Single Mass vs Dual-Mass Flywheels

For vehicles with a manual transmission, flywheels are an essential part of the drive train. They reduce vibration from engine operation, smoothing out the driving experience. Modern flywheels utilize a more effective dual-mass design in response to harsher, downsized engines used in new cars. 

While dual-mass flywheels provide a smoother and more refined driving experience, they are not perfect. Some drivers choose to switch to a single mass flywheel to take advantage of its lighter weight and cheaper price. 

Is it worth it to convert from a dual-mass flywheel to a single-mass flywheel? Read on to learn the differences between these flywheel designs and what you may notice in the driver’s seat if you made the switch.