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Adding Long Tubes, 10% OD pulley and Gates Blue belt. Had a buddy tell me he experienced belt slip with a Gates Blue @ 5k rpm. I know the Gates Green is the standard of excellence, but wanted to go with blue for the look in the engine bay.

Anybody got experience with the Gates Blue Belt? Don't want to put it on if Green is the bottom line for getting it right. Any insight is very much appreciated.

 

Quinn

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The Gates green belt's intended purpose is as a high mileage belt for commercial fleets. The blue is a racing belt. I had greens on and took them off. They seemed too stiff for decent pulley wrap. That's just my opinion and I may be the only one. I went to a standard Gates black.

 

Steve

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Steve,

 

Thanks for the insight. Hadn't considered that aspect of the equation. Clearly I need to look into this a bit deeper.

 

Quinn

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Have a green one since mid 2013 and it works great on my TVS.

It feels stiff, I agree.

At the time, no blue was available.Blue would look better.

Green is not really suited to our cars... :-)

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I ran the green belt for a few years myself with no issues, but found out it was designed more for a HD fleet application as 54First has already stated.

After reading up on the new blue belt, decided it was the way to go for me.

 

http://www.svtperformance.com/?p=2773

 

Pretty sure that Revan Racing & Gates know their stuff.

Make sure to check that your tensioner is working properly.

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I've been using the Gates Racing "blue" belt for the last year + in our race cars. They work great and show no signs of slippage and/or excessive wear.

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Thanks to you guys who took the time to give me some feedback on the Blue belt in real world settings. Feel better about it again.

 

Best,

Quinn

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The blue belt looks pretty sharp too, besides performance it definitely has some car show appeal to it.

Liked it so much that I also ordered a blue accessory belt from VMP.

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I too ordered the Gates Blue blower belt and the accessory drive belt from VMP.

There is a 5% discount code for purchases at VMP Tuning: VMPROCKS2

Every bit helps!

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