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Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:51 AM
To make a long story short. I have been in talks with a local machine shop to produce / make me a light weight flex plate for our automatics. The problem is the price. The "ring gear" that engages the starter is very expensive. Does anyone else in their right mind want to get in on this. It is still VERY early in the design phase. We haven't made any chips yet... The flex plate assembly in quantities of 10 seems to be around $500-600. $300 of that being the damn gear.

I highly doubt anyone will really want one since most higher HP and crazy NA people all have 5 speeds, but just throwing this out there...realistically. The product is like 6-8 months out....if not a year or more.

The company I'm working with use to make some of the corvette flex plates for Fidanza and Spec. There also, probably be an option, to buy it with new ARP hardware....or possibly be included, but that is a fair way off at this time.


Anyone have any thoughts?









Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:39 PM
lol you know id be down.

thing is though... i never noticed the stock flexplate to be very heavy... how much lighter we talking here?

also... could we just cut the welds on the stock plate's ring gear and use that? sort of like a core type deal.. send you the stocker, you cut the gear off, attach it to the new plate, and done.



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Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:44 PM
Im down...............................................................oh wait

Yes the stock flexplate is very light. Id like to know how much lighter they are talking as well.










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Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:45 PM
This would be interesting. I'm just wondering what kind of power it can take and if possible get it for a different non-J motor?


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Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Friday, September 14, 2012 6:20 AM
Maybe half. Not 100% yet...



Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Friday, September 14, 2012 3:46 PM
I do not need one, but, how smart is this?

Reason I ask, is I know a car with a mild build that ripped a stock flexplate.



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Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:08 PM
you would, john. and it's prolly the only instance in recorded j-body history lol



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Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:36 PM
i think if it were possible. it would be better to have a smaller diameter tq converter with the bolt holes that extend past the body so they line up with flex plate. and a higher stall rate. but thats just me thinking. its probably not possible.



Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:48 PM
I would be interested in making lightweight steel flywheels for 5 speeds






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Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Saturday, September 29, 2012 6:08 PM
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I want that.


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Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:53 PM
Are the.auto flex plates and the flywheels the same diameter? Why not get with.spec or fidanza and see about getting replacement ring gears from them to use on an aluminum flex.plate.


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Re: Feeler, Lightweight Aluminum Flex Plate, Automatic 4T40E / 4T45E
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 3:44 AM
The last time I was at the fidanza shop.....well I'm not really going there. MY buddy that worked there for ever, Quit.








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