Originally Posted by mikeamondo
...QUESTION 2: Is a smaller pulley a "cheap & easy" way to extra horsepower? I was thinkin' whilst it was off.... Is it like a cam in that you can do a slightly smaller pulley for a little extra power and tiny pulley if you want to risk the rotors coming through the windshield?...
OK, so I don't have the supercharger experience you need to get answers to everything you just asked, so you'll need input from the SC gurus for that, but I can tell you that your statement above is "sort of" correct if somewhat funny.
However, before you buy a smaller pulley and just slap it on do a lot of reading here and ask a lot of good questions. You'll need to know that your fuel pump is very good. You'll ideally want to provide some better breathing with a well-made CAI and possibly some other improvements, etc.
You'll also want easy access or ownership of a good quality code scanner that'll tell you the amount of KR (Knock Retard) your engine is seeing at different points into your throttle.
You'll get more and better info when the SC gurus get back to this thread.
Mike: 1997 SE w/ 183K, aka White Horse
, Gutted Airbox w/K&N, drilled 180* t-stat, tint all around, clear corners w/SilverStars, "PONTIAC" light up tail, PEMs, NGK TR55s