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Old 07-06-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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im going to be running a belt on just my crank water pump and alt, do i need a new tensioner or can i still use the same one?
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:24 PM   #2
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stock will work fine
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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ok cool do you know what size the belt is going to need to be for this?
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:49 PM   #4
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:50 PM   #5
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thats exactly what i was thinking about doing thanks
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I don't know how your going to adjust tension because the stock tensioner goes in and not out like you would need it to to run your assessories that way.
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Old 07-07-2006, 12:01 AM   #7
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if you ever let the tensioner go it bends back very far im sure it will work if not ill bring the belt back
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I am preaty sure u have to run a idler for the ac in order to do this sorry to say

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ill check it out when im at work tomorrow ill take one of the belts off the rack and see how it works
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Did you get a manual rack hack?
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