Known for dampers, ATI had a new crank-pin drill fixture to show off at this years SEMA show. J.C. from ATI Performance told us, “You really need a good way to fix the crank hub to the crank snout without it spinning. If it ever spins, it tears up the crank, it’s expensive, and sometimes the damper will even come off.” The fixture crank pin through the years has really helped keep the damper on the engine when you’re running high power or lots of boost.
Expanding on their existing product base was the damper for Audi and VW applications, as ATI saw a gap in the market after hearing about failures owners were experiencing. They even have two different versions of the new damper depending on the power levels you’re running.
The lower horsepower and street guys who are running 500-600 hp or less have access to a bolt-on design from ATI. The easy installation bolts onto the front of the lower timing gear hub, and is both stronger and thicker than the OEM part it replaces. J.C. told us that they were able to add structural strength in areas that would otherwise be weak points.
What about those running more than 600 hp? ATI still has you covered. By integrating the lower timing pulley into the damper, ATI was able to create the strongest possible way to retain the pulley on Audi or VW vehicles. With over 56 years of experience based out of Baltimore, Maryland you can check out more ATI products at ATI Performance Products.