The vibrations that come from your race motor may bring a giant grin to your face every time you hit the ignition, but if that sensation isn’t being controlled properly there’s bound to be trouble for your motor. A harmonic balancer is a key part on your engine that helps make sure the vibrations being generated are kept in check and don’t allow the motor to rip itself apart. Fluidampr makes a wide range of balancers that combat torsional vibrations, and their LSX-based units are designed to help the late model motors perform as they should when you add power.
The stock harmonic balancer that comes on your car is only designed to work within a certain range, and when you go outside of its functional range the results can be devastating for your engine. If the balancer isn’t up to the task for the level of power you’re producing it will cause extra internal wear on the engine, power loss, and even engine failure can occur.
With the popularity of the LSX-based engines and how easy it is to unlock their power potential, a need arose for a stronger balancer, and that’s where Fluidampr comes in. According to Brian LeBarron from Fluidampr, their units can help racers with high-performance LSX motors at any level.
“Fluidampr performance dampers are an extremely durable broad-range viscous type harmonic balancer. What that means for Saturday night drag racers is that no maintenance or re-tuning is necessary as you continuously build for horsepower or modify the rotating assembly of the engine.”
Fluidampr offers SFI 18.1 certified balancers that are made in the USA for many different LSX-based applications and power levels. Make sure to check out their website for all the different units they offer for the LSX platform.