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Old 08-05-2005, 12:41 AM   #1
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I know there is a topic about a 3.3" pulley (series II), But the series I has a smaller pulley stock; so I will pose a similar question.

The stock pulley on the 95 L67 is 3.0". I have a 2.7 incher on it with my CAI, 180 Stat, and 50K since tuneup. It seems to run good, but I was wondering if I should change to colder plugs, ect. I realy need a boost gauge on it. The car does not run hot and I don't HEAR pinging. BTW it also has the BCS mod as well.

What do you all think, I am I safe?
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I know there is a topic about a 3.3" pulley (series II), But the series I has a smaller pulley stock; so I will pose a similar question.

The stock pulley on the 95 L67 is 3.0". I have a 2.7 incher on it with my CAI, 180 Stat, and 50K since tuneup. It seems to run good, but I was wondering if I should change to colder plugs, ect. I realy need a boost gauge on it. The car does not run hot and I don't HEAR pinging. BTW it also has the BCS mod as well.

What do you all think, I am I safe?
BCS mod does nothing but get you into boost quicker. It doesn't add boost.

Your stock pulley was 2.8". A mild step to 2.7 would have very little effect. maybe 10hp and 20ft/lbs of torque. I think stock plugs would be fine for that.

Get a scantool and a boost gauge. You need both if you're going to go smaller on the pulley. 2.5 is generally safe for yours, but you never know unless you scan.

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Yea, you must be right, when I got the pulley from pulleyboys, it seemed very similar in size to the old one and I did'nt notice a huge difference. However, the BCS mod seemed to "fix" somthing as I had a fraction of the power before. I suspect the Quad driver one error was partly to blame.

What can I expect with a 2.5 incher?

I will get a boost gauge and scantool soon. In the mean time I will check a few plugs to see how they are doing.
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Yea, you must be right, when I got the pulley from pulleyboys, it seemed very similar in size to the old one and I did'nt notice a huge difference. However, the BCS mod seemed to "fix" somthing as I had a fraction of the power before. I suspect the Quad driver one error was partly to blame.

What can I expect with a 2.5 incher?

I will get a boost gauge and scantool soon. In the mean time I will check a few plugs to see how they are doing.
2.5" will net you 25hp and 40 ft/lbs. That'* the step most of us take. But it takes a very well-tuned car and a sharp eye to manage it. At times, I can get 10 degrees of KR on my 93 with a 2.2" pulley (stepped down from a 2.5 stock). In extreme conditions, It'* a battle to manage it, so I've recently made several changes to the top end of the motor.
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wow, that is disapointing to hear. I suppose the inefficiency of the eaton is to blame. I will likely keep it the way it is and go turbo in the future. Its hard to beat 70% compressor efficiency with a turbo where the Eaton is in the 55% rating.
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The Eaton is a helluva lot more efficient than that, and you have boost immediately. No lag. That equates to low-end torque, and you'll lose it going Turbo.

For the record, most Eaton SC'* are pushing 90% VE.
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For the record, most Eaton SC'* are pushing 90% VE.
But unfortunately, it'* still a big hair dryer.
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Is VE the same as thermal efficiency?? From what I know the Lyschom screw chargers are very efficeint thermally where the eaton with the rotors is not.


This website explains the pros and cons of the two very well. I am wanting to run higher boost pressures, therefore a turbo would be a better choice for me.

http://www.automotivearticles.com/Su...Choices_.shtml
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