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    Having recently got a racing flywheel in my vw bug, im now thinking of lightened the flywheel in my a3 being a diesel, its pretty torquey anyway, but anyone know of places i can take my flywheel to be lightened?

    and whats peoples opinions on getting a lightened flywheel in an A3?



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    Lightening a flywheel on a diesel gives no gain imo and makes the engine alot worse!

    Petrol tuning and diesel tuning are 2 different matters. Diesels don't rev high so lightening the flywheel gives no improvement.
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    thanks for the info:thumbsup: am completely new to diesel tuning

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    Can you explain your thinking behind your statement as i disagree with what you have said as do Sachs,Helix,Spec and many other clutch manufactures.
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    Depends on the sort of tune the engine is at and you are aiming for?

    For stock performance and a good torque range the stock will be fine, but if drastically changing the performance and tune of the engine then yes you could go ahead and lighten the flywheel, esp @ high end state of tune, but if you look at power/torque curves from stock and high tune, there is a huge difference, and thus driving style will be different etc etc.

    Anyway was just saying that unless he's planning a setup something like yours and planning to double/tripple performance figures this would be a waste and on a stock engine in stock tune have adverse effects on the feel and drive, but it depends what you want your car to perform and drive like.
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    Totally agree with what you have just said. I hate SMF but they do make a difference and there are many reasons for fitting them on a tuned diesel so they do make a difference unlike what you first stated even though there is no reason to fit one to a stock diesel car.
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    well this may sound dumb, but im completely new to diesels! So am just wondering what i can do with diesels. Its totally stock asides from being chipped. So am just wondering if a lightened flywheel will make any difference, its made a massive difference on my bug but my thoughts are that possibly i wouldnt really notice the lightened flywheel on the A3, having a turbo on the car and being pretty torque-y anyway.

    what am i looking for? well i guess something that is pretty quickish, something subtley modified, but not noticable. if that makes any sense!

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