Good belt tensioner

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by smokedya2, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. smokedya2

    smokedya2 New Member

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    Working on my 5.4 2v swap with a supercharged on it. What would be the best belt tensioner to go with?
     
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    How much boost are you looking to make? Honestly, only Thump Racing makes a worth-wild tensioner but the are $350+

    I am running 16psi on my 2V and was getting crazy slip. Instead of spending $450 for the Thump tensioner or $700+ for an 8-rib conversion....I had my pulley carbinite coated (for $90) and slip is non-existent.

    http://www.carbiniteracing.com/benefits/benefits.html
     
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    Not a power adder guy but @xploder97 has one and its bafld ass piece, very well made
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member SN95 Supporter

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    The later 3 bolt tensioners were upgraded and stronger. The early ones on our cars were aluminum and would flex/bend under heavy load.
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member SN95 Supporter

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    But the Thump piece is really nice if you are a baller $$$$$$$$$$