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Old 03-15-2005, 11:28 AM
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Fluid Dampr...is it worth it??

Im thinking about buying a Fluid Dampr... i have a 350 bored .60 over with a 3932442 cast crank. it should be putting out 375hp. what size dampener should i use? and how much hp should it free up? im looking to go towards the 400hp mark without going too radical of a cam. thanks.

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An ATI unit would do a better job for your motor.
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:12 PM
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Big stock damper is all you need. $60
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Big stock damper is all you need. $60
yup me too^^^^^^

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A fluiddamper will not free up any extra horsepower to my knowledge. The main reason to use one would be longevity. As stated before a good new stock damper is all 95% of us need.
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free up HP

ok well i know all i need is a "stock big balancer" and i already went aftermarket. I got a Powerforce pro force dampener but later on i would like to change it out with something that will free up at least 10hp. any ideas?
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Big stock damper is all you need. $60
Yep.

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How can the harmonic balancer free up horsepower? by weighing less? It's function is merely to absorb vibrations, and I would think you need a specific minimum amount of mass to counteract / absorb the necessary frequencies / amplitudes of disturbance?

If I'm wrong here, please share your thoughts
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Id say a light 6 inch balancer over a heavy, steel 8 inch balancer would free up some roating mass and help free up horsepower. HG
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