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Old 02-20-2010, 10:31 PM
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Default GatorBack or MotorCraft belt?

I have heard a lot have people say how good a Gatorback is and how it was the only way they could get rid of their noisy belt problem but something tells me I should go with the Motorcraft one... I'm on my last nerve with this belt noise and if this doesn't solve the problem then its going to the shop...Any suggestions?
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I have heard a lot have people say how good a Gatorback is and how it was the only way they could get rid of their noisy belt problem but something tells me I should go with the Motorcraft one... I'm on my last nerve with this belt noise and if this doesn't solve the problem then its going to the shop...Any suggestions?
ive had both, prefer the gatorback. seems to run smoother with the gatorback. It may just be me.
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:14 PM
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gatorback. the design on it allows it to bend better and easier through the ridged pullies. much quieter!
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:16 AM
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Gatorback hands down. I just replaced mine with 67,000 miles on it.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:16 AM
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Go with the gatorback AND replace the belt tensioner. Had the same 'issue' and the tensioner was shot.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:04 AM
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where can you purchase a gatorback?I have been to a few auto part stores and they never seem to have the right one for my 2000 ranger xlt.
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got mine from autozone
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:10 AM
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Have to agree GatorBack hands down over the motorcraft one
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:31 AM
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Cool sounds good. However, I've been looking around online and I'm seeing different sizes pop up for my Ranger. 88.2 is what is on there now. Amazon says 88.2. Summit says 85.5 OR 85.8. Then I found one on Ebay that says it's for a 4.0 litre with the size being 88.2.

So help me out here, what size is correct for a 3.0 litre with A/C?

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Old 02-21-2010, 01:36 PM
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cool sounds good. However, i've been looking around online and i'm seeing different sizes pop up for my ranger. 88.2 is what is on there now. Amazon says 88.2. Summit says 85.5 or 85.8. Then i found one on ebay that says it's for a 4.0 litre with the size being 88.2.

So help me out here, what size is correct for a 3.0 litre with a/c?

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88.25" The 85.875" is for people with out A/C.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: GatorBack or MotorCraft belt?

I need to know what size to get too, I have been reading and some owners say they can't get the 88.20 on, and the 88.70 is to big, so which one to try, can't believe they don't make one for our trucks. :/
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:12 PM
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Gatorback- eBay or Amazon!
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:14 PM
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I need to know what size to get too, I have been reading and some owners say they can't get the 88.20 on, and the 88.70 is to big, so which one to try, can't believe they don't make one for our trucks. :/
JP - I posted in your original thread bump here: Gatorback belt not fitting

This is a very old thread & bumping multiple 'Gatorback' threads & asking the same information in each makes things confusing for members

We appreciate your searching & it works good for research - but we prefer you dont ask the same question in multiple old threads.

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