Which Idler pulley kit?

BossMane

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I am about to pull the trigger on a 4 piece idler pulley kit for my 03 Terminator with a 2.8 upper. I am looking at the BilletFlow kit, and the UPR kit, from Lethal. Is one of them better than the other?
 

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I don't have any first hand experience on them but doesn't Metco also have a kit? I've used them on various things in the past and been happy with them
 

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Yes Metco makes a kit too. They are about $100 more, and I can't find the kit on Lethal's website. Is the Metco kit better than either of the two I previously mentioned? I don't mind spending the extra cash, if they are a superior product.
 

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Metco makes a really good idler, possibly the best..

I would only consider dual bearing idlers, and all the dual bearing idlers are extremely comparable, it just comes down to whichever style and color you want..

Also, bypass Lethals website and go directly to whichever companies website you decide to go with.. Unless you want to pay more.
 

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The double bearing Metco kit is $479, and the double bearing UPR kit is $335. Is the Metco kit worth the extra cash? If so, what makes the Metco kit better than the UPR kit?

Like I said, if there is value in the more expensive kit, I'll spend the cash, but I don't want to pay $150 more just for a brand. I can't tell any major differenced in the kits from the pictures.

Thanks again for all your help!
 

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Metco appears to have a slightly more functional design for the bearing dust cap. Other than that the differences are all aesthetic.
 

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A buddy had a set of LFP pullies that had the same bolt in design for the bearings. They started clicking after a few thousand miles. The bearings wallowed out the holes in the pullies. I have yet to see the same issues with the Metcos. I have 15-20k miles on my Metcos.
 

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Just in case it helps....
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