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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:55 AM
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Is it a good idea to switch from the duel mass flywheel to a regular flywheel what is the pros and cons
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Misleading title. A lightweight single mass flywheel will make it harder to shift, since the flywheel carries angular inertia, it will help keep the engine from stalling. It is also un-sprung weight, so lightening the flywheel will make the car a bit more responsive.

You will also typically get chatter from a lightweight flywheel so folks who aren't used to that usually ask if they did something wrong. The dual mass flywheel sometimes has some interesting components that soften the changes caused by shifting, which eases the wear on accessory components like air conditioning.
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It is also un-sprung weight, so lightening the flywheel will make the car a bit more responsive.
Rotational mass perhaps? How would a flywheel be unsprung mass? Its mass is carried on the vehicle chassis which is definitely sprung.

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