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Old 06-08-2009, 05:32 PM
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Default What is the best drive belt OEM or after market

I have a 2008 700X2 and would like to put on a new belton it. It is showing no signs of ware but just doing this so that I have one as an extra I can bring with me when I go on long rides in Tenn with the wife. If Im going to do this I would like the Best and strongest one avalable. whats would be your buy?
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:59 PM
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OEM. I've tried aftermarket and they are not as good as the factory belt.
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Go OEM and save yourself money and bullsh$t. Aftermarket belts don't last.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:52 PM
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Ditto on the other posts! I bought a so called "high performance" belt once for my 02 700 and it shredded with less than 100 miles on it. The only thing the cheaper aftermarket belts are good for is having a spare.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:34 AM
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Go with Dayco brand belt, the only manufacturer to offer a hassle free 1 year warranty, the OEM won't do that
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I used a couple dayco belts before and they slip at higher rpms after they get hot. Even with a 1 year warranty they are still junk.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:01 AM
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Don,t fool youself just because the belt look good a belt change is a good idea after awhile.

I changed my orginal belt after 250 hr even through it looked good and behaved decent. When I changed the belt the ATV grabs instantly in high range and tries to jerk up the front end,the ATV use to top out at 53 mph now it gets closer to 60! Its the best $80 I spent on the machine.

I stayed with a Polaris belt hoping it would last as long as the oringinal OEM did. I heard of some aftermarket Gator belt horror stories on this site,use "search" and read about them.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:25 PM
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I used a couple dayco belts before and they slip at higher rpms after they get hot. Even with a 1 year warranty they are still junk.
You gotta be kiddin' me SP70003, the snowmobile racers swear by them, I ran them on my Scrammy 400 4x4's and outlasted and OEM belt the POO has. If anything the Poo brand (Carlisle)is the junk belt in the stable
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my polaris belt slips when hot.
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Go with oem, I upgraded my 700 to the 800 belt, much stronger belt, been on there a long time , no problems, I tried a dayco , machine creeped and smelled like the belt burning, put oem on and no problems.
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