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Old 01-07-2013, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by wasral View Post
Sorry... what? what are the advantages of serpentine belts over V-belts? I wanted gilmer toothed belts and pulleys purely for the visual look and the whining sound of them spinning.
V belts sap power and have been known to get thrown at high rpm.
Go ahead and get the gilmer belt if that's what you want, but forget about running anything other than the water pump and alternator. No power steering or a/c. They are made for race applications for motors that slip or throw v belts. They require constant maintenance and can destroy your alt or water pump bearings is you adjust it wrong. The serpentine pullies are awesome, you will love it. Costs like $200 for all the pullies and belts.
If you want a whine get a gear drive timing set.
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