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    Hiya everyone after a meeting with my local motor club it turns out you cant run 6cylinder motors in road rallys any more or turbos! so my daily drift play toy 318ti with coilovers and welded 4;1 diff! wants to get a bit more revy and as my clutch is nearly dead i want to replace it but would like a single mass flywheel from another car which a friend can lighten for me which should save loads of weight and free up loads of easier rpm! cant afford to go down any engine mods like cams route apart from induction and exhaust which it already has! tried searching loads on here and noticed people using 325 flywheels but dont mention how or what starter motor they use and if any gains?
     
     

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    fitted a lighter chromoly steel one to my M44 , makes a good deal of difference

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    hiya mate is there much room on the flywheel to machine off to make lighter again? is your chromoly flywheel much lighter than single mass one? I used to use a lightweight flywheel on my old rs2000 made hell of a difference but that was light? So i thought i should gain in the rev range instead of my dual mass? how much would you want for it posted mate?
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    the chromoly fly was 6-7 kgs lighter than the dual mass. i guess the single could be shaved down, even ultralite. by somebody who knows what they are doing though !!
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    This is my M44 with the M3 3.0 chromolly lightened flywheel in place



    and then with the clutch 3.0 clutch



    and just for good measure, an M3 slave cylinder and braided hosing



    most parts are interchangeable with the 8 bolt crank M44
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    almost forgot

    this is the size difference between the old M44 standard clutch and the M3 3.0 i have fitted
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    First of all sorry Ian dont mean to break any rules didnt realise i was! Iv just found a thread of your z3 build while i been searching net for flywheel ideas? thats one hell of a Z3 you have mate fair play to you! A well deserved thumbs up to you hope its running good for you? i dont know how old the thread was i read (fitting supercharger and FLYWHEEL) im going to look into bigger flywheel first then like you done as il be doing drift events in it so a bigger clutch would be handy! il be in touch and thanks again
     
     

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