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Re: Racing Flywheels

To: Skye Poier <>, MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: Racing Flywheels
From: Tim Baxter <>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 20:14:24 -0500
While everything skye said is absolutely true, and goes for ANY car, 
not just MGs, I think in the Bs case a lightened flywheel MIGHT be a 
good mod. The B series engine was severely overbuilt, heavy and not 
particularly rev-happy. It does, however, have torque to spare. I 
don't know if I would go to the pricey extreme of an aluminum one, but 
shaving the stock piece down could be worthwhiile, I think. I have no 
doubt you'll get more engine vibration. How much more, I don't know.

But I think the B is an exception here. I wouldn't dare lighten the 
flywheel on my neon R/T, which already revs well, and is very quick, 
but has zero torque (or horsepower down low), for the very reasons 
Skye mentioned.

Just like any performance mod, there's tradeoffs. You have to be very 
careful if you're trying to be smarter than the original designers, 
and you have to know what tradeoffs you're willing to live with.

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