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Old 05-06-2003, 07:24 PM   #31
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Skipping is when the belt skips a few teeth under acceleration or at speed. You can usually hear if the belt is skipping under acceleration as it will make a clicking sound.

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Old 05-06-2003, 07:26 PM   #32
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i was planning to get one of those square belt tensioners. i herd from people that it creats friction too which slows down the car of coarse.

after you posted i decided not too.

sometimes people on the forums and the people at clubs have very diffrent opinions about things. i think yours make the most sence

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Old 05-06-2003, 10:35 PM   #33
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No worries Calvin. We are all just here to give our opinion or share our experience. In the end you are the judge of what you want to do.

In this case I believe that if you can do without the tensioner then do so. It only adds another point of friction in the drive train. If the belt starts skipping regularly then its time for a new one..

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it just wiggles a little bit when going almost top speed on the stock. it doesnt skip at all when you drive it!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-07-2003, 10:48 AM   #35
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Can the car drive without any tensioner? I tried it on hpi rs4 pro 2 before, the car just spin 360 degrees. Belt will have great amount of extension under acceleration without tensioner, which will lose some power transfer to wheels. I haven't tried it on my 414 without any tensioner. I use tensioner just to make the belt stable under acceleration and deceleration not to tighten the belt. That is my point of view.
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hmmm.... maybe

i would like to know that too

you can start a new thread if you want
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:42 PM   #37
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Can the car drive without any tensioner? I tried it on hpi rs4 pro 2 before, the car just spin 360 degrees. Belt will have great amount of extension under acceleration without tensioner, which will lose some power transfer to wheels. I haven't tried it on my 414 without any tensioner. I use tensioner just to make the belt stable under acceleration and deceleration not to tighten the belt. That is my point of view.
I use NO tensioner on MY Xray or TA04R with no problems. There is no loss of power to the wheels trust me. The only time there would be loss of power would be if the belt is skipping due to a worn and stretched belt.
If you ask other racers I am sure they will agree. This point has come up in the TA04R thread and most say they don't use the tensioner.

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sweet i'll take it off right away

will you notice any diffrence to the car?
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Old 05-07-2003, 04:53 PM   #39
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The best thing to do Calvin is take it off and take the car for a test run. You won't notice a huge difference but there will be a difference simply because you are removing a point of friction from the drivetrain and the belts are able to lift slightly from off the pulleys as they do at top speed allowing the drivetrain to shed some power sapping friction.

Let me know how you go

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i have a slight problem with my trf but i dont know if it really is a problem

the belt just touches the motor under it. will this create any friction????

but the message you said before you said it raises when your at high speeds. so will it not even touch the motor when it is running?
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Old 05-07-2003, 06:44 PM   #41
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Calvin,
Just bench test the car to see what happens when the belt is moving. It should not be a problem. If you have seen pics of Surikarn's 414MII you will notice no Belt tensioner used.
If you are still unsure try posting the question on the TRF 414 Thread and see what they say.

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i feel bad for that car its torcher
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