Fidanza Aluminum Flywheels are made from the highest quality 6061 T6 aluminum. The material is fantastic for strength, heat dissipation and of course reduction in weight. The friction surface used is an incredibly strong 1045 steel. The flywheel friction plates are milled to meet extremely high specifications. A Fidanza aluminum flywheel can mate with any type of clutch material, including organic, kevlar, ceramic, metallic and sintered iron. The replaceable friction surface is attached with military grade aerospace fasteners. With these replaceable friction plates there is no need to replace the entire flywheel when the clutch or flywheel is at the end of it's life, saving time and money. The ring gears used are also made from 1050 steel and are heat treated for durability. The flywheel ring gears are heated then pressed on and secured with grade 8 button screws. Fidanza was the first to utilize a stepped dowel system in most of our flywheel applications. This doweling method ensures that once the pressure plate is installed the dowels cannot be removed because they become locked into place. No chromemoly can compete with the awesome serviceablity, strength and superior design of Fidanza's aluminum flywheels. If there was a better material out there, we would be using it.
- 8lbs - Less than 1/2 the weight of your 22.5lb flywheel
- 4140 Forged Chromoly Steel and 6061 T6 Aluminum
- Pre-Balanced (SFI Certified)
- Works with factory hardware
- Mazda BP 1.8 and 1.6 engines
- Great swap for the 1.6 guys looking to use a 1.8 clutch assembly
This flywheel is pretty great. I was concerned about going so light due to complaints of "chatter" from lightweight flywheels. So far there is no additional noise, my upshifts are faster, my downshifts are easier because blipping the throttle works so well, and this flywheel seems balanced better than the OEM one as the engine now idles a bit more smoothly. If you're doing a clutch, definitely bite the bullet and buy this while you're at it!
I paired this with the stage 4 competition clutch and i love it! I’m no expert but i can tell this thing is very well manafactured. Only reason i didn’t give it 5 stars is because when i weighed it, it came out to 9lbs instead of 8. My scale could’ve been inaccurate but who knows. Overall super satisfied with this flywheel. Makes the engine super snappy to rev matching etc. Only thing i have to get used to is shifting faster when i’m just cruising around.