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Old 06-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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The flywheel, conversely, switches from iron to aluminum for a sizable reduction in both weight and inertia. SVT claims that change alone shaves 0.2 second off both the 0-to-60-mph and quarter-mile times, because it allows the engine to rev so much quicker. You can feel the difference the first time you bury the throttle.
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I can believe that. Rotaiting weight is the best to get rid of.
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Who has the best prices on aluminum flywheels? Doesn't Ford Racing sell one?


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I just put a aluminum flywheel in my car and I love it... I could definately feel a difference
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LFP has a nice one around $300.
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Who has the best prices on aluminum flywheels? Doesn't Ford Racing sell one?


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I have a Fidanza Flywheel for sale. it just needs the friction insert replace for $54 and it's as good as new. about a year and 7K miles on it

New they're $325 - 54 = $271

$200 bucks and it's yours
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This has been a topic of debate for a long time, but big heavy cars like can also benefit from a heavy flywheel. I used to have a Fidanza, but switched to a Ford billet FW, I will never switch back.....

I think that a heavy FW gives our cars a little extra kick in the ass that wasnt there with an aluminum flywheel. I did a lot of research and found that most big 1/4 mile guys use a steel flywheel.

Another benefit of a heavy wheel is that the revs drop a lot less between shifts because of the added inertia, its much easier to powershift with a steel FW.

With my car's combo and 28" slicks
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This has been a topic of debate for a long time, but big heavy cars like can also benefit from a heavy flywheel. I used to have a Fidanza, but switched to a Ford billet FW, I will never switch back.....

I think that a heavy FW gives our cars a little extra kick in the ass that wasnt there with an aluminum flywheel. I did a lot of research and found that most big 1/4 mile guys use a steel flywheel.

Another benefit of a heavy wheel is that the revs drop a lot less between shifts because of the added inertia, its much easier to powershift with a steel FW.

With my car's combo and 28" slicks
+1 I love my steel flywheel and it is only $90 new from ford.
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I can't remember if my McLeod Twin came with an aluminum or steel flywheel. It better be aluminum for that money.


Jack, where did you find that article so long after the release date? It seems like something written just before the car came out.
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Most of the old skool guys say go with steal f.w. because the rev stay up during shafts, the new edge guys say go ALU.
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Jack, where did you find that article so long after the release date? It seems like something written just before the car came out.
I searched Google for something Cobra related (forgot)


here's a zip I have of 8 car magazine Cobra Reviews
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love my aluminum flywheel
just need to get rid of this garbage heavy ass stock pp
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Most of the old skool guys say go with steal f.w. because the rev stay up during shafts, the new edge guys say go ALU.
hmm.. interesting...
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