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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheRabbit's Avatar
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    Flexplate

    Is it true a heavier flexplate will help 60' times?? Have read about them making more torque / helping launch and increasing 60' times, but nobody I know of uses one?? Maybe that's a clue, but I still wanted to ask.
    FYI I run a 600+bbc, 5500 stall
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    They claim it will...i ran a JW "THE WHEEL" Flex Plate on my 383 blown Alcohol injected Engine..It weighed like 5 or 6 lbs...maybe it helped maybe it didn't..before i would spend $200.00 for another flex plate i would try to make up 60 ft times on Engine TQ arms and all that kind of Jazzz..

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    Flexplate

    Don't know, but it seems that the mass of the torque converter would be more than sufficient. The old heavy flywheels were generally used in small cube engines to make up for the smaller torque generated by the shorter strokes. Could be wrong. Someone out there will know something.

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    I've ran the JW Wheel and changed it at the track to a cheaper TCI one, no difference.

    I've been running the TCI ones now.
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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheRabbit's Avatar
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    Thanks Hammertime. That's what I was looking for!!!

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    The difference is the material quality between the "Wheel" and the cheaper ones is different. While some get away with it, the Pioneer, CAT, etc., cheap flexplates typically don't last as long. Most likely you won't see a difference in ET.
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    JW the wheel

    Hey Rabbit. I have a used JW wheel I can send you to try.If you want to keep it just send me $65. If not just send it back. Take care, Mike

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    Re: JW the wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by 123car
    Hey Rabbit. I have a used JW wheel I can send you to try.If you want to keep it just send me $65. If not just send it back. Take care, Mike
    THANKS, but I already ordered one after I got a few replies from this site and another forum. Seems like everybody agrees the heavier ones don't do what they claim.

    THANKS again for the offer!!

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    Your welcome. If any of you guys want to try it let me know. Take care, Mike

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