Gates Racing OEM Serpentine belt replacement

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  1. Torspd

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    Should have done this sooner, if anyone is interested.


    Here is the p/n. Ordered it from Amazon.

    Gates K060837RB Blue Racing Micro-V Belt.

    On my engine right now. Yes, it is a 6 rib belt instead of a 7. Less friction = MOAR POWA! ;)

    Been running it since I think September. :top:

    1GRracer and I are both using them and have been for quite a few months. I have had no squeaks or squeals. The only noticeable difference is that the back of the belt ( the blue side) has darkened from the contact with the pulleys. Nothing to worry about there.
     
  2. BenMara

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    Tkx need that, wow a bit larger then K050705
     
  3. Torspd

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    This is the OEM serpentine belt replacement. Not to be confused with that part number which is for the s/c. That is why I started this thread, to help alleviate any confusion between the two.
     
  4. BenMara

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    Gotcha sorry for my confusion
     
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    No problem mate.
     
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    blue gates for trd sc

    Does gates make a blue belt for the trd sc setup with stock pulley? If so can
    I get the part number? Thanks in advance
     
  7. 30Birdy

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    I was wondering the same thing. The blue belt looks good too if you are SWB. Anyone run one successfully yet?
     
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    Someone would have to measure their belt and compare to available belts from Gates. Of their racing series. I cannot help with that as I do not have a TRD S/C.

    I used a string wrapped around the pulleys and moved the tensioner pulley. Marking the different lengths that the tensioner could accept. By marking the string then measuring that.
     
  9. bobber bill

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    How's that belt doing? How many miles have you put on it? Thanks
     
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    Still doing great. Not sure the exact miles, as I haven't kept count. Been on for 10 months though without issue. As well as through its paces at track days.
     
  11. SgtBadA

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    100k miles and it's time to change mine. When you say it's 6 ribs instead of 7 is it just slightly skinnier than the pulleys?
     
  12. bobber bill

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    Thanks.

    All of your pulleys have 7 grooves for a 7 rib belt to sit on.

    A 6 rib belt will literally only use 6 of those grooves. One groove will be unused.
     
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    Thank you Bill. :top:
     
  14. SgtBadA

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    Ok thanks for the clarification. I'm going to buy one of these
     

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