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Unread 06-27-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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Underdrive pulley

Does anyone know of any aftermarket underdrive pulleys/power pulley kits for the 4.0L I6? The reason I ask is that I was planning on replacing my direct drive fan with an electric, and a guy I work with mentioned the pulley set-up he has on his CRX, and for the price he was talking about it sounded like a good mod. Not only will it free up some power, but it'll save me some gas too.

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Unread 06-27-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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Nope... no company's make underdrive pulleys for the 4.0's.
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Unread 06-27-2006, 09:51 PM   #3
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Nope... no company's make underdrive pulleys for the 4.0's.
underdrive pullies are a bad idea, i want my water pump, power steering pump, and alternator doing their jobs.....

i dont see anyone but ricers saying "i want my engine to run hotter, i want it to be harder to steer, and i dont want to be able to use my head lights and windshield whipers at the same time"

its what i really comes down to. Theres plenty of ways to safely get more power out of your motor.
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Unread 06-27-2006, 10:33 PM   #4
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underdrive pullies are a bad idea, i want my water pump, power steering pump, and alternator doing their jobs.....

i dont see anyone but ricers saying "i want my engine to run hotter, i want it to be harder to steer, and i dont want to be able to use my head lights and windshield whipers at the same time"

its what i really comes down to. Theres plenty of ways to safely get more power out of your motor.

Yeah I agree. Wheeling would be all out hell with an underdriven alt. pulley and waterpump.

I would put them on my Mustang though. It sees more than enough RPM's to keep the waterpump and alt. turning fast enough to do their jobs.

But not the Jeep.

All the pulley sets ive seen consist of a crank pulley, waterpump and alt pulley... just FYI. Havnt seen any with power steering pulleys. Maybe thats what the ricers use though, havnt paid attention to their stuff... hahaha. Wouldnt doubt it though.
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Unread 06-28-2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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Yeah I agree. Wheeling would be all out hell with an underdriven alt. pulley and waterpump.

I would put them on my Mustang though. It sees more than enough RPM's to keep the waterpump and alt. turning fast enough to do their jobs.

But not the Jeep.

All the pulley sets ive seen consist of a crank pulley, waterpump and alt pulley... just FYI. Havnt seen any with power steering pulleys. Maybe thats what the ricers use though, havnt paid attention to their stuff... hahaha. Wouldnt doubt it though.
my jetta had a set on it when i bought it. junk.....effin 12.9v at idle....didnt hit 14 until about 3000 rpm
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Unread 06-28-2006, 12:35 AM   #6
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Well, I wondered about that too, because I know my engine was designed to run at lower RPM's, and ruduced coolant flow and voltage were the first things that came to my mind. And yeah, a ricer did tell me about underdrive pulleys.

But if it were possible to source some aluminum pulleys that had the same dimensions of my steel ones would that be something worthwhile?
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Unread 06-28-2006, 12:44 AM   #7
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Well, I wondered about that too, because I know my engine was designed to run at lower RPM's, and ruduced coolant flow and voltage were the first things that came to my mind. And yeah, a ricer did tell me about underdrive pulleys.

But if it were possible to source some aluminum pulleys that had the same dimensions of my steel ones would that be something worthwhile?
nothing you'd notice. the pullys weigh near nothing now, saving the 2 oz would not be worth the money
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Unread 06-28-2006, 01:15 AM   #8
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Cool. This guy was telling me that the pulley he put on his Honda was like 8# lighter than stock. That sounded fishy to me.
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Unread 06-28-2006, 01:23 AM   #9
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Cool. This guy was telling me that the pulley he put on his Honda was like 8# lighter than stock. That sounded fishy to me.
he probably has a lightened aluminum flywheel to go with it, usually the lighter flywheel and pullies are grouped into one sum....

my jettas pullies and flywheel were something crazy like 4 or 6 lbs (total, not lighter)

the thing was so easy to stall because it had no rotational mass
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Unread 06-28-2006, 02:45 PM   #10
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So the long and short of it is that this is not the way to go for power or fuel economy. Got it. Thanks Teal. I'm learning a lot on this board, but I think you've taught me more than most people here. Thanks for putting up with my newb questions...
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