So the rsx type-s flywheel and clutch will work with out messing with the engines performance (in a bad way) or the balance of the motor? The reason I ask is because I read about someone putting a lightweight flywheel on a civic i think and the timing changed so much the motor went into limp mode.The RSX clutch and the Element clutch are not interchangeable. However, the RSX flywheel will bolt to the Element crankshaft, allowing you to run an RSX clutch on the E. My vote is to replace the flywheel and clutch as a kit using a lightweight flywheel. This will allow the engine to spool up quicker (important with a turbo, no so much without) giving you a little quicker acceleration and definitely the ability to break the tire loose in at least 2 gears. It definitely made a difference when I made the change on mine. Check out E-bay for the hardware, should run about $300 for the kit. Have fun and let us know what your butt dyno thinks after the change.
Flywheel bolts to one end of the crank & timing belt is on the other end, the only thing the flywheel impacts is the clutch and the starter.I read about someone putting a lightweight flywheel on a civic i think and the timing changed so much the motor went into limp mode.