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    Engine Damper - Whose to use?

    I've got a SBC going together and will be needing a new damper. Their are lots of choices - TCI, ATI, Fluiddamper, Professional Products, etc, etc, etc. TCI uses little balls, Fluiddamper is a silicone type fluid, ATI is elastomier. Seems to lots of different technologies in addition to brands.

    Who is using what and why?

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    I run ATI, Fluidampner would be my second choice, just bought a engine with a Professional Products and wasn't impressed. Had a rattler and I was always hearing engine noises that weren't there.

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    Fluidamper or ATI I've had both, I like the fluidamper better but can't really say why...just a personal preference, but I think most say the ATI is the best on the market.

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    ATI would be my choice.
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    Anybody ever use a Romac? I would like to use an Innovators West just can't swing that right now.

    http://www.innovatorswest.com/store/...od&productId=5

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    ATI is probably the best, Try to balance a crank with a fluid dampner thats why I won'y use one!!

    We use a lot of the GM elastermer balancers with no problems.
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    All of mine had ATI without any failures. Thats just my personal preference though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hink
    ATI is probably the best, Try to balance a crank with a fluid dampner thats why I won'y use one!!

    We use a lot of the GM elastomer balancers with no problems.
    Never thought of that...the one I had the balance shop had me remove the outside ring and they balance the crank only with the Steele hub, not the silicone part.It was an external balanced 454

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    Quote Originally Posted by doorracer
    Anybody ever use a Romac? I would like to use an Innovators West just can't swing that right now.

    http://www.innovatorswest.com/store/...od&productId=5

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    Yes on a ext bal 454.. btw here in Australia where the supercar teams test & test & have enormous budgets,tested many balancers & found that the Romac faired very well,in fact on their combo was only bettered by the ATI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desoto30
    Quote Originally Posted by doorracer
    Anybody ever use a Romac? I would like to use an Innovators West just can't swing that right now.

    http://www.innovatorswest.com/store/...od&productId=5

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    Yes on a ext bal 454.. btw here in Australia where the supercar teams test & test & have enormous budgets,tested many balancers & found that the Romac faired very well,in fact on their combo was only bettered by the ATI.
    Thanks for the info.

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