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Old 09-29-2011, 06:39 AM
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I've had my best 60' with my 17lb clutch/flywheel set-up
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:52 AM
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There's more to it than the weight of the flywheel. Add the weight of the flywheel and pressure plate on a monster stage 3 and compare with stock. I chose lightweight.
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Thanks guys for all the opinions, Yall making it a hard decision...
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What about the fidanza 13lb flywheel, haven't seen any reviews on it.
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Originally Posted by Fry_ View Post
someone correct me if i'm wrong, but in a traction limited car wouldn't a lighter flywheel improve your 60foot time at the track by hitting the tires with less inertia which would reduce tire spin.
Essentially yes, but you should be accelerating into the launch and the Lightweight flywheel revs easier, so it will blow the tires off easiers if they spin, but will also bog easier if they hook. It's a finer line of getting it right, just like taking off on the street only magnified.
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Originally Posted by BADD SS View Post
different setups require different parts... lots of people claim light flywheels dont work.... when I had 430 rwhp, my 15 lB flywheel go me consistant 1.42 60's and it ran 10.95..... It's more about wheel speed on the launch, and not bogging, launch high enough and you wont bog...
I agree, from my experience it takes ~1000rpm more to cut the same 60' with the 10lb lighter flywheel.
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ive went 1.44 60's on both the 28 and 18lb im a bit less consistant on the 18 but i also dont run a 2 step and need to be. i prefer the 18 myself though
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As stated before,it depends on your setup,I have a cam but i also have a 4.10 gear, it will take a little getting used to at first but after a while its gravy,also its easier on the rear end especially if you're still running the ten bolt. Pulls harder on the top end ,especially on roll races. BTW I have the monster stage 3 setup with the 18lb flywheel and the TICK clutch master cylinder and im running toyo proxes TQ drag radials and I never bog nor do I lose traction! I havent been to the track since I changed to this set up but before the cam ,exhaust,intake manifold,CAI,and a bunch of other stuff that I dont care to mention I was cutting 2.1 second 60ft times running 12.69 at 113 mph. with the new set up and the spray I should be at least a second and a half quicker!
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I've decided to run a Yella Tera ultra light weight flywheel when I get a new clutch. It's only 14 pounds but, it's steel.
http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...ight-flywheel/

I have not decided on the clutch yet. any suggestions would be welcome.
I don't drag race with my WS6 but enjoy the twisties and do a timed road course thing with friends once in a while.
Maybe a SPEC Stage 3+ Clutch Kit.
So many choices.
Engine mods are MAF, EGR, intake, SLP exhaust & tune. (when I can find some time I will re - cam her for a torque bump stick)
Suspension is Strano, Bilstein and BMR
PS. this is a CA. car so I am limited to what I can do.
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Originally Posted by Nowhereman View Post
I've decided to run a Yella Tera ultra light weight flywheel when I get a new clutch. It's only 14 pounds but, it's steel.
http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...ight-flywheel/

I have not decided on the clutch yet. any suggestions would be welcome.
I don't drag race with my WS6 but enjoy the twisties and do a timed road course thing with friends once in a while.
Maybe a SPEC Stage 3+ Clutch Kit.
So many choices.
Engine mods are MAF, EGR, intake, SLP exhaust & tune. (when I can find some time I will re - cam her for a torque bump stick)
Suspension is Strano, Bilstein and BMR
PS. this is a CA. car so I am limited to what I can do.
[email protected] actually has a sale on our clutches currently and our lightweight 18lb billet steel flywheel combined with our Level 1 Monster, which would easily handle your power, weighs in at 42lbs. That is ~10lbs lighter than stock freeing up ~8rwhp, feel free to contact me with any questions. Chris, 817-750-2000
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Your clutch packages look nice.
By the time I get all the needed pieces I am waaay up there in cost.
I can piece together a package for less than the store is posting.
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I drove for years and years with a light and small aluminum flywheel on my only car. No issues on the street at all. Much better than a big fat steel flywheel with a high first gear (2.32) Heck my 50+ year old mother could drive that car and it had a pretty wicked cam (for the time.)
The warnings for not using a light flywheel on the street are silly until you get into REALLY light stuff - like aluminum pressure rings or tiny little 3 disk road racing clutches. The lighter you can make the disk the better the trans will shift.
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Originally Posted by Nowhereman View Post
Your clutch packages look nice.
By the time I get all the needed pieces I am waaay up there in cost.
I can piece together a package for less than the store is posting.
Thanks, I'm not sure what you mean exactly by piece together, but the packages are made to be all inclusive with everything you need and guaranteed to work versus mixing and matching parts that would require measuring to ensure they work properly together.
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Originally Posted by HioSSilver View Post
I've had my best 60' with my 17lb clutch/flywheel set-up
I know this is an old post. But please tell us about 17lb clutch/flywheel/disc combo..
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Originally Posted by slow ride 02 View Post
I know this is an old post. But please tell us about 17lb clutch/flywheel/disc combo..
It's a tilton 5.5 clutch with a button flywheel and a auto flexplate. I modified the hydraulics to make it all work. I've been running it for many years now.
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