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Old 11-17-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default 32.00 for a Gates Serpintine belt ?? Did I break a window

Isn't that high ?? Another store sells "Driverite" for 19.00 I thought this was about a 10.00 belt, I must be dreaming
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Go to Autozone. The GoodYear Gatorbacks are cheaper than NAPA'* Gates belts. And better quality, too.
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For N/A I'd just get a Gatorback even though it will probable be about the same price. The Gatorbacks have a lifetime warranty which you will probable never have to use because they last a very long time.

For a Supercharged car I'd go with the Gates belt. They will grip better then any other belt out there helping with belt slip. They also do not stretch like other belts (including Gatorback) so over time the tension stays the same.
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x2 on the Gates belt. No slippage here. I don't know what is a good price for them though.
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For N/A I'd just get a Gatorback even though it will probable be about the same price. The Gatorbacks have a lifetime warranty which you will probable never have to use because they last a very long time.

For a Supercharged car I'd go with the Gates belt. They will grip better then any other belt out there helping with belt slip. They also do not stretch like other belts (including Gatorback) so over time the tension stays the same.
Our goodyear belts have NO WARRANTY at AutoZone as far as I know, I have worked here for 3 years and never heard that. Where did you hear that?
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For N/A I'd just get a Gatorback even though it will probable be about the same price. The Gatorbacks have a lifetime warranty which you will probable never have to use because they last a very long time.

For a Supercharged car I'd go with the Gates belt. They will grip better then any other belt out there helping with belt slip. They also do not stretch like other belts (including Gatorback) so over time the tension stays the same.
Our goodyear belts have NO WARRANTY at AutoZone as far as I know, I have worked here for 3 years and never heard that. Where did you hear that?
I know that the only goodyear belt that has the warranty is the gatorback. I've never got a belt from AutoZone but have got many from Murry'* and others and have returned MANY of them.
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Goodyear is the maker of the Kelly Belts( and Kelly Tires ofcourse ).... I have had friends that have used kelly belts, the lifespan seems short...

Both of my cars have goodyear gatorbacks, Not a single problem in well over 6 years on both cars... And the tensioners are still within their proper operating range...

For us NA guys I do reccomend the Gatorback...

And they do run $25-$30 depending on the application....

I believe that even the Kelly belts are near $20 for a 3800...

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What'* this got to do with a window?
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What'* this got to do with a window?
Merely his way of writing a topic.

Speaking of...back to the topic.
I've run $20 Dayco belts and been more than happy. The pattern on them resembles the Gatorback design. Although the GB is slightly different.
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What'* this got to do with a window?
Merely his way of writing a topic.

Speaking of...back to the topic.
I've run $20 Dayco belts and been more than happy. The pattern on them resembles the Gatorback design. Although the GB is slightly different.
I had my orignal AC belt for 10 years before it was replaced with a NAPA, and have had No problems
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