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Dampening Engine Vibration with Harmonic Dampers

Harmonic dampers are incredibly important yet often overlooked. We visited the world of harmonic dampers six years ago. (Read: Harmonics 101: Understanding Harmonic Dampers.) It’s time for a refresh. Years […]


Remove and Install Harmonic Dampers Easily with the Right Tools

Harmonic dampers are typically press-fit and next-to-impossible to properly remove and install without the right tools. You might get away with yanking one off with a common three-jaw puller, but […]


Mailbag: Key Differences Between Internal & External Engine Balance

Q: What’s the difference between internal and external engine balance? … A: An engine must be balanced to ensure smooth operation. Balancing an engine minimizes vibration which maximizes engine life. […]

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Mailbag: Curing Unwanted Vibration in a 5.0L-Powered ’66 F-100 Pickup

Q: Help! I have a 1966 Ford F-100 pickup with a transplanted 5.0L from a 1991 Mustang and the following mods: Ford Performance cam (220° duration/.498″ lift), Airflow Research CNC-ported 185 […]


Mailbag: Timing Adjustment Recommendations for a Small Block Chevy V8

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re helping a reader time his engine. Q: […]

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Mailbag: Diagnosing Engine Breakup at Highway Cruising Speeds (& Broken Dampers, Too)!

Q: I have a 1973 Ford Ranchero. It has a stock 302 engine with a two-barrel carburetor, a C-4 transmission, and an open-type rear axle with 3.08 gears (I think). The […]

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Video: ATI Overdrive Pulleys for LT4 and Hellcat Engines

Check out the latest overdrive pulleys released by ATI Performance Products by watching the video below. ATI released 5-, 10-, 15- and 20-percent overdrive pulleys for the GM LT4 (the […]

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Video: An In-Depth Look at Summit Racing LS Harmonic Balancers

Watch this video and learn the ins and outs of Summit Racing Street & Strip® Bracket Racer SFI Harmonic Dampers for LS engine applications. These particular harmonic balancers were designed with bracket racers in […]

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Balancing Act: A Guide to Harmonic Dampers and Balancers

There’s a lot of confusion about harmonic balancers. Heck, we can’t even agree on the proper name. Is it a balancer or a damper (we tend to lump them all […]

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Harmonics 101: Understanding Harmonic Dampers

Some call it a harmonic balancer. Others refer to it as a harmonic damper. Whatever you call it, that big chunk of metal hanging off the crankshaft snout of your engine is essential to […]