flywheel balance question

Wolff wolff at
Thu Feb 26 23:47:16 EST 2004

> An as side point, if there were no need for flywheel inertia, why would a
> mfgr. add the additional material to a flywheel beyond that required for a
> suitable clutch plate surface?  IMO, your gain in acceleration is trivial,
> considering the vehicle momentum as transposed back to the engine.
> Bernie

True enough, but I do notice a difference in the time it takes the motor to
wind down between shifts which seems to allow quicker upshifts. Also,
apparently, the new low CG porche motor is pretty tough to get rolling, but
we aren't down to 6lbs in a 6 " diameter yet on our Audis are we?

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