Installation Time: Shop Install
Installation Cost: $1000+
April 11, 2018
Quality, SFI certified and lightweight.
I reccomend this part highly to EVERYONE of AM’s customers. I can feel the high end gain, and would buy it again. My new Exedy Mach 400 clutch engages flawlessly, emits no vibration or noise, and grabs hard. Sure, the average person driving on the street won’t benefit in any single major way from this part as the naysayers have already told you, i’m sure! I conceed if your car is stock and you plan to keep ot that way, it makes little sense unless your flywheel can’t be resurfaced.
For me it was well worth it, I was already doing a clutch job and it would have been the third time resurfacing my flywheel. I can say that my car feels significantly different between gears, It’s as though it carries more speed through the shift particularly 1-2 and 2-3. Normally between shifts there was a lag in power and this upgrade eliminated any lag it just revs and keeps going. As always there is a tradeoff and you do seem to lose some initial pep off the line or when you first floor it. My experience is consistent with the general conscensus as to what a lightweight flywheel does and the science behind it. Keep in mind our cars have traction issues at launch so this works to our advatage in my opinion. If you are like the typical AM customer your quest for more performance what you can do next or at the same time is add a lightweight driveshaft and gears to compensate for the loss off the line. These three mods really help to get our cars moving particularly when you have added all the bolt ons and want more. You can easily knock a half second or more from your ET with these three additions.
If I still haven’t convinced you consider your car is a work in progress like most of the people who shop here at AM, why not upgrade to a stronger high performace part when you are already doing a clutch or transmission job? It just makes sense! After all your pony likely has things like gears already, or at least a handful of performance parts. So, tell me how can you go wrong with a new flywheel? Sure it’s not necessary, but really it’s the sum of all the little improvements that make this part worth it in my opinion. The flywheel reduces a few lbs. of weight, gives you peace of mind knowing it will stand up to aggressive/track use, can add an MPG or two, and will likely knock a tenth of two from your 1/4 mile run.