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    1. Member Busted Fox WaGeN's Avatar
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      05-16-2009 05:59 PM #1
      can i delete my ac and power steering? just going to be a race car taking off as much as possible
      from looking can i just take them off and get a smaller belt from this pic looks like that possible


    2. 05-16-2009 06:07 PM #2
      yes you can.

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      05-16-2009 06:10 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by WeeZFan69 »
      yes you can.

      so i measure the distance around and hit up auozone and im good to go?

    4. 05-16-2009 06:16 PM #4
      yep i got a 43.60" dayco belt from advanced and that fit fine, its part number 5060436

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      05-16-2009 06:18 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by WeeZFan69 »
      yep i got a 43.60" dayco belt from advanced and that fit fine, its part number 5060436

      your the man!!! thanks so much! on my way to advance

    6. 05-16-2009 07:36 PM #6
      i forgot to mention that i think it has to be 6 rib cause I have never seen a 7 made in that length.

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      05-17-2009 12:35 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by WeeZFan69 »
      i forgot to mention that i think it has to be 6 rib cause I have never seen a 7 made in that length.

      gave them part # ordered it will be in monday it was $17.50 ill find out then [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-17-2009 01:41 PM #8
      the belt has to be a 6 rib. there is a bolt head that sticks out the side of the block that will tear up the inside of a 7 rib belt. you have to align the 6 rib belt with the outer edge of the pullies (away from the block) in order to avoid that. get a 6pk1105 or a 6pk1065 (if you have an under-drive crank pulley)

    9. 05-17-2009 05:20 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by crazysccrmd »
      the belt has to be a 6 rib. there is a bolt head that sticks out the side of the block that will tear up the inside of a 7 rib belt. you have to align the 6 rib belt with the outer edge of the pullies (away from the block) in order to avoid that. get a 6pk1105 or a 6pk1065 (if you have an under-drive crank pulley)

      Uhm... which bolt head would it hit and why would that not hit when you use a long 7?

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      05-17-2009 05:25 PM #10
      i dont remember what bolt it is, but using a 7 rib puts the belt right along it. its there, trust me. look between the crank pulley and alt pulley along where the belt runs and you'll see it

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      05-31-2009 02:51 PM #11
      so i went to advanced auto and picked up a belt. something tells me its wrong they didnt have the PN listed in this thread, but they cross referenced it and came up with this...


      its a 6 rib. but it only has ribs one one side instead of both like the OEM one
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    12. 05-31-2009 04:09 PM #12
      thats okay youd ont need ribs on both sides.

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      05-31-2009 05:09 PM #13
      awesome! wasnt postive, im used to building 8Vs
      i got all the AC and PS stuff ripped off, cut down the AC bracket, and mounted the belt up. fits perfect [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    14. 05-31-2009 07:22 PM #14
      you only need a double sided belt with ac, once thats removed you can use a single sided.

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      06-01-2009 02:02 AM #15
      awesome
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      06-02-2009 10:03 PM #16

      my setup. moved the alternator down to for more intake manifold clearance.
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      06-03-2009 07:44 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by broke_rado »

      my setup. moved the alternator down to for more intake manifold clearance.
      Quote, originally posted by broke_rado »

      my setup. moved the alternator down to for more intake manifold clearance.

      any clearance issue with rad with the alt being there?

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      06-04-2009 11:20 AM #18
      Nothing is stock so kinda hard to say. I built my own radiator brackets.
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      06-04-2009 12:42 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by WeeZFan69 »
      Uhm... which bolt head would it hit and why would that not hit when you use a long 7?

      with the belt being at a different angle it will come into contact with a bolt that holds the aluminum front main seal cover thats behind the crank pulley
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      06-04-2009 12:45 PM #20
      I used a 5 or 6 rib belt on mine and it hits nothing.
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      06-04-2009 07:48 PM #21
      broke_rado, any pics of how you modified the bracket? I like how that turned out!
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    22. 06-04-2009 08:04 PM #22
      did you make the alt bracket or is it a modified vw part

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      06-04-2009 08:53 PM #23
      I'm using a 45" 5 rib belt.
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      06-04-2009 09:54 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by najort32 »
      did you make the alt bracket or is it a modified vw part

      Its the stock Alt/AC bracket. It uses the bottom Alternator holes and the top AC holes. takes some modifications but its pretty straight forward.



      Somewhat better pics. I eventually want to make one where it gets rid of the tensioner and i use the alternator to make tension on the belt.
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    25. 06-04-2009 10:41 PM #25
      So, I deleted my a/c cuz it didnt work, now my power steering makes noise when I turn the wheels at a dead stop. I'm thinking of deleting it because it might fail in the future. How hard is it to turn the wheels without PS? & What all has to be deleted; I know the pump, lines, and bottle. What do you do at the Rack or w/e???

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