Superchargers are a wonderful thing. They cram massive amounts of air into an engine making lots of additional horsepower. If you want even more power, you can change the pullies and make more boost. This sounds great, right? In theory, it may seem like a simple process, but it’s not always that easy, depending on the boost levels you are trying to obtain. As boost is increased, more strain is put on the belt drive system. Eventually, you will get to a level that the drive system can no longer handle, which will result in belt slip.
Belt slip can be caused by a few things. Inadequate belt wrap, small belt surface area, and even belt tension are some common problems. The result of slippage is not only a loss of horsepower, but it can also wreak havoc on the belts, causing premature wear.
Concept One has offered an 8-rib LS supercharger pulley system for years, but their customers wanted to run more boost. To makes sure that the dreaded belt slippage is a thing of the past, the company developed its new pulley system, the new MAX 10R drive system.
The MAX 10R system is unique and offers a 10-rib belt that drives only the supercharger. This design can handle and handle over 15-pounds of boost effortlessly. A separate 8-rib system operates the remaining accessories. The supercharger drive gets 255-degrees of belt wrap on the crank pulley, and 220-degrees of wrap on the supercharger pulley — this number will vary with pulley diameter. The system includes a heavy-duty tensioner developed specifically for superchargers, alternator, A/C compressor, power steering pump, brackets, pullies, and hardware. The MAX 10R is available for the Whipple and Magnuson Heartbeat units and comes in a black anodized finish.
For more information, please visit c1pulleys.com.