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Old 08-18-2003, 10:29 AM   #1
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I hate this i am only able to get my boost guage to go about 3/4 of the way, i hear of people putting a smaller pulley on to get more boost, but i dont know where to get one. Also say if i was getting 6 psi now and i put on a smaller pulley to give me maybe 10-11 psi wouldnt it just dump it? How bout performance gains? would it be noticable? What kind of psi could my engine handle? performance is cool but breakin engines isn't. any help on this would be awesome.

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Based on what I have read, 17psi of boost is not to hard to achieve with some mods. However to max out the boost gage a new pulley, like a 3.4 will really help. Check out www.pulleyboys.com for some information. To get optimal boost an intake will make a big difference as well.

Bill Wren pegs his boost gage all the time on his 93 SSEi or you can go wacky on your Series I SC and be like Jeffery10x2, he has some impressive mods. A stronger belt for like a Goodyear Gatorback is a good idea, as well as a good supercharger tune up.

Have a look around in Forced Induction for a lot of good information
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i checked out the pulley boys web site i was able to find pulleys from 3" down to 2.3", do you know what size the stock pulley is?
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Naw..wish I had one wait til the pros with SC'* kick in here
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where did you find the 3.4" pulley?
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For example dbtk2, his parents have a 2000 SSEi with a TEP 3.4" pulley. Not sure what Wren has...or Jeffery..check their sigs
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Your SSEi is a series I, so it is going to need like a 2.5" or something. A 3.4 will make your car really slow, besides the fact that it won't fit anyways. Talk to willwren, or somebody with a modded 94 or 95 ssei, they should be able to tell you what pulley to get, but I think it is a 2.5" IIRC.

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Good call, I figured the Series II needs a larger pulley....damn lucky punks with your SC'd cars :P
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Use a 2.5" pulley. That is the stock size of the 92-93 SC'd cars. 94-95 uses a 2.9" or so pulley. Make sure you get the keyed Series 1 pulley from www.pulleyboys.com
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Not trying to hi-jack this thread or anything , but where can i read about Bill Wren'* or Jeffery10x2'* cars to see what mods they done. Everytime I talk to someone about any type of mods for my 93 I am told point blank "no, nothign for your 93", " you cant increase boost on the series 1 it will just blow headgaskets or worse" Every where I have looked it has been a dead end road.
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