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upgraded flywheel?

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Old 06-15-2005, 12:07 PM
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I've heard this from a couple of friends, but if you upgrade the flywheel does it help that much?
 
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:21 PM
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of course. it helps you tranny and also some weight reduction. if you get a light-weight flywheel i bet you you'll get about 1/2 of a second or more and if you get the whole set-up like the stage 3 clutch, pressure plate, flywheel you'll get a 1 second or 2 off your time.
 
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:20 PM
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A 1/2 sec? That can't be right. I thought the aftermarket flywheel was mainly to reduce rotating mass?
 
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:36 PM
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It'll help you transfer power to the ground more effectively, and allow your engine to rev quicker. But be careful putting it on a poorly balanced engine, as it'll throw it off even more and probably cook the bearings within 30k (yes, those heavy-*** flywheels are part of the engine's balance).
 
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:57 PM
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but if you have aftermarket suspension you can lower the back to distribute the weight back there
 
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Old 06-16-2005, 12:04 AM
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I'm, talking about rotational balance, not front-rear distribution. And lowering the rear suspension still wouldn't do anything for that either... Civics are transversal, remember?
 
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alright thx guys.
 
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:42 PM
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How in the world would I know if I have a poorly or a properly balanced engine?
 
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:23 PM
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Well, as a general rule, the only way it would be really off balance is if it was rebuilt VERY badly (which isn't likely) or if it is American. So basically, you should be fine.
 
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:29 PM
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What kind of undertaking is replacing the flywheel? Half a day? Weekend? Is it worth it if I don't replace the whole clutch? Is this going to be something to consider for the HCF Challenge?
 

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