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drive shaft balancer.....interesting.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tacomaman06, May 28, 2009.

  1. May 28, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    Interesting....
     
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    Makes sense for what it is. That 'technology' isn't any different than using EQUAL in your tires for wheel balancing.

    I wouldn't consider that as a fix for driveline vibrations due to poor driveline allignment.
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    hmm.... $65-$82.
     
  5. May 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    It would suck to get a face full of Mercury when installing if the ruberband broke.:eek:

    The idea is good though.
     
  6. May 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    Seems to me like it would put some strain on the shaft
     
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    someone needs to buy these who has high speed vibes and they need to report. I would but I am broke as of late.
     
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    How would you know if your driveshaft needs balancing? Vibrations could be caused by a multitude of things.
     
  9. May 29, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    Exactly.... The driveshafts are already balanced from the factory.

    So technically - using this product for anything other than an 'out of balance' driveshaft would only hide the original problem.
     
  10. May 29, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    This type of device is pretty highly regarded in the motorcycle crowd. They are made for the clutch and flywheel. They are advertised as a cheaper alternative to engine balancing to smooth out a rough running hog. They are recommended by a couple of respected books on increasing V-Twin performance.
     
  11. May 29, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    Most definately...

    My husband and I just replaced the harmonic balancer on our corvette with an aftermarket unit that's liquid filled (off hand, I don't know what the liquid is).
     
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