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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Originally Posted by WesH8398 That site says you've gotta add the adapter/spacer to that package, so add another $90. Still ...
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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    Quote Originally Posted by WesH8398 View Post
    That site says you've gotta add the adapter/spacer to that package, so add another $90. Still a very good price for brand new setup.

    Hey, can anyone speak to the HP gains I saw someone claim? Anyone checked this out?
    Check to be sure. But I'm 99% sure that if you get a C6 slave, you don't need a spacer.
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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Check to be sure. But I'm 99% sure that if you get a C6 slave, you don't need a spacer.
    Which is most efficient to do (cost and/or time wise)? The C6 slave, or the spacer? Also, what other modifications (if any) need to be made for the C6 slave to fit?

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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    Remember if you order from Luke at Lindsay, you get ls7 slave (requires no spacer).... I believe his entire kit is $635 plus shipping. Good deal. I'm certainly going that route when I get to it.

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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    Quote Originally Posted by WesH8398 View Post
    Which is most efficient to do (cost and/or time wise)? The C6 slave, or the spacer? Also, what other modifications (if any) need to be made for the C6 slave to fit?
    Never done this myself, but read plenty about it on the forum. You need a spacer if you use a stock slave with another flywheel. No spacer is needed if you go with a C6 slave. Since it's recommended to change the slave whenever you do a clutch job........

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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

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    Check me out giving clutch advise
    I have always taken your advice when it comes to headers.

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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    For any of you replacing a clutch. Make sure you buy the remote slave bleeder. I bought the LS7 clutch, PP FW and slave from Lindsay and yes it was 635 plus 40 for shipping to Ohio. It is not a dual mass FW and about half the weight. The job isnt all that difficult however 3.9 hrs I would say is only be if you have a lift and you've already done it before. Plus my exhaust bolts broke and I screwed around for 90 min getting the 4 bolts out of the flanges. I tried to save a few bucks and didnt buy the bleeder so this weekend I will be pulling it back apart to add the remote bleeder after installing the clutch two weeks ago. So repeating 4 to 5 hrs of work trying to save $80. Not worth it.

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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    Well good news is it didnt take 4 hours. Pulled the trans added the remote bleeder and had it back together in about 2.5 hrs. But as I was wrapping it up and installing the shift knob then realized I had shoved the shifter back up through the floor 180 deg off. So luckily I was able to reach around the exhaust system and switch it without removing the exhaust. So after 3 hours it was back on the ground.
    I would just like to say the LS7 set up is great I love it already. The hardest part will be taking it easy until the clutch is seated. It does wind up noticeably quicker and I wanted to really get on it. But I drew from every little bit of self restraint and have babied it for now. So glad I did it.. The remote bleeder was great and I like the idea of being able to flush dirty clutch fluid at any time too.

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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    Why does everyone recommend an LS7 setup instead of a Monster Stage 2 with a lightweight flywheel? I know on my track car the lightweight flywheel made an amazing difference so I will be going with this option.

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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigfod View Post
    Why does everyone recommend an LS7 setup instead of a Monster Stage 2 with a lightweight flywheel? I know on my track car the lightweight flywheel made an amazing difference so I will be going with this option.
    The LS7 setup includes a single-mass flywheel, which is a lightweight flywheel as compared to the OEM dual-mass flywheel.

    I do not recall how the weight of the LS7 flywheel compares with the various flywheels one can choose with the Monster 2.

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    Re: Stock vs Lightweight Flywheel

    This is just my personal opinion, but I didn't want to take a chance with an aftermarket clutch. It seems to be hit or miss with our cars. Maybe it's just that some expect more out of their mods, and I'm one of them. I see a lot of people going from one clutch to the other. That's why I just ordered an LS7 clutch with a 19lbs flywheel. I was planning to do a search today (I'll post up if I'm wrong) but I believe the LS7 flywheel is 28lbs, and the stock V flywheel is just over 45lbs.

    Also in my case, I don't really need a clutch. I'm just doing it for the lightweight flywheel. Plus I enjoy wrenching on the car. It's one thing when you need to do it, and it doesn't work out. It's another thing when your doing it for the fun of it. So I'd be really pissed if I dumped over $800 into a clutch, that I didn't need, and I wasn't happy with it.

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