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DRR Sportsman
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Have about 60 runs on the baby blower with the cog setup and the edges are starting to fray....

I'm going to buy another belt, is there a brand that is superior to another? it's a 2" belt by the way. A buddy suggested he cured his fraying with a shorter belt.
 
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Star Racer is the best belt you can buy


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DRR Sportsman
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i don't believe they make 2" width belt, unless i haven't stumbled across the part numbers yet.
 
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DRR Trophy
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I know this is not apples to apples due to the fact that I run a 1471 high helix. If I could even get 30 runs from a belt I would be happy. The higher the blower ratio, the higher the load will be on the belt. I chalk it up to running a blower. I replace when seeing any detrimental indicator of a upcoming failure.
 
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DRR Trophy
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To caveat my last post. The gentleman who posted Star being a good belt is correct. Contact RBS superchargers for price and availability. They may also be able to assist you with the premature fraying. Very knowledgeable on blowers and drives.
 
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DRR Sportsman
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If it’s fraying the belt to the inside and you run a crank trigger wheel you might need the spacer kit to move the belt away from inside edge of bottom pulley.


Jeff McClure
 
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I’ve got a spacer installed to compensate for the crank trigger wheel.
 
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I am on my 3rd season on the same 8mm Star racer belt and it looks brand new. 14/71 HH TBS XR1 blower.
 
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Originally posted by Big Steve:
I am on my 3rd season on the same 8mm Star racer belt and it looks brand new. 14/71 HH TBS XR1 blower.


You guys have convinced me to change.
Thanks
 
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A barrel shaped idler pulley can help with irregular tracking. This reduces the amount of edge chafing on the belt if everything is aligned properly.
 
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