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arabian_ryda
July 18th, 2004, 12:25 PM
who dos it and how much? is there a stage type thing cause theres a guy i know selling an 8lb flywell and i just wanted to know weather it would be easer and less of a hassle if i had it done localilly.

arabian_ryda
July 19th, 2004, 07:11 PM
anyone?

Blaine B.
July 19th, 2004, 08:05 PM
Any clutch or brake shop can do it for you.
I highly recommend against lightening of a factory cast flywheel. Especially on high reving engines.
Flywheel explosions are deadly.:(

SplineZ
July 19th, 2004, 08:34 PM
Maybe contact these guys for a custom billet flywheel?

http://members.shaw.ca/turbofiero/SSBflywheel.htm

they said at the bottom they can reproduce almost ANY flywheel for ANY vehicle.. They are in BC, and their prices are in USD.. They start at 295 or so..

If they wont produce just one.. maybe a Group Purchase would tempt them (post it on one of the 510 boards?)

James Z

arabian_ryda
July 20th, 2004, 11:19 AM
ya i agree with you prodrag getting a 30 year old peice of rusted steel drilled isnt the smartest thing and i wont be doing that. but the one i discrided above is aluminum.

arabian_ryda
July 24th, 2004, 11:27 PM
ok so i got a couple of pictures of the flywheel from the guy and just to make sure were on the right topic hes says its 8lbs and made out of aluminum. i really need some experts help on this weather or not this looks adicuate or not. thanx

http://img22.exs.cx/img22/9376/flywheel.jpg
http://img22.exs.cx/img22/3404/flywheel2.jpg
http://img22.exs.cx/img22/7011/flywheel3.jpg

Mustard
July 25th, 2004, 05:47 PM
A buddy of mine took his to a local truck fylwheel and brake place...
name escapes me... sorry

We had to get it lightened because aftermarket stuff for swifts is just non existant...
anyhoo, he handed it to the guy and says what can you do with it?
the guy at the desk who is used to having MASSIVE semi-truck flywheels come in for re-ballancing or something says "hahah awww it's like a little baby flywheel."
buddy is like "can you lighten it?"
he says "but it's already so light... :) I'm not sure it'll even fit in our machines :P"

anyhoo, good times, they did a decent job, got 15% reduction in weight, and no explosions, yet :fingersx:

Tropical Boy
July 25th, 2004, 06:10 PM
awwww... very heart warming story BONG!!!!

:p