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      07-18-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Rogue Engineering Crank Pulleys Review

I have been asked by numerous members of this forum to post a review on the Rogue Engineering Crank Pulleys, so here it is:

I am VERY happy with them, you can feel the difference in power especially at higher rpms (above 5500rpm). The install took about an hour and a half for a local shop that did it for me. The pulleys are only $385, and for 8hp and 8tq - I think its more then well worth the $$.

Its kind of difficult to really tell the difference because I had the Eisenmann Race Exhaust installed just a couple days before the pulleys went in, and the 2000 km service was done around the same time as well. So all those factors also contributed to the increase in power that my butt dyno is telling me.

If your looking for a huge power increase, this obviously isn't for you. It won't make your M3 feel like a completely different car, but you will defineltly feel the difference (I especially feel the power increase in 2nd and 3rd gear).

I have attached an image of the pulley as it was delivered to my office the next day from Rogue Engineering.

If your considering this mod, don't hesitate its under $400 and it gives you power.
There is no downfall, there is no negative to this mod. The lights do not dim when under acceleration or any other time for that matter.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask guys!
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Sweet! Thanks for the post! That's a mod I'll be doing as well. How much did the install cost? Any plans on putting it on a dyno?
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Sweet! Thanks for the post! That's a mod I'll be doing as well. How much did the install cost? Any plans on putting it on a dyno?
Your welcome, was just under $200 bucks for install!
Almost 2 hours labour.

I wanted to dyno it stock, before Eisenmann and Rogue were installed!
But I got too excited when they came in on the same day, so I just installed!

I want to dyno it still, but who knows the power difference since I didnt dyno it stock!
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http://www.evosport.com/product/prod...VO.PER.B92.P01Evosport has came out with thier own pulley and they claim 21 hp and 8ft-lb over stock...
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http://www.evosport.com/product/prod...VO.PER.B92.P01Evosport has came out with thier own pulley and they claim 21 hp and 8ft-lb over stock...
If thats true, I would 100% switch it out for the EVOSPORT one.

However, the Rogue pulley was dyno'd on a Mustang dyno
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I think the gains are about the same with either one, not double the HP difference.
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are these underdrive pulleys or just light weight?
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sweet man, thanks for the review. that's awesome!!!
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There is no downfall, there is no negative to this mod. The lights do not dim when under acceleration or any other time for that matter.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask guys!
What about the warranty. I dont want to lose my warranty over 8hp. However 21hp might be a different story.

great review. thanks for the post.
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this is slightly , but do you guys know how to get ahold of Rogue. I want to know more about the DIABLO race exhaust and when it will be avaliable.
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this is slightly , but do you guys know how to get ahold of Rogue. I want to know more about the DIABLO race exhaust and when it will be avaliable.
http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?
they have a phone number and address there
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thanks for the review

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Car has 8000 km, and wow!!!!!
ITS REALLLLLY starting to get quick now, last night was a chilly night in Toronto and it was screaming and felt faster then ever! I love the M3 and for the pulleys
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$385 for 8hp and 8lb/ft is pretty decent. I'm gonna have to look into this mod.
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$385 for 8hp and 8lb/ft is pretty decent. I'm gonna have to look into this mod.
yes, yes it is!
well worth it, 0 regrets whatsoever!
10 hp here, 10 hp there...before you know it your close to 450 hp with a few bolt ons
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Hey where did you get it installed? RMP?
Thanks!
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Wow, a 17 1/12 month time travel!
Agree, HOLY THREAD REVIVAL BATMAN!
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Haha sorry just bought one and was debating DIY or install @ local indy
better than not searching first right
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I got mine installed about 3 days ago but I don't feel any difference. What are you suppose to feel that is different after installing the pulley exactly?

My pulley is squeaking for about 3-5 minutes after startup as I drive or rev it on neutral.

I paid $300 for install. =(
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I am always skeptical of pulley swaps. I am fairly certain that the factory pulley is its size/weight for harmonic balancing. I would be curious to see the long term effects of these other pulleys. To me 8 Hp, is not worth the crank/ bearings having issues. With the high RPMs in this motor I could see the crank developing a crack at a journal or the bearing wearing/seizing with the balance and/or vibration frequency being altered. Just my .02 for what is worth.
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I've put about 6k miles on my RE pulleys. A buddy of mine having troubles about the belt slipping/breaking but mine is working fine thus far.

Weird how you feel the difference above 5.5k, I think the exact opposite. I find it VERY noticeable under 3-4k in how much faster the car picks up. It's 8whp/8wtq throughout the whole power band, so 8wtq is very noticeable/useful under 3k. Also my milage improved a solid 1+ mpg average per tank. Well worth the $ but warranty issues does scare me a bit. If I were u I'd go dinan just because of the warranty and they claim it's the most aggressive pulley. RE is on the conservative side I think. Up to you but I've been happy with my RE pulleys
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