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post #1 of 15 Old 06-18-2009, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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It reduces engine vibrations at higher rpms. Really only needed when you do mods that move the engine's rpm range up past stock figures. That would mean injectors and/or turbo(s).

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I wouldn't put one on a 6.0 if it was free.

Probably not a bad idea for a stock or lightly modded truck, but I've personally seen 2, and heard of many others that crapped the LPOP gear and ruined the charger when running a fluidampr in a high HP 6.0L. By high HP I mean over 500 in both instances I'm personally familiar with. Some of these same people went back to the factory dampener and haven't had an issue since. Just my 2 cents.

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I like mine alot..idles really smooth

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I wouldn't put one on a 6.0 if it was free.

Probably not a bad idea for a stock or lightly modded truck, but I've personally seen 2, and heard of many others that crapped the LPOP gear and ruined the charger when running a fluidampr in a high HP 6.0L. By high HP I mean over 500 in both instances I'm personally familiar with. Some of these same people went back to the factory dampener and haven't had an issue since. Just my 2 cents.

As I seem to recall, the ones that you are familiar with also "lived" in a very harsh environment(racing) and for racing it is actually a different story then those that are used for towing or street work(not racing type of street work).

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very true, plus lpop gears have been known to blown in stock form..

I like mine, i think it was a good investment.

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very true, plus lpop gears have been known to blown in stock form..

I like mine, i think it was a good investment.



I seem to remember that the "higher HP" failures wear on stock lpop gears. There has also been a bit of talk about fluidampr's and failing lpop's on 7.3's, but that was over a year ago. I believe that if the lpop is going to fail on either engine, it isn't because of the fluidampr. There was even 1 case of a lpop failure using the ATI setup.


For my .02, I like my fluidampr.

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I like my fluidampr. granted it is a 7.3 but I've had mine on for over 2 years now and not a single issue...

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I've had mine on for almost 3 yrs now and no issues. Trust me, I've had my fair share of issues, but none that I could like to that.

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