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Flywheel Lightening

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by 90vtec, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. 90vtec

    90vtec Senior Member

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    Okay i was wondering how do you get your stock flywheel lightened? Anybody had this done. Where to they take of the material? I have a friend that is a percision machinest and has resurfaced mine before so I was think of slipping him some cash to do it with me on a weekend. I might grab on from the junk yard just to be safe!!! But how is it done or anybody have some links?
     
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    I've never had one on a lathe but they basically mill the back off. You tell them how much you want it to weigh and they start shaving.

    I was going to do this but I realized my stock VX flywheel was about 7 lbs lighter than the stock Z6. I just swapped the flywheels.
     
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    What exactly is a VX and where can I find one? That flywheel sounds tempting.
     
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    Well you should have a machine shop do the lightening, also have them balanced. B series flywheel shouldn't be lightened more than 11lbs.



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    If you have ever seen one fly apart you would think twice about having them lightened. The flywheel on our Chevelle broke up on the track and it made a huge mess. I would recommend just saving up and getting a lightweight flywheel.
     
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    :werd: there's something to be said for better metal
     
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    I always tell peeps to spend the extra loot and get an aftermarket unit period.



    Milan
     
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    Spoon, Toda, Jun, Fidanza are nice ones.



    Milan
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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