Are lightweight pulleys hard to install? How long does the average install process take? How much should I expect my mechanic to charge me for installing my new pulleys? Are belts expensive? These are some of the most common questions we hear from our customers. Check out the latest video on our YouTube channel for a great DIY guide and read on for more answers, below.
FAQ: Are lightweight pulleys hard to install?
ANSWER: Most NST pulley kits can be installed in about an hour, check out our DIY video for a pretty good walk through and consult your owner's manual for torque specs and other info.
FAQ: I can't do my own installation, how much should I expect my mechanic to charge me?
ANSWER: Most mechanics should be able to install your pulleys in about an hour, most mechanics charge $70 to $100 per hour in labor fees.
FAQ: Are belts expensive?
ANSWER: Most belts range in price from $10 to $30 and can be purchased on the NST website or at your local auto parts stores. Quality belts should last 36,000 miles or more.
Why are NonStopTuning pulleys a popular choice for many of our customers?
Crank pulleys, attached to the outside of the crankshaft, are the source of power for a car’s accessories. The alternator, power steering, water pump, and air conditioner are all belt driven units, attached to the crank pulley, that use horsepower from an engine to provide their own services. Underdrive pulley systems increase an engine’s horsepower by reducing the power required to drive the external engine accessories. By replacing factory pulleys with carefully resized units, the accessories are slowed enough so that their performance does not suffer, but just enough so that more horsepower is sent to the wheels and put to the ground, where horsepower should be.
NST pulleys often increase engine output by 7 to 12 horsepower, with even better power levels yielded from turbo models than seen in naturally aspirated engines. This increase results in quarter-mile time and road course lap improvements, easily making this modification one of the best “bang for your buck” modifications for any car or truck.
Another great benefit in replacing factory pulleys with NST units is reduced weight. Factory units, also referred to as OEM, are generally constructed from steel or cast iron. NST pulleys are constructed of aircraft quality aluminum, making them extremely durable while at the same time much lighter than their steel/iron counterparts. This weight reduction (approximately 70%) results in less rotating mass on the engine’s crankshaft which drastically increases the engine’s ability to rev to speed faster.
Better throttle response, better horsepower and torque delivery, and better fuel economy can all be had when using NST pulleys.
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