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need help deciding wat type belt to buy

i have a ford ranger xlt 4x4 4.0 v6 ohv with 162k miles on the truck and i need to replace the belt soon. should i buy a gatorback belt or is there a better belt that will last longer. my next question is how long does a gatorback belt last.
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Those Gatorback belts are really good that should be just fine man
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Gatorbacks are expensive but at this point they're all I'll use.
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Gatorbacks are expensive but at this point they're all I'll use.
so they are worth the money ok ty
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Gatorbacks are expensive but at this point they're all I'll use.
I played with a few different belts because the gatorbacks were all out of stock. I should have just waited for it, since I ended up with one anyways.
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my gatorback seems to make a light whistle noise when i rev it.... idk, maybe its one of my pulleys, anyone else have that problem?
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i got a gates from napa and it works great
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G-o-o-d-y-e-a-r-g-a-t-o-r-b-a-c-k!!!

I'm on #3 right now. I put one on when i first got the truck since the stock one was squeeking. Squeeking went away. Then the belt started lookin' a lil old, so replaced it. The next day my tensioner pulley took a shat! and ripped my brandnew belt up. I went to 3 stores to find the correct Gatorback replacement. I'll never go to anything differnet.
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gates micro-v
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Does autozone or Advance Autoparts carry gatorback belts?

Edit: The cheap belt I have now squels like a pig everytime it rains.
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Autozone should carry a Gatorback. That is where I got mine.
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Thats all i normally run when its ava. I ran a gatorback on lightning for the blower belt and never had a problem.
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Go with the gatorback for sure dont settle for anything less
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What's wrong with the Motorcraft belt that is factory original? Mine has about 86K on it now and still looks good. I am planning on replacing it this year sometime just because it is over 6 yrs old but I will keep the original as a spare.
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