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heavy flywheel info

If you where at Gon'zookin you probley heard me ranting about wanting a heavier flywheel, Here is a tech article
from a Jeep site.
http://www.outdoorwire.com/4x4/jeep/tech/engine Then go to 9 pounds makes a differance.
The idea is that you store the energy and smooth out power application, We have used heavier flywheels for years as a dirt bike mod to make it more tractable. I will
post more info as I go along with this. (Going to measure things up this weekend and then send a flywheel out next week.)

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Re: heavy flywheel info

I have also read and wondered about this,let us know how it turns out. 1.3's need all the advantage they can get!!!

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Sounds like a good experiment. I know my buddy runs around with a 1600 16 valve, but since he currently has the Samurai 5 speed behind it, he has to use the lighter Samurai flywheel. Low end torque is very poor. Driving another 16 valve, but with the Tracker 2wd 5 speed and flywheel, low end torque was good. The lighter flywheel made it very hard to get across obstacles without stalling.

I'm currently working on a rotary swap. A common upgrade for the RX-7 folks is to change to a lighter flywheel to get a faster reving motor (ie horse power), but they have to be careful as it will make stop and go traffic and drag racing launches harder to live with.

I think you are heading down the correct path. Keep us posted.

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Re: heavy flywheel info

The only real problem I have with the 1.3 is when just trying to crawl over a big rock slow, When you don't want to
give it much throttle it will stall. Thats what I need the
weight for. I know it allways made such a difference with my trials motorcycles. I will keep everyone updated. I was thinking of a rotory for awhile but have kind of dropped the idea for now. Good luck with your swap.

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Re: heavy flywheel info

wweasel, i am very interested.... but it seems the link is bad

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Re: heavy flywheel info

Try it now, It worked when I tested it from work, The site has frames which are a Pain. I just redid it from home.

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Re: heavy flywheel info

Count me as interested in the heavy flywheel. Any weight would be bound to help. Let us know the scoop.

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Good article. Its quarter after ten and im putting my gloves on, grabbing the spare tranny and clutch and flywheel to see what space we have to work with. I like it, I like it....

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Re: heavy flywheel info

count me on this im interasted too! i want i want keep us posted

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