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finally installed the fidanza flywheel

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by BigBoy, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. BigBoy

    BigBoy Senior Member

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    cant really tell anything besides having to hold the clutch a tad longer. Im breaking in a new clutch which i also installed(exedy stage1). Pedal pressure feels the same.

    Why do people say the fidanza is hard to drive with? I drove through heavy traffic the other day and its no big deal.
     
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    confusatron Senior Member

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    Are your shifts any quicker with that flywheel? How about the time it takes for the revs to drop between shifts? You notice any difference in acceleration? Just curious.
     
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    lude9593 Senior Member

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    i have the same clutch/flywheel setup in my prelude and yes, it did make a difference. wasn't hard to drive but the throttle was more responsive of course. i also dropped my 1/8th mile et's by 0.3 of a second.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Because they've never actually driven with one, that's why.
     
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    BigBoy Senior Member

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    yea the revs drop a bit quicker and acceleration seems a bit better, but that may be a psychological thing. I havent pushed it past 3K cause im still breaking it in.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Nope, not just psychological. :)
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    revs will rise and drop faster
    starting out on hills can be tricky depending on your clutch
    its nothing undrivable though
     
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    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    i drove my ls with a six puck and a 8lb act flywheel and i had no problem but when someone else drove mine it was kinda hard for them.
     
  9. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Nah, easy. Katie never stalled my car with the 8 pounder, not even the first time she drove it, and that was 2 months after she learned how to drive stick!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    That's just because she's more than likely a damn good driver. I bet she can outdrive a lot of guys on this board.

    I knew a lady that was an absolute natural on a manual. She went through my 6 speed on my Sentra better than I did. Never bounced the clutch (like I did all the fuggin time) or missed a shift, (like I did sometimes)... and I had driven it more than she had. Come to think of it... I really sucked at driving a 6 speed. The shifts were TOO quick.

    Anyway, on with the topic. This makes me feel a little more at ease about getting a Fidanza lightened FW.
     
  11. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Nah, she still doesn't rev match, and she luches the engine up/down in speed with the transmission. She's just good at clutch slipping/frying (whatever you want to call it) and knows that I'd rather her kill the clutch instead of bog the engine.

    :)

    But yeah, she is still a pretty good driver.
     
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    i agree, i don't see any problem with a lightened flywheel. i just put another stocker in my car, but on my old 64 vw bug, i had the flywheel and a race clutch with a 1700lb pressure plate, that was harder than a 6 puck clutch on a civic. i lov my civi!
     
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