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Old 11-07-2002, 01:01 AM
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belt trouble

i changed my setup over to 150 about a month ago, and i installed the hpi 150mm belt, well i just got around to messing with it today(running it around) and the belt has about an inch of movement before the slack is out of it enough to grip the rear diff, is there anything i can do to fix it?
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Old 11-07-2002, 06:28 AM
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Belt issues

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Questions and (hopefully) some answers:

Are you using the standard chassis?
When I changed from the standard chassis to the Team Orion chassis I noticed more slack on the belt.

How did you install the belt?
When installing the belt, it's better to fit it around the rear pulley gear first while the belt is slack, the next step is to remove the front diff assembly, fit the belt around the front pulley gear then refit the front diff assembly back into the bulkhead.
If you install the belt on the front-diff assembly first, then force the belt over the rear pulley gear by turning the rear axle, this method of installation will cause the belt to stretch


Lastly, a little slack does no harm and it will not affect the performance at all, where a tight belt (that is too tight) will.
As long as the belt is not slipping, you have [b]nothing[/u] to worry about.
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Old 11-08-2002, 12:29 AM
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i dont know if its slipping or not, but i had the front and rear assemblies built before i put them onto the new chassis, the belt was already on the two diffs
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Old 11-08-2002, 03:29 AM
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What chassis are you using?
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Old 11-08-2002, 04:57 AM
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its very easy to tell when its slipping, slipping belts make a horrendous noise, and the car will drive all weird.

Found out the hard way my front belt tensioner on my nitro rs4 had to be tightened when I dropped the 1.25hp fantom .15 engine in it, lol
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Old 11-10-2002, 01:10 AM
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its a ratzas 1300 or something like that i think
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