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Flywheel and pressure plate options

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Goose, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    I'm putting a SM465 in my K30 and need input on deciding what
    flywheel and pressure plate to buy.

    I've heard getting a heavier flywheel helps with off-idle torque at the expense of being able to rev the engine quick. I'm leaning that direction.

    thanks
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    A stock flywheel is perfectly adequate, and a quality pressure plate and clutch kit will suit you just fine. The three finger stuff (IMO) is antiquated junk and just results in a terrible clutch feel.

    Yeah, they pushed heavier flywheels for awhile, even in racecars. I *think* they realized the less weight the better, as all of the new vehicles I can think of, performance or not, have gone the opposite way with clutch weight.

    Obviously more material is going to result in more chances to resurface if necessary, and more mass means more heat absorption, but there was never a problem with the 12" GM flywheels in that regard.
     
  3. jeeptuff

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    Have the stock flywheel turned, then get yourself a centerforce..
     

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