In Reply to: 50 feet of rubber? Alllllllll righty then (m) posted by TechnoViolent on January 29, 2001 at 22:26:15:
it's true that the affects of a flywheel can't be fully quantified, but it is good for 1/2 sec through the 1/4 mile. =) the wheelspin isn't bad though, not tire melting burnout. just spins you through 1st and 2nd if you mash and continue to mash the throttle.
see, the whole theory of the pulley is that it is on the "power making" side of the engine. that's why it makes real/crank hp and torque. the flywheel works on the "power delivering" side of the engine, where power is put to the ground so no real power is made. but more usable power is made.
overall, the flywheel and pulley do the same thing. underdriving accessories doesn't make that much power. it's the reduction of rotational mass that makes the power. the flywheel just does it on a grander scale and the effect is amplified by the gear you're in as well.
if you plan on staying somewhere in the stock area and not going to do anything drastic, get the pulley. if you are going to be racing and modding your engine to 300+hp, get the flywheel. and while you're at it, get the clutch too.
i'll keep the board up to date on my clutch/flywheel endeavoes if you guys are interested. i'll post a full review wed night or thursday.