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    Default need help looking for a gates green stripe belt

    i need one for a 89 celica. its for my 91 all-trac but since i removed the a/c i need it for the 3sge. does anyone know what store sells the gates green stripe belts? i installed a new gates gator grip belt when i installed my new HO alternator but it still slips slightly at start up and above 5k rpm. mechman recommends the green stripe belt so thats what im looking for

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    Not sure of the brand but I got a belt from O'reilly's. It's more of a felt like material than the normal rubber one. It was for a 90-93 AllTrac without A/C if I recall. I cut my old belt and taped it at the diameter I needed, took it in and made them find me one that fit.

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    Call Carquest. I've bought every green stripe belt from them.

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    I just buy the cheapest belt I can find. Never had problems with slippage if tensioned right, nor have I ever had a belt break*knock on wood*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car_Barn_Bandit View Post
    Call Carquest. I've bought every green stripe belt from them.
    i forgot about carquest..... funny because i worked at a carquest wharehouse for 3 years.... i hated stocking the belts and hoses lol a box the size of a pallet and 4' tall full of just indivisual belts or hoses or sometimes both in the same box ill give them a call tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by CollapsedNut View Post
    I just buy the cheapest belt I can find. Never had problems with slippage if tensioned right, nor have I ever had a belt break*knock on wood*
    neither have i but i guess this new alternator requires alot more tension than the oem setting at higer rpm. i looked up the green stripe belt and i read those belts are made to take the harsh conditions of sudden loads from heavy duty alternators and other things better than a regular belt. i had my new belt tight but it just keeps getting streched enough for slight slippage.

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    My 4-groove green belt doesn't slip on my overdriven alternator. That's some gripping power!

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    The stock is 5 grooves right? Yeah that must be doing good!

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    i emailed the company "gates" and they said they currently dont have a green stripe option for that belt crap last night when i drove to work it seemed ok but my dash lights would still dimm when i had my radio all the way up and the bass would hit. i guess i just need some kind of capacitor for my amps.

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    Have you done the big 3 upgrade? With 0 gauge wire?

    My dash light flicker when I turn on my turn signals. My volt meter also registers a volt drop up and down

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    i did it with 1/0 monster cable (brand) cable. i added a 2/0 copper cable from the alternator housing straight to the negative on my battery. mechman told me that was a must since my battery is in the rear cargo area/hatch area. i was thinking of getting a small kinetic battery instead of a capacitor to avoid my dimming lights but then i would need a isolator and who knows what else. im just going to leave it the way it is. im just beignvery picky lol

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    Monster cable is most likely not rated for underhood temps. You should be using cable stamped with SAE1127.

    As for belts i you want a quality belt try and find a mitsuboshi. Or you could always call Toyota and get one. I'd be surprised if either of those belts slip.

    Really though are you sure you don't just have a shitty alternator? What kind of load are you putting on it? Competition stereo?

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    ive been thinking of replacing that cable with some good weling cable but that will wait a while ive spent alot lately. its a mechman alternator and before they sent it out they tested it and it put out 156 amps at 800rpm and 171 at 1700 rpm. i seriously doubt a well known company like this will lie about the output on this alt.

    ill look at online toyota oem parts sellers for the belt and see what it costs. i just need a kinetic batt or something similar. i do notice a good diference with this alt though

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    I found these.I'm not sure if they're green stripe belts but it says they are supposed to be very good. The gatorback belt I have right now is 39.5" and the closest one to that was 38.14". Bought it on Amazon for $22 http://www.gatespowerpro.com/Comerge...nchInID=608351
    ill post my results.

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