This is all true. Be aware though, that AEM pulleys have caused more serious power drain problems in TLs and that the gain on the TL was little to none and deemed a waste of money. A few TL people have had no problems with the pulleys but little to no power gain. The reason I bring up the TL is that both the TL and the legend have 3.2 Honda V6s. Of course the engines are different, but this info is just something to keep in mind.Fun92 said:All an underdrive pulley does is make the accessory that it's driving turn slower. So an alternator would produce less power at low speeds, it'll be harder to turn becuase your power steering pump is running slower, and you won't get as much cold air out of your AC. All only at low RPMs, a pulley won't drain your alternator, it may cause the alternator to not put out enough power and drain your battery at idle, but that's about it. I think it's a grand idea, as long as you don't mind losing a little cold air and power steering pressure. I mean hey, extra power is always welcome. Thanks for posting that, I may get a set from them.
First off, you do run a greater risk of not having enough current being sent to your battery, ESPECIALLY on short trips, and especailly on short trips in the cold (i.e winter storms accompannied by a trip to the store for a loaf of bread) and yes, think that your battery has a COLD CRANKING AMP rating...well, if you are not charging the battery back to its full potential on your trips, well, you will be draining it....if you have less A/C, then what, you will be rolling the POWER windows down....battery drain. When its done, gotta roll the m up...more drain. This is not a bad idea for the Civics and Accords with manual windows and locks...but yo are talking about a vehicle with a multitude of electronic wizardry...you really do not want to mess with having that good ol +12VDC going where it needs to be, cuz over time, that battery is going dead, and all you gained *might* be 3 hp at the wheels.silko82ny said:only reason i say this is because for those of you, us who may have amps for their stereo, or any other battery driven comps, that slower turning alt. might not let those things work, right?
ex. fogs, amps, aftermarket ass-heaters ummm, i mean....uhh
Calm down man. I was just presenting what I knew and trying to give out a fair warning. From personal experience and from other people I have found out that pulleys are not always the best way to go and I am sharing that knowledge with people here. Pulleys aren't the best mod for power gain, but I guess when you are dealing with a car like the legend with such a limited aftermarket you have to take what you can get. You also have to realize that $100 may be a lot of money for some people and that we have to be more picky about the mods we spend money on. To me, $100 is too much to spend on something that will generate little power gain. We can't all drop money on engine swaps, chips, nitrous, and a cool looking yellow paint job and still have coin left for pulleys.Dv8 said:remeber folks its just a crank pulley for the legend which means it's going to have little or no effect on the motors its turning. if it were to be a whole kit with pulleys for all the units then that could cause exsessive power drain.
Why does everybody talk to talk insted of tring to get facts straight up from the horses mouth? We are talking legends her not TL or accord, i dont care how similar they are to each other. Nothing even comes close to the legends engine but the older RL and TL
I talked to the guy that designed it and he said you wont even notice its there. not at low rpms or at high. it only weighs 2 pounds and my type 1 weights 5 and the type 2 weights 10, id say thats a real good improvemnt. not to mention is 20% smaller in diameter. Skunk two estimates 2-3Whp horses to the wheels for every lb saved, the desinger is convined of 7-8WHP
Im going to get it its only 100 bucks and im curious, you all should too. im not everyones guiena pig and no one ever said i was, but sometimes i feel like im the only one going the extra mile to make LEGEND POWER. so if im running faster you'll all know why.
Yea im on the rag again