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View Poll Results: Which kit?
Rogue Engineering $185 two pulleys 21 36.84%
UUC $200 two pulleys 7 12.28%
Turner $250 three pulleys 19 33.33%
Other, please specify. 10 17.54%
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:48 AM   #81
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Just recived them alex , Ill let you know the Install goes and etc...
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:06 AM   #82
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Which intake did you decide on??
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:14 AM   #83
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Which intake did you decide on??
Idk so far. I feel like a woman staring at a thousand pair of shoes trying to decide which one to get.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:41 AM   #84
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Idk so far. I feel like a woman staring at a thousand pair of shoes trying to decide which one to get.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:45 AM   #85
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:02 AM   #86
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Besides the SprintBooster for automatics that does make a nice driving experience. ..

any chance you can explain me what is the sprint booster ?

how does it work ?

also, i read some recommend swapping the OEM fan with OEM electric one, what is the difference between those to ?

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Old 07-27-2011, 11:10 AM   #87
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any chance you can explain me what is the sprint booster ?

how does it work ?

also, i read some recommend swapping the OEM fan with OEM electric one, what is the difference between those to ?

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sprint booster is a pos for manuals. trust me i had 1. if you have a auto ehh i heard its not that bad. at the end of the day its a big waste of 300 bucks buddy.
get a shark or a custom tune from AA
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:27 AM   #88
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I'd like to do an electric fan swap along with a set of pulleys. I'll just squeeze out every bit of practical horsies I can out of it. And since most of my driving is on the highway, I'd save a hefty amount of fuel, from what I can understand.

So Solidjake... which electric fan fluid do I need to use when I do these swaps?
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which electric fan fluid do I need to use when I do these swaps?
Dont use any fluid other than BMW fluid cause you will get flamed bro. Plus its the best!! I used it on my fan swap and WOW you can definitely tell the difference. Oh and like 3mpgs better over the generic stuff. Ya Mean?
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I cannot believe the douchery in this thread.

There have been 2 dyno charts posted proving gains (at the wheels) with the pulley kits. Iceman's chart showing +7hp at the wheels.

To deny that pulley kits would make a performance difference is to deny the sun rises in the morning while staring right at it!

And for those saying it doesn't make any power at all, yes, technically you are right, 0hp gain at the crank. BUT dyno-proven HP gain at the wheels, which is where it counts!

wtf is with you guys? Did the entire shortbus unload in this thread?

I would go Turner, like was posted earlier, they build race cars and I trust their reliability testing I've seen nothing but great stuff from Turner.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:24 PM   #91
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I went with the turner motor sport pulleys and the Install was very easy , took no more then 1hrs time , Having an electric fan helped , The only ***** was removing one pulley , At start I didnt feel any gains , when I brought her up to 3-4 k rpm I started to get a more free feel , The engine didnt feel like It was being held bye the collar with a chain..

For 249 dollars I personally find It was worth It...

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But how the hell do you take off the alternator pulley rofl



Ah yes, forgot about them. I will look into it now.
Solidjake, you need a pulley extractor.
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This is the best intake, but its not sold anymore so it will be difficult to find one... and it'll have to be used

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I personally think this is the best option currently on the market. It employs a velocity stack like collector which is what really helps it make power.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #94
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Go with a Dinan intake. the only bad thing with them is if you live where is snows a lot you will have to change it because snow will get caught into the filter. And I just bought be a pair of uuc pulleys today. I won't put them on till the spring though. I don't want them to get messed up from all the road salt and anti icing agents they use.
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Go with a Dinan intake. the only bad thing with them is if you live where is snows a lot you will have to change it because snow will get caught into the filter. And I just bought be a pair of uuc pulleys today. I won't put them on till the spring though. I don't want them to get messed up from all the road salt and anti icing agents they use.
lol wut?
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Was that just to much to handle? Ha
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Lmao, if you guys are still referring to me.... I'm not wasting money on pulleys and I already bought an AFE intake months ago.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #98
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I think so? I got caught up reading this thread and didn't even look and the day. What afe did you get? Cold air? And I like the pulleys I have a automatic car and they help me rev up a lot after.
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I think so? I got caught up reading this thread and didn't even look and the day. What afe did you get? Cold air? And I like the pulleys I have a automatic car and they help me rev up a lot after.
From what I've read so far, they do their job. The underdrive pulleys slow down the accessories, and i'm not so sure i like that. As we all know, they're larger in diameter, but to have the power steering pump slow down is not good. I read when alex323ci stated he experienced a tighter "steering feel", and that's because the pump is turning at less revolutions. Of course, we know that most street cars use them, but they have race ready prepped engines? And at 250-300 bucks is it really worth it? There's always going to be sacrifices to make in order to make more power, so it seems logical that you'll free a very small amount of power..I just think you have better options for that amount of money. For example, take a mountain bike with the standard 3 gears or whatever; if you have the chain on the smallest gear versus the largest gear while you pedal as fast as you can, which gear would you say will propel you forward faster? So larger pulleys should help. And of course, we know it's not the weight of the pulley that helps you achieve this, it's the diameter of the pulley. There's a reason reputable racing teams like HPF, Titan Motorsports , Boost Logic, UGR, and AMS use them. I think the underdrive pulleys is more of a "last mod" type of thing. You just have so much more choices for that kinda' money than the pulleys.
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I believe this power pulley really works. same basic principle with bicycle. when you shift gear at back wheels to larger one, then you'll be easier to cycling, but at the cost slower speed. But the does it really pays off for 200+ for some hp? For me, i'd go with headers.
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