If you have already started tuning your car and you’re going on the power side, surely you have already checked our posts on the tuning chip or the adapted truck turbos. modifications that, if you have made them, you know that we are talking about spectacular speed increases but they have consequences, like everything in life. We must remember one of the laws of systems theory, which says that when we alter a part of the system, the whole set suffers alterations, which we have to solve until it works perfectly…
And cars are no exception. With the power boost you give to the engine, comes stress elsewhere, such as the fan, A/C compressor o water pump, all powered by the drive belt (V-belt)
This belt links the pulley system and sends energy from the crankshaft to the abovementioned parts, also to the alternator and the hydraulic pump. If we change the transmission belt, it doesn't mean that we will go even faster in our car, but there are things where speed needs to be more efficient and avoid breakdowns, so you will have a more reliable running engine and you will extend the life of many components. When looking for the spare part, you can find 2 main types, which are the standard and the reinforced. Well, whenever we want something for our car, we hope to choose the best option, don't we?
In that case, our recommendation would be: the aramid fiber reinforced transmission belt. The answer is that they are more resistant than glass fiber reinforced belts, have high strength, a much better grip and are stable even in extreme temperatures, whether high or low.
When you’re looking for the perfect V belt, you have to make sure that it is compatible with your engine's transmission, it must fit correctly, so it is better to prefer the quality of the product over a low price, because it is an accessory on which the operation of many parts of the car depends. Another important thing is not only to change the transmission belt, but also to put new shims to improve the fit and thus make our transmission much more efficient and powerful by combining the improvement in its elements. To choose the right shim kit, you need the exact measurements of your components, because if you buy them too thick, you will have unpleasant noises in the engine and possible failures.
As you can see, speed and adrenaline are everything, but they need support from other parts that give the engine enough reliability to accelerate on the road, making sure we're in a great vehicle in every respect. Have you already made these kinds of adjustments to your car? Tell us in the comments section how you make it to match the power and stability. If you want to be updated on the best tuning practices and news, subscribe, check out our social networks and stay in tune!