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    clutch kits and flywheels

    Im looking for a clutch kit and a lighten flywheel, anyone know of any good companies to check out??
    james
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    some more information would be helpful

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    http://www.centerforce.com
    http://www.jegs.com
    http://www.clutchmasters.com
    Depending on the year and engine size, clutchmasters may only have a stock replacement.

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    yeah you do have a point, i didnt realize that, sry man.

    its a 2001 Gmc jimmy, 4.3, just looking for something better than a stock replacement.
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    when i did the clutch in my 93 4.3 5 speed i went with a 99 dollar gm HD unit.

    my go that thing grabbed like a mother. i was VERY pleased with it for the money

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    yoyoyo

    do you know of the website or anywhere i can pick one up at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
    do you know of the website or anywhere i can pick one up at?
    any parts store that sells ac delco parts has them

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    Unless thats going in something very light, sometlhing high rpms, or road raced only, stick with a HEAVY flywheel. A heavy flywheel will keep up the rotating inertia(not sure if that would be the correct term), therefore enhancing TQ.

    EX. when I put the 6 speed in when I had my blazer, I went with a lightweight GMPP flywheel. only weighed 14lbs. Truck felt weird, down on power, and couldnt hardly even chirp the tires banging gears.

    swapped to a heavy, billet steel one from centerforce, changed ONLY the flywheel. absolutely nothing else. truck felt completely different. went from barely chirping the tires, to sideways banging second gear.
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    Cool man, thanks! i was curious on what to do with the flywheel, i think ill stick with what you said.
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    hrrmmm interesting. See some of my buddies said that i should get a lighter fly wheel. I know the one in the blazer is a heavy some bitch now sense the rpms just keep spinning after i press in the clutch. oh well cross that road when i get there.
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    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZZ4Blazer View Post
    Unless thats going in something very light, sometlhing high rpms, or road raced only, stick with a HEAVY flywheel. A heavy flywheel will keep up the rotating inertia(not sure if that would be the correct term), therefore enhancing TQ.

    EX. when I put the 6 speed in when I had my blazer, I went with a lightweight GMPP flywheel. only weighed 14lbs. Truck felt weird, down on power, and couldnt hardly even chirp the tires banging gears.

    swapped to a heavy, billet steel one from centerforce, changed ONLY the flywheel. absolutely nothing else. truck felt completely different. went from barely chirping the tires, to sideways banging second gear.
    Would the Centerforce flywheel be better than stock? Or a noticable difference? I gotta replace the clutch in my truck and am putting in the centerforce clutch, but didnt think about the flywheel.
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    hey

    ^^^let me know how you like the centerforce clutch, thats what im leaning towards.
    Thanks
    james
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    Quote Originally Posted by low86blazer View Post
    hrrmmm interesting. See some of my buddies said that i should get a lighter fly wheel. I know the one in the blazer is a heavy some bitch now sense the rpms just keep spinning after i press in the clutch. oh well cross that road when i get there.

    See I've always heard that too. Thats why when I blew up my 5 speed, I ordered the light one. I hated it so much I thought there was something wrong with my truck. I decided to changed it out,a nd wow! Im even running the smaller one, 153t, and have debated when the motors out even stepping up to the 168t which would be even heavier for more of a TQ hit when banging the gears or downshifting.

    BTW, if any of you wanna try and see how you like it, I've still got the light one up for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by low86blazer View Post
    hrrmmm interesting. See some of my buddies said that i should get a lighter fly wheel. I know the one in the blazer is a heavy some bitch now sense the rpms just keep spinning after i press in the clutch. oh well cross that road when i get there.
    the stock 4.3 fly is about 60 pounds.

    part of the hanging rpm issue is tune related, its an anti stall feature.

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    normal then?
    Quote Originally Posted by bayhustle81 View Post
    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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