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Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby Merlot man » Sun, 07 Jun 2015 10:36 +0000

Hello all
I'm interested in getting a standard mk2 flywheel lightened, balanced and faced and was wondering if anyone knew of some place that would do it for me , ideally in the clare ,Limerick , Galway area .
As I understand it a standard wheel is 9.5 kgs and I would like to bring it to about 6 kgs. I don't want it super light like for racing but lighter for better response on the road .
If there's interest maybe a few could be done :D
What are people's views on this idea ?
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby MX5Spares » Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:15 +0000

I would be interested also and I have spare ones here.1.6 flywheel fits and is lighter but 15mm smaller clutch but that should not be problem for non turbo cars
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby sidewaysreilly » Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:32 +0000

Whoever ye get to do it, make sure they can dynamically balance it with the correct equipment. If not done correctly , they can explode .

They are yours and your passengers legs after all !
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby Merlot man » Tue, 09 Jun 2015 7:29 +0000

Thanks for the advice
Ya I figured it won't be a simple job REALLY don't want it exploding !
You don't happen to know of any place the that will do this type of work ?
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby AndyJF » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 9:31 +0000

Murfits in Finglas 018641849
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby MX5Spares » Fri, 12 Jun 2015 6:59 +0000

Murfit do flywheel skimming and clutches /brake relining etc but not sure on lightening flywheel and I would not think they can balance them.Ask for Ben ,I know him 30 years approx and really nice lad.Tell him Robert with the MX5,s sent you and he can do a discount etc.I drive by them everyday so not problem dropping something in
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby sidewaysreilly » Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:22 +0000

Make sure they can dynamically balance it and don't listen to the "it'll be alright" shite. 7000rpm with a good few kg's flying about........ouch.
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby [L'e$kro] » Thu, 02 Jul 2015 8:29 +0000

I've had 3 (edit: 4 actually) flywheels machined down and none of them was balanced. While it's not ideaI, I didn't get any increase in vibrations, and have yet to replace main bearings, nor had my legs cut off despite hitting the 7500rpm limiter several times a day for the last 2 years.
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby sidewaysreilly » Fri, 03 Jul 2015 1:02 +0000

Good man well done.
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Re: Lightening a standard mk2 flywheel

Postby rhysmate » Fri, 03 Jul 2015 1:28 +0000

Did mine on a lathe with a dial gauge. Had it going for a couple years with no issues. Running 270 hp on 1 bar.
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