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Aerowilson182 Feb 20, 1:59am - #404396 

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cheapest place to buy a Fidenza (sp) lightweight flywheel

alright Ive decided to go with the stage 3 spec clutch and im looking for a lightweight flywheel to install with it. Ill be putting in the front hotchkis sway along with the clutch and flywheel all in the same install. can anyone get me some links of good places to buy a fidenza for a GT?

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QTRMLR_1 Feb 20, 6:25am - #404398 

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you have a turbo, you don't want a lw fw. I wouldn't go as light as the Fidanza for a turbo app. say nothing less than 10.5 lbs. stock is fine in fact.

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combatc87 Feb 20, 6:35am - #404399 

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QTRMLR_1 Feb 20, 6:40am - #404400 

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This is from the guy developing the 500 whp GTS:

Smaay:

"Actually you want the heavier flywheel to maintain the inertia while shifting...a lighter one will slow down faster, ergo more spool up time, where as a heaver one that maintains the inertia will still be spinning and you will have faster spool time.

i am talking fractions of seconds here too"

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Aerowilson182 Feb 21, 5:10am - #404401 

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well...wouldnt the 15-30 HP gain kind of offset that?

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QTRMLR_1 Feb 21, 10:46am - #404402 

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not the person to ask, but I'd say no. keeping as much of your 12 psi (or so much) of boost on shifts is more important. and I don't think you gain 15-30 hp from a lw fw. a lot of people say you don't gain any hp from a fw and they are right in the sense that no hp is made in the engine. it's whp that is gained.

I would PM smaay on that other Celica site. Matt from MWR uses his 10.2 lb chromoly lw fw on his 11 second spyder and says it's heavy enough where keeping ample boost on shifts is not a problem.

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Speed4TheNeed Feb 22, 12:09pm - #404403 

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^^ correct. lightweight flywheel just 'frees up' a few 'lost' whp...it's not a power mod so to speak. it just lessens the parasitic loss the stock flywheel has..and for the celica it's only a few whp, definately not 15-30.

look at it this way..the 2zz engine makes 180 bhp (thats AT the flywheel). a typical dyno will show you have about 160 whp (true horsepower with everything attached). so you're only 'losing' 20 horsepower through your a/c system, exhaust syste, transmission, etc. and so on. and some people think replacing just the flywheel will give you all of that back? not a chance. try 2-5 whp fained back and call it a day.
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speed_celica Feb 22, 3:19pm - #404404 

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www.suprastore.com has them @ a pretty good price as well! thumbsup They have really good customer service... I got my hotchkis springs from them! thumbsup
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