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Whipple adjustable VS. Metco Aux idler

Discussion in 'Turbo Cobras' started by JCDriller, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. JCDriller

    JCDriller Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Hey guys my cobra needs new belts and I’ve got an extra metco auxiliary idler. Cobra currently has a Whipple adjustable idler. Other than trying to match the other idlers there is no motivation here.

    I know Whipple doesn’t make their adjustable Aux idler anymore so not much info on it. Which is better? Any reason to use one over the other??
     
  2. JCDriller

    JCDriller Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Dang, wrong section. Could one of the mods move this to the engine/tuning section?
     
  3. 01yellercobra

    01yellercobra AKA slo984now Established Member

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    Whipple still makes their idler. I bought mine a couple months ago. I prefer it over the stationary idler because it can accommodate different belt lengths. That was useful when I was changing alternator pulley diameters.
     
  4. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    The Whipple idler is better. It's adjustable and it wraps the belt on the proper side of the s/c pulley.
     
  5. jrgoffin

    jrgoffin Been around... Established Member

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    For sure, plus it just looks so much better. Have had one for years and would never change it out.

    Some more info on it: Engine

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