Springville, NY [July 14, 2015] - Fluidampr® announces the release of a new performance crankshaft damper for Volkswagen TSI® engines. The highly anticipated damper, part number 551231, fits the popular late-model Volkswagen Golf GTI, Jetta, Passat, plus Audi A3 and TT. In addition the crank pulley fits many more EA888.x engine designated models from Volkswagen and Audi.
See it first at Waterfest 21
The first public appearance of the new damper will be at Waterfest 21 on July 18 and 19, 2015 in Englishtown, NJ. Displays will be located at Fluidampr authorized retailers, USP Motorsports and Integrated Engineering. In addition, the Garden State Euros and Hyde’s Serum booths will be highlighting a product review and installation explanation on their own show car. Fluidampr is an associate sponsor of the premiere Volkswagen and Audi car show and motorsports event.
Quality protection, proven performance
Fluidampr performance dampers are engineered for superior, long lasting crankshaft torsional vibration control. Improve long term optimum performance and durability by upgrading the stock elastomer style crank pulley to a Fluidampr performance damper during the early stages of engine modifications. Development testing in conjunction with INA Engineering showed a release of 5 peak horsepower over the OEM crank pulley on a stock Audi A3 Sedan. Further testing with USP Motorsports on a Dynojet chassis dynamometer indicated 9 peak horsepower and 16 peak ft-lbs torque gains over the stock crank pulley when tested on a 2012 Jetta GLI equipped with a USP Downpipe, USP Stage 2 Intake, Spulen Throttle and Outlet Pipes, and APR Stage 2 tune on 93 octane. The broad rpm range vibration protection and smooth power delivery a Fluidampr performance damper provides allows for future engine upgrades, including common single mass flywheel kits, without the need for a costly damper re-tune or replacement common with elastomer style harmonic dampers.
The new Fluidampr performance damper for Volkswagen TSI applications is a direct replacement and accepts the OEM crank pulley removal tool. A four M8x1.25 pre-drilled bolt interface also accepts accessory drives, such as a dry sump system. Constructed from high tensile strength steel, components are precision CNC machined and high speed computer balanced during manufacturing. Finished in a corrosion resistant black zinc chromate finish and engraved timing mark. SFI 18.1 certified for professional motorsports. Made in USA.
For more information, including complete fitment listings and a distributors or retailer near you, visit www.fluidampr.com or call (716) 592-1000.