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The Technology Behind Fluidampr

A harmonic balancer reduces destructive crankshaft torsional vibration, which is the end-to-end twisting/rebound motion, that is naturally generated during each power stroke. A harmonic balancer contributes to...
Unlike a stock elastomer harmonic balancer, Fluidampr performance dampers protect across a broad frequency range and can become more effective as magnitude increases throughout your RPM range. Each Fluidampr performance damper is designed ...
Fluidampr performance dampers are an upgrade to stock elastomer style harmonic balancers. Stock elastomer harmonic balancers are designed to be...
The engineers at Fluidampr choose silicone because by its very nature it is one the best materials to be sensitive to varying frequencies, transfer energy, dissipate heat and maintain its extremely durable state doing so. This is precisely why it is also used in the manufacturing of computer chips.
All engines experience torsional harmonic vibration. If you install performance parts to increase the torque and horsepower output of your engine from stock in any way you must consider including a Fluidampr damper. You may not feel added engine vibration in the driver's seat (because there is plenty to absorb it along the way), but your powertain parts certainly do. Even common modifications such as installing a high flow air intake kit, free flow exhaust and EFI re-mapping changes the intensity of torsional harmonic vibration and affects the ability of a stock rubber damper to do its job.
We reduce weight in the name of speed. This means performance crank pulleys, however this is the one place you DO NOT want to reduce weight.
Fluidampr manufactures a line of Race Series dampers, intended for sport compact cars and race applications that see a lot of action above 6,000 rpm. Our most popular is the CT Gold Series for Chevy Small & Big Block engines featuring patent pending centering technology. These race dampers are SFI 18.1 Certified and the silicone layer inside.
SFI Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for specialty/performance automotive and racing equipment (see link). Some standards are adopted as part of the rules of race sanctioning organizations.
Understand that SFI 18.1 Certified refers to construction and not damping performance. At Fluidampr we go a step further and test every new Fluidampr for torsional vibration control in actual vehicles on a chassis dyno.
Engine vibration not adequately controlled by a quality damper can cause a loss in fuel economy.
Duplication is the sincerest form of flattery. Ever since our parent company, VibratechTVD invented the viscous torsional vibration damper in 1946, there have been many attempts to duplicate it.
The Technology Behind Fluidampr
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