What he said!!! Word for word...I replaced mine about a year ago. That is the only belt I will use. Simply the best IMO.
I was considering OEM too. My Dad mentioned Gates so I thought I'd look into it. Haven't gotten any yet. Gates has been around for a long time, I would imagine they manufacture OEM for some car company. I haven't heard anything bad about Gates yet so I may give it a shot. You don't stay around that long if you manufacture junk, right?@jauntybishop told me either gates or dayco only. I'm seeing incredible reviews on the old gator back,now continental elite v belt tho. Wondering if the Gates or Dayco only is just a tried and true Titan thing? Bc both of those look super generic to me. I even considered the oem Nissan one over them but it was $52,($37 on Amazon). Thx for the post!
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This is sound policy. Checking wear when you do oil changes and changing if/when it starts squealing will save you a lot of headache.I'm on my third belt in 127k miles. This one should last another 10-15k before I look at replacing it. Once it starts squealing I check the markings on the tensioner and inspect the belt. If it's past the mark or looks like it has any cracks I replace it. For $30 it's not something I'm going to try to stretch to the limit before I replace it.
Did you install it yet? Going to be doing mine tomorrow.
I installed my gatorback yesterday, removed the front skid plate for better access but still was only a 20 min job. Good luck.