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Icon14 ordered stuff today

Im stoked...I just ordered an underdrive pully kit today! Any tips?
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Did you order the entire kit with all the pullies?

If so you need to get it on ASAP so you can tell us the power improvement.
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sweet!
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Yeap they are the shiznit
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they are the shizz, that crank will bust your ***** though ford used locktite... jsut a little warning. Jsut follow the directions and you should be good they are straight forward
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I want one real freaking bad but gotta get the funds first. As soon as you get it and install let us know how it works man also what motor do you have?
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take off your fan! I actually don't know how to do it w/o taking the fan off.

I think I'm going to get the pullies again...I had them, they got worn down so i took them off and gave them to another member on here. They were making too much noise for me.
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aw common they are like less than a hundred bucks, you can just get the crank and feel a difference.

since he posted in the 3.0 section Im guessing he has a 3.0
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^^yes, but most need the alt pulley :) and a belt :)
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Ya i got the whole kit, yes im going to install asap (eta 21st), yes i have a 3.0, and yes I will post an after install report, and NO i will not loan you money!


LOL thanks all
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Ok Guys, I went and had the pullies installed at a shop. I dont have air tools and didnt want to mess with it. They got it done in a hour! There was an issue with the alternator pullie though, when he put it on it sat flush against the alt housing, so we decided to grind some of the alt face off, worked perfectly!
Performance...I cant tell a huge difference!? There is definetly something though, but from most of these posts, I was expecting a little more.
I am glad I got them, becuase with this 3 liter, EVERYTHING HELPS!

My question is what the next best thing?
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xCal programmer, get as much improvement from those pullies as possible.
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yeah not all alts are made the same apparently some will need to be grinded down some. Glad to hear you got them on. I did mine on my own went to a local shop and asked the guy if I could do it and said sure, the alt was the easiest to put on, the rest was.... well after a trip to advance... it was cake... went for a day with jsut the alt pulley on and man that thing sounded sick cause it sounded like a supercharger... the pulleys work best in the upper rpms, and yeah it may not feel any different but when you come up to another 3.0 ranger you will definitely tell they are there
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right on! i might go ahwad and get the xcal 2 this week, any suggestions
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Good deal man I can't wait to get me some. Got any pics by chance?
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ya I have to setup an photo bucket account or something though. Ill get them up a soon as i can though.

so i cant get an xcal3 right, that doesnt work with the 3.o? I really need to get gears but dont know where to start. my fuel economy sucks bad..... i was thinking 411 or something, i have 373 in a 7.5 now, and need better fuel economy and more umph!
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4.10s and the 3.0 are great. I'm getting 17-18 city and 20-21 highway.
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yea with 32's you need better gears, 04blkedge has said that once he got 32's his mileage increased a little bit due to his 4.10s in an 8.8 pumpkin. So gears would do you some good definitely.

I would say 4.10's, others would argue 4.56.

edit: GAY!!!!!!! You beat me!
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I would only go 4.56s if you were planning on going to a bigger tire size in the future.
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i might move up to a 33 inch, but not for a while. where is the best place to get gears? and for now im going to keep my 7.5 since i dont do heavy wheeling yet, would that be a 28 spline? so 4.10 28 spline + posi where is the best place?
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OH and should i get gears first or the xcal 2?
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ah s*it........looky what i jsut found....1992 ford 8.8 31 spindle limited slip rear end - $100" its form a 2wd exploder. drum to drum with break likes and all!
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Look at the sig line. Crank pulley and tuner were by far the best.
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Yeah I would definalty suggest swapping in an 8.8 with 4.10s. I dont think it really matters if you find a 28 or a 31 spline, either one should work fine for you.
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on the alternator grinding- it seemsto be an issue with about 1 out of 20 trucks. It is very random- like a casting variance in the alternator housing. I did a write up that covers the whole install, including the possible alt problem:

http://stuffforyourranger.com/How_To...nderdrive.html
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