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Old 04-06-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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Question ? about pulleys

I currently am using just UR's underdriven pulley and with my lights and stereo system my volt meter goes crazy and at night my lights dim.

Is there a company that makes lightened OEM size pulley kit...(i.e. crank, PS, alt and a/c)?

Is getting an overdriven pulley kit helpful or damaging???

Thanks in advance,


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Old 04-06-2004, 12:15 AM   #2
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if you pick up a lightweight pulley that isn't underdriven, you'll get the same gains without the lights/stereo goin crazy. Can't remember which brands aren't underdriven though.
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:09 AM   #3
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Mr.Josh's pulley is lightened but still stock size
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Old 04-06-2004, 01:17 AM   #4
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Mr.Josh's pulley is lightened but still stock size

I second that, and add that it's a great product....
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Old 04-06-2004, 08:36 AM   #5
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You will lose some power because of the increased load on the engine from the alternator , power steering and AC. That's the whole point of underdriving the accessories. As a compromise I think Unorthodox can supply a smaller sized Alternator pulley that will bring your charging back up while leaving the others underdriven.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:44 AM   #6
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check out http://www.rallitek.com

they carry a perrin pulley that is 4lbs under stock and is NOT underdrive. it's $125, which is better than the other pulley they carry which IS underdrive, and like, twice as expensive for JUST an additional .5 lbs off.
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Old 04-06-2004, 11:36 AM   #7
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N1 pulleys are a set of three lw non underdriven. check out www.rs25.com i think larry still sells them
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:40 PM   #8
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Hey Crazy Ken or anyone with lightened pullies, did this mod improve the performance of your RS or is it just a waste of $250.
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Old 04-06-2004, 12:50 PM   #9
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Hey Crazy Ken or anyone with lightened pullies, did this mod improve the performance of your RS or is it just a waste of $250.
mr josh pulley is supposinlgly a perrin pulley but without the name on it

also his only costs like 90 bucks
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Old 04-06-2004, 05:17 PM   #10
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check out http://www.rallitek.com

they carry a perrin pulley that is 4lbs under stock and is NOT underdrive. it's $125, which is better than the other pulley they carry which IS underdrive, and like, twice as expensive for JUST an additional .5 lbs off.
I 2nd that. I've had the Perrin pulley on mine for more than a year and I'm very happy with it, no issues whatsover.

The UR pulley on my 95 Legacy killed my battery and alternator
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Old 04-06-2004, 05:54 PM   #11
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perrin is looking good...N1 is OEM size too and lightens all 3 pieces thats a plus!!!

But what about an overdriven pulley is that good or bad???


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Old 04-06-2004, 05:55 PM   #12
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I've been looking to pick one up for a while, but have been discouraged by what a mechanic I know told me.

He said that while it helps with HP increses in at high RPMs, it will sap torque in the low-end and midrange. Can someone with 1st-hand experience please confirm or dispell this??

A fault on my part is that i didn't ask if he was talking about an under-drive or lightened pulley or both.

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Old 04-07-2004, 04:48 PM   #13
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CRAZY KEN - try this tech info from SPO on the UR pulley-link

I had UR pulley on my 95 Legacy L with an amp and 2 10" subs, no cap. Because of the UR pulley my lights were dimming all the time and it finally killed my alternator and battery. I was dumb to wait this long in the 1st place.

As far as advantages, the Legacy was AT, so it wouldn't bog when I jump on gas and the rpm would rev a bit faster.

I wouldn't buy a UR puller ever again. I'm very happy with the Perrin one.

to play safe and have no trouble mr josh pulley and perrin are prolly the best bang for the buck.

hope this helps
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:28 PM   #14
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Does Perrin or Mr Josh make OEM size pulleys that are lightened (crank , ps, ac, alt, etc.)???


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Who sells them at the best price???
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:38 PM   #15
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he makes crank ones i think thats it, and his are perrin ones just before the perrin label goes on them(supposingly)
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Old 04-07-2004, 07:46 PM   #16
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How about this Mr. Josh' OEM size lightened crank pulley and UR Ultra A (accessary pulleys - alternator, power steering and compressor). Wouldn't this be the ultimate pulley set???


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Old 04-07-2004, 09:57 PM   #17
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I have the Mr. Josh pulley, it comes stock size but weighs a fraction of the stock one. A tiny bit over 1lbs versus almost 5lbs. Called him up to order it, extremely nice to talk to and the pulley was to me in three days. Build quality was great, he says he's looking at making the complete set of lightweight pulleys and is gauging interest at this point. If it is high he'll do it, but at this point he says the HP benefit versus cost is negligable as the weight savings for the other pulleys is minor compared to the crank.
Hope that helps. (It works awesome, BTW)
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how do I get in touch with Mr Josh?
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http://www.mrjosh43.com/

on rs25.com though he sells em for cheap for some reason
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