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joebelin
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Mar 11, 6:35pm - #123047 
Is a unorthodox racing pulley safet to install on a Celica GTS?

I'm planning on getting a unorthodox racing pully set for my 01 Celica GTS but first I would like to know if it's safe for my engine? I have a unorthodox racing pully on my 90 Celica GT coupe and I've been driving it for more than 30,000 miles and I still don't have any problems with it. As a matter of fact, I felt some good hp gains after I installed it.

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Mar 11, 6:39pm - #123048 
do a search bro - opinions are mixed

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Mar 11, 6:47pm - #123049 
persinnaly i would go with AEM


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Mar 11, 8:34pm - #123050 
ive had ur pullies on m car scince last august they are my favorite mod, defienetly a notice in low end power


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Mar 11, 9:53pm - #123051 
The UR pulleys aren't safe, and I don't recommend them at all due to the fact that they require you to remove the harmonic balancer. This can lead to crankshaft vibration I believe.

The AEM pulleys would be your best bet. They are safe, and although they don't provide as nice as gains, they won't fuck your car up.


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Mar 11, 10:08pm - #123052 
Originally Posted by slidr
The UR pulleys aren't safe, and I don't recommend them at all due to the fact that they require you to remove the harmonic balancer. This can lead to crankshaft vibration I believe.

The AEM pulleys would be your best bet. They are safe, and although they don't provide as nice as gains, they won't fuck your car up.


Ok, I know nothing about cars...but wtf is a harmonic balancer? Does is that the sensor that detects knocks? The Knock sensor? I am confused... spineyes

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Mar 11, 10:12pm - #123053 
The harmonic balancer prevents your crankshaft from excessive vibration at high RPM's. Since Celicas rev fairly high, it's a good way to go ka boom. grin


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Mar 11, 10:22pm - #123054 
Quote:
The harmonic balancer prevents your crankshaft from excessive vibration at high RPM's. Since Celicas rev fairly high, it's a good way to go ka boom.


ya think about it when ur engine is spining at 7.5k rpmz the slightest improper balance hurts ur engine...i would go with AEM


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Mar 11, 10:26pm - #123055 
Quote:
The harmonic balancer prevents your crankshaft from excessive vibration at high RPM's. Since Celicas rev fairly high, it's a good way to go ka boom.


ya think about it when ur engine is spining at 7.5k rpmz the slightest improper balance hurts ur engine...i would go with AEM [/quote]Also not to mention that your AC and other accessories take a blunt effect from it too. They will be underpowered from what I hear.

UR pulleys are meant for cars with a lot more HP than a Celica if you ask me. Just doesn't do much but cause problems.


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Mar 11, 10:28pm - #123056 
Originally Posted by slidr
The UR pulleys aren't safe, and I don't recommend them at all due to the fact that they require you to remove the harmonic balancer. This can lead to crankshaft vibration I believe.

The AEM pulleys would be your best bet. They are safe, and although they don't provide as nice as gains, they won't fuck your car up.

I agree, go AEM. Quality over Quantity as I always say with this question. thumbsup

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Mar 11, 11:18pm - #123057 
Is it true with the AEM alternator pulley you can not have a system anymore?

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Mar 11, 11:29pm - #123058 
Originally Posted by badazzgt
Is it true with the AEM alternator pulley you can not have a system anymore?

That's the first I have heard of that... confused

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Mar 11, 11:34pm - #123059 
Something about it wont charge your battery fast enough?

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