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Old 11-02-2001, 09:25 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Suby Sports pulley kit

Whoa! Nice product. Fit and finish are perfect.

I remember reading somewhere that the slot in the crank pulley might require some dremeling, but not in this product. Power increase is noticeable across the board, particularly 2nd gear. I don't remember using it anymore because it goes by so fast. Rev matching is a little easier. Also, you get two new belts that you may not even need!

I did scratch some finish off already, but that was due to me repeatedly jabbing a crescent wrench in the power steering pulley to try to stop it from turning. Oh yeah, torque specs. Those would have helped. Some pulley sets require less torque because of the different material used.

Install was easy to say the least. If I hadn't lost my cat in the process, it would have taken 30 minutes. The power steering pulley was the hardest because I had a hard time keeping it from turning, see above. The alternator pulley is still sitting on my shelf because I don't have a socket that big.

SUMMARY: Go buy these right now if you still can, for $200 it's definitely worth it.


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Old 11-02-2001, 11:42 AM   #2
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you lost your cat?? thats funny! well, not funny.....hope you got him back!

Where did you buy these? Does it include ALL 3 pulleys? Crank, PS and ALT? Are they smaller diameter or just lighter?

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Old 11-02-2001, 11:43 AM   #3
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Doth thou haveth the recommended torqing to shareth with the masses? And do you know all the size sockets needed?

Share share share!



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Old 11-02-2001, 11:45 AM   #4
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Goose,
SubySports is selling them in the Vendor Classified section.

Sale is on until Nov. 4.

You can get a 2 or 3 pulley set. They are all the stock size. Go check the thread...

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...threadid=99463

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Old 11-02-2001, 11:49 AM   #5
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Yeah, I found my cat. My g/f already had two cats when I moved in and they were indoor/outdoor cats. My cat finally learned how to climb the fence (from the other cats) and jumped up onto the roof. Took about 30 minutes to find him and get him down.

Anyways, I got the pulleys from *looks at title of post* Suby Sports. The group buy is located here and ends Sunday. Yes, it includes all three(3) pulleys, and they are only lightened, not underdriven. The belts included are not necessary.


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Old 11-02-2001, 11:49 AM   #6
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Goose,
SubySports is selling them in the Vendor Classified section.

Sale is on until Nov. 4.

You can get a 2 or 3 pulley set. They are all the stock size. Go check the thread...

http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...threadid=99463

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Hey, this is my thread!
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Old 11-02-2001, 12:18 PM   #7
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Here is how I changed the PS and crank pulleys.

Tools needed (I think):

Suby Sports 3 pulley kit (duh)
12mm socket
14mm socket
19mm socket for the PS pulley
22mm socket
xxmm crescent wrench for the AC(?) pulley
1 socket wrench for above sockets (duh)
Socket extension, for the AC(?) slider bolt
1 breaker bar for 22m socket
1 cheater bar for breaker bar (I got mine free from Home Depot from a spare parts bucket)


Instructions:

1. Remove bolts from passenger side fan and unclip harness. Move over to far passenger side of car away from crank pulley. You need room for the socket and breaker bar to fit on the crank pulley, also for the cheater bar to pivot. It will still be a close fit so you may need to move the other fan, too.

2. Note where the bolts are positioned on the sliders for the alternator and AC(?) pulleys. You will need to move them back after your done with everything.

3. Go here to remove the crank pulley. I did not use the method mentioned in the link to remove it. I put some bricks around the back wheels and put the car in 5th. Then I simply used the cheater bar and some force. (Pull towards the passenger side of the car.)

4. Now for the PS pulley. I wedged a crescent wrench in one of the holes to keep it from moving.

5. Alternator pulley. Didn't do it yet.

6. Tighten the belts to where you marked, or remembered, earlier. Put it all back together. Make sure you don't miss anything, like the fan harness.



Hope this helps,
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edit: for PS pulley socket size

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Old 11-02-2001, 01:01 PM   #8
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LOL!

Thanks for the info, Charlie.

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Old 11-02-2001, 04:35 PM   #9
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I don't have any of the tools to do this myself so I shopped around during lunch for an estimeate. Can you believe this:

•Chevron: 2 hrs / $120.00
•Unnamed hole-in-the-wall mexican auto shop: $140.00 (I know spanish and overheard them talking about giving me the "gringo price").

UN-BE-FREAKIN'-LIEVABLE!

They both said that they have to take the radiator out to do it. I said B.S. and left.

I just might buy the tools and try to do it myself for that price. At least I'd own the tools when I'm done.

But first I'll call Subie-Specialties and see if they'll do it.

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Old 11-02-2001, 05:27 PM   #10
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Actually you do have to remove the fans, but not all the way. Just enough to be able to get the ratchet down to the crank pulley.

There are instructions in the mod section here as well. The only tough one is the alt pulley. You either need an air ratchet or you gotta stick a screwdriver in there to keep it from spinning.

Haig

BTW, I love these pulleys! Awesome finish, professional service, and free belts to boot. Best price I've ever seen too!
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Old 11-10-2001, 10:01 PM   #11
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Attempted this install today on my car but failed because I have an Auto and I coudn't get the crank pulley to stop turning.

Anyone know how to do this?

Thanks,

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Old 11-14-2001, 11:40 AM   #12
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Just a note guys, change the power steering pulley and alt. pulley BEFORE you change the crank pulley. In other words, leave the belt on the engine and put a socket and rachet on the crank bolt to keep it from turning. The belt, if tight enough, will keep the P/S pulley and alt. pulley from moving...

I swear, damn rookies....

If you go to the original post, you can see where I posted instructions for removing the crank pulley. Let your starter do the work for you

ARG

Oh, for you auto guys, pull the rubber plug on the top of the engine right below the throttle body. Put a big-a$$ screwdriver in there to hold the flywheel. Helps to have another person hold the screwdriver.

Ok, enough. I should charge for this info......

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Old 11-14-2001, 02:17 PM   #13
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Damn I first though, "Shouldn't your cat be bolted to your exhaust and headers?"
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Old 11-16-2001, 07:53 PM   #14
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I got the pullys, and installed them myself, they are pretty good, worth the price. $170, I paid.

If you got a WRX alot more work is involved than a rs.

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You paid $170? I only paid $125 for my three pulley kit....

What's going on here?

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I bought the 2 pully set for a WRX new from a friend.


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Old 11-19-2001, 02:39 PM   #17
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just to make a correction on the right sized tools... the crank is a 22mm bolt, the PS pully is 19mm nut and the alt is a 24mm nut... and dont' try to brace the alt w/ a screwdrive because it will bend the fins... and you don't have to take the fans out... or move then... it's a tight fit, but I did it w/o removing them...
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ARG, how did you get the three pully set for $125? The GB price for the 3 pulley set was $200 shipped!

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just to make a correction on the right sized tools... the crank is a 22mm bolt, the PS pully is 19mm nut and the alt is a 24mm nut... and dont' try to brace the alt w/ a screwdrive because it will bend the fins... and you don't have to take the fans out... or move then... it's a tight fit, but I did it w/o removing them...
I have a fairly large sized breaker bar and a not so shallow socket, so I had to move the fans.


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Old 11-19-2001, 05:51 PM   #20
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I had a normal socket... took a bit, and once you get it loose I had to pull the socket out and undo it by hand from there(once the bolt backs out, there isn't enough room to get it out)
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I paid $200 like everyone else. I just wanted to see if anyone would notice my post.....

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Oh... whew.

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