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 Post subject: Belt tension and postion
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 13:41:49 
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Hi

I run on ETS carpet and want to know where to run the belts

I use the white belts and in the bulk heads what notch should i run them on and postion also what tension should they be at

Thanks
Andrew


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 Post subject: Re: Belt tension and postion
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 06:47:48 
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andrewd wrote:
Hi

I run on ETS carpet and want to know where to run the belts

I use the white belts and in the bulk heads what notch should i run them on and postion also what tension should they be at

Thanks
Andrew


Hey Andrew,

There is no 'correct' notch to run them in I am afraid. Just set them in and tighten everything down and see how the tension is then adjust accordingly. Generally in Stock 17.5 you'd want to run the belts pretty loose to keep the drive train nice and free. In 13.5 I would run them slightly tighter and in modified even tighter to reduce belt slip.

The relative tension of the front to the back is also important - I generally like to run the front belt slight tighter than the rear in order to get more pull out of the corner. However if you go too far in this sitting it can cause the car to get loose off power as the front will actually brake sooner than the rear.

Play with it and get a feel you like. Listen for belt skipping and if it skips, tighten it up.

Cheers
Luke


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