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Old 11-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Non-M Power Pulley Kits??

Alright, don't see to much discussion on pulley kits, now I'm getting a thermostat and water pump replaced and also decided on getting a pulley kit, but still don't know which ones to get that will work the best.. Any opinions? Thanks.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:07 AM   #2
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do the work yourself and from what i have learned - they dont do squat
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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do the work yourself and from what i have learned - they dont do squat
Yeah I am, it's a easy DIY, I think what happens with the pulleys over time they just don't produce the power it should and I'm at like 102k miles, so yeah. Im just waiting on the parts... I'm driving my M for now..
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I know some people have the uuc set, they claim it frees up 5-10 hp buy ymmv
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There are discussions on this....
I've seen like only one topic and they don't even really talk about it lol..
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Here's a thread on the brands at least and some discussion on them and if they do anything

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I know some people have the uuc set, they claim it frees up 5-10 hp buy ymmv
I have the UUC kit, you'll never feel an ounce of difference, and I highly recommend them!
They look great, are emotionally satisfying, and build in reliability with the metal construction that won't ever crack like the oe.
Very easy to install once you get your fan off.

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Yeah I am, it's a easy DIY, I think what happens with the pulleys over time they just don't produce the power it should and I'm at like 102k miles, so yeah. Im just waiting on the parts... I'm driving my M for now..
what are you talking about? are you saying the pulleys produce power and over time they loose this power? because that is untrue and makes no sense at all.
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I know apparently that people say its a little gain, but I found these power pulley kits from OBX that come with the water pump, steering, and alternator pulleys and they say they gain up to 11hp an I only want them cause there red lol. If I gain 5hp I'm happy.. Lol.
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what are you talking about? are you saying the pulleys produce power and over time they loose this power? because that is untrue and makes no sense at all.
Nah I'm not 99% sure but I just find it strange. I'm just saying..
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I found these power pulley kits from OBX that come with the water pump, steering, and alternator pulleys and they say they gain up to 11hp an I only want them cause there red lol.
I say enjoy the beautiful red color!!

I'd not play around with the alternator pulley tho.
This could be a big mistake cutting back on your electrical capacity even in the slightest.
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so here is what I was told - ESS reports without a doubt that the underdrive pulleys do not add or take anything away from their setup or in their testing with everything oem - and told me not to waste money on them

just a thought - but if you are going for looks - do it but do not expect to notice any improvement
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I know apparently that people say its a little gain, but I found these power pulley kits from OBX that come with the water pump, steering, and alternator pulleys and they say they gain up to 11hp an I only want them cause there red lol. If I gain 5hp I'm happy.. Lol.
I believe you are looking for power in the wrong place. I would be very curious about such a kit that would gain 11hp. Got a link for this kit?

I wouldn't dig the red under the hood...perhaps fern green?
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I believe you are looking for power in the wrong place. I would be very curious about such a kit that would gain 11hp. Got a link for this kit?

I wouldn't dig the red under the hood...perhaps fern green?
Here's the link: http://www.racingpartdepot.com/servl...-PULLEY/Detail
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Well my car is black and red inside and out.
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If they say it, it must be so!!

I've also seen other PP sellers who post hp graphs where the increase in hp up at high rpm's is greater than 5 hp.

I don't believer either.
And I'd challenge anyone who did gain 5 hp on the dyno to AB and detect the difference in seat of the pants tests.
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