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Author Topic:   Cost of balancing
ohiodirt
Member
posted January 26, 2004 06:10 AM
I'd look for a shop competent enough to tell you that every race engine should be balanced. Expect to pay $125-$200 for a basic balance, depending on the area that your in.

Steve

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Rutherfordton , NC
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fast_crew
Member
posted January 26, 2004 04:04 PM
Steve how close do you guys make the rod and piston wieghts. ( 1 gram .1 gram?? )

Thanks josh k.

Okie11m
Member
posted January 26, 2004 04:33 PM
It is 200 in OK.


chapa73
Member
posted January 26, 2004 08:20 PM
I pay $125 at Buddy Rice Engines in Oklahoma City.


lucky13
Member
posted January 26, 2004 10:26 PM
fast_crew,
I don't like to see more then .2 gram difference in piston weight, and .5 gram for each end of the rod (1 gram total).

Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780
Check out my other business at www.solemnvow.com A special thanks to jammin for the awesome job he has done for me on this site!!


yamaha
Member
posted January 27, 2004 09:31 PM
I don't even think I would be a bad idea to ballence a motor going into your truck, the more out of ballence and the higher the rpm the harder your engine is trying to rip itself apart. better ballence = longer life no matter what the application, right.


ford5
Member
posted January 28, 2004 06:20 AM
as Steve or anybody on here that does any balancing will tell you, some combinations that we spin up on the balancer are so far off to begin with its scary. i'm talking about the ones that want to 'hop' right out of the machine at about 2 hundred rpm.... lol


4barrel
Member
posted January 28, 2004 04:48 PM
my 383 was balanced with 2 slugs of mallory. went from external front to internal..rear was already internal...cost 300$

luke

LUBEGUY07
Member
posted January 28, 2004 06:41 PM
they guy that does mine charges 125 but if its a 383 or aftermarket stuff it cost a little more


ssanto06
unregistered
posted January 29, 2004 02:53 PM           
Silly question i know.... BUT... what exactly happens at the shop when it gets balanced?

Do they just weigh/shave all the rods and pistons to make sure they are the same?

Or do they take the block with the crank, rods and pistons in it and spin it up and balance that?

-Sal

Mikey14
Member
posted February 03, 2004 02:03 PM
Not a silly question, I was wondering the same thing. I mean if balancing the piston, rings, pins and rods all to the same weight is all they do then I could sit all day long and do that for $200 a pop.

I imagine that they take the rotating weight (pin's rods pistons and rings) and balance it to the counter weights on the crank by removing material and or adding a heavier metal like mallory.

However I don't know for sure. Maybe Steve or someone oh higher expertise than me can speak to this.

Ego Racing
Member
posted February 03, 2004 02:10 PM
They match the piston/ring package and match the rods big end for big end and small end for small end. Then connect bob weights to the crankshaft to simulate the weight of the piston/ring/rod combo and spin it up to a specified RPM. Then they add or remove weight as needed from the counter weights on the crankshaft to ballance the rotating assembly.


2nd2none
Member
posted February 03, 2004 03:57 PM
I pay $175 for a digital balance job, not a strobe balance. They also shave the crank aerodynamically to take weight off as needed instead of drilling holes. The crank look awesome when they get done and not like swiss cheese.


racerman707
Member
posted February 03, 2004 06:33 PM
WE PAY 150 FOR BASIC BALANCING HERE IN NC.


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