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  • Need some help with a dilemma.

    Ok Finally have the PG and differential set up and ready for the install. Now I have to decide wherther I want to install a light weight flywheel or jsut have the stock flywheel lightended. I am also installing some under drive pulleys at the same time.

    With the lightened flywheel and the underdrive pulley will I damage my crankshaft?

    I am also looking at upgrading my clutch at the same time too. Here are the three clutches that I am looking at right now.

    http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/pe...=254&year=1999

    Any reccomendations?
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    Re: Need some help with a dilemma.

    Originally posted by Hellix2484
    Ok Finally have the PG and differential set up and ready for the install. Now I have to decide wherther I want to install a light weight flywheel or jsut have the stock flywheel lightended. I am also installing some under drive pulleys at the same time.

    With the lightened flywheel and the underdrive pulley will I damage my crankshaft?

    I am also looking at upgrading my clutch at the same time too. Here are the three clutches that I am looking at right now.

    http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/pe...=254&year=1999

    Any reccomendations?
    i wouldn't do either. you would probably be better off keeping a heavier flywheel unless you go forced induction. the stock clutch will also (probably) be your best bet as you aren't generating enough hp/torque to overpower it. underdrive pulleys have been proven ineffective (at least for our s-series saturns), so unless you're going for looks alone, i'd pass on that, too.

    your current set up is nice and well-balanced between performance and looks. not sure if you're going for a show car or a race car, but it seems it could do both rather well. you're now at the point where your mod choices need to be well thought out because you have already covered all the "bolt-ons" that people generally do.

    your car is at the point where you would do best to find yourself a machine shop to do some port/polish work and/or fabricating parts for you. that would further step you away from the yahoos that bolt on a wing, body kit and exhaust and think they're cool...

    s3aturnr
    2005 Detroit Region SCCA Solo2 DSP Champion
    <br />2006 Detroit Region SCCA Solo2 DSP Champion

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    • #3
      I am currently waiting on a cylindar head that I will be getting shaved and then a P&P job on. The only problem with my car is that it has a plastic Intake manifold. So I am not sure if I want to keep with my curren head or swap out to a 96-98 head.

      I am eventually going to go with a Turbo set up on my car. I am attempting to buid something that I can show as well as dish out my share of pain on the streets. [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif[/img]

      This summer I will be reading through Maximum Boost and then hopefully next spring I will start with my turbo build. I jsut don't know where I should start. Pistons, head, fule management, clutch/ flywheel, etc....

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      • #4
        Lightweight flywheel you whore

        read up what I wrote up on them (hint Search: lightweight flywheels)


        just learn how to drive


        and dont' be ghetto, don't be making you're flywheel lighter, it was made heavy and that's how it should stay, the structural integrity of it will be fucked up if you have some guy just start shaving it.

        Plus what are they going to charge 100+??? when a fidanza is 200, just go the right way

        and the pulleys are effecient, they do what they are supposed to do, free up like 2 hp. if it's the fact that you don't like to pay 200+ for that hp gain then don't do it, but they perform what they are made to do, don't bash them

        You have a 3rd gen, if you get a 2nd gen head and port and polish that shit you'll get more HP cuz they have way bigger ports and u get way betta airflow

        You want more HP, you might look into some fuel tuning, maybe some spark (the spark one, you'll just cross that over to the turbo project)


        But preatty soon dude, you'll have to decide, show or go?

        cuz show cars aren't good race cars cuz they slow

        and race cars aren't good show cars cuz they ugly

        <br />
        <br />---Sometimes the choices that hurt the most are the right ones----

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        • #5
          actually, a lightened and balanced stock flywheel is a happy medium between the two. I'd venture to say it would take more abuse than the Fidanza unit too (especially considering the recent issue we had on Jay's car). I would probably go more with that over a Fidanza given the modifications I have done.

          I don't know how "effective" the pulleys are in terms of generating more hp, but it does let the engine rev a bit more freely, which is always a plus.

          the Valeo OEM replacement is a great clutch, I'd look into that.

          which route do you want to go now is the question. if you want to make power n/a I'd go with a 99 head. if you want to go turbo or supercharged, first gen heads flow great. nitrous is fun, and you can make it work on either setup too.

          figure out what you want to do first, then we can suggest what to do.
          -Vinny

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          • #6
            I acctualy found a 93 SC2 that has a compression problem that I might pick up to built for track and leave my current car for show. I still want to give it some speed though.

            Or I might jsut go out and get me a Z28 or SS. [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif[/img]

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