solid flywheel conversion? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-06-2013, 05:39 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
solid flywheel conversion?

Has anyone converted there flywheel from the stock dual mass to a solid flywheel. I have heard great things about the conversion but also heard some horror stories. whats your imput on it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-06-2013, 06:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,119
Thanks: 3
Thanked 74 Times in 72 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Running SMF on both our trucks; best money I've ever spent on both. One truck was a ticking time bomb on the DMF; you could move the clutch cover about 2-3 inches relative to the front half of the flywheel. In both cases, first time driving it I chirped the tire a couple times, before getting the hang of the clutch action. As for the gear rollover noise, either it went away or we both just got used to it. Some folks overfill the tranny by filling it through the shifter hole to quiet the gear noise. I honestly don't know of any downside to it, and given that the alternative means you risk grenading the tranny case, it's a no-brainer to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-06-2013, 06:41 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Monroe, Georgia
Posts: 3,863
Thanks: 1
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Re: solid flywheel conversion?

I've done one and couldn't tell a difference.....other than the fact that the truck felt smoother because the dual mass was coming apart. It was also less expensive than buying another dual mass setup.

Sent from my DROID X2 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-06-2013, 07:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Posts: 1,801
Thanks: 0
Thanked 40 Times in 40 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Did it on my 94 with a SouthBend Con-O kit. Easier pedal action, no more rattling DMFW, much cheaper than replacing the DMFW and clutch, and stronger clutch. Gear rollover noise didn't bother me since it is after all a truck (and the 94s are loud anyway). Cheers!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-16-2013, 12:56 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 116
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
just did it on mine. after you fill the tranny pull the shifter out and add an extra quart to quiet it down. also would be a good time to get a new pedal pox and try the heim joint mod. youll be glad you did
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-16-2013, 02:42 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Monroe, Georgia
Posts: 3,863
Thanks: 1
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Hate to derail the thread but what does your tailgate say after "stroke this"?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-07-2013, 07:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Damariscotta Maine
Posts: 621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by sargar View Post
Hate to derail the thread but what does your tailgate say after "stroke this"?
"Stroke this chevy boy" I think? ;p
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors