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Old 05-25-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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Are pulleys really worth it?

I'm considering getting the bbk pulleys from AM. I'm wondering what kind of increases will I see? Is it worth the $150? My current mods are:
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Steedas are better that's what I've been hearing
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I'd personally buy steeda as well. Pullies don't really give horsepower, so much as they free up existing horsepower. if you don't have a big sound system in the trunk, you should be good to go.
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I've got BBK Pullies on, and love them!.. Pretty much all they do is help your car rev up faster, getting into your power band a bit quicker!..
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when i went to buy my 99gt and looked under the hood i saw that the pulleys said steeda.. so go with steeda, for obvious reasons
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I'd personally buy steeda as well. Pullies don't really give horsepower, so much as they free up existing horsepower. if you don't have a big sound system in the trunk, you should be good to go.
I have Steeda UDPs, AND a sound system in the trunk and do fine with charging...but a Capacitor is a must with the sound system.
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I have Steeda UDPs, AND a sound system in the trunk and do fine with charging...but a Capacitor is a must with the sound system.

I've heard loads of stories of guys with big systems installing UDPs and things start going haywire. Good to know a capacitor will smooth things out in that regard.
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I've heard loads of stories of guys with big systems installing UDPs and things start going haywire. Good to know a capacitor will smooth things out in that regard.
Mine's not huge, I'm sure once you really start adding subs and bigger amps, it probably would be a problem. When I first installed my system, I was having some problems, but then I added a cap and it all went away.

I have one 12" Sub and an 800w amp, so once you start getting up there, you'd probably have more problems.
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I recently put the Steeda pullies in my 97 GT and you can feel the difference. Pulls a little harder.
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I put steeda on my tested me out at the track and knocked off a .1 off my time.
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Are they hard to install or should I take it to a mechanic?
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Got an impact gun?

---------- Post added at 09:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:27 PM ----------

If not you'll need to take it to a shop it'll cost 100$ probably to put them on.
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You don't need an impact gun. Crank pulley is easy because you can just put the motor in gear or do the old breaker bar on the floor trick and bump the starter to let it break itself loose. Water pump is easy, just leave the belt on, loosen the 4 bolts first, take the belt off and remove them the rest of the way.

Alternator should NOT have the pulley changed out. Changing it out does nothing except potentially cause charging issues. I will say though, the 3G alternators are pretty stout. I was running two 12" subs in my old Cobra and BBK aluminum pullies with 0 issues at all. Lights did not dim or flicker or anything when the bass hit, even at idle.
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You don't need an impact gun. Crank pulley is easy because you can just put the motor in gear or do the old breaker bar on the floor trick and bump the starter to let it break itself loose. Water pump is easy, just leave the belt on, loosen the 4 bolts first, take the belt off and remove them the rest of the way.

Alternator should NOT have the pulley changed out. Changing it out does nothing except potentially cause charging issues. I will say though, the 3G alternators are pretty stout. I was running two 12" subs in my old Cobra and BBK aluminum pullies with 0 issues at all. Lights did not dim or flicker or anything when the bass hit, even at idle.

That's funny. You don't strike me as a gentleman who would have two twelves in the trunk
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I had stock pulleys AND a four banger with 2 twelves on a 1000w amp and the lights only dimmed when it would hit hard while idling

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That's funny. You don't strike me as a gentleman who would have two twelves in the trunk
I had a phase at the 22/23 year mark lol. And I got the subs for $150 brand new from a friend. They were Sony XPlods and they were from before wal mart got ahold of them and they went to ****, these were good 4 ohm ones. Paired with that kicker 2 channel amp and some pioneer speakers ran directly off the headunit and it was pretty nice. I would never do it again but I also wasn't bumping Ja or Luda or any of that crap either lol.

omg... music back in the early 2000s... probably should not have existed.
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