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Old 05-25-2013, 03:08 AM   #1
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premature bearing wear by replacing harmonic balancer for a lighter one??

Is that true
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It is possible. Ford did not design it to be as it is just to make it be heavier and larger than needed.

That said I am running Steeda's UDPs, with a smaller and lighter dampener, and concern over premature main bearing wear is not something that keeps me up at night...
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Im kinda tripping out about it im thinking of taking it.off
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Im kinda tripping out about it im thinking of taking it.off
That would not be wise, it is there for a purpose--which is to dampen abrupt variations in the crankshaft's rotational velocity; which are potentially damaging forces. Again, Ford would not have spent money designing and manufacturing it if it were not needed.

However if you are an explorer/experimenter/adventurer, and can afford to perhaps rebuild the engine down the line, then go for it and let us know how it's going in 50k miles...
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