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Old 07-17-2017, 03:56 PM   #1
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Stage 1 Clutch and lightened flywheel

i need to change the clutch on the car and looking for a stage 1 and a lightweight flywheel I have a 55 plate 192 don't really want to spend more than 400 on the both but if there is a good set I might pay more I'm in the U.K. Any links I will be seriously grateful for
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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Firstly I would contact bigpete on the uk forum,Failing that I would try some of the traders on that same forum Link below

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Old 07-17-2017, 04:14 PM   #3
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Ok thank you I'll go on there now
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There is no reason to install anything more than the OE clutch in this car. It is capable of clamping mild turbo applications. All you get with a stage 1 clutch is a bunch of compromises, without offsetting benefits.
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WHat about a lighter flywheel I've been told to change when I change the clutch
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:05 PM   #6
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You may need to have the flywheel resurfaced, depending on its condition, but you do not need a new one.

A lightweight flywheel is a matter of personal preference. It makes this car, that is already fast to rev up and back down, rev even faster. That may be a good thing, but the potential downsides are flywheel lash and more labored driving. First gear starts are more challenging, and throttle management on downshifts also takes more care.

I tend to like lightweight flywheels in piston cars, but not in rotary cars.
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