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I found through searching google that the sock 1.8L flywheel is a staggering 19.5lbs. And I wondered why it revved so slow. :lol: And I found through the same search that the Fidanza aluminum flywheel is pretty much 8lbs. That's quite a bit of loss on the rotating mass of the crankshaft. But what about the other flywheels? I see three others on AAS, and none listed on corksport, I figured they would have their own, or is it just not listed under their escort parts? And also, are there any other modifications needed or are lighter flywheels just a bolt on part?
 

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as far as I know the Fidanza aluminum flywheel is your best bet if you wanna get really light. you can also have your stock flywheel machined down quite a bit down to about 15 lbs shaving almost 5 lbs off, that's like doing an UDP kinda sorta.

and I'm pretty sure the aluminum flywheel is a direct bolt on. I had looked into the aluminum flywheel once before but decided it wasn't worth I the 400 dollars I think it cost.

you'll definitely rev freer and quicker though with a good light flywheel! prolly could scratch the tires hitting 3rd gear!
 

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I have one and like it. Revs faster this is true, but loose some torque in the bottom end and gain some in the top. Also takes a bit of getting used to as a daily driver. Is a direct bolt on.
 

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Do you have dyno sheets backing up the torque loss in the bottom end? from what I understand you actually have more torque/hp throughout the powerband but it just doesn't feel like it because less energy is stored in a lightweight flywheel as opposed to a heavy one.
 

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yeah a buddy of mine with a VW GTI had an aluminum flywheel and he tried to teach someone how to drive a stick in it, failed miserably because it dies easier with an aluminum flywheel, less momentum rolling to get going with, but yeah he could stomp it from a rolling start in first and it'd start spinning the tires right away and just tap the rev limiter like crazy! that was actually a nice GTI most DEF not rice.

you should add that to your list of things to do Dennis, fo SHAOW! I'm good at putting clutches in lol, done it enough.
 

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that's what I'm talking about!!! I figured you already had it on your list anywayz lol. then you can for sure take my GT in a race, I'm not doing an aluminum flywheel I just put a new clutch in it and it works good nuff for me ha ha. a/c delete was the best thing I did to help economy and POWER, it spins up faster with out turning the pulley even though it was not on.
 
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