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Pulley install ?s

I'm going to be getting some pullies for my truck soon and have a few questions. As far as the install goes, I'm sure most of you have installed these your self. As in my case, I'm challenged at things like this and am wondering where I can take my truck to get them installed. Has anyone here taken their trucks somewhere to get the underdrive pullies other than doing it themselves? If so, what can I expect to pay for labor?
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I installed mine with the help of my dad and a friend it took about 1 hour maybe alil longer. But saves alot of money.
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u chaning all the pullies????i had a mechanic charge me 127 for a new belt tensioner pulley ..127 was parts and labor
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u chaning all the pullies????i had a mechanic charge me 127 for a new belt tensioner pulley ..127 was parts and labor
Just the underdrive pully that is supposed to give me better performance.
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No one else knows anything about this? I guess I'm the only one here who isn't going to install the pully myself. It's not that I can't, it's just that my dad will freak out if I get anything done to my truck unprofessionally.
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Plan on paying at least for an hour or two of labor. You and your dad could probably do it but if not, plan on paying at least 100 bucks for labor.
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I would not pay somebody to do just the underdrive pulley, there's really nothing to it.. just 4 bolts.. Undo the belt, unbolt the old crank pulley, bolt up the new UD pulley, put on the belt and voila. Good luck
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Thanks guys. I'll probably ask my gf's dad to help me even though my own dad disapproves. He doesn't have to know about it. He just doesn't want my gf's dad doing anything to my truck because he installed my exhaust and did a damn good job at it, but we forgot to leave a quarter inch of piping away from the spare and ended up burning a hole in it. It's not like my dad will notice a different pulley anyways. I'll get the black. Thanks again and I can't wait to do this mod paired up with an amsoil filter.
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it's really not that difficult, if you're going to spend money on install help, get a chiltons manual. They cover pretty much everything in there. It sounds like your gf's dad knows what he's doing anyway if he can install an exhaust system.
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Ya, he taught himself everything too.
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Last thing. Will the pullies give me better gas mileage? I've heard that they may hurt it, but I think that's BS.
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They'll just "free up" more power...so all in all, just dont gun it all the time and you may get slightly better mileage.
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I followed the guide ^

I just did mine yesterday, by myself. took me about an hr or so

The hardest part was i had to rig something up to hold the fan clutch in place so the pulleys didnt turn while i unscrewed the bolts.

Im very happy with the results. But its easier with 2 people thats for sure.
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removing the fan makes it much much easier, but removing it stumps a lot of people.
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Sweet! Thanks for the info guys.
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The bolt 10mm's on the fan shroud the slide it out the top, be easy not to crack the housing or rip wires from anywhere.
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The pullies will not hurt gas mileage if you drive right... now putting your foot into will just kill the mpgs lol.... but it is really simple... me and my buddy just went to advance parking lot and did it out there, I am a college student no tools, no garage no nothing lol.... it took us 30 mins max, we used their tool borrow program for the tools that we needed such as the clutch fan removal tool, but its really easy and simple. Be warned about the crank bolts they are stubborn because of the loctite Ford puts on there.... and be sure to get that crap off before reinstalling the bolts. Let us know how it goes and good luck
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