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Old 05-05-2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Anybody running a lightened flywheel? I just ordered one...

I have heard that it takes a little bit of getting used to, but after you stall it a few times you should be good. I just ordered a 7Lb. Clutchmasters flywheel for my little D15. I figured I need a new tranny and clutch so while I have it out I might as well change the flywheel too. I'm going with a stage 4 Clutchmasters clutch. That should hold around 10 psi pretty good.
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Old 05-05-2003, 03:24 AM   #2
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Default Re:Anybody running a lightened flywheel? I just ordered one...

Hmm... I've heard alot of cons on the really light weight ones for daily driving...

You'll hav eto be my guinea pig... Some of their logic makes sense, I mean that the shifting points are going to be hard to do on daily driving, but maybe just staying a car length further behind will help with that?
I dunno...
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Old 05-05-2003, 04:35 AM   #3
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Go test it out
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:54 AM   #4
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I have a lightened Flywheel in my rex. its a lightened stock unit. Here are some things you cant expect.

1. Engine will rev QUICK. (u will see, lol)
2. Between shifts the RPM's will drop VERY fast, might be wise to tap the gas b4 u let the clutch out to rev match it better, or just shift quicker, but not harder.

First time you will probably not stall, but rev too high. its not that hard to get used to. I have a centreforce dual friction matted to mine and its an awsome clutch feel. I hate the newer cars that dont even feel like there is ANY resistance. Its toooo easy to drive the newer cars.
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One of my good friends had a clutchmasters lightebed fly wheel, he had two actually. I hate to give bad news about something your buying but here is one case. the same thing happened twice. The cast iron or steel ring gear is attached to the aluminum center part with three or four SMALL button head screws. Well, twice these screws broke and the ring gear was no longer attached to the rest of the flywheel, rendering a starter useless. we could push start it, but the ring gear slipping made a god awefull screaching. I think the reason they broke is because they are goin into aluminum which will expand much faster than the screws making the strecth and break but I'm not sure.
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could be something specific to that company only.
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nah, it takes about 2 mins and you will get use to it.. you will really like it, I had a 5.5lb flywheel in my daily driver for a very long time, now its in the race car. I also have a lightened factory flywheel in the ls/vtec.

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One of my good friends had a clutchmasters lightebed fly wheel, he had two actually. I hate to give bad news about something your buying but here is one case. the same thing happened twice. The cast iron or steel ring gear is attached to the aluminum center part with three or four SMALL button head screws. Well, twice these screws broke and the ring gear was no longer attached to the rest of the flywheel, rendering a starter useless. we could push start it, but the ring gear slipping made a god awefull screaching. I think the reason they broke is because they are goin into aluminum which will expand much faster than the screws making the strecth and break but I'm not sure.
I hope that was just a one time deal. I kinda like turning the key to start my car.

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nah, it takes about 2 mins and you will get use to it.. you will really like it, I had a 5.5lb flywheel in my daily driver for a very long time, now its in the race car. I also have a lightened factory flywheel in the ls/vtec.
5.5?? Wow. I thought 7 was light. I can't wait to get it in.
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