98GT pullies on a '99GT!?!?

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  1. HoustonGT

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    Hey guys, 98RioRedGT sent me his MAC pullies off of his 1998 GT. I looked at them and they seem right, but i wanna know for sure that they will fit on my 1999 GT?? Anyone on here know? and im getting a new belt to put on too, so im guessing i should get the stock size, right?

    -I went to a local shop and they tried to charge me 142.50 to install the pullies, said it was about 2 hours of labor. :mad: There is no way i would pay that much, some of you guys were saying that it should only cost about 50-60 bucks, am i wrong?
     
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    From my understanding the pullies should be fine. Ford changed the design of the water pump in mid 2001, so you're straight there.

    I have no idea how much install should be but 142 bucks sounds like a lot IMO. I definitely wouldn't pay more than $100. If you have the right tools, you and a buddy can do it in the driveway.
     
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    Houston, I did also check that the pullies will work. Like the post above says the change came in mid 2001. So your safe there. The install for me was only about $100 for all three pullies. Yes buy a stock size replacement belt. Good luck with the install, you won't be disapointed with the results.
     
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    go to autozone & "rent" a pully puller & do it yourself, to save some cash :nice:
     
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  5. HoustonGT

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    ok, guys thanks alot for the help. Ya i figured that 142 was too much, i was hoping for around 75, but i guess ill save up a 100 and then do it. Thanks Alot for the pullies 98GtRioRed.
     
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    Considering the shop rate where you asked might be around 70 an hour, 140 total is right. The problem I see is the 2 hr part, it should in no way take them that long. Find a shop that would do it in about an hour and a half tops, then you are lookin at about 100 bucks.
     
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    well, thats mainly what i didnt get either. I was pretty sure it would only take 1-1.5 hours tops, but they said 2. I could freakin do it in two with no experience, theyre professionals with airtools and crap, i say 1 hour.
     
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    hey houstonGT what shop did you take it to? I had my pullies installed at Strictly Performance and it was only $70. Their website is Strictlypro.com Check it out.
     
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    It cost me $70 to get pullies put on my '88 GT, $150 is a lot of money for a pullies install.
     
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    150 would get you the Timing Adjuster, just try installing it yourself, I know I am when I finally order mine :)
     
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    taking the pulley off the alt. is much easier with air tools.
    What brand of pulleys? You may need a spacer on the Alt. pulley. :D
     
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    its a set of MAC u/d pullies from a 98Gt.
     
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    A spacer was not needed on my 98. The pullies are for 96-2000 model year, so I would think it is safe to say no spacer is needed on your 99 HoustonGT.
     
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