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goose42
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Feb 16, 9:26am - #401387 
Removing AC Compressor.

I am on a car lightening quest. After this weekend it will be minus 130 pounds. Soon to go is my air conditioning system. I only use it about 5 times per year so I can live without. My question is:

When I remove the AC compressor there will be one less pulley for the serpentine belt to wrap around and therefore a shorter belt is needed. To anyone who has done this; what size belt did you use to replace the original. Length, manufacturer, part number, etc.

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Feb 16, 10:36am - #401388 
Not sure about the length of the belt but along with a weight reduction not having AC is gonna give you some extra power. We just removed the AC from my buddy's turbo talon and it probably added around 10 HP. Good luck

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Feb 16, 12:45pm - #401389 
what else have you taken out.

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Feb 16, 1:10pm - #401390 
Spare (we have full size in Canada), jack, rear seats, wing, rear wiper, cargo cover, lightweight battery, steering wheel (replaced with OMP), some mats. Sport seats are in the works too.

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Feb 16, 1:56pm - #401391 
Take it out and get a piece of sting wrapped around the pulleys and measure the string. Remember that you may have to reroute the belt to keep everything rotating in the right direction.

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