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    Default poll: Fluidampner or ATI Superdampner?

    just curious what everyone else thinks, I know what I prefer

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    ATI!!!! Those that like Fluidampers are the same ones that like fat chicks. They need lovin too, and some one has to buy the Fluidampers.



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    ATI or a Romac. Fluid if you want to buy a crank at some point.
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    Haven't had any problems with the Fluidamper (I've run the small dia one due to weight of the 7 & 8 inch versions )... that being said... I most certainly prefer and now use the ATI... it's just a better part imo.


    Note about fluidamper... the 7 & 8 inchers are very heavy... so much so that at one point (don't know if it holds true in the last couple of years) that Crower wouldn't give ANY warranty on any of their smallblock crankshafts be it forged or billet if a fluidamper was used on a standard snout crankshaft.
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    Ati

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    ati and a woman with curves in all the right places.

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    Blownjet 468, did you ever see a Fluidamper with a 6 bolt blower pulley pattern including a 2" centering pilot? Ever tried to buy one? Shelf stock item for ATI.



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    Quote Originally Posted by six-oh-nine View Post
    Haven't had any problems with the Fluidamper (I've run the small dia one due to weight of the 7 & 8 inch versions )... that being said... I most certainly prefer and now use the ATI... it's just a better part imo.


    Note about fluidamper... the 7 & 8 inchers are very heavy... so much so that at one point (don't know if it holds true in the last couple of years) that Crower wouldn't give ANY warranty on any of their smallblock crankshafts be it forged or billet if a fluidamper was used on a standard snout crankshaft.
    I seriously doubt its the weight that is causing the problem. First, they weigh less than a stock 375HP 327 HIPO damper, and a supercharger is harder on the snout than the weight of a damper, and we won't even discuss driving a boat and supercharger off the snout. The real reason the snouts break is that FLUIDAMPERS SUCK!



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    The real reason the snouts break is that FLUIDAMPERS SUCK!

    True Dat!!!!

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    Hey i thought this was about fat chicks?

    anyone see a short stroke bbc run without a balancer at all ?

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    I've got a fluidamp with no problems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK7684 View Post
    I've got a fluidamp with no problems...
    Yeah, I have heard pretty much the same thing from the guys running Peterbuilts and Freightliners. But I don't run either of those.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    I seriously doubt its the weight that is causing the problem. First, they weigh less than a stock 375HP 327 HIPO damper, and a supercharger is harder on the snout than the weight of a damper, and we won't even discuss driving a boat and supercharger off the snout. The real reason the snouts break is that FLUIDAMPERS SUCK!
    I can totally see this turning into a Ford vs Chevy type deal...

    Hey man... tell that to them then... I was there a few years back when Crower was still in Chula Vista and Reed, Kerry, and Dave were "discussing" with an angry customer why they would not replace a crankshaft that broke the snout off... the reason I got from Reed Oliver was what I just stated. No matter "why" it broke... weight... harmonics... or a built in self destruct device designed in them by terrorists... the reason for the failure was the fluidamper... run fluidamper + broke crank = no warranty... Crower's policy... not mine.

    Now... again I have ran one on my gullwing for many years without an issue... no broke cranks... no problems... going on 10 years now on the 6 3/4 dia. BUT... the reason I went with it was I was a young lad (21) and didn't know better and back then when someone donates good used hotrod parts to your cause... you use them if they will work... oddly enough the reason I got the fluidamper was we put a new ATI on the hotrod... I got hand me downs and thought it would be better than the stock 7" 427 balancer I was using.

    That being said... I won't use them on any customers or anything new I build for myself... they just ain't what they were touted up to be back in the day. The ATI is a much better part... testing and time shows that.

    This is one of those subjects where everyone will have their own opinion and will use anecdotal "evidence" as universal "FACT"... the fact of the matter is... there will be dozens of folks that run a fluidamper and never have an issue... just as there will be folks that run ATI and never had an issue. From my perspective and experince in both research and in service... the ATI is a better part and does the dampening job more effectively... but that is just my opinion.
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