Harmonic Balancers SFI vs. Non-SFI

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by Mikestang95, May 1, 2014.

  1. Mikestang95

    Mikestang95 New Member

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    OK well I spun my stock balancer, no real big shocker there, so now I am looking to find a suitable replacement.

    I am looking to keep it as low cost as possible (as if that's even possible)

    My question is this.... Is an SFI approved balancer worth the extra $$$? I'm not going to be making this into a strip only 10 sec car obviously so I am not sure if spending that extra $100 is really worth it.


    I will from time to time take it to the strip just to have some fun but nothing really competitive.


    I was looking at the Professional Products 50oz. non SFI for @$95 at LMR/Mustangs Unlimited. The SFI approved is almost $200.

    So would it be justified to spend that extra cash for a basically street car that will more than likely never see over 6,500RPM (unless I get the dreaded mis-shift) on a regular basis.
     
  2. toyman

    toyman Active Member

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    Without significant mods I would stay with a quality stock replacement.
     
  3. Mikestang95

    Mikestang95 New Member

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    I'm thinking (at least for now) that I am just going to go cheap and get the Ford racing one for $75. I am hoping I can yank the motor over next winter and do some real upgrades and rebuild the bottom end. Then I will go with the SFI approved one.

    Thanks for the input!
     
  4. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

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    You don't need SFI until competition.
     
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    I've never had any tech check for SFI stickers on my car. They have only checked my helmet and fire jacket.