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            AEM Alternator Pulley

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            AEM Alternator Pulley Review

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            • Performance 4
            • Ease to Use/Intallation 4
            • Quality 4
            • Price 3
            Overall Rating 3.8

            There might come a time when your stock engine doesn't make the cut for you anymore. Fortunately, engine power gain can be achieved even with just a little help of basic physics. This is the prevailing concept behind components like the AEM alternator pulley, particularly the AEM Tru-Power pulley kit. The bigger but lightweight Tru-Power pulley optimizes the power that drives the engine accessories, therefore enabling the engine to deliver more horses to the wheels while maintaining the same level of effort. To determine how much of an improvement it can make, we used the AEM Tru-Power pulley kit on our N/A 1995 Honda Integra.

            Features

            • Avalable in blue, red, and silver with laser-etched graphics
            • Designed for Acura, Chevy, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi, Saab, Subaru, and Toyota vehicles
            • No emission effects

            Pros

            • After installing the AEM Tru-Power pulley kit, we felt a slight increase in the engine's power delivery. We also ran the Integra in the dyno. There we saw the actual number improvement brought about by the pulley modification.
            • We liked the color options. The choices allowed us to be more playful with the engine's aesthetics. For our Integra, we picked blue so it can contrast the red valve cover. So aside from the power improvement, we also got an upgrade on the looker aspect of the car.

            Cons

            • With bigger pulleys installed on our car, the engine bay became a little more crowded than it was before. In order to avoid any clearance issues with the modification, you should carefully read, research, and pick the right model for your application.
            • Unfortunately, the price of the AEM Tru-Power pulleys is twice or even thrice than quality OEM replacement parts. And you will not feel that much difference in your car's power unless you further modify your engine.

            Recommendation

            If you're geared for performance, the AEM Tru-Power pulley kit will aid your car's engine in delivering more power. But in order to fully appreciate your engine's capability, other modifications will have to be made too. On the other hand, if your car is equipped with a large system, it will be a bad idea to have this modification done. With a slower operation, your alternator might have problems powering up electronic equipment with higher demands.

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