In Reply to: Questions re LW flywheel... posted by Brouhaha on February 01, 2001 at 00:03:00:
as for the costs involved, here is a run down of my bill. not including extra money spent because of a big mishap that i had with eric @ spp.
650 - aa flywheel, best in market
15 - e34 535i release fork, read other post
16 - shipping
125 - sachs steel throwout bearing
703 - sachs sport clutch disc/pressure plate
30 - e30 m3 flywheel bolts, read other post
51 - tax
360 - labor at korman autoworks
take out the cost of the clutch and you will get the cost for the best flywheel and top quality labor. it is recommended that you get redline d4 atf in your tranny when doing a flywheel though. i already have it in.
as for lower torque, that's true only in 5th gear. 5th is too tall a gear to properly spin the flywheel. so at highway speeds, you have to downshift to pass when you normally could just punch it in 5th.
a flywheel will lower 0-60 and 1/4 mile by 1/2 sec. maybe more, depending on how well you drive.
i'm always available for questions, so you can just email me if need be.
faster car because of $2000 lighter wallet