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    hey guys
    im looking for info on converting the dual mass flywheel to a single mass flywheel on my 328i

    has anyone carried this conversion?
    what parts did you use and did you notice any gain from the conversion, can you utilise the standard clutch etc

    ive heard its lighter (that wouldnt be hard) but you need to use the corresponding starter and a different release bearing

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    are you talking about using an m20 flywheel
    Or you could go with something like this
    F1 STAGE 1 CLUTCH KIT+FLYWHEEL BMW E34 E36 E39 M50 M52 | eBay
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi328 View Post
    are you talking about using an m20 flywheel
    Or you could go with something like this
    F1 STAGE 1 CLUTCH KIT+FLYWHEEL BMW E34 E36 E39 M50 M52 | eBay
    aye it would be M20 flywheel
    the stage 1 clutch looks good but by the time i get it imported and pay the taxes on it'll probably cost around £400-£500 im not keen on spending that sort of coin on it
    id rather have the OEM stuff anyway, even if it isn't as light i'll feel safer in the knowledge that it's less likely to explode at high rpm
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    Euro car parts have started doing singlemass flywheel conversions for quite a few cars, might be worth giving them a call to see if anything is offered?!

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    Not sure where you get the exploding idea from. F1 racing has become quite a well respected company. But fair enough if it is too pricey. You might need to look into increasing the clamping pressure from the m20 pp. Good luck
     
     

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    You cant use your existing clutch as a dual mass flywheel is designed to dampen the clutch as it releases so has a solid clutch plate and converting it to single piece solid flywheel you will need a clutch plate with the springs in it to dampen the release. I've just done the conversion on a focus TDCi and to be honest there was no difference in the clutch pedal feel as its hydraulic. The wieght saving is one thing it is good for as the single piece flywheel is nearly half the wieght of the dual. Let us know how the conversion goes...........
     
     

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