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11-14-2007, 01:23 PM
Hey all, searched the forums and I'm torn -- from my readings it seems that the gator is a good long-lasting belt, but that it comes with an increased noise factor -- I do a lot of driving, and if it's an annoying noise that won't do.

What are your thoughts? Worth it?

11-14-2007, 01:29 PM
Ummm i own one. Never have had an issue with it,and its quiet...

11-14-2007, 03:29 PM
Ummm they are longer lasting and quieter than normal belts... not really sure where you heard that they are louder

11-14-2007, 05:45 PM
Read it here on a few of the posts - something about them being slightly bigger than OEM or something like that, making a slight 'whine' noise that a few said makes the sound of a 'mild turbo'....

11-14-2007, 05:51 PM
well i didnt search but I have installed them on countless vehicles and they are most certainly quieter than normal belts...

11-14-2007, 06:00 PM
I've heard nothing but good stuff about Gator Belt, which is why I have one ready to go on when I get home for leave.

11-14-2007, 06:09 PM
Ive always had good experiences with them, Id say they are def. worth it.

11-14-2007, 06:09 PM
I got one on my truck, I love it

11-15-2007, 05:18 PM
Sweet, overwhelmingly positive - guess the other posts were just the minority - thanks guys!

11-17-2007, 10:18 PM
The gator belts are siped for increased slippage reduction... that's what many people buy them for... i don't get the increased noise comment either...

11-17-2007, 10:27 PM
I also heard that gatorbacks create a little whine, but I got one on my car and I don't hear anything.

11-17-2007, 10:34 PM
how often should u change belts again....? and what does a dealer OEM belt cost verses these