Alta Performance Tensioner Stop Mini Cooper S R53 02-06
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Introducing the ALTA Tensioner Stop! While the idea of this part is not new, the execution of it is. This unique design allows the end user to install the part faster than other designs, and function the same with ZERO chance of failing. Why do you need an ALTA Tensioner Stop? At some point in your cars life, the serpentine belt that allows the crank pulley to drive the Supercharger and AC, will fail.
When it fails, there is a failsafe built into the OEM tensioner mechanism to keep the tensioner from destroying other parts, but the failsafe fails! When this happens, the 3 parts that get destroyed can cost $300 in parts and not to mention the labor to replace them. This is where a tensioner stop comes into play. It a failsafe for a failsafe!
The ALTA Tensioner Stop essentially hooks around both ends of Tensioner dampener and limits the travel of the tensioner arm. We have designed it to limit the travel of the tensioner to the same point as the OEM tensioner stop. This allows for normal travel of the tensioner up to the point at which the OEM tenionser stop fails.
Some designs require you to remove the OEM tensioner assembly from the car (jacking up the motor is necessary) and completely unbolt the tensioner dampener to install. The ALTA Tensioner Stop still needs the motor slightly jacked up, but allows the Tensioner assembly to be left in the vehicle and only the loosening of one bolt is needed for installation. This saves about 30 minutes of shop labor to install it.
About Manufacturer: Alta Mini
ALTA Performance manufactures and supplies the finest MINI Cooper products on the market today. We produce a full line of MINI Cooper products hitting every aspect of performance modification for your car. From suspension to engine performance, ALTA makes the products which will boost your performance to the next level. We consider it a privilege and an honor that you have chosen ALTA for your car. Allow us to show you the value and performance found only with ALTA. We trust you will be pleased with our products as you begin modifying your car.