Mustang Underdrive Pulleys
Your Ford Mustang's engine is present to help you live out all of your speed and rubber-burning dreams on the track, but believe it or not, your motor performs a number of other key functions too! The Mustang engine, by way of various belts and pulleys, is responsible for powering a host of important electrical components, such as the alternator, the water pump, and the power steering pump among others. Though you need every one of those accessories, your engine yields potential horsepower because of all of the energy that it expends powering all of those aforementioned components.
Because removing the A/C and other vital electrical functions from a streetcar is not a realistic option, you can instead invest in an aftermarket Mustang underdrive pulley. Ford Mustang underdrive pulleys effectively decrease the amount of power that the engine uses to turn the various electrical components. Mustang underdrive pulleys increase your muscle car's efficiency by rerouting all of the wasted horsepower away from the electrical accessories in an effort to drive the crank faster, which in turn, creates more power.
By turning the various engine accessories at a slower speed than stock, a Mustang underdrive pulley can instead expend that energy delivering greater horsepower to the wheels. Unlike many strenuous aftermarket modifications, adding a Mustang underdrive pulley to your build is an easy upgrade that hardly requires any further changes to your build. In addition to being relatively simple to install, Mustang underdrive pulleys are far more economically sound than many other similar performance-oriented modifications.
Ford Mustang underdrive pulleys offer horsepower gains between four and seven hp, but even the smallest improvements can have a sizable impact. By reducing the drag caused by the belt-driven accessories, you will notice steady gains in both horsepower and torque, which will pay dividends at your next performance driving event. Whether you are active on the racing and/or autocross circuit or if you simply want to reduce the amount of effort that your engine has to put forth, you cannot go wrong with an aftermarket Mustang underdrive pulley!