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Which Pulleys To Choose From? #276412 Sep 16, 12:01am Sep 16, 12:01am

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Which Pulleys To Choose From?
I want to get a pulley kit for my car. Which one makes the best and performs the best, Unorthodox Racing or AEM. Are there any problems that occurs if I stall the kit. Help me out guys, I need all the info you guys have on this.

Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? #276413 Sep 16, 12:05am Sep 16, 12:05am
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the AEM underdrive pulley works very well..it should give you about 1-3 whp which is a pretty fair amount. there are problems with the alternator producing enough electricity though i've heard.

the unorthodox pulleys are also very good..they offer the ultra s crank pulley and the ultra ss pulley set. don't read too much into how they'll add 'up to 15 whp' because that's simply not going to happen with the celica engine. a few people have reported problems with these pulleys ranging from the minor (lost power) to major (my car broke). all in all you can say that it obviously didnt break anyone's car--but the pulleys probably didn't help. anyway, i havn't heard any actual complaints on these pulleys in FOREVER--i'd say they're pretty safe. thumbsup

Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #276414 Sep 16, 2:24am Sep 16, 2:24am
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Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: GOLDCELICA] #276415 Sep 16, 6:11am Sep 16, 6:11am
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ive heard the Unortodox crank pully is no good cause it removes the harmonic dampener.
ive got the AEM and i like it, i run a large stereo and i still have enough juice, even with a stock battery.


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Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: csheriff] #276416 Sep 16, 7:22am Sep 16, 7:22am
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^^ good to know thumbsup

Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #276417 Sep 16, 7:39am Sep 16, 7:39am
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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
the AEM underdrive pulley works very well..it should give you about 1-3 whp which is a pretty fair amount. there are problems with the alternator producing enough electricity though i've heard.

the unorthodox pulleys are also very good..they offer the ultra s crank pulley and the ultra ss pulley set. don't read too much into how they'll add 'up to 15 whp' because that's simply not going to happen with the celica engine. a few people have reported problems with these pulleys ranging from the minor (lost power) to major (my car broke). all in all you can say that it obviously didnt break anyone's car--but the pulleys probably didn't help. anyway, i havn't heard any actual complaints on these pulleys in FOREVER--i'd say they're pretty safe. thumbsup
Yeah, like someone else said in this thread, you have to remove the harmonic balancer to install the Unorthodox pullies. The harmonic balancer reduced crankshaft vibration, which tends to happen mostly at high RPMs.

Since our cars rev high, it's highly recommended not to install it. It's meant more for muscle cars.

Also, I believe that there was someone who blew their engine somehow with the pulley.


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Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: slidr] #276418 Sep 16, 7:42am Sep 16, 7:42am
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any word on the ultra ss pulley set though? i've heard the problems with the ultra s crank pulley (as i said previously) thumbsup

Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #276419 Sep 16, 7:50am Sep 16, 7:50am
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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
any word on the ultra ss pulley set though? i've heard the problems with the ultra s crank pulley (as i said previously) thumbsup
Dunno. Bet on trouble if you have to remove the harmonic balancer.

Not sure if you have to with that kit.


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Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: slidr] #276420 Sep 16, 8:04am Sep 16, 8:04am
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not sure about the other pulley's in the unorthodox kit, but I know that the crank pulley is very very risky to install...I think they sell that one seperately tho anyway

Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: AZZKIKR] #276421 Sep 16, 8:05am Sep 16, 8:05am
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^^ they do sell the crank pulley separate from the pulley set.

Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #276422 Sep 16, 8:08am Sep 16, 8:08am
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I had Unorthodox on my integra.


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Re: Which Pulleys To Choose From? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #276423 Sep 16, 8:09am Sep 16, 8:09am
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I've got AEM - no problems yet...

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