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Old 05-05-2009, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default Benefits of Chromoly vs Billet Steel Flywheel

What exactly are the benefits of a chromoly flywheel vs billet steel besides the chromoly being stronger and lighter?

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faster revs with lighter weight is how i understand it.
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Depends on your application. If you have the power (boost, nitrous) you can benefit from a lighter flywheel because the inertia won't be there on the launch, but you will still have the power to carry it through. If you are using it on an n/a deal, make sure you got enough power.

A lighter flywheel will not shock the tires as hard.
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So, if I were looking to run 17" drag radials at the track (which are notorious for not hooking with an M6), would it be better to go with a lighter flywheel? I'm only pushing 400-425 to the wheels (est.) but I do plan on spraying 150 HP to it in the future. Just trying to decide which flywheel to go with when I order my clutch.
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I think that you would be fine based on the tire mentioned and the plan for a little nitrous in the future. It is important to remember that more often than not that chromoly flywheels are cut very thin to reduce weight. As a result that have a greater tendency to warp as a result of heat that a similarly built steel or even aluminum flywheel. This isn't to say that chromoly is just need to insure that it isn't cut so thin that warpage will be an issue. I hope this info helps. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks,
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