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Inertia Ring

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ccj8008, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. ccj8008

    ccj8008 1/2 ton status

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    I have heard good things about Inertia Rings, especially from people running 4 cylinders.

    Inertia Ring- Attachment added to flywheel to increase rotating mass. Helps prevent stalling at low rpm.

    Anyone with experience using one of these?

    Anyone using a heavier than stock flywheel (from a dumptruck or...)?

    http://www.4x4wire.com/tech/clutch/inertiaring/
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Not many 4 cylinders in this crowd...:crazy:

    The biggest problem i ever had with stalling on the trail was 95% carb related. I've since swapped to a diesel and have no more issues with stalling on the trail.

    Rene
     
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    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    They're good for trail use, but for any kind of acceleration, it kills.
     
  4. ccj8008

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    I am running a 454 tbi with 5:13's. I am getting ready to swap in a Clark 5-spd with 7.5:1 1st gear, but hey, I'll take advantage of anything I can for low end grunt. Just seems like an easy addition that has not been discussed much.

    I got started in wheeling running IHC Scouts. For towing and wheeling they had a lot going for them, including big heavy flywheels.

    Can anyone recommend a source for heavier than stock flywheels for a 454?
     
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    dude if you got a 454 i wouldnt bother. you dont need the extra weight.
     
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    I don't think the rotating mass increase will do much for you. It'll smooth things out for sure but you'll feel it in the throttle response. It makes a big different on low rpm things like tractors that never see high rpm though.

    A hand throttle/electronic throttle/deft clutch foot/better gearing is the way to go. Anybody that has driven a manual BBC and a manual BBF knows exactly what I'm talking about.
     
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    Marine or industrial flywheels are heavier.

    I thought sombody on here had a marine flywheel on their 292 L6. Can't remember who now....:thinking:
     

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