anybody tried a lightweight flywheel for manuals??
also you can take your car to the city dump and put it on the weights where the whole car fits on there. Sometimes they will let you do it for free.
its in my garage right now (12# act streetlight), with the new clutch(act hdss) and tranny(ex). just waiting for me to have time to put it on with the brake swap thats sitting in there also, ready to go...
i weigh my car at the junk yard but, its been a while. i weighed it when i first got it and i think it was somwhere around 2300 with me in it and a full tank. the scale at the local track has been broken for the past couple months...
don't waste your time or time will waste you
It has been documented that the Civic CX and VX have lighter flywheels than other models, so I would say the HF might be lighter, the same, or higher, but somewhere they figured out to make it lighter. All honda engines are internally balances so I don't really see the flywheel doing much with that.
Has it? I swear I weighed mine and it weighed the same as my other D-series flywheels.
All the stock flywheels are pretty damn heavy compared to the 7-8 lb aftermarket pieces... I've got like 5 stock ones if anyone wants one... I have no idea why I still have them.
My weight reduction so far.....
- Trunk interior pieces - 10.2 lbs
- Spare tire, jack & tools - 23.8 lbs
- Battery Powered air pump - 9.0 lbs
- only filling to 1/2 tank, 30 ohms (5 fewer gallons at any given time) 5*6.25= 31.3 lbs
- Personal spare tire reduction 193-190= 3.0 lbs
- Cleaned out briefcase - 5.0 lbs (damn spare laptop battery!)
- Oil level at minimum mark on dipstick - 0.5 lbs
- only filling washer fluid reservior to 1/2 full (1/2 fewer gallons at any gtiven time) - 4.0 lbs
- Total 88.8 lbs so far.
Future planned reductions:
- Further reduction of personal spare - 15 lbs
- Possible removal of passenger seat - 35 lbs ???
- Possible removal of roof holder in trunk - 10 lbs ???
- Possible removal of AC system (I am struggling with this. I don't use AC but it would be a shame to remove a perfectly good system) - 30 lbs.
- Possible passenger side view mirror removal - 3 lbs plus aero benefit.
- VX wheels and tires - 50 lbs???
Total additional possibilities - 143 lbs
What else am I missing here?
Oh yea, the removeable top is 25 lbs but prolly increases drag and it would really suck if it rains.....
Stuff missing off the top of my head:
If you have rear disc, switch to drum : 12lbs
Aluminum drums : 3lbs
Bumper supports (not recommended for street car) : 30lbs
Undercarpet tar : 3-8lbs
CF Hood : 15-20lbs
2 piece front rotors w/ aluminum hats : 6lbs
Intake mani bracket : 1lb
Ceramic coated header : 15lbs
Exhaust : 8-15lbs
Aftermarket intake : 3-5lbs
Aftermarket seats : 20-40lbs
Sway bars & brackets: 5-10lbs
I'll think about it and see what I missed, but thats atleast 100lbs right there.
I'd keep the IM bracket, drdisco has shown me pictures of busted one from no bracket,
I gotta see that pic! I've always taken them off... and I have personally stood on top of the intake manifold after... its not going anywhere... what did they do? Drop the engine in the manifold from 8 feet up??