9 times out of 10, replacing something stock is going to be better. Is this $1300 better? Doubtful.Over a stock bridge, there is benefit.
And how much money do a lot of us spend on "looking cool"
A) can you buy the mp anymore?Seems like a waste given the MP is under 300. Also good luck with the raw aluminum pulleys. I went through this over 10yrs ago. The belt starts wearing them and also turns the belt silver. They need to be hardcoat anodized. Same reason the old school billetflow color pulleys wore color off.
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I remember reading that about the mp bracket also. Which side is the "right" side and why? Or does it even matter? I dont know why it wld matter. This is a nice part but as has been said it is kinda high imho. I know tooling and machining time costs, as i am a machinist. But i dont see how it wld be much better than a bolt on bracket like others already offer for like a 1/5 of the cost. Those others are on the "correct" side like this piece, and they also have a fixed location that wont slip or cld work there way loose in a slot. Idk. Just my .02It's funny. The old add-on idler relocator, like the one that comes with the RPM Outlet Motoblue cogs, was always on the driver's side. MP said they made theirs with the idler on the passenger side, and that is the correct location. So, which is right?
Where did you get this knowledge? I wld like to read more on it. So if this is the case in point, then what was said about the MP bridge being the correct side was false.Looking at your blower from the front of your truck.
The left side is the tight or t1 side.
The right side is the slack or t2 side
Meaning the belt moves clockwise.
A static tensioner should be on the slack side.
It's basic physicsWhere did you get this knowledge? I wld like to read more on it. So if this is the case in point, then what was said about the MP bridge being the correct side was false.
Also as stated, yes it makes me happy to see new products for our older platform trucks, and this is a nice piece. The price still seems pretty steep and im not big on the tooling marks, but thats just me.
Also as mentioned the outside of those pullies do need hard anodize for longetivity.
For some of us though, there isn't much left to buy. LolNice piece... I'd personally spend the 950 or soon to be 1300 on something else.. can buy a lot of little parts for that price tag.
Guys were talking about batteries... I stay with the motomaster battery. Put it on a trickle charger in the winter. Only replaced 1 in 11 years.
Glad JC is still trying to come up with new parts for our platform even though this one isn't for me.