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Old 02-12-2014, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Low friction belts and pulleys

Just wondering if low friction pulleys and belts actually make a difference in speed?
Especially with stock classes, does it put less strain on the motor and allow the motor to produce more RPM?

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Old 02-13-2014, 02:02 AM   #2
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Just wondering if low friction pulleys and belts actually make a difference in speed?
Especially with stock classes, does it put less strain on the motor and allow the motor to produce more RPM?

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i recently changed over to the low friction belts on my t4 and i run them as loose as i can get away with without the belts skipping teeth.i found may car was visibly faster down the straight not much but i started to overtake cars that i couldnt catch before,so yes they do help but you must reduce as much drag as possible in stock,so i wash all the bearings and add very light oil,12 bearings produce alot of drag when you combine all 12 with the grease in them,i like to remove the pinion and spin the car wheels to see how free it is,try it ,youd be amazed at how much more free the drivetrain becomes after doing this
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Absolutely yes. As soon as you change over you will feel the difference on the bench let alone on the track! Totally worth it. I've found that they don't last as long as the 'standard' belts however so carry a spare.
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