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Old 05-12-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Guess what I picked up yesterday?

..... no, not a hooker.

A used 3.4" Pulley Boys Supercharger pulley for $35.00, a guy here at work had it on his GTP and took it off before he traded in his car. It looks in great shape, only has about 20K on it, no marks or scratches and it rolls perfectly even.

He let me borrow the puller for it so I am hoping this Sunday I can swap pulley'*. I have a copy of the instructions that came with the puller so even I can't mess it up.
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When changing the pulley don't you need to oversize the tensioner pulley or is there enough swing with that size?
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When changing the pulley don't you need to oversize the tensioner pulley or is there enough swing with that size?
From what I have read if you go 3.0 or smaller you will need to change the tensioner pulley but the 3.4 works fine with the factory.

The GTP it came from was still on the factory tensioner.
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When changing the pulley don't you need to oversize the tensioner pulley or is there enough swing with that size?
From what I have read if you go 3.0 or smaller you will need to change the tensioner pulley but the 3.4 works fine with the factory.

The GTP it came from was still on the factory tensioner.
I read that a 2.4" is the absolute minimum you can do with the factory sized belt...so therefore I decided to keep my old belt when I swapped over, lasted great for about a week....dont worry though its safe to run the car sans the SC belt, but its slower than a 4 cyl Camry automatic! BTW when I replaced my belt I went a step shorter and have had no problems since.....You may be fine if you dont drive aggressively
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When changing the pulley don't you need to oversize the tensioner pulley or is there enough swing with that size?
From what I have read if you go 3.0 or smaller you will need to change the tensioner pulley but the 3.4 works fine with the factory.

The GTP it came from was still on the factory tensioner.
I read that a 2.4" is the absolute minimum you can do with the factory sized belt...so therefore I decided to keep my old belt when I swapped over, lasted great for about a week....dont worry though its safe to run the car sans the SC belt, but its slower than a 4 cyl Camry automatic! BTW when I replaced my belt I went a step shorter and have had no problems since.....You may be fine if you dont drive aggressively
Your car is a different ballgame. It'* a Series 1.

Paul, you're going to have some problems if you put a 3.4" on a Stock SSEi. You need to do some work first, or you'll end up with some serious power loss due to KR.
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Paul, you're going to have some problems if you put a 3.4" on a Stock SSEi. You need to do some work first, or you'll end up with some serious power loss due to KR.
I did modify my air intake and added a K&N filter, I have not done any exhaust mods yet but I hope to soon. What else should I be considering?

I was planning on putting the pully on this weekend but I can hold off if I am not even close to overcoming this issue.
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180*thermo, and a FREE flowing intake
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I am pretty confident I have overcome the air intake concerns and I can get a thermostat popped in Saturday, anything else?
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colder plugs is a must too , exhaust is not necessary but eliminate any chance of KR
with the 3.4, at least from what i heard in those forum, for 3.4 you need:

-CAI (yours is done)
-colder plug
-160-180 thermostat

thats it, correct me guys if im missing something

for a pulley smaller than 3.4 youll need an exhaust too
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