From digest.v6.n642 Fri May 9 06:55:13 1997
From: Land Shark <lndshrk_at_xmission.com>
Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 17:02:43 -0600
Subject: E36 M3 Lightened Flywheel
I finally did it... Installed that TurnerMotorSport
light flywheel in my M3..
OK.. *I* didn't install it.. Wade Dalton, Ace BMW Tech did ;)
First.. the ONLY negative at all.. your nice quiet M3 trans
will now rattle a bit in neutral.. like my old E30 325i did..
Now the positives (for me)
Better Acceleration.. how much better I can't tell you YET, but
my finely calibrated Butt Dyno tells me about 1/2 a gear..
2nd feels nearly like 1st used to.. etc..
I do know its a definite, feelable improvement over that dual-mass
chunk of lead they call an OEM flywheel..
also, *most* of the hammering noise is gone.. those with M3's might
note the clunk-a-clunk-a-clunk you get at low speeds and near closed
throttle.. Its almost GONE with the lightened flywheel.. I think it
was caused by rear suspension flex being translated thru the diff
and down the shaft to the dual masses.. after THREE dual-mass flywheels
I can tell you that it's NOT a "bad" flywheel.. they are ALL BAD and
are not calibrated for that Motor/Drivetrain...
The single mass flywheel needs no "calibration" ... *grin*
IMHO, It's what BMW should have given us on our M-Cars..
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