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Old 01-07-2016, 01:13 PM   #1
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How much improvement?

So, in theory, an aluminum driveshaft and flywheel would be less rotating mass, and thus, the car would accelerate faster. My question is: how much does it actually help? Would a 0-60 pull be noticeably faster, or should I not waste the total 700 dollars it would cost me?

Also, how does less rotating mass help the engine accelerate? Would it just lose a lot of potential force from it weighing less, allowing the engine to get everything going quicker?

(Oh, and if someone has a link to the thread another member was talking about regarding ET's and its relation to ring and pinion gearing, I'd appreciate it)
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Here's your link. The truth about gears..

I do have an aluminum driveshaft in mine but can't say what the difference is because I bought it that way. When engine braking it is definitely very different from my old GT.

The theory behind lighter drive train components is that they reduce rotating mass, which in turn means the engine uses less power to try and rotate everytjing. Swapping to them should help increase the speed at which your engine goes through the RPM range. It's similar to U/D Pullies in the way that it's essentially freeing up some power that was previously used to get everything moving.

Personally I wouldn't waste the money unless you don't have any other beneficial mods you want to do and have extra cash laying around.
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I do have an aluminum driveshaft in mine but can't say what the difference is because I bought it that way. When engine braking it is definitely very different from my old GT.

The theory behind lighter drive train components is that they reduce rotating mass, which in turn means the engine uses less power to try and rotate everything. Swapping to them should help increase the speed at which your engine goes through the RPM range. It's similar to U/D Pullies in the way that it's essentially freeing up some power that was previously used to get everything moving.

Personally I wouldn't waste the money unless you don't have any other beneficial mods you want to do and have extra cash laying around.
Thanks for the info on that, and for the link. I figure, I do have to replace my clutch, so I may as well throw an aluminum flywheel on at the same time, and I need a limited-slip diff, so may as well throw some gears in
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Fair enough. Good luck with either route
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quick FYI, check with others but if might boost dont do the aluminum instead go for lightened steel
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quick FYI, check with others but if might boost dont do the aluminum instead go for lightened steel
Thanks, but I likely will not do FI or Nitrous, just because of the associated cost with it. Full bolt-ons are probably the most I'll go, if even
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