EBAY underdrive pulley review

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EBAY underdrive pulley review

Post by BlackRoseRacing » Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:02 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Light-We ... 3002QQrdZ1

I did a search before I posted this :P
Has anyone picked one of these up and have you had any problems?
For the price I was considering on picking one up since I lost the auction on a fog light...
Any info would help, I'm pretty sure others have the same questions about it too...
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:29 am

I have heard some good things from others about them... no personal experience though. I thought I read that they had problems with belts??? :? Sorry, no more info than that. :oops:
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Post by minnimert » Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:32 am

Mine had burrs on the pulley grooves that I had to remove. They weren't huge but I thought they might cause a problem with cutting the belt. I've had mine on and off a couple of times, no issues there. It's a good piece for the price.
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Post by Baal » Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:00 pm

Personally thats a piece i would spend a little more to make sure it wont throw belts, go for the MPx :)
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:17 pm

id go with the MPx too, awesome quality stuff. But I dont have that much money to burn :?
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Post by Baal » Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:49 pm

well for that price i have to say if it throws belts it doesnt matter, you can use it as a cup holder and it was still worth the price heh.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:35 am

The thing is..
I brought up a topic that no one really has an answer too :P
Im still considering buying one of these, since no one really has any posts or results of problems using it. I know from what I read the Ebay CAI and oil catch cans work great.
I was going to search the "org" to see if anyone has posted any topics overthere but I cant figure out how to navigate that site... :lol:
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Post by minnimert » Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:58 pm

Belt throwing is usually caused by bent or missed aligned pulleys which may or may not be the fault of the pulley. Depending if it was made or installed correctly.
I haven't experienced any problems with belt throwing.
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Post by Baal » Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:25 pm

minnimert wrote:Belt throwing is usually caused by bent or missed aligned pulleys which may or may not be the fault of the pulley. Depending if it was made or installed correctly.
I haven't experienced any problems with belt throwing.
usually poor design the AFX UDP is known as a belt thrower.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:38 pm

But other than you BAAL, has anyone had any experience with the above posted UDP??
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Post by DRO » Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:16 pm

I have the silver one on my car, works just fine, especially for the price. My only problem is that now my acc belyt has stretched out to far and i need a 490 instead of a 500
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:08 pm

so someone has not had any problems with one...anyone else?
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Post by scneonchic » Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:24 am

I personally would spend a bit more for something like that, but I read above that you dont have that much money to spend. I had the Unorthodox Racing Pulley one time, but had to send it back :( I hear the MPx one is very good though. Why not save up and get somethiing you know wont throw belts or have rough spots?

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Post by Baal » Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:33 am

well 2 possitive reviews, i'd go for it, i dont have an UDP, but if ever get one ill buy that one.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:02 pm

seriously, has anyone picked one of these up and have any GOOD remarks :lol:
So far ive gotten nothing but bad reviews. If thats all im going to get than it just goes to show that its not worth the money. Anyone else?
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Post by Baal » Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:26 pm

What are you talking about, ive seen 2 good reviews in this thread o_o
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:26 pm

Re-read it. no you have not...
so far ive gotten bad reviews of belts being thrown pre-maturely, No postive reviews at all...
sorry for the mistyping, im doing it one handed since the baby is on my other arm :roll: :lol:
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Post by Baal » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:43 pm

Mine had burrs on the pulley grooves that I had to remove. They weren't huge but I thought they might cause a problem with cutting the belt. I've had mine on and off a couple of times, no issues there. It's a good piece for the price.
I have the silver one on my car, works just fine, especially for the price. My only problem is that now my acc belyt has stretched out to far and i need a 490 instead of a 500
those doesnt seem as bad reviews to me, if it has burrs who cares, remove them.

PS: drop the damn baby :P j/K
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:06 pm

PS: drop the damn baby j/K
I was almost ready too when I was posting.... :lol:
Im basically trying to get some info to back this item up, I know im not the only one that has considered it. As for just switching to a MDx pulley, well I hear the same comments about other manufacturors also.
Does anyone have any reviews on this item? acutaly experience?
If not, im going to take the plunge and pick one up to see what happens..
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Post by CrashTeam » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:20 pm

My udp was a no name ebay brand, no problems yet.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:19 am

ordered one last night, now I got to do some research on what size belts to use. Im thinking there going to be the same as the MPx pulley.

Alternator - 5040320
Accessory - 5040500

"Those are the Dayco Belt numbers I got from Modern when I got my UDP"

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Post by DRO » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:41 pm

You may want to go with a 490 instead of a 500, my 500 belt has streteched out to far and i need to get a 490 one asap. My review was a positive review by the way.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:48 am

good info thanks :wink:
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Post by DRO » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:25 pm

Actually get the 500, I just tried to put on the 490 and it was to short, the tensioner couldn't even loosen enough to let it fit. I got the 500 to fit correctly though, turns out the pulley wasnt fully seated and the edge of the belt was rubbing against the edge of the pulley and making the squealing noise. A little lovin with the impact wrench solved that problem.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:58 pm

the pulley showed up today, it actually looks fairly well designed! No burrs, no problems at all!
The box it came in had a Megan Racing decal on it, so I decided to search for them to see what I can find....

http://meganracing.com/

I also did some review research for almost an hour, and I have not found to many bad reviews on any of there products. Hopefully this week I'll get it installed and I'll post results here..
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Post by dawm » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:06 pm

megan and obx share the same products, they are actually just name brands that sell some other companies products. obx was doing it first, megan started as a ebay company selling cheap knock off crap car parts but then i assume they found out where obx gets there stuff and wham they actually had worthwhile products.. but the exact same as what obx was selling. its all jap crap anyways =P

the only problem with the obx/megan pulleys, were mislabeled boxes, and people getting the wrong gen pulley. if both belt grooves are the same its for a 2g, if the ps/ac is a V groove then its for 1g. thats the only problem.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:33 pm

^^^
I actually questioned that too....
The box was marked 95-99, and was hand written otherwise for a 00-up. The pulley I receive has no V grooves, just the multirib. Thanks for the add on, others will use that if there interested in this also....thanks again
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Post by dawm » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:42 pm

yeah i suggest any one buying a ebay pulley to email the seller and verify the type of grooves on the pulley to save any headaches down the road.

2g = both grooves = same (multirib groove)
1g = 1 multirib groove, 1 v groove
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Post by washingtoneon » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:13 pm

mpx rocks. i had an ebay one threw a belt after 1 month. allthough it may have been from the shitty mechanic putting it on wronge. I wuold suggest you save your money and get the MPx thats what i have now and its awesome.
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Post by dawm » Mon Jan 23, 2006 9:21 pm

one thing to note, does the ebay/obx/megan have the bolt holes for the pulley remover? otherwise youll mangle the pulley if and when you choose to remove it.
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