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Discussion in 'New Edge Cobras' started by 01slobruh, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. 01slobruh

    01slobruh Member Established Member

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    Does anyone still make a single bolt aftermarket tensioner? Broke another one in 3 weeks. I have a bunch of leftover parts from my lightning and was hoping to do a 8 rib conversion, but forgot my tensioner is a single bolt. I appreciate any help thanks.
     
  2. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    I believe American Racing Solutions still makes one. You might want to figure why it's breaking first. I ran a stock tensioner on a D1 for a long time and never broke it. What blower are you running and how much boost are you trying to hit?
     
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    01slobruh Member Established Member

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    Just a p1, stock pulleys. Now that I have a trans and bottom end that can handle it, I wanted to see what I can get outta the p1. I have a feeling I'm going to regret not going d1 when I bought the kit though.

    And thanks just looked up the ARS tensioner, it's still available just a little costly . I'm going to try one more stock tensioner and align my pulleys a little better.
     
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    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    Step up to the 8 rib and you can run less tension. It'll make a big difference.
     
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    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Any idea if ARS just a new name for Thump or is it different people/piece?
     
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    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    I haven't looked to hard into it, but I'm pretty sure it's a different company entirely. I know Thump is still around. They just decided to stop producing the single bolt tensioner for some reason. At least that's what I've seen.
     
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    01slobruh Member Established Member

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    I emailed thump this morning about the single bolt tensioner and they just got back to me and also referred me to ARS.
     
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    01slobruh Member Established Member

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    That's the plan. I already got the 8 rib pulleys I just need to figure out the tensioner.
     
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