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PostSubject: Can I bypass the vari drive on my mtd?    Can I bypass the vari drive on my mtd?  Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2014, 12:43 am

Is there a way where I can bypass the vari belt drive on my mtd or is it better to put a different transaxle in it and go from there?
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PostSubject: Re: Can I bypass the vari drive on my mtd?    Can I bypass the vari drive on my mtd?  Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2014, 7:10 am

Most folks will probably tell you that the best thing to do is swap in a geared transaxle. With your current setup, you only actually have a single forward speed, and the vari-drive takes care of the rest.
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PostSubject: Re: Can I bypass the vari drive on my mtd?    Can I bypass the vari drive on my mtd?  Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2014, 8:58 am

I swapped mine for a 5 speed transaxle. Here's a write up on it. https://www.atltf.com/t3015-so-you-wanna-ditch-vari-drive?highlight=You+wanna+ditch
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Oh ok cause mines a 7 speed with hi lo and reverse. I wouldn't be able to go anywhere without the belt slipping lol
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PostSubject: Can I bypass the vari drive on my mtd?   Can I bypass the vari drive on my mtd?  Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2014, 10:49 am

you can just run a belt to the tranny, lift it so it lines up, make a cluch.
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Cool I'll try it and see how it goes
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