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Old 09-26-2005, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Serpentine Belt Suggestion? Goodyear, Gates, Drive-Rite, Dayco or OEM??

Does anyone have any opinions on which belts are the best. Prices are as follows:

Drive-Rite 780K5 - $15.94
Dayco 5050780 - $22.96
Gates (Carquest) - $20.22
Goodyear (VIP) - $14.99
and of course the OEM belt.

I have not seen much written about this and I need to change the belt today. I would love to hear peoples thoughts and suggestions, good or bad experiences.

Thanks,
-Rob

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Old 09-26-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
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Default Re: Serpentine Belt Suggestion? Goodyear, Gates, Drive-Rite, Dayco or OEM??

I have a Gates with no problems.

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94 SL2 Automatic

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: Serpentine Belt Suggestion? Goodyear, Gates, Drive-Rite, Dayco or OEM??

Definitely OE. Have had issues with G-year belts in the past (premature wear, noise), and have not had issues with OE belts (on Saturns, at least).
Expect to pay small premium (I think I last paid $23-25) over aftermarket.

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:55 PM   #4
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Default Re: Serpentine Belt Suggestion? Goodyear, Gates, Drive-Rite, Dayco or OEM??

Factory belt went 80,000 miles and still looked great, I threw it in the spare tire well and put on a new OE one, still looks great at 120,000. Original tensioner, too.

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