Really need $200 since I have over $300 into it. Again, they're brand new and have never even tried to be installed. Last time I checked, Summit had just the pulley for $294. I'm in Mentor, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. I will be traveling to Columbus next weekend, so if you were interested, I could meet you somewhere.
it all depends on th application...the one i put on my ford ranger was smaller and lighter...the one i put on my 03 neon used the stock belts but it was made outta aluminum instead of steel! and in my neon it was a noticable difference...so i can't wait to get this one and install it and feel the difference!
But does this pulley weigh the same as the stocker? The stocker is a much needed piece as it balances the rotating assembly. 1 wrong move and kaboom to the motor. I have heard stories of them wobbling and leaking oil from the front seal.
its just like a harmonic balancer...but no matter how you change the weight as long as it is balanced it is ok...just like if you take a factory balancer off of say a Ford 302 with 50oz imbalance and put a fluidamper on it you will notice that the fluidamper weighs less but it still has a 50oz imbalance to keep the rotating assmebly balanced correctly. And anytime you replace this pulley or a balancer you are supposed to replace the seal in the front of the engine, because if you don't you WILL get leaks since the old seal has conformed to the old pulley/balancer.