02-28-2005, 07:33 PM
I orderd a 50% race pulley from escortfocus.com this weekend and it'll be here by wed, I was wondering if I would have any charging problems with this taking so much power away from the alt. It supposedly gives a 10 to 12 hp gain and with my car being a daily driver I want to be sure before I bolt it up. However I think I might be ok becuase i drive a manual. So any input will be helpful
02-28-2005, 07:36 PM
10-12 might be a stretch.
You shouldn't see any problems with your alternator. Things might be a lil' bit dimmer at night is all.
02-28-2005, 07:39 PM
Yeah, I have had the other BDR crank UDP and haven't had one problem. I also run the AEM alt. UDP, so I'd say you're in the clear.
02-28-2005, 07:51 PM
Thanks fellas I thought so, but we'll see this weekend
03-01-2005, 03:17 AM
i was gunna go with the 25% cuase it is a daily driver. and the g/f likes the heater in the winter and summers here are 100+. let me know how the 50 does for you though
03-01-2005, 09:06 AM
I'll definatly let you know how it works out. Hopefully it'll be good.
03-01-2005, 05:21 PM
Hey bigtigga what is the SCT chip u have and plz lemme know how ur modding turns out i want to order one!!! Also whats necessary in the install...
03-01-2005, 05:42 PM
You can get all the info about the chip from Focus sport but it works pretty well in my car. Its not much of a power adder it just makes the car perform better. The chip got rid of my top spd limit raised my rev limiter to 7200 I also got an additional tune to turn the egr off, disable the rear o2 sensor, and early fan activation. You also have use premium gas once installed due to the advacing of the ignition timing but, overall I'm pretty satisfied with it. Once I put on the pully I'll be sure to post the results off the butt dyno.
03-02-2005, 09:04 PM
I've had the 50% udp for about a year with no charging issues. Lights do get dim at idle below 1000 rpm. As for the heater, I've made it through a winter with no issue there (granted in MO it doesn't get that cold). Also made it through summer which can get in the 100's. A/C doesn't get as cold as fast, but still works enough to keep the car comfortable after sitting all day in the sun at 100. No extra ICE power draw in my car and my commute is 25-30 min of mostly 50-70+ mph. I love mine. I just got my SCT chip last week and am getting used to that as the car sure runs different. Definitely a different engine above 3500 rpm than before. [thumb] Pulls harder and faster. Nothing definite yet, but in a bunch of stoplight starts on my normal commute I have more speed after a given interval than before. Most of the commute is a flat 55mph zone with intermittent stoplights, so I often end up in front, allowing me some 0-60+ runs. Not scientific, but after you've run it for a year, you know how fast you can get from point A to B. Getting there faster now with the chip. [:)~] [thumb] Wondering how the battery will last with the udp and the alternator bypass at wot, since that's usually where I'm at. [:D]
03-06-2005, 08:23 PM
HI got a question I installed the udp on my car and now it squeaks really bad when I turn on the heat or if I turn sharp and slow, I dont know if it's the tensioner or the belt that I have is too small which making the tensioner pull belt to tight making that awful noise. What type of belt do you have I have a 650 k6 on mine. The sheet that came with this thing has two listings a 2.0 w/air 650k6 and a 2.0L w/air 495k6 but I wouldnt know the difference between the 2 that would make them so different. I desperatly need some help. I've already tried belt dressing and it still does it
03-06-2005, 10:20 PM
when you took the belt off how easy did the tensioner move.
the reason i ask is that i had the same problem and it was a combo of two
different things. First the tensioner was bad and did not put hardly any tension
on the belt the other was like you said the belt was to big. I bought mine used
so i could see why mine was the wrong belt. but if you bought yours new didnt
come with a belt?
03-07-2005, 06:25 AM
I ended up getting a bigger belt than what they said as there was no way the 650 was going to fit on my car at least easily. The numbers refer to the belt length, so the bigger the number, the bigger the belt. The larger belt accomodates the extra a/c pulley. I'd have to think for a while to be sure, but I'm almost positive I ended up with a 655K6 belt. It does almost sound as if your belt is slipping under stress, so it may be a bad tensioner (?). I've had no squeaky belt issues with mine. I ended up having a buddy release the tensioner from under the car as I couldn't get it released enough from up top, but that was my only issue. Timing worked out good for me as I needed tires and had the tire guys make sure the pulley was on tight enough the next day before I put the splash guard back on.
03-07-2005, 09:06 AM
Yeah it definatly sounds like it's slipping under stress, the other thing is on the web site for my car it list a 645k6 and the sheet that it came with list a 650k6 should I go with the smaller belt maybe that will get rid of some of the extra slack. My tensioner seems to work fine it was kind of hard to pull as they all are felt no different than any other tensioner I've moved on other cars.
i installed a FR UDP Yesterday and my car is deffinatly more powerfull n runs nice, but with the INtake cat back and TB the car screams very loud mostly the intake at about 3000 rpm and gets louder ther higher rpms.