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I was wondering if anyone has messed around with using a shorter belt to bypass power steering. A firend of mine does this on his 5.0 to free up horsepower for the 1/4 mile. Any ideas on whether this would work on our cars or not?
 

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Re: Just an idea to free up more horsepower.... (QU1KGTI)

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I was wondering if anyone has messed around with using a shorter belt to bypass power steering. A firend of mine does this on his 5.0 to free up horsepower for the 1/4 mile. Any ideas on whether this would work on our cars or not?

Yep, see this thread:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/.../1660
 

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Re: Just an idea to free up more horsepower.... (QU1KGTI)

Do you drag race? Autocross? Race your car in any way?
 

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Re: Just an idea to free up more horsepower.... (QU1KGTI)

This is just my 2 cents, and this isn't a flame.
I just want to ask, is disconnecting your power steering worth 1-3 hp like that Yahoo article said? If you're not racing your car, you're not going to notice 1-3 hp difference. I guess it depends on what you want to do with your car. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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