In a message dated 3/27/99 10:29:36 PM Eastern Standard Time, Vr6bhp@aol<img src=/i/dc.gif border=0 width=35 height=15>
<< anyone got the light weight flywheel from Velocity? How much does it
help and how hard is it to install? Shannon
I don't know what velocity does to the flywheel or how light it is, I have an
eip lightened flywheel which has 6lb's removed. The weight is taken from the
outermost portion and back side of the flywheel, this greatly reduces the
energy it takes to accelerate the mass. It also is fully resurfaced, which is
$50 by itself. Since I did it at the same time as the eip/centerforce, it
really only cost me $100.
You definitely can notice a difference when you initially stomp the throttle.
The response from the engine is much more immediate. I don't know how much, if
any hp you would gain, maybe some torque.
I like the flywheel and the improved response a lot, but I would rather have
the eip aluminum flywheel. It is much lighter than the stock lightened unit.
It wasn't available when I did mine but I would definitely choose the aluminum
version now. I held the flywheel side by side with a stock version, I don't
know what it weighs, but it's light as hell, especially compared to stock. One
other trick thing about the alu. unit is that it has a replaceable steel disc
that contacts the clutch disc. This is replaced when you do a new clutch
rather than having to have your flywheel machined.
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