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Old 09-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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Soo i order a excedy stage one clutch and what i thought would be light wieght ford racing flywheel but that ***** thing is heavy as hell i dont no if it is light then the stock one but if it isnt would it be woth returning and getting a lighter one?
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I don't have any personal experience with aluminum flywheels, but I stuck with a ford racing steel flywheel because I knew it was going to end up my DD..
I've heard the heavier weight makes DD like slipping the clutch easier with the greater mass of a steel flywheel. Also that launching at say 2,500rpm has more energy to the tires with the added rotational mass. Though I would suspect an aluminum flywheel would make up for that down the rest of the track.
like I said I've never ran an AFW so these are just some things I've heard. But when I question anything I just go with what I know. And steel flywheels work just dandy for a DD
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I don't have any personal experience with aluminum flywheels, but I stuck with a ford racing steel flywheel because I knew it was going to end up my DD..
I've heard the heavier weight makes DD like slipping the clutch easier with the greater mass of a steel flywheel. Also that launching at say 2,500rpm has more energy to the tires with the added rotational mass. Though I would suspect an aluminum flywheel would make up for that down the rest of the track.
like I said I've never ran an AFW so these are just some things I've heard. But when I question anything I just go with what I know. And steel flywheels work just dandy for a DD
Okay that sounds just fine to me as long as it is not like stock it is sfi certified to fr performance. Cant wait to get this stuff in car ia going to be great lol
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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Looks like you got a steel billet flywheel. It will be fine for street and drag strip use. The lightweight aluminum flywheels are better suited to road or course racing. They allow you to accelerate faster out of the curves.
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Looks like you got a steel billet flywheel. It will be fine for street and drag strip use. The lightweight aluminum flywheels are better suited to road or course racing. They allow you to accelerate faster out of the curves.
Oooo great that is perfect i heard so much about light wieght one that i wasnt sure why mine was so heavy
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