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Ariens 32" and new Predator engine.

I just picked up this old 32" Ariens and it seems a little underpowered with the stock 8hp Tecumseh. I really like the snowblower and was thinking about putting in an 8hp (can currently get for about 200$) or 13hp (299$ right now with coupon). Will the new 8 be underpowered still? Any input would be appreciated.

Also is there a different output from on these whereas I would have to adjust the pulley size accordingly?

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I would spend the extra 100... Rather than always wonder later if you should have went with the larger engine
If you go with the larger engine you have some power to spare and can increase your impeller speed while you are there

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For a 32" auger, definitely go for the larger 420cc engine!
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1000% agreed. 8 hp for a 32 inch is pathetic. I have that on a 24 inch machine (and its got torque to 10 hp levels)

All a new 8 hp will get you is the current sad level.


I am shocked anyone offered 8 hp 32 inch. Years back that was standard for 26 inch.

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I modded a 32" 73-4 10000 Series with a 10hp Tecumseh, Impeller Seal, Larger Pulley and Chute Upgrade. She's Not Pretty, but Throws 30+ Feet.
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Thanks for all the input, the decision is clear. I did just fix up a 10/24 MTD that has the 10hp Tecumseh. I thought about swapping that, but I can sell that for anout what the predator engine costs right now..
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I'll look into some of those other upgrades Jackmels along with lighting and maybe hand warmers just because I can put them on... I'm assuming with the more power I will also have to adjust my drive speed, this is probably done by adjusting the friction wheel?
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I'll look into some of those other upgrades Jackmels along with lighting and maybe hand warmers just because I can put them on... I'm assuming with the more power I will also have to adjust my drive speed, this is probably done by adjusting the friction wheel?
The MTD Double Shaft Engine Won't Work on the Ariens. Find a 10hp Tec with a 1" Crank. It is a Straightfoward, Easy Engine Swap. The Larger Predators Have a Different Footprint, and will need Redrilling of Mounting Holes to Fit Your App.

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I just picked up this old 32" Ariens and it seems a little underpowered with the stock 8hp Tecumseh. I really like the snowblower and was thinking about putting in an 8hp (can currently get for about 200$) or 13hp (299$ right now with coupon). Will the new 8 be underpowered still? Any input would be appreciated.

Also is there a different output from on these whereas I would have to adjust the pulley size accordingly?

Thanks

I would go with the 13hp. I think the 8 will be under powered. I have an 11hp on my 26 and its a monster.
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