise from people that own or have owned a lightened flywheel... i have the jun ultralight fw, and i have absolutely no complaints... as a matter of fact, the car feels quite stock-like, even though the fw weighs 11 pounds... taking off from a dead stop feels normal, the car does not (noticeably) slow down while going uphill, and the rpm's do not drop like a rock when the clutch pedal is depressed... the engine does seem to rev a bit quicker...
 

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I've had the Fidanza ultra light one.
I like it alot, it did take getting use to when I first got it (maybe also because I put in a performance clutch in at the same time) but after that it wasn't hard at all on the street.
Revs up and down quicker, and like Mike_SHO said, it makes its hard to get going from a stop. But all in all, its not bad. I would get one again if I was to have that choice.
Streetability isn't horrible, not really bad at all in my opinion.
I live in San Francisco, alot of hills, and I can say it takes some getting use to with a lightened flywheel. But once you drive it a bit, and get embarassed a bunch of times by dying out, you'll get the hang of it and you'll be fine. (assuming, of course, you got skills driving your car.. heheh)
 

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I have an 8lb flywheel on my VW and i can say that the flywheel is nice. There is no noticable difference in accl, drivability goes down so slightly that it took a total of 30 seconds and 2 stalls to get used to the car. You realize the advantage of the flywheel when you have to downshift. Rev matching it MUCH easier and if you don't match perfectly the engine will match on its own without coplaining at all. This is a great upgrade if you auto-x and i highly recomend it.

The reason why most people say that drivability goes down when they install a lightweight flywheel is not because of the flywheel itself, but rather because while people install the flywheel they usually install a stronger presure plate and the increased grab along with the flywheel cause the engine to die more easily. The flywheel alone has little affect on drivability.....
 

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i've got the fidanza, think its 9 lbs. i cant comment on the difference from a stock flywheel/clutch combo as i never drove the car when it was stock. I've had no problems with it at all, the revs dont drop like a rock and rev matching is easy, as was said before. Good mod in my humble opinion ;)

i do know that my car revs up fast as a mofo but i cant compare it to stock....
 

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so would it be good to get a lightened flywheel just not too light
ex. lightened= around 15
too light= around 8
and again what is some good brands on the 15ish lb.
 

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ive heard good things about the exedy clutch and flywheel... not sure what the wieght is on the flywheel; ill check on it but its a good price and everybody that ive talked that owns one loves em
 

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