You may be thinking, “Flywheels, what do I need to know about them?” The answer would be, “a lot.” Thankfully Will Baty of Centerforce is one of the most seasoned, knowledgable, respected, and experienced guys in the high performance industry to be talking about these parts. See, you may think of the flywheel as just a spinning disc hanging onto the back of your engine for dear life, but the reality is that its job is vital to the performance of your car and choosing the right one for your application is really important. It is important for safety, performance, and the overall driving experience your car will have. You aren’t going to put the budget basement parts into a competition car and you are not going to put the full race stuff into a street-only application. This is where the knowledge comes in.
Like so many things in hot rodding, the right decision can only be made when you understand exactly how the component functions. Will does an awesome job explaining the development, materials, and advantages of four different flywheels in this video. They are not the only ones that the company makes but they represent the four most major segments of customers from the stock replacement to the race ready units.
You know Centerforce for their legacy as one of the most innovative and successful aftermarket clutch companies and you’ll know them as the flywheel guys after this as well.