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yes it better to disconnect the supercharger cause metal shavings will go into the motor and will have to replace the whole motor, you can get the charger rebuilt for around $250-$500 be sure to get a high rpm bearing.

And to bypass: I have just done it !! I used a shorter belt... AutoZone Duralast Multi-V belt Part Number 795K6.. which is basically a 79 1/2 inch belt. I routed the belt exactly as the diagram shows, just skipping the route around the Supercharger. I took it to a mechanic I trust afterward (even though he said it couldn't be done) so he could take a look and make sure I wasn't going to blow the motor. He said that all his references showed no danger, just that the motor would be "a little less peppy". 2 days and 100 miles and everything seems to be running along just fine.

A side note I learned though.. there is a metal hose that the belt may rub against. I believe it is the Power Steering line... I just lifted very gently on it until it was clear (maybe 1/4 inch). Like I said so far, so good.

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