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Old 03-24-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Timing Belt?

I have around 85k miles on my motor and I was thinking it might be a good idea to replace the timing belt before I hit the strip. I was wondering what the best belt to use was? I was thinking of just going with a factory replacement from ford since my orignl has lasted this long but was wondering if there is a better, stronger belt available. My car is turbo charged which is why I posted here.


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The OE belt is recommended to be replaced at like 110-120k or something, but with anything, check it for wear of course. If it looks ok, no cracks, chunks missing, etc, I'd leave it be (not that it's that hard to replace). If you do decide to replace it, I'd stick with OEM parts.
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Two performance cam belts available are : Kent competition and Gates Racing

I have a Kent Competition on my car and helped install a Gates racing on a friend's SVT. Both look like good belts. OEM also seem like a decent belt also. It all depends on your preference.
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