The damper needs more for comfort. It does not affect the life of the engine. Earlier, on millions of cars never had the dampers, nevertheless they worked.
Woahh so I don't know if you meant to do this Mike, but this came across as pretty aggressive. Stayer is providing an alternative to your pulley, and that's exactly what everyone else in America does. Can we try to not be rude to each other? We all love cars and are part of the 4g community, lets appreciate each other's products =)The RRE pulley makes more power _because_ it is smaller. That is the main benefit. It is not the problem. Stock parts are made with the assumption that you will not be driving so much with high spirits and mostly at lower RPMs. Yes our pulley spins the various accessories slower. That is how it makes more power and also how it adds to the longer life of the various accessories. I have yet to hear anyone complain about increased power steering effort, low battery voltage, A/C problems or cooling issues. I did not invent underdrive pulleys, they have been around for decades.
My pulley is proven for over 10 years. In my country Stayer we do not tear down another company's part to make our parts look better. I suggest that you prove your product standing on its own merits.
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Ummm... yeah you did:Mike Welch excuse me. I have no purpose to sling mud at someone. I didn't mean specifically the pulley of your brand (RRE).
Sell your pulley standing on its own merits. Here in the west the RRE Pulleys work just fine. You have only speculation to offer. You offer no proof to any of your claims.^^^ the RRE pulley has a reduced size. It's not very good.
Takes away the whole point of the underdrive. But I have seen it on cars both ways. The ones with multiple pulleys usually keep stock size and just reduce weight (eg, for an 09 civic)There is nothing wrong per se with having an underdrive pulley as long as you take the time to change the pulleys of the other accessories for ones with a larger diameter.
180 hp crankshaft. I think tomorrow I can do the theme of the camshaft.I'm interested in the camshaft kit. What do you have? Also was the 180hp at the wheels or crank?
I'm all in for increasing power to wheels by reducing parasitic load