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i looked up a a replacement clutch kit for my 99 civic ex coupe. found an excedy clutch kit here and from what i've read here they are a competant company. i just want a replacement that i wont have to worry about for a while. should i just have my flywheel resurfaced or would it be worth it get a lightened one? i figured if everything is already apart might as well make an upgrade. what does it feel like to drive with a lightened fly wheel and how light should i go? the car is daily driven but i like to have some fun once in a while.

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Exedy is good...light flywheel will let you accelerate better and you will get a bit better gas mileage...but you have to rev enough in the beginning to get it going more so it's less torque...but when you are in good speed (depends on your car), then the light flywheel will help with acceleration and decceleration...

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i've driven and s2000 and it took a little more work to get it moving smoothly, is that about what it would feel like to have the flywheel? is it even worth the money because the ones i found online where over $300. i'm not interesting in anything crazy, just something more fun than stock.

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less rotational inertia, not torque.

 

you are right! not torque...it's less rotational inertia because the flywheel is lighter and rotating...

 

I think I was refering to the end result which is the torque after the shaft (arm length)

 

Pballer, after getting it going, the lighter flywheel is better for accelerating/deccelerating...the best is to compare two cars (one with a flywheel and the other with a lighter one) and look at the rpm...

 

I would get a lighter flywheel...

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yeah i kinda firgured the best thing to do was to compare a car with and one without. i'm thinking its going to have a similar feeling as driving an s2000. some extra revs and clutch work before completely taking off. if its like that then i actually really liked the feel of it and i really liked how quickly and accurately the car responded to changes in throttle. now i just need find a way to justify spending the money. i'm getting everything on the car fixed as a birthday gift (clutch replaced, driver side power window assembly replaced, timing belt, water pump, belts, fluids, basically a bunch of much needed maintainance), so i dunno if i can find a way to sneek a new flywheel in there, since i don't "need" it. btw, any idea on how much all that should run me if i have a shop do it. the waterpump and timing belt are going to be $600 total, any idea about the rest of the stuff?

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since you are changing the clutch, it's a good time to consider the flywheel :) and that would be a gift to yourself while driving :D

 

what fluids? if it's oil, tranny, coolant, anti-freeze and such then not much...

 

did you ask a few mechanics for pricing? plus, you might want to buy the parts for cheaper yourself...it saves money...

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i had the radiator, tranny, and brake fluid all cahnged when i first got the car and that was close to 30k miles ago, and i think it really needed it (i caould actually feel a difference in smoothness in the shifter). i've considered changing the clutch myself, but i've never done it before, and i only get saturday and maybe a ouple of hours on sunday off from school. i'd thought about just asking for parts and changing it over spring break or summer, but i dunno if it will last that long. it doesn't slip when going into 2nd or 3rd, and the car isn't fast enough to ever need to shift hard beyond that, but it only engages within the last inch or so. how much would a mechanic charge me assuming i have the above clutch kit. how much is it to resurface my flywheel?

 

 

EDIT: i can't find a lightened flywheel! i find ones but they are all weird off brands, or made for the wrong motor. everyone is saying that it will fit a d16z6 99 civic ex, but the 99's have a y8. are any of them interchangable?

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talked to my family about all this and found out the want it taken to a honda dealer to have a certified machanic do all the work. they said that since they are paying for it they get to choose who does it. the car needs these repares and i would rather have them pay to replace everyting with oem parts then have to pay for all the extra stuff. tahnks for the help though.

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