ENGINEERS PRECISION STARTER KIT
( £108.33 EXC VAT )
The latest MED X-Lite flywheel is CNC machined from EN24T steel, nitrided for strength/durability and comes with a ribbed and pocketed rear clutch face, which increases cooling.
Further lightening around the central boss and ring gear section brings the flywheel mass down to an incredible 2.62kg.
The starter ring gear teeth are CNC machined into the flywheel itself to aid balance and reduce weight. These are suitable for pre-engaged starter motors only.
The MED EN24T backplate is CNC machined from nitrided steel billet, with profiled rear pockets for extra weight reduction and more efficient cooling.
It weighs just 0.87kg, a 34% saving over the MED Ultra Light Steel Back Plate, and an enormous weight saving over the standard item.
These are popular with historic Mini racers where the X-Lite Aluminium Back Plate is not allowed.
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X-Lite Steel Flywheel 2.62kg
X-Lite Alloy Backplate 0.74kg
Upgrading to an MED steel flywheel not only saves weight, but also gives a more durable surface face on which to grip the clutch plate. The lighter the flywheel, the faster the engine will be able to increase/decrease RPM, making it more free-revving and responsive to throttle input. The lightest possible clutch and flywheel setup is ideal for a competition car, whereas a road car will benefit from more flywheel mass to retain drivability in traffic.
The MED EN24T X-Lite is ideally suited to full competition usage - we would not recommend this flywheel for regular road usage.
This flywheel will suit all transverse A-Series engines (Mini/Metro) with a pre-Verto clutch setup. It is possible to convert from Verto to pre-Verto by purchasing the MED Heavy Duty Clutch Operating Kit. Please note - this will not suit fuel-injected Rover Minis. See the MED SPi Flywheel or MED MPi Flywheel for these cars.