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Is it ok if the belt i get for my car is a bit tighter than the stock. i have upgraded alternator pulley so i got 1 but its really tight and the tensioner is all the way down holding the belt tight ... thank you

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It'll be fine....the only thing would be to check it often. A tighter belt will often wear a little quicker than a properly fitting the way, you want a belt that is tight rather than a loose one. The only problem having an extremely tight or overly tight belt is it can put undo wear on pulley bearings.

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