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Should I have the new 350 balanced?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by reddog64, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Is it worth having a motor balanced? it's only another 180 to have it internally balanced.. he says it can double the life of the motor...

    What do you all think?

    I need to know in a week or so so he can start building it for me...
     
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    I always had my Hot Rod motors ballanced. I'd go 383 stroker instead of just a 350.
     
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    I would say do it, I know for a fact that it will rev easier and be smoother than an unbalanced engine.
     
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    That is what wayne said, the machinest/owner.. for 180 I think it would be worth it.. I mean you spend 1500 what's another 200 bucks right?
     
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    anyone else.. anyone have there newer motor balanced ?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Engines from the factory are balanced, but they are not balanced to such a degree as they are in the aftermarket world. The factory may only balance the engine to within 5 grams or so, in the aftermarket world they are usually balanced to within 1/4 of one gram or even less. Yes it does help the engine run a little smoother and rev a little easier. It does not double the life of the engine though. The engine will last longer but no way will it last twice as long.
     
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    Could be the best $180 you'll spend, even if you don't spin it up to 6000 RPM. It will add to the life of the motor. Unfortunately you can't "see" it like Chrome valve covers and other eye candy that make an engine look strong. Do it...
     
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    Well from reading online and you guy's I think it would be a good investment to spend the extra 180.. I guess it's like insurance eh?
     

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