Founded in 1997, they have over 20 years of experience in the automotive performance market. Lou Fidanza is extremely proud of his companies history, in 1980 Lou built the SCCA C Production National Champion car which won 11 national races in a row. That success is what fueled him to produce the high quality Fidanza Performance engine components we have access to today. The excitement doesn’t stop with their past achievements, but continues through their future goals.
What is a flywheel?
A flywheel is a rotating mechanical device with a number of teeth on it. This device stores rotational energy. It reserves rotational energy by resisting changes in rotation speed. Every time your vehicle slows down or comes to a stop it loses momentum. This device makes up for that by providing continuous energy when the energy source is discontinuous. To learn more about flywheels, click here.
Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel
When installing a lightweight aluminum flywheel you will benefit from several features. Those features include faster throttle response, quicker acceleration, and an increase in fuel efficiency. You can also expect an increase in horsepower when upgrading. The most noticeable difference from your upgrade would be smoother faster shifting, as well as easier braking. Lastly, you will experience reduced clutch wear and improved efficiency from better heat dissipation. This will result in cost savings due to the longevity of the flywheel.
Every lightweight aluminum flywheel by Fidanza Performance is produced with performance, quality, and reliability in mind. Overall balance, critical clearances, and improved design are all taken into consideration during the manufacturing process. Each flywheel is manufactured to deliver optimum tensile strength, heat dissipation, and weight reduction; that is why they are machine from the highest quality 6061 T6 or 2024 T3 aluminum. Not only does this material make them the highest flywheels on the market, but the best! To further ensure strength and quality, all of their aluminum flywheels are CAD designed/engineered and precision CNC machined from top quality billet aluminum forgings. Lastly every flywheel is balanced and thoroughly inspected for quality and fitment.
Not only does Fidanza Performance offer aluminum flywheels, they also offer steel flywheels. These flywheels are designed for use where extreme strength is the issue, and not increased performance. Steel flywheels are designed to be stronger than an OE flywheel, but are approximately the same weight, or in some cases more. They deliver about the same inertia at rpm and driving characteristics as OE units, but are less likely to break or explode under high rpms, or high load conditions. Steel Flywheels by Fidanza are SFI Certified, making them legal for use in racing classes were SFI is required. Not only are these flywheels a great choice for race use, but for trucks who heavy duty tow, rock crawl, or hill climb.
Fidanza Performance Steel Flywheels are CAD designed/engineered and precision CNC machined from 1045 Billet Steel Forgings. This allows for strict tolerances for optimal performance and reliability. Lastly, all steel flywheels are balanced and inspected for quality and fitment.
Which flywheel is best; Aluminum or Steel?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. The important thing to consider when deciding which flywheel is best for you is how you intend on using your vehicle, and your driver preferences. Steel flywheels are designed where extreme strength is needed, and not so much an increase in performance. Lightweight flywheels are still extremely strong, however their lower weight provides significant performance benefits as stated above. At the end of the day, either flywheel you decide to go with from Fidanza Performance will provide you with an improvement over cast OE units.
Whether you have a daily driver, track beast, heavy duty truck, or an off-road adventure seeker, Fidanza Performance has a flywheel to best suit your needs. Fidanza diverse catalog includes vintage European vehicles, asian imports, and modern muscle cars. You’re certain to find exactly what you need for your vehicle.