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Single mass flywheels - vendor/kit opinions

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Anyone had experience buying from local or international suppliers for single mass flywheels?

specifically looking at one for my e46 m54

most packs seem to be $1200 with clutch

opinions and experience with vendors or kits appreciated

TIA

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+1 for Valeo kits. They're a huge OEM supplier to many people and very well priced. 

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You specifically want single mass???

I got a LUK dual mass kit with clutch (all in one box) from German ebay for just under NZ$1K including freight and customs, about a year or 9 months ago???

I haven't installed it on our E39 525i with M54B25 yet, but I can feel it's going to be required soon! There's not much pedal left!

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10 hours ago, gjm said:

Valeo.

I've read in several places that they're good. There's a thread here: https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=958649

It's always important to test the veracity of the information and I'd put this linked thread in the bin - the auther clearly does not know how to drive a manual and does not understand mechanics and science.

BMW dual mass flywheels are like Audi / porsche ones amongst the best and they work very well for their intended purpose which is  roadgoing vehicle. Single mas flywheels also work very well but have long since been suprceded by the above for road use.  

New dual mass flywheel in the X5 at 265,000 km is awesome  new fly wheel options for the 328 maybe a single mass if I hot it up further but otherwise an OE dual mass will be gioing in. 

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Yep specifically single mass as it will be a track day car most of the time.

Thanks all for the insights so far. FCP sell Valeo so looks like that's the go.  Hopefully customs don't sting me too much!

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Is the Valeo kit actually lighter or just a solution for people who can't drive manual cars? 

Others do lighter flywheels which may be better suited to a track car stock mass is 11.4kg there are some around 7kg and some very light ones under 5kg 

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8 minutes ago, 3pedals said:

Is the Valeo kit actually lighter or just a solution for people who can't drive manual cars? 

Others do lighter flywheels which may be better suited to a track car stock mass is 11.4kg there are some around 7kg and some very light ones under 5kg 

Very good point. The Valeo kit is the same / similar weight as the DMF - which to me negates the point of going SMF. 

Since my initial post I've been reading more about the Sachs/FX SMF which is closer to 7 kg 

https://gripforce.com/sachs-oem-clutch-kit-and-flywheel-bmw-323-325-328-i-is-m3-z3-m-e36-525i-e34-528i-e39/

 

 

 

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Mate has the RHD engineering flywheel on his m30. Its mint. Price is good too.

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Be aware that the RHD item is not made in Australia , they buy products (claim to make) out of Taiwan the price should be your "quality" indicator, also it is not an M50/52/54 specific flywheel so you need a different pressure and clutch plate setup from what is normally in an M50/52/54 in my view this inevitably leads to compromises. 

Also light high tensile steel flywheels can ring (resonate) like crazy,  expect engine buzzes  and gearbox chatter etc if you go down this route 

suggest more homework to minimise a bad outcome. 

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I have had good experience with Taiwanese QC, its definitely not China!

 

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51 minutes ago, Herbmiester said:

I have had good experience with Taiwanese QC, its definitely not China!

 

Agree, they do some really good stuff particularly in Titanium  and most of the best mountainbike stuff comes out of Taiwan - they have set themselves up as the Germany of Asia. 

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