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Old 11-05-2003, 05:30 PM   #1
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Im wondering if there is such a thing, and also if so, i would like to get one that is stock size, but much stronger than the factory one. Any websites i can go to and possible buy one?
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The belt tensioner? I know they have idler pulleys of different sizes. I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about but you can check it out at
http://www.zzperformance.com/zzp/pro...ent_pulley.htm
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I'm assuming you want a stronger ARM? None that I'm aware of, but you can increase your grip on the SC pulley by going with the idler in that link, and changing to a Gatorback belt at the same time.

The larger diameter idler will cause the idler arm to ride at a higher tension than stock (if you keep the same belt length), increase the wrap circumference around the pulley (critical on a 92/93 running the 2.2" pulley), and replace the bearings in the idler before they fail (which may be soon considering your year).
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Since I'm about to install my 3.5 pulley(my puller just came today!!!) will I need to go with a different sc belt than stock or something? If so which one or what??? I'm only at 35-36k.
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You won't need a new belt, but the ZZP idler will get your stock length belt running back where it used to.

Edit......look at the belt travel very carefully at idle after your pulley swap. Make sure it'* clearing everything and your idler isn't near the end of travel.
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The belt tensioner? I know they have idler pulleys of different sizes. I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about but you can check it out at
http://www.zzperformance.com/zzp/pro...ent_pulley.htm
The one here in your link.... is this the size I need for my 2000 bonnie?
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Same size for Series 1 and Series 2. It was originally designed for the Series 2, my car test-fitted it for the Series 1
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it mentions the sizes 3.25 and 3.4, will it be fine with the 3.5 as well?
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That'* a good question. You may have to contact Zoomer or ZZP for that one, or wait for one of the Series 2 gurus get in here. Is the stock pulley a 3.8 or a 3.6? I forget.

I don't know if it helps, but I went from a 2.5 to a 2.2 and it worked great for me.
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Stock is 3.8"
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