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XxNavixX Aug 31, 9:05pm - #41072 
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UR pullies

Ok, well since there seems to be so many different opinoins about the UR pullies (they'll damage your engine, it wont damage your engine, etc), I'm gonna go ahead and call one of the companies that sell these things to find out for certain if they're safe or not. So i need your guys help (well not really). everyone tell me what you heard about the pullies and crank pullies, what you think you know and what you think is correct, blah blah blah. (different opinions are welcomed) thanks.
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IcEd blUe Aug 31, 9:10pm - #41073 

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dude do you really think the people at unorthodox racing will tell you that there pullies (sp?) hurt your engine?
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XxNavixX Aug 31, 9:21pm - #41074 
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you're right but it's worth a shot. if anyone knows some place that can tell us the true story about the pullies ill be glad to hear it
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Elec-FuYu Aug 31, 9:28pm - #41075 
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eh...I dont think they(or any other store who carry them)will tell you that it hurts the engine or not...they might give you a lot of expamples which does not answer ur question...give it a shot tho

I personally dont have a good impression about the UR pulleys..

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XxNavixX Aug 31, 10:19pm - #41076 
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if anyone here has UR pullies installed in their celi, please tell us if anything went wrong afterwards or encountered any problems. Im sure everyone is getting sick of hearing about this so i wanna get the real info and help bring an end to this discussion.
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Steven Aug 31, 10:40pm - #41077 
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the only guy who had a problem related to UR pullies wasn't really related to the pullies to begin with. he had a low oil level which is why he blew his motor. it had nothing to dow ith the pullies i think. do a search.
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XxNavixX Aug 31, 10:44pm - #41078 
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yeah i read about that low oil thing. the only thing i was worried about was that ppl at other forums was telling horror stories about the pullies so i was wondering if anyone here has the same experience
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ssgsky Aug 31, 10:54pm - #41079 

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the only way they would be bad is if they remove the harmonic balancer, that is very bad

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XxNavixX Aug 31, 11:12pm - #41080 
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how long do you think your engine will last before it falls apart with the pullies installed? is there any way to do preventative maintanece now and then to keep the enigne from failing?
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VSGTS14 Aug 31, 11:47pm - #41081 

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get an AEM...
don't take any chances...
i heard they can decrease engine life those UR's.

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Vtec_Killa Sep 1, 1:15am - #41082 

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i have ur pulleys, dont listen to these negative bastards. AEM is pure under driven, under driving blows. knock some wieght off your crank you'll see a difference. first off i dont even think the harmonic d. is on our stock pulley just looks that way because of the rubber ring. my mech. said they'd be fine. do it up i did, and i'd bounce on your car because of them haha, just kidding. but they are a good mod thumbsup
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Grand-Touring-Dan Sep 1, 1:41am - #41083 
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Originally Posted by Steven
the only guy who had a problem related to UR pullies wasn't really related to the pullies to begin with. he had a low oil level which is why he blew his motor. it had nothing to dow ith the pullies i think. do a search.


Word. There is also someone on teamcelica that has had them on his GT for 27K. He has had no problems. Its not that you will have problems, its that you are lowering your engine life. Kinda like turbo, NOS, SC. Understand? How long have you had them for Vtec?
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XxNavixX Sep 1, 4:53am - #41084 
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is there anything you can do along the way to keep your engine from dying out prematurely cos of the pulley?
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isaac Sep 1, 5:18am - #41085 
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Originally Posted by XxNavixX
is there anything you can do along the way to keep your engine from dying out prematurely cos of the pulley?


dont mess with it - keep it stock
... is 1 to 2 hp really worth the $$$ chance that something WILL happen??? wave

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XxNavixX Sep 1, 5:23am - #41086 
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Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by XxNavixX
is there anything you can do along the way to keep your engine from dying out prematurely cos of the pulley?


dont mess with it - keep it stock
... is 1 to 2 hp really worth the $$$ chance that something WILL happen??? wave

even the AEM pulley?
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VSGTS14 Sep 1, 5:42am - #41087 

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Originally Posted by XxNavixX
Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by XxNavixX
is there anything you can do along the way to keep your engine from dying out prematurely cos of the pulley?


dont mess with it - keep it stock
... is 1 to 2 hp really worth the $$$ chance that something WILL happen??? wave

even the AEM pulley?


nah get the AEM or just listen to isaac.
but the AEM is really nice.

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Elec-FuYu Sep 1, 6:51am - #41088 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by XxNavixX
Originally Posted by isaac
Originally Posted by XxNavixX
is there anything you can do along the way to keep your engine from dying out prematurely cos of the pulley?


dont mess with it - keep it stock
... is 1 to 2 hp really worth the $$$ chance that something WILL happen??? wave

even the AEM pulley?


nah get the AEM or just listen to isaac.
but the AEM is really nice.

hey billy...did you install ur AEM pulleys yet?
i am prob going to get them installed on wednesday...(monday is labour day here in canada..phone them tuesday..goin wednesday..oh god..)

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Steven Sep 1, 7:06am - #41089 
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Make sure they're installed PROPERLY!

Originally Posted by XxNavixX
is there anything you can do along the way to keep your engine from dying out prematurely cos of the pulley?
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VSGTS14 Sep 1, 4:30pm - #41090 

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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by XxNavixX
Originally Posted by isaac
[quote=XxNavixX]is there anything you can do along the way to keep your engine from dying out prematurely cos of the pulley?


dont mess with it - keep it stock
... is 1 to 2 hp really worth the $$$ chance that something WILL happen??? wave

even the AEM pulley?


nah get the AEM or just listen to isaac.
but the AEM is really nice.

hey billy...did you install ur AEM pulleys yet?
i am prob going to get them installed on wednesday...(monday is labour day here in canada..phone them tuesday..goin wednesday..oh god..) [/quote]

yea I had it installed.
I think it's great...
it's so much lighter than stock and you can feel the throttle has a better response.
It's better if you have more engine mods.

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Vtec_Killa Sep 1, 5:28pm - #41091 

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AEM pully is garbage. ur pulleys add 6-9 like someone said make sure they are installed by a prof. then you will not have anything to worry about
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Barrett Sep 1, 5:31pm - #41092 
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Originally Posted by XxNavixX
Ok, well since there seems to be so many different opinoins about the UR pullies (they'll damage your engine, it wont damage your engine, etc), I'm gonna go ahead and call one of the companies that sell these things to find out for certain if they're safe or not. So i need your guys help (well not really). everyone tell me what you heard about the pullies and crank pullies, what you think you know and what you think is correct, blah blah blah. (different opinions are welcomed) thanks.


People will tell you that kicking in the side of your car is good for it as long as they make money from it
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Vtec_Killa Sep 1, 7:08pm - #41093 

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say what!?
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JAIMEJAMES Sep 2, 5:58pm - #41094 

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any kind of mod will shorten the life the your car to some degree. poor installation is also a factor.

if you don't want any worries then don't mod your car. you just have to remember that if you do then think of it this way, the more complex the upgrade or mod the propensity of a problem can occur.

if you notice true racers (indy 500, scca, and even streetracing) individuals and even professional mechanics are constantly adjusting or repairing their cars. it's all the nature of things.


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