while driving my balance shaft belt skipped some teeth and i lost my balance shafts. It was pretty harsh and not pleasent. For racing i guess it would be alright but theres no way imo you can run without balance shafts in a street car or why you would want too??
Running no balance shafts on my n/a car and a friends car for about a year. Oil pickup tube reinforcment iis highly recommended. Minor vibration at certain RPM's occurs, but no big deal really. If the belt skips a few teeth then it will be much worse than not running the belt at all.
Not sure about the balance shaft delete kit though...
1986 944 orange (supercharged drift pig!)
1986 951 black (the green goblin! / drift pig 2.0)
1986 951 "arctic camo" (future track rat)
1987 944 maroon (parts pig)
1986 951 beige (parts pig)
1983 944 green (the bean! / daily driver)
oh wow had no idea! whoda thunk it? balance shafts balancing the motor? NO WAY i was looking for reality answers like how bad it is, cause in my shop we dont do performance we do service and repair. best shop intown, i will be RACING soon and wondered if i should or should not use them. thanks guys guess it was a bad question
i'm not running the balance shafts on one of my racers.
purely because its one of the few modifictions alowed in the cup.
maybe you'l gain 1-2 hp with it... but every little bit is welcome in our strict regulations.
i still got original engine mounts (regulations) and to be honestly, i don't really notice it while racing.
on my other racer i will keep them, since alot more mods are alowed in the cup i'm building that one for, so it's not necessary to gain hp.
better for the egine, better for the car.