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Gates Racing OEM Serpentine belt replacement for 1GR

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Torspd, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Dec 12, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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    Should have done this sooner, if anyone is interested. For the 2005+ Tacoma, with the single VVT-I 1GR, as well as FJ's, 4Runners, and Tundras with that same engine. :thumbsup:

    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. Always is great. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Dec 14, 2014 at 4:46 PM
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    Interesting.... Is this less friction one less rib better for throttle response, a popular mod for other car communities? On another note; you know anyone using the AEM infinity yet on 1gr?
     
  3. Dec 15, 2014 at 6:04 AM
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    I have no idea about anyone else using less ribbed belts. I just wanted to try something different, and see if it would work. Just to see if there could be a different option than the OEM. Now there is. As there wasn't anything I could find, prior to me test fittings this one, of someone else running any form of Gates Racing belt on the 1GR.

    I also didn't feel like getting an 8 rib and cutting one off. To much risk of damaging the rest of the belt. This was the easiest method.


    I have heard of no one with a 1GR, using the Infinity EMS. If I was just starting this journey of mine, that is what I would use, most likely. If it could be wired up to control the throttle body.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2015 at 8:18 AM
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    Update.

    Still running this belt. Lucario Runner is as well, and has been since about the same time as me. No problems to report. No squeaks or squeals. Only a little discoloration on the blue surface where the contact with the pulleys takes place.

    A perfectly fine upgrade.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2015 at 6:33 AM
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  6. Jan 15, 2015 at 6:35 AM
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    Seriously no issues with one less rib? Silly Amazon claims it doesn't fit.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2015 at 7:09 AM
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    Been running it daily for months. Lucario Runner and I both.

    You just have to make sure that you line it up properly in the grooves.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2015 at 9:04 AM
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    Meh, I ended up just going with the Gatorback belt as it was a coin flip and I'd rather not deal with cutting a rib off or one less. I also don't like how it looks after the blue starts wearing on the pulleys. Just looks... dirty. I wish Gates would just make one that fits our application.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2015 at 9:48 AM
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    That is not the accessory belt, that you posted. The length is too short. The link I posted is for the OEM serpentine belt. Which is what this thread is for. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 15, 2015 at 9:50 AM
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    Actually, I may have ordered the wrong belt now that I look at it. D'oh!
     
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    That's no good man.
     
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    Yup. Stock engine, to built engine, and going to be moving on to the newest built engine. In the truck which is my DD.
     
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    glad I found this @Torspd! I will get this belt then.
     
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    My pleasure mate. Still running the one this thread was started about. :thumbsup: As is Lucario.
     
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