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Read the description. The clutch in that kit is a standard replacement clutch.
 

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Google "aluminum flywheel mpg". I don't think you will ever pay for an aluminum flywheel on gas savings. If you want a peppier feeling ride and can deal with the driveability issues, go for it. It doesn't save on wear and tear, it might even cause more since they are designed to dampen engine vibration. That's my $0.02
 

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An Aluminum flywheel.... with almost no weight. This lets the engine rev up very quickly and allows the engine to work easier due to the reduced weight spinning around on the back of the crank. This is fine as long as you are at full throttle and wide open throttle all the time like in a Road Race or Drag Race only car. As soon as you let off the gas the engine RPM drops instantly and the car slows down. In a road car this causes surging and bucking at cruise speeds and poor driveability and clutch engagement.
 

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98EscortDude said:
I thought the zetec used a different clutch or flywheel than the SPI engine? That ebay posting says it fits both zetec and spi
the clutch is the same from Zetec to SPI, but the flywheel is definitely different. The flywheel from an SPI will not work on a Zetec... but I will hopefully be proving that a flywheel from a Zetec will indeed work on an SPI.
 

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EscorGo said:
From a reseller:
An Aluminum flywheel.... with almost no weight. This lets the engine rev up very quickly and allows the engine to work easier due to the reduced weight spinning around on the back of the crank. This is fine as long as you are at full throttle and wide open throttle all the time like in a Road Race or Drag Race only car. As soon as you let off the gas the engine RPM drops instantly and the car slows down. In a road car this causes surging and bucking at cruise speeds and poor driveability and clutch engagement.
I have a 9 lb flywheel on my BP, that's and 11 lb loss. It has shown no real driveability issues for me. Granted reverse starts and hill starts are trickier, but one just has to become a more efficient driver. I like that it decelerates slightly quicker, helps me in weight transfer!
 
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