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    Default Timing Belt Recommendation?

    Just wanted to know what belt y'all would recommend? My timing belt snapped today, so I though if I'm going to do it I should get the best.
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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    Stock belt is the best, by far IMO.

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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    The STOCK Belt is Made by GATES, So you don't need to go to the Dealer to get it just make sure the belt has the GATES name on it.
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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    I'll second that. Any time I buy a belt, I ask if there is a Gates available.

    The last time I got a new serpentine belt, I was told they had a generic one for $16 or a Gates for $43. I took the Gates. I've spent enough time on the side of the road to know false economy when I see it.

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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by goldse View Post
    The STOCK Belt is Made by GATES, So you don't need to go to the Dealer to get it just make sure the belt has the GATES name on it.

    Wrong ... unless the SVT belt is made by a different company, which I highly doubt.

    I've run Gates for years but recently I did some work for one of the local guys. He'd got a T-belt from Steve and it was not a gates belt. Some yellow writing/numbering and something about being made in Germany. Very beefy belt, far more so than the gates, looked to be more weave to the belt also.
    For the money that's the only belt I'd run.

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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    Fair enough, gates does have a lifetime warranty
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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    Hmmm. What about Gatorback Timing Belts? I trust the hell out of their serpentine belts so go figure the Timing Belt must be good....I think I'm gonna get one when it's time. 87,000 miles. Maybe I'll change it at 100k.
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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    Ive herd good things about gatorback belts, they are made by goodyear.... I can't speak for their timing belts though, i have not used them yet.
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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    www.rockauto.com seems to have a crapload of options to choose from. Only confusing thing is, you can choose from multiple pullies to replace. I'm sure it's optional but is it better to replace them as well I wonder? Probably.
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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    Replace the pullies, it is just a little more work, but you've got most of the hard part done.

    Like I said, the gates stuff has a lifetime warranty. I got mine from Rock Auto
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    Default Re: Timing Belt Recommendation?

    Thank Y'all for the replies. I went ahead and got the Gates Racing Belt. It said it was around 3x stronger and I am loving the blue color it has. Also I changed the pulley and tensioner.

    Again Thank Y'all for the help
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