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posted August 20, 2003 11:43 PM
I would've thought you would want to stick with a harmonic balancer to suit your circumstances.
Maybe a lighter, aftermarket model would be a better choice - like a romac
but thats just me.

posted August 21, 2003 11:56 AM
In most circle track racing applications you want to reduce rotating weight....and you can lose some at the balancer without any engine troubles...But given your track shape and your basic setup I really doubt if you could notice any change between balancers....Now if you went on an all out weight reduction and started at the fan and finished at the rearend you would notice a change that would put a smile on your face...IMO put your money where it will do you the most good.....Towman

posted August 21, 2003 04:33 PM
competition products sell new 283-327 balancers for around 50 bucks.

posted August 22, 2003 05:51 PM
if your going to get a different one get a new one i sat a year out because of a slipped balancer won't happen again

posted August 23, 2003 11:52 AM
I switched mine over from stock to a BHJ and have no problems cranking 7000 rpm's. You can get the BHJ from JR Motorsports for $110 plus shipping. It is small, lighter than stock, and has a retainer on the backside to keep the outer ring from slipping off. Also has degree marks.

posted August 23, 2003 08:09 PM
"a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".

Find 100 things worth a thousandth of a second - whats it worth ?

There is no gain that isnt positive. (Duct taping body seams, for example)

There are lots of things that are not cost effective for what the returns are.(replacing bolts above the CG with titanium, then adding more ballast)

Budget and desire are the factors to consider.

posted August 23, 2003 11:06 PM
100 things X .001 Sec = .1 Second

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