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Jaketet 09-30-2012 06:22 PM

Opinions on Torque Dampers?
 
I see they cost about $200 and promise smoother shifts and reduced shock on tranny components. Does anyone have one and does it make a noticeable difference in shifts?

SWEGER 09-30-2012 09:19 PM

Do they even make one for the SVT? I've only seen ones modified to fit, but I'm definitely no expert on the platform. I know on the 06 Civic Si's they supposedly made a world of difference and reduced wheel hop, but I have no first hand experience with them.

Jaketet 09-30-2012 09:56 PM

I've looked them up on Summit Racing, the damper itself is from Ingalls Engineering and supposedly it fits the SVT Zetec.

blackonblacksvt03 09-30-2012 10:11 PM

yeah i have seen a couple picks of guys with them on here but they both had turbos

DEMENTED SVTF 09-30-2012 10:11 PM

Or just get a set of vf mounts

02ztsian 09-30-2012 11:04 PM

I had one on my ZTS (Ingalls Stiffy) but I made brackets to fit (not a Focus kit).
I did notice an improvement but it did squeak like crazy.

Jaketet 09-30-2012 11:05 PM

I was looking at the VF rear mount too, not all 3 mounts though, it says it may cause unwanted vibrations

iminhell 09-30-2012 11:20 PM

Wheel hop has very little to do with engine movement. That is a problem of control arm bushing deflection and/or springs/dampeners.

I would say that the $200 could be applied elsewhere for better results.


Is there a problem you're trying to address?

Jaketet 10-01-2012 12:20 AM

Nope, no problems with the car at all. I was just trying to get an idea of what people do and don't add on their SVT's. But the reduced shock to the transmission/clutch wouldn't hurt either.

felixthecat 10-01-2012 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaketet (Post 4381149)
Nope, no problems with the car at all. I was just trying to get an idea of what people do and don't add on their SVT's. But the reduced shock to the transmission/clutch wouldn't hurt either.

I'd add a vf engineering dogbone. Makes the shifts smoother.


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