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Serpentine belt question

My belt was squeaking today when I started. I was just looking for a replacement online and the oriley's site says 87.25" is the circumference listed as the replacement. Is this correct?
They have a gates brand that is similar to the Goodyear gatorbacks that were popular awhile ago.

I then went to summit and they have the gatorbacks. But the sizes they have that are closest are 86.88" and 87.50" which would be the proper one or is that 1/2" either way not gonna make a difference?

The gates one is $28.99 and the Goodyear ones are $29.99 and $31.49 respectively.

I'm just making sure the sizes don't matter before I order from summit.
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It should tell you on the diagram on your header panel.
Or you could always take your old one off and measure that.
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Yea, ill look tomorrow at some point.

Do you know if that half inch is gonna make a difference? Will the tensioner be able to adjust for it?
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I don't think the half inch will matter.
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why not just go to a parts store and buy a gatorback for your motor? shipping, waiting, then possibly having to return it because it was wrong sounds like a pain. plus it keeps local shops in business.
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Idk if anyone local to me sells em. If they do there is a good chance I'm paying more then the above prices. Crappy tire's site doesn't list em so that means partsource isn't gonna have em either.

EDIT: just called CT, they have 1 certifit one in stock and no Prestone ones. Price is $46. Free shipping from summit for $30. Bus ride to DT UPS store in Detroit is free. I just saved $15. I don't see CT going out of business over a serp belt.

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They always vary a bit between manufacturers... the tensioner should make up for the difference!
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That's what I wasn't sure on. Thanks adam
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