04-13-2002, 09:50 PM
Join Date: Dec 1969
My Ride: Gallardo, CLS55
Originally posted by njsign
Throttle being "cut-out" during its application has NOTHING to do with the weight of your flywheel and it is not normal when the DCS functions are disengaged.
The flywheel won't make the situation better. When power is lessened it is because of a change the computer makes to the spark and fuel delivery.
Changing to a lightweight flywheel will make matters worse when power is cut-out as it will make the car slow down even quicker. You'd have better results changing your dead pedal. :smile:
Again, not all e46 models have the "two-stage" (on or off) DSC button.
if u read his post it says "hesitation" not "cut-out" i think we are talking about two different things here...
I doubt a LTW would make "matters worse"
it is a review of the Rogue LTW which is comparable to the UUC LTW
Here is a review i found on DTM:
This past Saturday, I also had the Rogue Engineering LTW flywheel installed on my car. (Thanks a million again to those that helped!!!) The stock unit weighed in at 24lbs (with the bolts) while the RE unit weighed in at 14lbs (with the bolts) using a simple package scale. Although not the most accurate of measuring instruments, it gave me an idea of the weight savings the RE LTW Flywheel would give over the stock piece - around 10lbs.
The E46 (at least with a manual transmission) is known to have a distinct throttle response hesitation. It isn't very discernible to the regular driver but I think most of the E46 enthusiasts here know what I'm talking about.
But for those unfamiliar with this quirk, let me elaborate. When you press the throttle, there is a fraction of a second that goes by before the drivetrain actually responds. This can be extremely annoying and restricting when trying to run through the gears rapidly (as one might do on a track).
Despite the fact that our cars are drive-by-wire (meaning the throttle activation is computer controlled), the Rogue Engineering LTW flywheel is supposed to eliminate the hesitation and allow quicker acceleration. Many of you are probably wondering, "How is that possible?" Now, I'm not a mechanical engineer by any means so I'm not even going to attempt to try and explain how or why it works. That's not what my review is about. I am here to just give my impressions.
The throttle hesitation is GONE. Plain and simple. I press the throttle and the car just GOES. No more of that "throttle down.................then GO". Now it's "throttle downGO". I don't think I need to say anything else about that.
Now for the quicker acceleration. I don't have any measured numbers but I do have some good ol' butt dyno reactions. It definitely feels like it's quicker off the line. And logically, it makes sense that it would be since the drivetrain responds better with it. It definitely reaches the upper RPMs much faster. I find myself having to shift into higher gears earlier then I'm used to.
For those familiar with flywheels, one question remains in your minds right now. How loud is it? Actually, it's not very loud at all. It's quieter then some of the E36 M3 versions I've heard. But it's definitely not anything you'd really care about once you feel the results.
Overall, in the two days I've been driving around with it, I am extremely pleased (that could very well be the understatement of the year). The car moves like it has been unleashed.
For all of those looking to gain some edge at the track, this is a great way to do it. And for those looking to just make your car "faster", you cannot go wrong with the RE LTW Flywheel. I would recommend it wholeheartedly and unabashedly.
The only downside is that I've been using a LOT of gas just to keep feeling how quickly the car responds now! LOL!
Last edited by John from jersey; 04-13-2002 at 09:54 PM.