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Old 04-11-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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flywheel ???

aluminum flywheels.... are they worth money? is there a noticable difference over a stock/steel flywheel? let me know everyone's opinion....

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Hell yes. Since mine went in it pulls harder,spins faster. Well worth the money. I will never go back
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I heard they only worth it on smaller 4 cylinder cars but not worth it on v8. But then again iv never had one. But I seen aluminum driveshaft and flywheel shaved like 30 pounds of rotating weight so they could be great. I would like to get one when mine needs replaced
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I heard they only worth it on smaller 4 cylinder cars but not worth it on v8. But then again iv never had one. But I seen aluminum driveshaft and flywheel shaved like 30 pounds of rotating weight so they could be great. I would like to get one when mine needs replaced
K....you heard wrong. I have one and it drives much better with the alum flywheel. Get off the fence svtlx and do it.
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its rotating mass and every 1lb of rotating mass is about like 10lbs of dead weight
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K....you heard wrong. I have one and it drives much better with the alum flywheel. Get off the fence svtlx and do it.
Well like I said iv never had one and u do sooo
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K....you heard wrong. I have one and it drives much better with the alum flywheel. Get off the fence svtlx and do it.
i havent driven the car with the t-5.. and dont know if it's in good condition, i hate to spend a ton of money on the flywheel just to find out the shift syncros are fukd up. especialy when i got a 1200 dollar racing aod that i know operates fine.

this will be my first stick car with the blown v8. im leaving the 2.73 gear in it so i was thinkn the aluminum flywheel would help out a tiny bit. but ive never had one.
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Why are you going to stick?
this is the "97 3.8 stick car im dropn my blown 5.0 into. the previous owner told me it had a good trans with new clutch. i figured since it already had the t5 i would just buy a flywheel and drop in my v8. everyone here is talkn bout how fun their sticks are. im just tryn to get the most from my set-up since i may leave the 2.73 gear in it.
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Are u running a stock cam?
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this is the "97 3.8 stick car im dropn my blown 5.0 into. the previous owner told me it had a good trans with new clutch. i figured since it already had the t5 i would just buy a flywheel and drop in my v8. everyone here is talkn bout how fun their sticks are. im just tryn to get the most from my set-up since i may leave the 2.73 gear in it.
Fun street car yes. 1/4 mi. racer. Not really. A good auto is always better for straight racing.
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Are u running a stock cam?
no... u cant see my signature? u on "I phone"? im 456rwp.
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Yeah I'm on I phone. That would explain it lol
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Fun street car yes. 1/4 mi. racer. Not really. A good auto is always better for straight racing.
i been tryn to find a good condition floor shifter at the junk yard. im tryn to be patient, but i need to get started on dropn the motor in. i just finished building the short block last week. im ordring sum new mls gaskets this week and im getn antsy..lol
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And svt an aluminum flywheel is well worth the cost. My car flies thru the rpms and gears like lightning now. Get off the fence bro. And I think the t-5 and t-45 are basically the same just different bolt patterns because they bolt up to different motors. My t-45 has taken alot of abuse from me and still works great.
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A flywheel is only gonna go through a couple clutches anyway. What's the price difference? And is the v6 t5 the same as the 8. Not sure.
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A flywheel is only gonna go through a couple clutches anyway. What's the price difference? And is the v6 t5 the same as the 8. Not sure.
yup... even the bell housing. just different flywheel from wut i understand.
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Re: flywheel ???

Before you do this...I'll go ahead and tell you the T5 will be a ticking time bomb if it's not built to handle the power. Even built for the power you're on borrowed time. I've seen two lock up in a single weekend in a H/C/I/N notch...

On the original topic, aluminum flywheels will definitely help the engine rev quicker, will get into the power earlier, but in my opinion do not do as well with higher power levels. The steel flywheels just seems to grab better and hold the power better in the long-run.
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Before you do this...I'll go ahead and tell you the T5 will be a ticking time bomb if it's not built to handle the power. Even built for the power you're on borrowed time. I've seen two lock up in a single weekend in a H/C/I/N notch...

On the original topic, aluminum flywheels will definitely help the engine rev quicker, will get into the power earlier, but in my opinion do not do as well with higher power levels. The steel flywheels just seems to grab better and hold the power better in the long-run.
that fact has been well established on any aod or t5 in stock form. hence my racing aod. which isnt the issue. ive seen just as many t5's tank under high horse as many live long lives with high horse. im not a street racer or power shifter so maybe ill get a reasonable amount of play time outa one.

however, u totaly lost me with...."steel flywheel grabs better than aluminum". isnt aluminum wut they put on 03-04 cobra t56? i thought the aluminum was specificaly for high hp levels....
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