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I need a 168 flexplate for an 88 350. Is my reading correct that I need the 1 piece rms, 168 tooth, externally balanced flexplate? Found a deal on a SFI flexplate that I mentioned but want to make sure before I order.
 

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I need a 168 flexplate for an 88 350. Is my reading correct that I need the 1 piece rms, 168 tooth, externally balanced flexplate? Found a deal on a SFI flexplate that I mentioned but want to make sure before I order.
That engine should be internally balanced.
 

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Why when I'm searching do they list the gen 2's as needing an externally balanced flexplate then? I'm just confused; so this isn't the right one?
 

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There is a lot of confusion on this. Technically the engine is not externally balanced like a stroker deal might be. But any 86 up 350 has a weight on the flexplate or flywheel.

An 85 or older 350 has a counterweight on the end of the crankshaft. The 86 up stuff just has that weight on the flywheel.

In the external/internal balance lingo you'd need a counterweighted balancer too if externally balanced.

There are no factory flywheels for 86 up that don't have a weight.
 
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