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Old 10-10-2008, 06:35 PM
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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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Old 10-10-2008, 06:40 PM
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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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Old 10-10-2008, 07:10 PM
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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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Old 10-10-2008, 08:14 PM
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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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Old 10-12-2008, 08:37 AM
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Thanks Hammertime. That's what I was looking for!!!
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:08 PM
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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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Old 10-12-2008, 01:21 PM
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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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Old 10-12-2008, 03:42 PM
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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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Old 10-15-2008, 02:18 PM
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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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