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Old 11-23-2012, 03:06 AM   #1
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Default 1.6 Flywheel in 1999-2000 model - Performance?

I'm considering puttingin a 1.6 flywheel and clutch assembly into my car. I've heard it will gain a more performance feel to it and possibly rev faster?

Is this true? Is it just as reliable for a naturally aspirated car? I'm planning on getting a turbo in the future, but thats aways off and my clutch is out, flywheel is burnt really bad, and theres a 1.6 for free on a local forum.
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The weight difference is not substantial, but in theory it would be comparable to lightening the 1.8 flywheel by a very small amount. I would not expect a significant performance increase.

On the other hand, do you want to do this again before you install a turbo? Clutch jobs are a pain in the ***.
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For a few years of barely noticeable performance, I wouldn't bother. Now if you installed a lightened 1.6 flywheel, that's another story, you might start to notice the difference, but you'll loose a lot of money once you swap back to a turbo capable 1.8 unit.

Just surface the 1.8 and put in a FM clutch.
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Go **** yourself nitro and thanks Curly (Captain Slow!). Exactly the info I need.

Thanks joe aswell.
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It works fine, the stock NA6 could handle enough power to run in a healthy N/A motor, but anything over like 140bhp with aggressive driving will probably nom it hard.
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Go with the turbo(able) clutch/fly now. Why not if you have to do it, do it once. then pull the whole motor/trans together and add turbo kit, seals and gaskets. It's soo much easier that way.

No one wants to plan to do a clutch job again, soon.
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