A good aftermarket high performance crankshaft damper protects your crank. Horschel Motorsports' Fluidampr is in a class all by itself because of the over 70 years of viscous damper engineering experience on hand. The Viscous crankshaft dampers are designed to provide maximum control of all the engine harmonic vibrations, regardless of the rpm at which they occur and regardless of the crankshaft's natural frequency. The viscous damper vibration control translates to the maximum protection of the crank, main bearings, engine-related components, and more consistent power output. Also, Fluidampr is maintenance and repair free. Fluidampr is active in both race and street applications because it is a viscous damper that controls the destructive engine vibrations at all RPM's and power levels.
The best engine dampers on the market are manufactured in the United States by Horschel Motorsports, an ISO 9001:2000 certified facility. Horschel Motorsports is continuing the tradition that started in 1946 when the first viscous damper was invented. Over 4.5 million viscous dampers have been made for heavy-duty diesel, drag car, stock car, street machine, race boat, and other high-performance engines.
The Fluidampr high performance crankshaft dampers are the brand name you know. Fluidampr is related to the parent company, Vibratech Torsional Vibration Dampers - TVD is where the science happens. Automotive performance powertrain engineers, production engine builders, and aftermarket performance kit manufacturers have an experienced partner through Fluidampr to develop and integrate turn-key torsional dampers with exceptional quality.
Each time the air/fuel mixture inside a cylinder is ignited, the combustion that occurs creates a torque spike that is applied to the crankshaft through the piston and rod. This torque spike is so severe that it not only turns the crankshaft, it twists the crankshaft ahead of its regular rotation, and then the crankshaft rebounds. This twisting action is known as torsional vibration. When these torque spikes and forces get into phase with the natural frequency, critical torsional harmonic vibrations occur and can be severely destructive to the bearings and the crankshaft. Your engine Powerstroke creates torsional vibrations which create a parasitic loss of also robs an engine of valuable brake horsepower. Viscous Harmonic Dampers are designed to control those harmful waves. The difference between the OEM damper and a high-performance Fluidamper viscous harmonic damper are clearly seen on a dynamometer.
A new Fluidampr crankshaft damper on your engine will not only protect your engine from destructive torsional vibrations but will also increase your engine's power output levels. Dynamometer testing has proven increases in both the TORQUE and HORSEPOWER levels on every single engine using an American made Viscous Damper. Today's High-performance stock engines or modified engines running chips and programmers are exceptionally vulnerable to torsional vibrations. A Fluidampr viscous damper controls torsional vibrations far better than the stock damper.
Save your crankshaft and more by installing a new Fluidampr Viscous damper today. Fluidampr® vibration dampers have been tested on both stock and high performance tuned diesel trucks. Dynamometer tests have proven consistent increases in horsepower and torque in the Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Lexus, Toyota, Acura, and Mitsubishi applications.
All Fluidampr Harmonic Balancers are proudly MADE IN THE USA!