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Once again, the search function is not working for me. Question: Is it worth it to put on a lightened flywheel on turbo motor? Thanks.
 

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the lighter the better
 

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lighter performance flywheel yes, lightened stock flywheel no
 

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Wadzii22 said:
the lighter the better
i've always heard this to be different, with a turbo setup.
 

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OdiedogCX said:
i've always heard this to be different, with a turbo setup.
you read ********** too much..... a heavy flywheel takes more energy to spin, lighter is always better
 

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Wadzii22 said:
you read ********** too much..... a heavy flywheel takes more energy to spin, lighter is always better
From what i've heard and seen used, for all motor, yes .. but for turbo it's different.
 

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Wadzii22 said:
you read ********** too much..... a heavy flywheel takes more energy to spin, lighter is always better
you are totally wrong, i myself have a 11.9 lb flywheel made by act, but to me stock is the way to go for turbo.

the reason?
sure it takes a little bit more enerygy to get spinning, but with a stock flywheel you have mass, and mass holds the torque better between gears.
if you have a light flywheel, sure it spins fast but its also easier to slow down than stock. thats why if you have a boosted motor with a light flywheel its easier to bog between gears.
when you clutch a heavier flywheel the clutch and tranny dont slow the flywheel down as easy as a light flywheel
 

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goto any race track and see what racer has a stock flywheel. if it bogs too much learn how to drive. we put a fidanza or a jun flywheel in every car we do. never had any complaints. when you build a motor you do all the research to find the lightest pistons and rods to go in there, you get it all balanced so that you have the lightest rotating assembly.. just to throw all that away with a heavy flywheel.. :rolleyes:
 

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you need the momentum of the heavier flywheel for turbo apps.
i forget the exact reasoning but i was told this by a few people who build pro cars. llighter is not always better.
 

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itr206 said:
you need the momentum of the heavier flywheel for turbo apps.
i forget the exact reasoning but i was told this by a few people who build pro cars. llighter is not always better.
find a pro car that has a heavy flywheel... as far as i know 90% of pro or even the faster street cars use tilton/os gilken or cm twin plate clutches... those have their own flywheel and the ENTIRE clutch and flywheel together is under 12lbs.
 

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Wadzii22 said:
find a pro car that has a heavy flywheel... as far as i know 90% of pro or even the faster street cars use tilton/os gilken or cm twin plate clutches... those have their own flywheel and the ENTIRE clutch and flywheel together is under 12lbs.
Thats what ive seen also. Tilton shit is tiny but thick.
I dont see how people bog gears unless they shift while the tires are spinning.

With a lightend flywheel, the car will NOT fall on its face off the throttle. YEs the revs will drop quicker than a stock one but seriously it should not take you more than 1 second off the throttle to shift.
 

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itr206 said:
you need the momentum of the heavier flywheel for turbo apps.
i forget the exact reasoning but i was told this by a few people who build pro cars. llighter is not always better.
oh well, I guess I can shoot myself in the head for putting an 8lb flywheel on my car :cry:

I like it though...
 

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i gotta remember the full explanation . something about needing the momentum off the line or something .?
ill find out
 

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yeah cause you've got me wondering now about it.

I mean it doesn't feel bad or anything and the car revs faster but I'd like to know the flip side now that you say there is one
 

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Wadzii22 said:
you read ********** too much..... a heavy flywheel takes more energy to spin, lighter is always better
seems like other people read too ******* much also ..


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