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PostSubject: pulley swap a vari-drive?   pulley swap a vari-drive? Icon_minitimeFri Aug 23, 2013 10:37 am

Hey guys just wanting some reassurance before I mess anything up. Can you pulley swap the transaxle pulley on mtd's vari-drive setup? Will the vari-drive still function properly will a pulley swapped transaxle? thanks
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PostSubject: Re: pulley swap a vari-drive?   pulley swap a vari-drive? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 24, 2013 1:20 pm

Its doable.. ive done it..
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PostSubject: Re: pulley swap a vari-drive?   pulley swap a vari-drive? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 24, 2013 2:34 pm

get a 6 or 7 inch front pulley, leave the rear pulley alone, make sure you buy a new front belt that is at least 5/8 wide, 11/16 is better due to the action of the vari-drive. I had one I swapped, it worked well, key thing is the belt width, 1/2 belts dont work for poopie.
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PostSubject: Re: pulley swap a vari-drive?   pulley swap a vari-drive? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 24, 2013 3:48 pm

@Creepycrawler wrote:
get a 6 or 7 inch front pulley, leave the  rear pulley alone, make sure you buy a new front belt that is at least 5/8 wide, 11/16 is better due to the action of the vari-drive. I had one I swapped, it worked well, key thing is the belt width, 1/2 belts dont work for poopie.
Truth. 5/8 works great, its what mine had, but if you run 1/2" belts you will be changing them all the time. When I pulley swapped mine for convenience I went with a 1/2" rear pulley instead of a 5/8 like I should have and I probably spent as much on belts as it would have cost me to buy a 5/8 pulley.

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