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Streetlite Flywheel

Old 06-01-2004, 09:46 PM
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Looking at this streetlite flyweel I saw for sale on rx-7store.net

$225.00 for the flywheel.It's a 12.5 lb steel flywheel. It has a counterweight as an option, for $119.00, dont you need that bitch? Spendy little "add on".



http://www.rx-7store.net/index.asp?PageAct...ProdID=824&HS=1
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Old 06-02-2004, 08:58 AM
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Yes, you need it. If not that counterweight, then one from an automatic. Although their advertising is misleading. They claim their lightweight flywheel is "best for street and drag racing vehicles which may require more inertia". "Best" as in better than their 9 pound flywheel? OK, I agree with that. Drag racers typically want slightly heavier flywheels, not lighter. This is especially true for vehicles with little torque. The logic behind their advertising is flawed. If the owner wants to look like an NHRA poster car, they should leave the stock flywheel in place because it's heavier than both the 12.5 pounder and the 9.5 pounder - combined. A lightweight flywheel has advantages, but they did not mention them in the ad.



In case you're wondering, I've got a Racing Beat lightweight flywheel and i think it was a good upgrade. Their product may be good too, it's just the ad that's less than clear.
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Old 06-02-2004, 12:05 PM
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Did you get the steel or aluminum? My buddy has the steel and likes it. My engine is out so nows a good time to upgrade. This is for a 13BT.



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Old 06-02-2004, 04:35 PM
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I got the steel one. Over the 13 years of owning this car I've tossed a fair amount of money on a lot of crap. I'm happy to say the lightweight flywheel was worth the money.



Does anyone have a 12 pound aluminum one? Is there one available that's lighter than 9 pounds?
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Old 06-02-2004, 04:47 PM
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I've sold several of them, heard no complaints. I would suggest purchasing from a more reputable vendor so you actually get the ******, but it's worth the money. I would get the matching counterweight
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Thanks for the replies. The counterweight with an aftermarket flywheel wasnt knew to me, its incorportated in the stock flywheel right? I was just commenting on how it was kinda shitty to have it listed as an option. Like you dont "need" it. I mean who needs there engine balanced? haha



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Old 06-02-2004, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RotaryRocket219' date='Jun 2 2004, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the replies. The counterweight with an aftermarket flywheel wasnt knew to me, its incorportated in the stock flywheel right? I was just commenting on how it was kinda shitty to have it listed as an option. Like you dont "need" it. I mean who needs there engine balanced? haha



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Yea ACT is like that, if you call them and ask them about the counterweight they seem to think, or at least did last time I spoke with them that it's no necessary, I guess if you burned up another Xact flywheel you could use the old one.
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i have a steel one on my fc, i love it. its the 1 part that hasnt changed at all since i bought the car
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Originally Posted by phinsup' date='Jun 2 2004, 01:47 PM
I've sold several of them, heard no complaints. I would suggest purchasing from a more reputable vendor so you actually get the ******, but it's worth the money. I would get the matching counterweight
speaking of that wheres mine?
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Jun 2 2004, 06:57 PM
speaking of that wheres mine?
Yer shitting me, you never got that **********er?



Holy crap. I hope I can track it down now, bastards already charged me for it.



I honestly don't think I am going to carry ACT anymore, they are constantly on backorder.
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