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Lightening Up A Flywheel

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by auggiereg, May 30, 2003.

  1. auggiereg

    auggiereg Member

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    I don't think that I could afford to buy a 8 to 10 lb flywheel so I was wondering if it would be possible to shave off a fair amount of weight from the stock flywheel to help out a little? If anyone knows how much the stock flywheel on a D15B7 engine weighs it would help out a bunch. Thanks for all of your info and feedback.
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yes it can be done .... there are several places to get it done
    its not something you can do yourself
    unless you have a machine shop and the ability to balance it
    for a D15B7 its really not worth it to be honest
     
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    I don't know how much all the civic flywheels weigh, but I've turned down 3 of them for my buddy's Del Sols and I THINK one from a Civic. No idea what year, model, or engine, but they start out weighing in around 17 lbs. I was able to take them down to 13.6 lbs....I could take off more, but we're gonna stay on the safe side until he tries one out. Then I found out that the flywheel from my B20A5(3rd gen lude) weighed 20.7 lbs....took that baby down to 16.5, so I was all like "WOOHOO, 'n shit." I HAVE been balancing them, btw. Closer than what Honda themselves do, actually. FYI, I think machine shops charge about $70 to get 'er done. *shrugs* I guess if anyone in the Minneapolis area wants their's done, I'd turn 'em down for about $40 a pop.
    Hope this helps.....p.s. sorry if I broke any rules with the whole "advertisement" thing.
     
  4. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    the important thing is to balance the flywheel if you are getting it shaved down in weight, I know B series flywheel can be taken down to 11.5lbs. And also replace the bearing on the flywheel.

    Milan
     
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