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Old 04-19-2005, 01:38 PM   #11776
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Ive heard of soaking them in isopropyl alcohol for up to 24 hours. Id imagine youd want to wipe off any WD40 left on the belts as WD40 loves to attract dirt
so going with the alchohol is better?
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:42 PM   #11777
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I couldnt say either way to be honest.

Only way i could see it being better is that the belts would come out clean, not needing further work... plus id imagine its quite a bit cheaper than wd40
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Old 04-19-2005, 01:43 PM   #11778
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I couldnt say either way to be honest.

Only way i could see it being better is that the belts would come out clean, not needing further work... plus id imagine its quite a bit cheaper than wd40
So there about the same, but WD 40 gets dirty.
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:11 PM   #11779
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I think Cyrul did the following trick to free up the drivetrain: cut off every other tooth in the belt.

Haven't tried it, though I'd say you'd want a belt tensioner to avoid skipping.
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:13 PM   #11780
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i filed every other tooth on the big pulley instead.
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:21 PM   #11781
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the drive train is free enough, why cut the belt or pulleys?
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #11782
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you can never be too free as long as the belt doesnt skip. and since it doesnt, ( i only run stock) might as well
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:51 PM   #11783
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I had the belt flip on me before, and skip when the belt was too loose.
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Old 04-20-2005, 04:21 PM   #11784
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I think Cyrul did the following trick to free up the drivetrain: cut off every other tooth in the belt.

Haven't tried it, though I'd say you'd want a belt tensioner to avoid skipping.
He only did this to the front pulley since he only ran the car in mod.
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I had the belt flip on me before, and skip when the belt was too loose.
really? in a crash or sumthing? oh yea, i only did this to the front big pulley too, where not too much force is req'd. and i dont brake very often either.
i didnt cut the belt teeth because the smaller pulley isnt quite big enough for me to trust just a few teeth to hold it well.
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really? in a crash or sumthing? oh yea, i only did this to the front big pulley too, where not too much force is req'd. and i dont brake very often either.
i didnt cut the belt teeth because the smaller pulley isnt quite big enough for me to trust just a few teeth to hold it well.
Nope, no crash, just giving the car some throttle actually in my hand and it just flipped.

I dont brake in stock at my track.
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brakes are for girls

JD did you get to race your car with the rear shocks on the inside of the rear tower yet? Notice anything?
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JD did you get to race your car with the rear shocks on the inside of the rear tower yet? Notice anything?
I didnt really get to play around with the setup. It happened at a bad time since it was the end of the season and i was getting really busy. I got to run it twice for about 2 hours and it seemed pretty nice, but not planted yet, that was probably me because i havent driven TC since Dec. over the summer i plan on playing around with setups
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Nope, no crash, just giving the car some throttle actually in my hand and it just flipped.
really? either that was a REALLY loose belt or you had some weird tension running on it. i mean, a belt running off a pulley or skipping teeth is considerable but there is no pull in a "flipping" direction.
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really? either that was a REALLY loose belt or you had some weird tension running on it. i mean, a belt running off a pulley or skipping teeth is considerable but there is no pull in a "flipping" direction.
Lets just say it was really loose
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