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tazzracing1
02-13-2006, 08:14 PM
I was wondering if I need an additional idler with running a 2.93 pulley. I don't notice any slippage but I was curious if I should add one for insurance.
Thank You for the help and your time to help with my ?
Larry

sccobra
02-13-2006, 09:14 PM
I put one on and then I took it off - it was noisy, in the way, and just extra weight - save your money.

ausie
02-14-2006, 06:31 AM
It all depends on the belt length. The idler pully will increase belt wrap on the supercharger pully which in turn will reduce slippage of the belt. If you decide to get a set, go with billetflow or Richard Racing. Note: the use of idler pullies will require removal of the belt cover as well as a longer belt. This may look cool but can lead to missing fingers if you put your hands where they should not be if the motor is running. As far as added weight, it would weigh as much as that cheeseburger you had for lunch. With the smaller Supercharger pully, some leverage is lost due to the reduced size which translates into slightly more horse power to turn the rotors and at a sudden change in RPM such as launching or speed shifting down a race track the belt has a tendancy to slip on the pully surface. If what you have now works it probably is not important to change it.

blk04cobra1
02-14-2006, 08:23 AM
I would highly recommend one...it insures minimal belt slip :thumbsup:

NC03BlkSnake
02-14-2006, 09:03 AM
With the 2.93 and 4pc. Idler set from Billetflow, the stock belt is utilized which makes it great, plus it looks bad ass. That's the setup I'm running.


Greg

Linn@Amazon
02-14-2006, 03:16 PM
I would not get an auxillary idler if you are not getting belt slip...some sets ups get it and others dont.. if you do decide..Metco makes a top quality hardcoated pulley that resists fading and scratching...and RR makes a double bearing pulley that matchs with their blower pulley..

MidLifeC
02-15-2006, 06:32 PM
I second buying the Billetflow idlers. They are top quality products and Doug will guarantee them 100% (and you will be supporting a product made in Michigan). You should replace the stock bottom idler; there have been dozens of them that have exploded.

Linn@Amazon
02-16-2006, 01:41 PM
lots of good choices for aftermarket idlers and as stated should be done as a safety issue..I have an exploded stock idler pulley on my desk for emphasis..this happens far too frequently with the stock idlers and can cause damage under the hood.

ausie
02-17-2006, 06:26 AM
For those that have the exploded idler pully or know about that issue, is it due to changing the supercharger pully or just a matter of time if nothing was changed? I know what could happen if the tension arm breaks since I had that happen to my Explorer (at least it was in the driveway when it happened and not while on the road).

Linn@Amazon
02-17-2006, 05:56 PM
changing the blower pulley is not a single contributiong factor..the stock idlers are just weak and very poorly designed...we've seen them go bad under many different circumstances

tazzracing1
02-18-2006, 12:35 AM
I ordered a set from billet flow today. Thank You for all the help and advice.:thumbsup:

Ram77mus
02-18-2006, 03:12 AM
I was wondering if I need an additional idler with running a 2.93 pulley. I don't notice any slippage but I was curious if I should add one for insurance.
Thank You for the help and your time to help with my ?
LarryWell you said it "should I add one for insurance." you can't go wrong with insurance. Keep in mind the more belt rap the blower pulley has the less chance of slippage. Keep that belt snug!:thumbsup:

03slidewayzSVT
02-18-2006, 08:35 AM
now here some belt wrap:thumbsup:

blk04cobra1
02-18-2006, 09:17 AM
now here some belt wrap:thumbsup:
man that's an old looking belt :rotf: ...spray some tire shine on it to spruce it up :D

03slidewayzSVT
02-18-2006, 09:43 AM
YES SIR TORREY will do!!!!:thumbsup:

Pro-Dyno
02-20-2006, 10:53 PM
I think he did :thumbsup: