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Old 09-30-2006, 10:53 PM   #1
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what is the best belt

i think im gettin belt slip i have a gatorback i dont care for it

after a few months the Writing is all Worn off which doesnt normally happen on other belts
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lots have success with the Dayco belts
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I have the gatorback belt and works fine but you could try the gates belt
some say " Better belt grip than gatorback by nearly 30%"
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what is the Pn for Dayco?
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what is the Pn for Dayco?
Not sure of the part # but you'll need a 715 belt for the smaller pulley
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what is the Pn for Dayco?
Not sure of the part # but you'll need a 715 belt for the smaller pulley
i have a oversized idler
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I'm not impressed with the oversized tensioner pulley for taking up space.

I'd also expect the writing to wear off as that part of the belt rides on some pullies.
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I first used a Gatorback belt (Stock size with 3.5 idler) when I first put on my 3.4 but that got chewed up in 6-7months and had stretched out a lot. Then I used a Napa Gates belt and that held up pretty good had almost no belt slip on my 1-2 shift with it but my sc pulley built rubber in the grooves and it made more noise then the Gatorback. The Gates Belt I had held up great till it fought with an idler pulley and they both got knocked out. So now I'm back to the Gatorback ( 715 ) and happy... Sure it wears faster but its quiet and I don't have all that rubber on my pulley, changing a belt twice a year is ok for me.

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I grabbed a Dayco because of it'* ease to find locally. Been a year and to my knowlegdge it hasn't slipped ever.

Checking the tensioner markings may be in order to ensure it'* not causing the belt slip.
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My Gates belts have always left rubber packed in pulley grooves as well. Never had any issues with the Gatorbacks at all. On either belt of either car.
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