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Old 09-30-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 09-30-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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I've looked them up on Summit Racing, the damper itself is from Ingalls Engineering and supposedly it fits the SVT Zetec.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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yeah i have seen a couple picks of guys with them on here but they both had turbos
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #5
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Or just get a set of vf mounts
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:05 PM   #7
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I was looking at the VF rear mount too, not all 3 mounts though, it says it may cause unwanted vibrations
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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?
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:20 AM   #9
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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.
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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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