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Author Topic:   Light weight flywheels........hype or not?
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted December 26, 2001 11:32 PM
Considering buying a lightweight flywheel for this year. The engines I will run will be a 377 and a 406(if needed). I'm just wondering if it is going to be worth the 250 bucks that I will be spending. 150 for the flywheel and 100 for a mini starter. While I have no doubt that I will have a quicker throttle response. But as far as lap I really helping myself out? Or would my money be better spent on something else. While I do have a limited budget, 250 bucks isn't going to kill me either. Thanks

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted December 27, 2001 12:42 AM
I think that anything you can do to reduce rotating weight anywhere in the car is going to improve times . What ever mass is rotating must be started and stopped at the end of each straight a way , and the exit of each corner . So the faster it can be slowed down , and get moving again = FASTER ! But in another sense , this is something that would help more on stop and go tracks .You probably would not notice much difference on a momentum track where you keep your RPM's up . My vote goes to the lightest set up you can afford though !

Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted December 27, 2001 06:33 PM
lighter is always better

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 256
posted December 29, 2001 01:45 PM
Also get the smallest diameter you can afford.

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