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We’ve all heard it before, “Do lightweight aluminum pulleys free horsepower? Do they make your car faster? Are they really worth it?” At NonStopTuning we’ve been designing and testing pulley kits of various types for the past decade, and have posted our results on various outlets. We’ve decided to consolidate these results into one post, with several links, for your review.
Why are NST pulleys a popular choice for many of our customers?
Crank pulleys, attached to the outside of the crankshaft, are the source of power for a car’s accessories. The alternator, power steering, water pump, and air conditioner are all belt driven units, attached to the crank pulley, that use horsepower from an engine to provide their own services. Underdrive pulley systems increase an engine’s horsepower by reducing the power required to drive the external engine accessories. By replacing factory pulleys with carefully resized units, the accessories are slowed enough so that their performance does not suffer, but just enough so that more horsepower is sent to the wheels and put to the ground. Where horsepower should be.
Normally, underdrive pulleys like the units found at NonStopTuning will increase engine output by 10 to 12 horsepower, with even better power levels yielded from turbo models than seen in naturally aspirated engines. This increase results in quarter-mile time and road course lap improvements, easily making this modification one of the best “bang for your buck” modifications for any sport compact car.
Another great benefit in replacing factory pulleys with NST units is reduced weight. Factory units, also referred to as OEM, are generally constructed from steel or cast iron. Pulley systems like those found at NST are constructed of aircraft quality aluminum, making them extremely durable while at the same time much lighter than their steel counterparts. This weight reduction (aproximately 70%) results in less rotating mass on the engine’s crankshaft which drastically increases the engine’s ability to rev to speed faster.
Better throttle response, better horsepower and torque delivery, and better fuel economy can all be had when using NST pulleys.
DYNO TESTING AND LINKS TO DATA:
All dyno testing performed by third party installers and dyno operators. Baselines and pulley dynos all performed on the same dyno, on the same day, with no other modifications. All test cars were “bone stock” models.
Conclusion? In a nutshell, YES, lightweight aluminum pulleys do free power and torque.
The dyno charts consistently prove that lightweight pulleys improve power, torque, and response across the entire power band. If you look at the area under the power and torque curves you will notice positive gains in the low, mid, and high range when an NST Pulley Kit is used. No other modification in the same price range can offer similar gains across the entire power band.
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NonStopTuning hit double digits in 2015, we’re finally TEN! Things have definitely come a long way in a decade, the landscape of enthusiasts and motor sports has certainly changed, especially the young sport of drifting that we’ve grown up with, from infancy to its ever evolving current status as a professional sport.
Media, photography, and video has certainly changed during this decade as well. Leaps and bounds have been made in this industry since the introduction of social media, handheld video cameras, and smart devices. Take any of these items back just a decade and the masses would have called you “strange.” But strange is good, especially when it has rhythm. That’s what this post is about; the NST 10th Anniversary event as seen through the eyes of a young photographer and car enthusiast, well versed in the art of photography, social media, and blogging.
Check out his recap and photo gallery (over 400 pics) here: STRANGE RHYTHMS BLOG
You will not be disappointed!
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NonStopTuning is proud to announce its 2015 Drift Contingency Program. Drivers in series across the USA can run NST stickers, earn contingency cash during the season, and purchase NST products at a discount.
PRIZES UP FOR GRABS IN 2015:
- One NST driver will receive $500.00 cash (random selection, end of season)
WINNER: RYAN ZIMMERMANN (AZ)
- Two NST drivers will receive $250.00 in merchandise credit (random selection, end of season)
WINNER: TYLER KOTULEK (TX)
WINNER: JORDAN WHEELER (TX)
- Each NST driver will receive free tshirts, caps, stickers, and other promo material
- Each NST driver will be offered 50% discounts on NST products
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Any driver in the Formula Drift Pro2 series in the USA
- Any driver in any of the FD sanctioned ProAM series in the USA
(Lone Star Drift, TXSL, Just Drift, Southwest Drift, US Drift, and others)
- Drivers must run Two NST stickers (apx 9 inches wide) on the front of their cars
(stickers will be provided by NST)
- Interested drivers must email NST to register: email@example.com
(please provide full name, car/series info, and a few pictures)
If interested, please email NonStopTuning and we will get back to you ASAP. Best of luck with all your projects!
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At the time of its debut, the Infiniti G35’s refined styling and sporty performance made a loud statement. Among other items, the G35 shared its VQ35DE engine with the 350Z, and was a legitimate performer on the street and track. We recently had the opportunity to test the NonStopTuning Underdrive Pulley Kit on one of these cars and were pretty impressed by the results. Jessica’s G35 came to us as a completely stock car and provided us with a perfect blank canvas for testing.
All before and after dynos were performed on the Carboy Racing Dynojet in Houston, Texas. Before and after dynos were performed on the same day, with pulley install in between, with NO other modifications of any kind. Dyno graphs and max values are listed, temps and humidity are also listed. All photos were taken during this testing session.
We had an opportunity to dyno test a NonStopTuning CR-Lite Crank Pulley with a naturally aspirated Hyundai Veloster NAV a couple weeks ago, and were very happy with the results. Click here for that post.
After the positive testing with the NAV, we were excited to test with a Veloster Turbo and had the chance to do so with Jay’s white Veloster. Much like the last Veloster we tested with, this one came to us as a bone-stock, un-modified, car… it even happened to be another white car, nicknamed 002!
Using a car with NO other performance modifications gives us a blank canvas and makes it abundantly clear that the gains we see are associated with the NST Lightweight Crank Pulley.
NonStopTuning recently had the opportunity to develop and dyno test a lightweight crank pulley for the Hyundai Veloster. Our friend Alex’s peppy 1.6 liter NAV came to us as an unmolested car. No performance mods of any kind meant that this NAV would be a perfect blank canvas for before and after comparisons.
No performance modifications other than the NST CR-Lite Crank Pulley, same dyno, same day.
The NST Lite series is a designation used for pulleys that are light-weight versions of their OEMcounterparts. All NST pulleys are built using High quality 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum and are easily 65% to 70% lighter than steel or cast iron OEM pulleys. Every NST pulley is hard anodized for exceptional durability and is a great item for use at the track or on the street.
OEM Veloster Crank Pulley – 48 oz
NST CR-Lite Crank Pulley – 14 oz
The NST CR-Lite Pulley is compatible with naturally aspirated, turbocharged, or supercharged applications, and is compatible with the OEM belt. No belt change is required when this crank pulley is used.
NonStopTuning would like to invite all our friends and fans to join us for the NST 10th Anniversary Car Show, March 28/29, 2015. Bring your friends and family for two days of Lone Star Drift action, an NST Car Show with over 60 classes on Sunday, and a huge party Saturday night!
NST Car Show Sponsorship/Vendor Inquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NST – NonStopTuning
NonStopTuning offers a full variety of lightweight anodized aluminum pulleys and adjustable cam gears for the Toyota JZ engines, including the 1JZ and 2JZ. The newest pulley to be added to this lineup is the NST Tensioner Pulley.
The NST JZ Tensioner Pulley includes a serviceable bearing and is designed with extended edges to ensure excellent belt fitment. Thrown/slipping belts will never be an issue when the NST pulley is used.
You can order the full line of NST JZ Pulleys, or individual pulleys, from our online store.
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Gates BLUE Racing Belts are the perfect addition for Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ owners looking for the absolute best belt money can buy.
You get more than just a cool color. You get high performance, leading edge technology that’s 300% stronger with three times the heat resistance of stock belts.