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 Post subject: Gates racing blue belts for BA BF?
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Has anyone seen or is using a Gates racing blue belt on their BA. Wondering about the costs and how good they actually are
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:51 pm 
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To answer my own question. Yes and they cost $60 plus postage.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:05 pm 
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What's the benefit over the blue belt over the black one besides your penis looking bigger?
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Is another one of those "If I put $600 spark coils, I'll gain 50kw..."?

Pretty sure you won't gain anything from the belt. Sure, some are quieter, some are louder (like the gilmer drive belts... sound like SC whine).

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gates racing blue belts for BA BF?
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:56 pm 
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xcabbi wrote:
What's the benefit over the blue belt over the black one besides your penis looking bigger?


benefits??? from my point of view, absolutly nothing, just a blue coating to rice things up a bit. :lol: ..
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:21 pm 
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I'd assume he means how good are they, durability wise. :roll:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gates racing blue belts for BA BF?
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:30 pm 
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i would say they would be no better than a genuine , bosch or gates std belt..
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:31 pm 
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Apparently 3 times the life for less then double the price.
It's probably a complete wank but it's for my granddads xr6. He needs a new belt and I do all the work to the car so I figure I'll buy him a better belt for Christmas.
I'm sure someone on this site says why replace when you can upgrade..
Plus it's blue guys.
f**k BLUE!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Gates racing blue belts for BA BF?
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:34 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
i would say they would be no better than a genuine , bosch or gates std belt..

Cummon man, if it's called a racing belt it's gonna be a bit better then a normal belt.

Slicks do sound nessasary tho.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Acually cheaper than a Bosch at Super Cheap.

Blue will mark instantly due to oil and corrosion from the pullies and coating will wear off after about a week and look shabby.

Not too sure on the quality, mine still seems fine after about 18 months.

 

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Gates belt is better quality but the blue is nothing over the standard Gates belt. The blue doesn't last long anyway and will go black.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:54 pm 
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Oh well that's gay as aids then isn't it. Good thing my grandad dosnt drive far or often.
Why would the pulleys have oil and corrosion on the belt surfaces? Haha. Hate to see you're enginebays
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Oh well that's gay as aids then isn't it. Good thing my grandad dosnt drive far or often.
Why would the pulleys have oil and corrosion on the belt surfaces? Haha. Hate to see you're enginebays


Where did I say anything about pulleys having oil on them.

The blue is a coating, it is affected by heat etc, you know the stuff that builds up in the engine bay. The blue coating wears off and there is discolouring via road grime, dust etc, comes through the radiator with the air, up underneath etc, or does your engine bay stay spotless all the time.
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Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Yer my engine bay is clean two lol. I have one that has lasted 2 years an its still blue looked the same as the day I got it

 

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