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Old 12-07-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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I've abused my cheap belt for over 40,000 miles, and only now it'* starting to show a couple little cracks. Best 25 bucks I ever spent on a (car) belt.

Now, I've heard nothing but good things about Gatorbacks and their cool, quiet, V-shaped technologies. Just for the sake of asking, is it worth it to spend the extra money on a premium belt?
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Gatorbacks are better then stock belts. I use Gates belts, which are better then gatorback. But will cost you more. They wont slip though.
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I have a gates. got it from a local parts store for 38
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I've had Dayco, tried Gatorback and found them to be no better than Dayco. When I moved to the 8 rib setup a buddy suggested the Gates belts.

Since then I've converted a few folks as well. The Gates belt I got and that others have purchased look sparkly on the inside like traction tape.

Do you want a belt or do you want traction tape?
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Traction tape please.
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my truck has a gatorback belt....with my truck having the internal mods it does..the belt does really well only had it slip maybe once or twice in 10 months but then again i baby my truck...I ran dual gatorbacks on the ssei no prob
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FWIW I had slip on the accessory belt of the Bonneville once I moved to the electric WP. The engine revved very fast and with 1/4 wrap on the crank it wasn't enough. I planned on moving to the Gates, but pulled it before doing that.
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I've currently got 5-6 gates belts sitting in my garage. My only complaint is they don't automatically adjust every time the mod bug bites and I end up dropping another pulley size. :P
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I use Gates Belts they don't slip!!! I paid about 40.00 or so...well worth the cost!
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Advance lists another Dayco belt for $37.

Just found a Gates online for $14 and shipping.

This is the cherry on top of my good day.
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