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Light weight flywheel for 4x4???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by extremachn1, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    extremachn1

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    Hey guys,
    Been doing some reading but want everyones opinions. My clutch is almsot gone on my 2010 DCSB 6spd tacoma, currently I am limping it around town. I have the supercharger and stuff plus I wheel it hard and I knew the clutch would go sooner than later.

    I am waiting to hear if Toyota will cover it but I am not expecting to happen. If they dont cover it I am looking at going with the URD stage IV clutch and I am debating in replacing the fly wheel with a stock one/having mine resurfaced or possibly replacing it with the URD light weight flywheel. I want to know people opinions of the light weight flywheel and using it for a 4x4 vehicle.

    I do wheel a lot, and my truck is turning into the ultimate expedition rig. Will a light weight flywheel be better or worse for offroading. I am thinking a heaving one is better correct? I dont really need faster acceleration, I want better offroading and around town.

    Give me your guys opinions and experiances. Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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  3. Dec 31, 2011 at 1:13 AM
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    Heavy is better, the momentum helps in takeoff and in trying to
    idle over an obstacle.
    A lighter flywheel is good in racing applications, where you want
    the engine to be able to rev very quickly, but you would have to
    rev the engine high on every takeoff to keep from stalling, and
    would wear the clutch pretty quickly
     
  5. Dec 31, 2011 at 4:15 AM
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    Yes, lighter flywheels rev quicker but carry no torque, or should I say momentum. Put another way, with the engine idling (don't give it any gas) let out the clutch with a light flywheel the engine will probably die. Same scenario with a heavier flywheel it may bog or lug but will keep running because of the rotating mass. If you look at some of the old John Deere tractors, they had small motors with hugh flywheels. Leave the lightened flywheels for thr 1/4 milers or track racers.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    That makes sense. I would like to upgrade my clutch too one day. I figured UDRs stage 1 clutch would be enough for me. If your not making a lot of HP. You won't need a stage 4 clutch for stock power.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    I am not stock HP though, I am supercharged running about 7 pounds of boost. Plus I will be running 35's here soon as well as full armor all the way around so my truck is a bit heavier.



    All this is right around what I was thinking, thanks for all the inputs.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    leave it stock, just get it resurfaced.

    Lots of guys put heavier flywheels on 250 2 stroke dirt bikes for woods riding because it makes the bike harder to stall and smooths the power out. Light weight is not what you want here.
     
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