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Old 08-16-2007, 08:34 PM
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Flywheels - aluminum vs. chromoly

I was just doing a little shopping around and it looks like the aluminum flywheels are generally cheaper (aside form brand name) and a little lighter as well. One website says aluminum is stronger while another site says the opposite. I'm worried more about quality of material than price. Anyone have any info about which is better?
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I'd rather have the lighter. the chromoly is more dense, hence should be stronger. It will however weigh more. Unless you have high horsepower application (I'm talkin 500+ whp) with a massive amout of power transfer there is no reason you can't use the aluminum. I have an aluminum flywheel and am puttin down 250whp.
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cool, thx ogs. saves me some money too.
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