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I will be replacing a clutch in a 96 RS soon, and was wondering how to tell if the flywheel needs to be resurfaced? The car only has about 85,000 miles on it. What are some signs to look for? Thanks!
 

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Look for gouges on the flywheel. I just changed a clutch on my friends 91 integra with about 200,000 miles on it and all the flywheel needed was a light sanding.
 

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it's recommended you resurface it anytime you replace the clutch; for proper seating and whatnot
 

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Lightweight flywheel time man. It's easily the best mod for the money, it will improve your car's performance and feel much more than any equally priced bolt on would.
 

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Yea, if it was my car, i would definately be putting a light weight flywheel in. My friend has no money to do so though, so that isn't an option. I got him and ACT HDSS setup in hopes in doesnt break it. In about 4,000 miles, he broke a dampening spring or two off of the clutch disc. I will post pics when we get it all out in the next day or two. Thanks!
 

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one thing that happened to me that you might want to consider:

About a year ago I trashed my clutch. I also boogered up the flywheel. I had a shop resurface it. About 4 months later, the ring fell off of the flywheel. It sucked mucho ass. Lemme know if ya want pics of it. I still got it and I can take some pictures.
 

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Hmm...after here your story IntegraBad18c, I am not so sure. Should I just leave it if it looks OK, and if it looks beat up and marred, replace it? on a tight budget for this project, so I am kind of stuck for ideas. Thanks for the info so far!
 

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i got quoted 200 to take out the stock fltwheel and resurface it, not worth the money. also when you resurface and lighten a stock flywheel you are reducing weight but also taking away strength from the flywheel which gives you more of a chance for it to screw you in the end just like what happand to IntegraBad18c. i would just buy a new lightened flywheel cause its light and its just as strong if not stronger than a stock flywheel and you dont have to worry about it fallin apart or not performing up to peak performace
 

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Lightening a flywheel - around $50, new light flywheel around $400. The labor is necessary either way. If lightening is done right strength isn't taken away, mass and thermal mass are - the flywheel could run hotter. IntegraBad18c didn't lighten his flywheel; he had it resurfaced. I had about 5 lbs removed from my CRX Si flywheel at around 98,000 miles and it worked just fine until I got rid of it at around 200,000 miles. It was a hard driven street car. There are pros & cons to every mod.
 
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