Installed the torque damper. Considerably more noise and vibration. Is this normal?
Believe so. Remember seeing someone selling his cause his girlfriend didn't like the extra vibration it's causing
Last edited by ryocho; 01-16-2013 at 10:59 PM.
Give us the lowdown--other than the bothersome vibration--anything positive that you noticed?
You are connecting the engine to the body almost directly so... yes, a little vibration can be expected, mostly at idle and the sound is the engine harmonics transmitting through the body. We've heard from customers that reducing the length of the damper just a bit reduces the preload and in turn, reduces vibration (of course, it also reduces the effect of the damper a little too).
Ya it is a tough one. I like a happy medium. I think we first had too much preload and then maybe too little. I actually think this was one mod you really felt the difference right away.. Big difference. I can only describe it as being attached to the road. More solid. Engine does not jump anymore off the light or when during shift.
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I'm thinking a washer or gasket at a couple of mounting points might smooth things out. The vibration is quite noticeable and is very irritating. Same with the noise.
Feels like a poorly-insulated diesel but without the 192 lb. ft. of torque.
It's hard to judge any changes due to the NVH issues.
Even after a spacer, numerous grommets, and some adjusting, the car still vibrated like a Model T at certain idle conditions. No more.
I may monkey with it with some copper gaskets, otherwise it'll be on sale shortly.