Reducing the weight of the flywheel in your MINI will noticeably improve acceleration whether it be for street driving or fast racing. This aluminum flywheel carries less than half the weight of the stock "S" version, and is ideal for both street and mild race use. Manufactured by Fidanza, a major aftermarket flywheel supplier.
Fits the following models:
2002-2006 R53 MINI Cooper S Hardtop
2005-2007 R52 MINI Cooper S Convertible
2002-2004 R50 MINI Cooper Hardtop (non-S)
This flywheel weighs only 12 lbs. and is made of 6061 T6 tempered alloy with a .25" thick replaceable friction plate. This long lasting plate is retained with 16 screws for maximum security. One of its major advantages is that it will work with either the stock clutch disc or one of several special discs available from Mini Mania.
These aluminum flywheels are made from the highest quality 6061 T6 aluminum. The material is fantastic for strength, heat dissipation and of course reduction in weight. The friction surface we use is an incredibly strong 1045 steel. The flywheel friction plates are milled to meet our high specifications. This aluminum flywheel can mate with any type of clutch material, including organic, kevlar, ceramic, metallic and sintered iron. The replaceable friction surface is attached with military grade aerospace fasteners. With these replaceable friction plates there is no need to replace the entire flywheel when the clutch or flywheel is at the end of it's life, saving time and money. The ring gears are also made from 1050 steel and are heat treated for durability. The flywheel ring gears are heated then pressed on and secured with grade 8 button screws. A stepped dowel system is used with this flywheel. This doweling method ensures that once the pressure plate is installed the dowels cannot be removed because they become locked into place. No chromemoly can compete with the awesome serviceablity, strength and superior design of Fidanza's aluminum flywheels.
Any single mass lightweight flywheel will increase gearbox 'clatter' at idle when compared to the stock dual mass unit. Manufacturer recommends that proper balance be confirmed with the flywheel, clutch, and pressure plate, prior to installation.
Manufacturer's warranty applies.
NOTE: Since this is a CNC machined aluminum flywheel, it is very close to the correct balance, but you should always check the balance with your clutch pressure plate and your particular engine.
Flywheel to crankshaft - 90 Nm
tighten in criss-cross pattern