Maruha Motors launched a lightweight flywheel, the Type-C.
Our new line is billeted using Chrome-molybdenum steel.
To develop the new product we kept in mind its performance improvement and the greatly satisfying specs.
Now, sit back and relax reading the five special features about Type-C.
1. High-tech machine billeting Chrome-molybdenum steel
As you know, our new Type-C is made from Chrome-molybdenum steel.
This substance is from chrome-molybdenum containing carbon steels.
Due to its features, like the tensile strength it is our ideal material to create Maruha's lightweight flywheel, enhancing its rigidity.
Because of its low cost, we have reworked the genuine flywheel for our former models.
The reason why we reworked it was that so many users needed slightly lightweight flywheels.
It was the shortcut to meeting our customer's needs.
To make flywheels of great precision, Maruha operated the machining centers for the wheels only.
Besides we took an excellent balance of the products.
The Type-C is produced, maximizing the know-how of our existing goods.
The high-quality and rational process brings the new product.
By shaving the flywheels with a single specialized machine, it can perform from the peripheral milling to making the pinholes and the female threads.
As a result, there is no spacing error found in a huge number of flywheels.
Moreover, we do not need to adjust different kinds of machines for each process.
In addition, you cannot find any unnecessary holes on the Type-C to make the product light.
Multi-hole lightweight flywheels are not ideal, as these holes will cause serious damage to them like distortions and unbalancing.
Maruha's motto is to avoid opening the holes as much as possible, even if you need lighter flywheels.
Throughout our elaborate work Type-C became mightier and better balanced.
2. Offering a smooth and steady drive
The average lightweight flywheels that have been sold without any questions in the tuning market are approximately 4kg heavy. It is half of the weight of the genuine MIATA ones.
If you want a hot wild drive like races, these flywheels have some merits including the improvement of the pickup and that of the engine brakes.
But if you do not, is there any meaning of lightweight flywheels?
Heavier genuines tend not to be picked up.
When you drop the hammer roughly, they are unable to operate quickly.
They make a steady drive.
Basically, you can drive in the city maintaining an even pace, as opposed to lighter flywheels, accelerating and slowing down quickly, that produces an uncomfortable ride.
What is the secret of keeping your everyday-use car more comfortable? The answer is Type-C.
It is heavier than a great number of lightweight flywheels on the market -
28R Type-C Light
Our products will give you a smooth and stable drive.
When you change the clutch on your car, in addition, Maruha recommends changing the flywheels.
Well, even if you do not want a wild run, Maruha's Type-C has two important characteristics.
At a reasonable price your drive becomes more enjoyable.
Once you try our Type-C you won't be able to live without it.
3. Proper heat treatment
It is easy to see flywheels made from Chrome-molybdenum steel on the tuning market. Actually, you can find many lightweight Chrome-molybdenum flywheels on the net, though some of them seem to be fakes. Certainly, it is important to use the finest material. But even with the finest ingredients, can anybody cook wonderful dishes?
We can say the same about flywheel production. To exploit the material's features, Maruha emphasizes one process.
It is the heat treatment process. The heat treatment improves the toughness and the anti-galling effect of Type-C.
The flywheel makes the clutch disk clung firm to the pressure plate. To complete the task, this process is never missed.
However, on the market, there are Chrome-molybdenum flywheels, slightly or not treated by heat, as improper heat treatment causes distortions. Moreover, saving the costs might be related.
We always manage to make long-life and easy-to-use products. So, the Type-C comes in mat gray color. It proves that this flywheel was treated well by heat.
4. Nondistorted pilot bearing with dropout prevention system
When you drive a car that has been driven for many years, it makes odd sounds.
Do you have such an experience?
These sounds might be a sign of deterioration of the pilot bearings.
The pilot bearing guiding the main shaft of the transmission is pressed into the flywheel.
Small precision balls are inside of the bearing.
By pressing into the flywheel, the bearing surface becomes distorted and as the result of it, the balls are forced to be pressured from the outside. And finally, the bearing moves roughly, even though it rounds smoothly before being pressed.
Due to their vibrations, hard drives like races make the bearings drop from the flywheels.
After races, at the moment of removing the transmissions and the clutch covers, the bearings drop off. For streetcar users, conversely, it is rare to remove the transmissions from their cars and we need to design our products to maintain their longer lives.
Maruha's Type-C has good news for pro shops that have accepted that bearings are never prevented from removing. A stopper, on the center of the Type-C, prevents the bearing from coming out.
The bearing is pressed from the tail side of the crankshaft. By attaching the flywheel on, the tail of the shaft saves the bearing from dropping. Our refinement can help load the pilot bearing with less power and also avoids its distortion.
Pressing the bearing causes its surface distortion and its balls are pressured.
This case lets the bearing moved roughly. As a result of it, the bearing has a short-life span.
5. Improving knock pins
Three knock pins that position the clutch cover, are pressed into the flywheel.
As six bolts fix the cover to the flywheel, indeed, it seems that the pins are unnecessary.
Why are they installed on flywheels?
The clutch cover has some holes wide enough to penetrate the bolts.
If they have no allowance, the bolts are hard to go through and their threads become stripped.
Therefore, the holes are slightly larger.
Actually, the knock pins are used to center the clutch.
However, when we checked several genuine MIATA flywheels by our 3D measuring tester we found some differences at the positions of the pins, though there is no problem with safety.
They also lead to difficulty attaching of the genuine clutch cover.
This rigorous examination can help us design the Type-C.
We equalize the positions of the knock pins and the pin diameter is changed to the ideal size.
Some flywheels made by other manufacturers have pin diameters in much smaller sizes but there is a problem with centering the clutch.
The Type-C, in contrast, will help you fix the clutch cover smoothly and center the clutch precisely.