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Old 06-17-2004, 04:18 AM   #1
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I'm in the market for a smaller pulley within the next month and from my slim research I'm guessing that the 3.4" pulley is a popular size for light to moderate modification. I won't being going head over heals in performance upgrades... just the simple "plugs, wires, 180 stat" business. So is a 3.4" a decent choice? PFYC.com says that any smaller would just generate excess heat.

Also, who do I buy from? Many here swear by Pulley Boys and others enjoy SLP. Any recommendations?

And finally...I take it I'll need a pully puller? Anyone here willing to rent one out to me? I'm not keen on spending $120 on a device I'll only use once.
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Check out INTENSE'* offering.

www.intense-racing.com click on the pullies section. I really recommend a 3.4 until you get some more mods. Youll probably want to open the intake as well, preferably by FWI, then CAI, then tube/cone.
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With Intense I would have to buy the pulley modular system, which is starting to get the costs a little too high and an increase in complication. What about Pulley Boys?
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With Intense I would have to buy the pulley modular system, which is starting to get the costs a little too high and an increase in complication. What about Pulley Boys?
If you get a presson you will be spending money on the next pulley, plus a puller again. The pulley system makes it great to have a pulley for the street and one for the track as well.
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Pulley Boys is presson from my understanding, and INTENSE uses a simple few minute swap system.

Either way I'll need to barrow a puller for at least once use. I'm not looking at swapping back and forth between pulley'* ALL the time. Believe it or not, for my age I drive rather conservative on the streets.
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When i bought mine i went to autozone and all they wanted for a pulley puller is a 40 dollar deposit, all of which you get back after your done with it. Maybe you should look into that.
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Bad idea. Don't ever pull a Series II pulley with a standard 3 or 4 jaw puller. You need full support on the back face of the pulley, or you'll damage it.

The Series 1 pulleys are ok with that (I suggest a 4-jaw). But even still, I made my own puller modelled after Pulley Boys'* puller. (also sold by ZZP).
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So do you HAVE to use the exact pulley puller that different 3800 pulley shops have to offer?

And no other pulley tool will work?
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The specialized puller is HIGHLY reccommended. Unless you don't care to ever put the stock pulley back on. The Series 2 uses a tapered drive shaft. The force holding it on is incredible, and to top it off, the pulley is larger in diameter than the Series 1 sizes. The puller exerts far too much leverage for the rim of the pulley to withstand. That'* why the special pullers have almost complete support around the perimeter of the pulley face.

Again, Series 1 doesn't have this problem.
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The problem is, those tools are so expensive. Even to rent, you have to put down a huge core charge. Puts a huge hole in my pocket.

Unless there is a place to do it cheap.
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