Question between 2 flywheel choices

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  1. TTSaleen

    TTSaleen Active Member

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    So I already purchased a McLeod RST twin disc clutch for my 2003 Cobra.
    I also already purchased a SPEC Aluminum flywheel for it (still in the box).

    When I removed my old clutch and flywheel assembly recently, I found that I have a RAM 1545 billet steel flywheel already in place!

    So now I have to decide if I just get the RAM resurfaced and put it back in, or go ahead and put in the SPEC Aluminum one.
    Luckily, I can return the SPEC if I decide not to use it and get a refund.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Sinned83 Well-Known Member

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    I'd go aluminum since that's they come with factory. I got a 03 cobra one and sent it to McLeod they put a new heat shield on it. I love it $200 total
     
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    03-04 Cobra flywheels are nodular iron from the factory- cuts down on road noise. I run a Fidanza billet aluminum one and love it. The engine seems to rev faster than the steel one and it saves around 4 pounds of rotating mass. I would put the Spec one in, if you don't like it you can resell it

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    Ive have an aluminum flywheel from an 03-04 cobra. Not positive which year. Ford part #'s too. Ill try to remember pics
     
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    mcglsr2 Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    I would say aluminum based on my experience with my 95 GT. It certainly feels like it wants to rev a little quicker, and I haven't noticed any downsides to having the alu. flywheel. I assume it would be a similar experience in your Mustang.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    You're probably having too much trouble deciding. Looks like you'll just have to give the car to me. :)
     
  8. TTSaleen

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    LOL!
    I sold the RAM billet steel flywheel and my old/removed RAM clutch kit on SVTP this week!
    So SPEC Aluminum and my McLeod RST clutch are destined to be together in the car soon! LOL.
     
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    You could send me that new flywheel.....I machine it lighter!
     
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    Ford factory flywheel