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TWS Lightened Flywheel 22lbs TR8 - Rover V8, TR8The Wedge Shop
These are brand new and weigh in at just 22lbs down from the stock 32lbs. These will accept stock clutch, 10" and 10 1/2" setups. Really helps the responsiveness of your motor. Great for any size block.
We find this to be a one of the most noticeable modification you can do to the car for this money.
Fits all Buick, Rover and Olds 215's.
I just installed this while waiting for my rebuilt trans to come back. Don't know what difference it will make but mine actually weighted 21.5lbs.
I installed this flywheel about 2000 km ago and am VERY pleased with the result. The engine (Rover SD1 V8,4 barrel, headers, stock cam) gathers revs much faster and the car (a Triumph GT6) is MUCH quicker. There is no adverse effect on either idle or cruise. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I had to have the light flywheel drilled and pinned ($130) like the stock flywheel to center the stock clutch. The stock clutch is drilled for 3/8" bolts while the flywheel stock clutch pattern is drilled for 5/16". I understand this is not a problem with the uprated clutch covers which are drilled for 3/8 bolts that match 3/8" holes on the flywheel. I kept the stock clutch a I thought it would be lighter and not defeat the purpose of the light flywheel.
Arrived yesterday, exactly as described. The flywheel I received actually looks better than the photo. The flywheel has been finished beautifuly - it is almost a shame that no one will ever see it after it is installed. I am quite delighted.