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Author Topic:   balancer brand
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted January 24, 2005 07:39 AM  
What is the general opinion of the lower priced harmonic balancer brands...Prowler, Pioneer, CAT, or one of the house brands by Speedway, JR Motorsports, and Midwest Motorsports?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted January 24, 2005 02:23 PM  
No problem till 6500 or more. A new stock is cheaper and as effective.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted January 24, 2005 04:47 PM  
I have been using the Pioneer performance balancers which are easy on the pocket book and lightweight, with no troubles in three seasons.

Mr. Badboy
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted January 24, 2005 05:45 PM  
We have installed a Pioneer on our new motor and feel it will turn up to 8300 rpm and be ok. We followed the engine builders advise who has used these for atleast 3 years on similar motors and has good success. We got away from using stock balancers on motors which were turning 7600 rpm. I think the Pioneer will be a good choice. It looks well machined to me.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted January 24, 2005 10:46 PM  
i have used the Pro Street OE style balancer on all of my motors and have had very good luck with them and they are not to expensive

drive hard or drive home

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted January 25, 2005 09:30 PM  
Tried a Professional Products 6" balancer and it failed in 6 weeks. You could wiggle the outer ring about 1/8". Had used Pioneer stock replacement units on 2 other motors (DA3051?or sumthing like that) with no problems for 3 or 4 years sping 6000-6500 rpm. They've even seen 7500 on occasion but not for extended periods.

I now have a Pioneer Performance balancer for the 2nd motor.

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