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Fiero Belt Tensioner by Dodgerunner
Started on: 10-07-2007 09:48 AM
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....................3-25-2017 Still building brackets on request.
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The other ( post ) was getting a bit long so decided to condense it here.
You can read the previous post for comments from others that have purchased.
I will update current status at the bottom of this opening post from time to time.

This came about after reading the issue everyone had with belt squeal on their Fiero's. While doing a 3.4 transplant to my 85GT decided to do something about it and designed this modification to solve the problem. I also didn't want to have to bother ever tightening the belt again. The spring tensioner takes care of that for you.

Add a feature that should have been on the engine from the factory!

THE BRACKET WILL WORK ON ANY YEAR 2.8 OR 3.4PR CONVERSION V6 USING STOCK MOTOR MOUNTS, ALTERNATOR BRACKET AND PULLEYS. (As far as I know with over 300 running around the world.)
You would have to size the belt yourself if you are using power pulleys.
The stock crank pulley measure 6.5" across in case you wonder what you have.

I have full kits available OR just the bracket if you would like to get your own belt and tensioner.
###NOTE: If you get your own tensioner be sure and get a bolt with it. New usually come with a bolt. The bolt should be 10M 1.5P. the length can be the thickness of your tensioner plus 20mm. I have tested my bracket with three different models of tensioner. There might be others out there and fit is not guaranteed.
The tensioner can be found used on many cars or you can buy one that fits a 96 Grand Prix with a 3100 as well as a lot of other GM's.
The belt is a Gates K050450 (45") or cross to other brands.

I sell the belt and tensioner at my cost, adding a little shipping charge for the extra weight.
The bracket only and kit prices, include shipping in the U.S. (no additional shipping charge.)

The bracket is made with all 1/4 steel except the alternator arm is 3/16.
The bends are heat bent not cold bent to prevent future cracks.
Every bracket is hand built on a jig engine and test run for correct belt tracking and alignment.

Installation Instructions
Current Pricing

Kit with Dorman tensioner $110.00 shipped in the U.S.

Email is Dodgerunner@Yahoo.com



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See link above for current US pricing


(Bracket in photo is revision 2, current bracket are now revision 3.)

Version 3.


Full information on the web site. http://home.windstream.net/...les/BracketInfo.html


For the fun of it looked up most of the brackets sold and made a map of the locations. Missing a couple but most of them.

Link to a guest map I'm working on. Missing some yet. If you look and don't see your bracket listed add a pointer. Click the map to view.


Updated 1-1-2014

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bump, so I can leave feedback.

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FYI, this is a great product, worth every penny! I have had it now on my 86GT D/D for almost 6K miles, on my 88GT for about 2K miles, and have yet to install it on my Mera. Even with the heavy rains we sometimes get here, I haven't heard the belt squeal one single time.

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Originally posted by Dodgerunner:

THE BRACKET WILL WORK ON ANY YEAR 2.8 OR 3.4PR CONVERSION V6 USING STOCK MOTOR MOUNTS, ALTERNATOR BRACKET AND PULLEYS. (As far as I know with over 30 running around the world.)


Has it been tried on an 88? The engine bracket is different on 88 V6s.


 
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FYI, this is a great product, worth every penny! I have had it now on my 86GT D/D for almost 6K miles, on my 88GT for about 2K miles, and have yet to install it on my Mera. Even with the heavy rains we sometimes get here, I haven't heard the belt squeal one single time.


Edit: Just re-read this. Does anything need to be done differently on an 88?

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oops

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Yes works on 88's also, I redesigned one part of the bracket since the 88 is different so one bracket works on the years

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Works fine on '88s. Been on my Formula for a while now. Great product, recommended.

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I would like to say that I bought his tensioner for my 86 V6 (when it was still working) and I found the bracket to be an easy install. Good quality welds and non-flaky paint. The complete setup completely and I mean COMPLETELY eliminated all of my belt squeal, including in the rain. Unfortunately I was changing the alternator's adjuster bracket at the same time so it took a couple extra hands :P

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Bump because Im buying one XD

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I just realized I forgot to leave feedback for the bracket I bought several months ago.

BTW, I'm very happy with my belt tensioner. It's some of the best money I've spent on this car.

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For the fun of it I added a map to the first post of locations brackets are being used.

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Originally posted by Dodgerunner:

For the fun of it I added a map to the first post of locations brackets are being used.


Haha, get ready to add another to California XD lol

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Theirs a FIERO IN JAPAN!!!???

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You forgot arizona!

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Theirs a FIERO IN JAPAN!!!???


yeah i want to know who that is, id love to see one here

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You forgot arizona!


Knew I was missing a couple.

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I have one on my '88 and love it!! I was living in Fairfield, CA when I bought it. Works so well I might buy more.

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Excellent product and quick shipment.

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Awwww yeah! So cant wait to get mine! haha!

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I like the map. Am I really the only person in Florida with one of your brackets?

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Unless I missed one yes believe so...

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I start with one in MN and I have 4 more cars to try soon after. PM me with payment info. Harley

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Just transferred funds to my Paypal account.
I'll be ordering one as soon as the money shows up(3-5 business days).
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Just received mine!!!! XD Cant wait to install! Damn rain

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Just got mine installed! AWWWW YEAH! No more belt squealing for Tom! Thank you Rory so much for everything. thank you for always answering all my annoying questions in a timely manner. Would seriously do business again in the future.

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I would like to buy just a bracket if you have one available.

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I would like to buy just a bracket if you have one available.

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Payment sent for bracket only

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I have the one in Georgia. Works great!

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Great set-up everyone...easy install as well

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Can't wait for mine to get here.
I'm having Fiero withdrawals.lol.

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Got mine today, very nice solid product

Hope to have it in very soon

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I guess buying one keeps ya from having to use a big f***ing screwdriver to get some leverage to get the belt just tight enough. I got mine to just the point where it only squeals on REALLY cold days. No more pig screaming at the ricer next to me when I floor it

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YES, it is a great product...super easy to install no more squeeeeelll.. should help with alternator longevity as excess pressure on the bearing is removed... THANKS Dodgerunner !!!

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Hi, Do you have any in stock? (Full kit(

I would like one ASAP if you do. Let me know so I can paypal you. If possible overnight shipping? (added cost) I have this weekend off of work.


Thanks!

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