Fluidampr Harmonic Damper Crankshaft Pulley - VW/Audi VR6 Models
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.
What Is A Harmonic Balancer, aka Crankshaft Damper?
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 greater valve train and timing efficiency, plus reduces wear of critical engine components such as main bearings, oil pump and the crankshaft itself.
A harmonic balancer often incorporates the main drive pulley and by appearance is often overlooked as having no essential function to the life of the engine. If the drive pulley is incorporated with the harmonic balancer, removing or changing it to a lightweight design, or using a low quality product MAY BE THE SINGLE BIGGEST COSTLY MISTAKE YOU CAN DO TO YOUR ENGINE.
Why Do I Need A Performance Harmonic Balancer, aka Crankshaft Damper?
Performance parts that increase torque, such as intake, exhaust, cams, and ECM changes typically cause an increase in torsional vibration magnitude, but keep frequency the same. Evidence that your stock harmonic balancer is not performing adequately will be cracked, bulging or missing rubber between the hub and outer ring. This is caused by excessive heat retention, over stretching and age. A common failure will be the outer ring separating from the hub causing damage inside the engine bay. Most race sanctioning bodies require a SFI 18.1 spec damper as a safety caution.
Performance parts related to the rotating assembly, such as rods, pistons, crank, flywheel/flexplate usually changes both torsional vibration magnitude and frequency. A stock harmonic balancer typically is only tuned for a 50hz peak variance. Move beyond its parameters and it may leave your critical engine components unprotected when torsional vibration is at its peak.
Due to the countless combinations of performance upgrades the simplest and more effective solution is to install a Fluidampr performance damper. By design, Fluidampr protects across a broad frequency and can become more effective as magnitude increases. The earlier a Fluidamper performance damper is installed, the more you’ll benefit from the protection, performance and durability in the long run.
High Quality Construction
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 the USA.
- 1992 - 1995 VW Corrado 12v VR6
- 1992 - 1998 VW Mk3 GTI, Jetta 12v VR6 models
- 1999 - 2005 VW Mk4 GTI, Jetta 12v and 24v VR6 models
- 2006 - 2008 VW Eos 3.2 VR6
- 2009 - 2011 VW Eos 3.6 VR6
- 2006 - 2010 VW B6 Passat 3.6 VR6
- 2008 VW Mk5 R32
- 2011 - 2015 VW B7 Passat 3.6 VR6
- 2002 - 2006 Audi Mk1 TT 3.2 VR6
- 2006 - 2015 Audi Mk2 TT 3.2 VR6
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