We started with a goal in mind which was to provide our customers with belt tensioners and pulleys that would stand up to the demands of supercharged muscle cars. As we like to say, this is the last belt tensioner you will ever purchase. Guaranteed.
Serious racers are constantly pushing the envelope and everyone knows that shaving off .001's of a second from their ET which translates into more win lights. Recently we had been approached by several race teams asking us if we could build our products with ceramic bearings. The answer to that question is YES.
Ceramic hybrid bearings use ceramic balls and steel races. Ceramic balls weigh up to 40% less than steel balls, depending on size. This reduces centrifugal loading and skidding, so hybrid ceramic bearings can operate up to 50% faster than conventional bearings. This means that the outer race groove exerts less force inward against the ball as the bearing spins. This reduction in force reduces the friction and rolling resistance. The lighter ball allows the bearing to spin faster, and uses less energy to maintain its speed.
Ceramic silicon nitride balls exhibit much greater hardness than steel balls resulting in at least 10 times greater ball life due to the ability to hold the surface finish longer. The ball has dramatically smoother surface properties than the best steel ball resulting in less friction between the balls and bearing race surfaces. Thermal properties are also dramatically improved over steel balls resulting in less heat buildup at high speeds. Ceramic has 35 percent less thermal expansion, 50 percent less thermal conductivity, are lighter weight and are non-corrosive. All of this translates to a pulley that will spin more freely, producing less drag on your belt drive while delivering increased durability.
Our racing belt tensioners are built for today's modern muscle cars; from HEMI, COPO, Coyote and more. Our customers appreciate the increased horse power and reliability that our tensioners have to offer. Anyone who is racing a supercharged muscle car knows that the stock tensioner and a majority of aftermarket tensioners are just not capable of handling the torque thus resulting in belt slipping, belt tearing and decreased horsepower.
American Racing Solutions also provides to the industry pulleys designed to suit their specific needs. We know that the pulley must be able to withstand the velocity of the belt without slipping as well.
As our product line continues to grow we have taken the time to acknowledge how the auto drag racing industry has been recognizing our best in the industry racing belt tensioners and pulleys. We dedicate ourselves to delivering the best product possible.
For more information regarding our new product, our tensioners or our pulleys, visit us at: http://americanracingsolutions.com