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Does Removing A/c Make More Power

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by red95solsi, May 25, 2003.

  1. red95solsi

    red95solsi Senior Member

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    i removed the a/c from my car and i was just wondering if it added any power or if removing the a/c is just a weight reduction thing
     
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    your not gonna get any extra power..a/c only uses up more power when its ON..but removin it will def decrease the weight of your car..
     
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    yeah, you don't creat power with it, you free up power through the rotating assembly and the final weight of your ride.


    Milan
     
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    Put an underdrive pulley on for a few more HP'S !!
     
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    Well since you don't have AC, and I am going to guess that you don't have Power Steering either, I would on a Civic n1 crank pulley (it's a nice piece bc it only has room for the alternator pulley so it's lighter than your oem piece, you would be amazed at how heavy crank pulleys are)

    Milan
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    sorry for double posting but here is a link to a site that sells the N1 "enduro" crank oem pulley

    N1 Pulley

    Milan
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    dont use undersrive pulleys ... they do more harm than good
    the N1 pulley is good but hella expensive
     
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    what harm is done?...just got an unorthodox underdrive pulley for real cheap, its not installed yet...
     
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    underdrive pulley's ruin the harmonic balance of the engine...in which honda designed.

    you will eventually do damage to the oil pump, or develop a rod knock with prolonged usage.

    stay OEM honda.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    exactly
    also i have heard several people have serious alternator issues after using underdrive pulleys
    as bad as going through like 3 in a month then ditching the pulley and not having any more problems
    not worth the added stress on the car for the 3 hp you might gain
     
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    Was wondering about the pulley thing, will the light weight pulley(same diameter and all but lighter material) do the same damage as an underdrive pulley? :huh:
     
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    red95solsi Senior Member

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    still have power steering the a/c wasnt working anyways and its a del sol and in one of those who needs an a/c but is that n1 crank pulley like an underdrive pulley or something or will it be safe to use and do they have it for ones with power steering?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    if its not properly balanced
    yes it will do the same damage to the engine
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the N1 pulley only has space for 1 belt
    its a stock JDM honda part (i believe from the civic type R)
    it doesnt underdrive anything
    it just gets rid of the other 2 belt positions
    so it weighs less (2lbs vs 10lbs) and has less drag from having less belts attatched to it
     
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    yup, esol is correct and same with chet, keep the oem unit and the N1 is oem.


    Milan
     
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    we put on a full set on my lil bro's prelude and we went thru like 4 alternators before we put the stock alternator back on left the rest of the underdrives and got new belts. working great for a couple thousand miles
     
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    wat do u guys think about the urothodox light weight pulley? is it as good as the n1 or a piece of shit?
     
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