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Old 10-22-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Belt missing a tooth

Is it alright to keep running the main belt if it's missing a tooth? I ran a couple packs with it already. It still working.

Should I replace it in case something goes wrong?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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There shouldn't be a problem. If I remember right, guys were cutting every tooth on their belts to lower the friction.
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That's good to know. Thanks.
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There shouldn't be a problem. If I remember right, guys were cutting every tooth on their belts to lower the friction.
That practice ended with the LOSI XXX.

I would not recomend cutting belt teath with the modern belted cars.

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I think there shouldn't be a problem, but I would definetely replace it
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Run it, Have fun and get a spare for when or if it breaks!!
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Its not the right ratio if you are on the 4wd system since the belts are driven by internal ratio and a tooth missing might slow down one of the gear train.
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Its not the right ratio if you are on the 4wd system since the belts are driven by internal ratio and a tooth missing might slow down one of the gear train.
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one tooth on the belt should work . youll have to have a replacement ready when it breaks. or has excessive play causing it to slip .. until then have fun and get some life out of it ..
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Thanks for all the great response guys. Will definitely get a spare asap.
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Its not the right ratio if you are on the 4wd system since the belts are driven by internal ratio and a tooth missing might slow down one of the gear train.


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