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Old 10-16-2013, 05:55 AM
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Default 429 New harmonic balancer

I need a new balancer for my 429 so I started looking and found confusion. I know that is not a good brand so I thought I would ask what is from the experts. There are rubber ones, fluid filled ones, $80 ones, $550 ones, black, chrome and other ones.
Some are good for 10,000 revs and some for 12.500. (Now that's some big block!!!!!!)
The fluid ones claim they are so good they will even protect and extend the life of your motor??
So are they worth the money? Does price and or brand matter? Is there a type to avoid, etc etc. I am looking forward to getting edumakeated on the subject. Thanks in advance John
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:28 AM
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Good question.... but no answer here. My builder wanted to install a "Rattler" brand, but at $350....I said no.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:23 AM
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ive always used the romac brand of balancers on everything from our road cars to our race car never had a problem with them .
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:51 AM
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I have used the fluiddamper for a number of years now...........
.the factory one spun the outside ring..a long time ago...........
I did install a stage 8 lockable fastener on the center nut........
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:17 AM
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BHJ are good, ATI are better, you are protecting the crankshaft, spend what you can. Its a vital part of your engine.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:20 AM
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ATI balancers use chevy 3 bolt pattern for pulleies
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