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lightweight no option crank pulley?


5+ Year Contributor
May 1, 2004
lancaster, Pennsylvania
Not sure where to to put this question but I guess this works.

On my car (91 tsi awd) I have a manual rack and no ac. What im looking for is a lightweight crank pulley without the slots for the other belts. My car only has the belt from the crank to the alternator and waterpump so I want to ditch some rotating mass by getting rid of the part of the pulley that I dont need.

The next question is whether I can find one with a dampner. From what I've read before I think I would rather have a dampner if possible.

Dream On

5+ Year Contributor
Sep 6, 2003
Athens/Oxford, Ohio
I don't like the idea of running one without a dampener either. It sounds like too much of risk to me, but I guess I'm a sissy. :)


5+ Year Contributor
Feb 23, 2003
Royston, Georgia
I know Buchler (sp?) racing sells a underdrive crank pully w/ damper. I dont think it's any lighter but since it's a underdrive pully it's still better than the stock piece.

IMO though if your willing to go this far to obtain a small amount of incressed power, and acceleration the, money for the pully could possibly be put to better use else where. But that all depends on how much you have done to your car/engine I guess.


5+ Year Contributor
Sep 28, 2002
Indanapolis, Indiana
Unorthodox makes quite a few, You might want to look into those. They are undampened, But that what I'm running on my car right now - No problems what so ever. They're around $100 or so, or you can buy Buschurs dampened pully over $300+. I'm not sure how much the stock one is, probably close to $150-200 as well. Your choice, I'd recommend Unorthodox. It's balanced within' .001 of itself. that's super nice.
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