Gates Racing OEM Serpentine belt replacement

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.
 

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.
 

BenMara

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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.

Gotcha sorry for my confusion
 

kharrar

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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
 

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?
 

Torspd

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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.
 

Torspd

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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.
 

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?
 

bobber bill

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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.

Thanks.

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?

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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