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Old 05-16-2018, 10:07 AM
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So today i had to reppace the alternator again lasted 3 years which i guess is ok, but the brand new all makes belt i installed 6 months ago and about 6k miles is already cracked and looks oike it needs to be replaced see pic, thats realy **** quality imo
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That's total B$, but I can't say that I'm shocked seeing another Allmakes part that is a POS
They use the cheapest Made in China type vendors and slap the Allmakes name on it = NO THANKS!

If you want a belt that will last get a GATES. I've used Gates Belts on ALL my cars/trucks for years with zero issues.
And a headsup if you don't want to order one online, you can get Gates Belts at any NAPA.
They use Gates as their "private label" brand ( part numbers will start NBH...).
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I had an issue with the serpentine belt after 300 miles. I left negative feedback on Amazon and will never purchase allmakes product again
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You have to be careful. Terrafirma /all makes is hit/miss with quality. Suspension stuff ships with no hardware and the rubber items donít fit well. If the parts hold fluid or are a safety concern- there are other vendors that better quality than the China sourced stuff. Often times the real OEM stuff is on sale and is a better fit when installed.
Keep shopping and find the price and quality that works for you.
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For belts, serpentine, V belt, timing belts, etc.

use DAYCO. They aren't even expensive.
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Last belt was a goodyear gatorback which i have never had issues with, on lr3 it shreded in under 100 miles and left us stranded
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^ Sounds like a bad install. No belt should fail that quick unless it was ridding on a pulley wrong.
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Last belt was a goodyear gatorback which i have never had issues with, on lr3 it shreded in under 100 miles and left us stranded
I had the Continental (?) Gatorback that some people swore was the best belt For a Disco 2. At 200 miles it started squealing and at 300 miles, a 2” wire started to stick out the side of the belt. I removed the gatorback belt (kept it in the truck as a back up belt) and bought a Dayco Poly Rib belt. After about 3000 miles it is still holding up.

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Also running the Dayco. Haven't had any issues. I ordered mine from Rovers North, but also noticed the last time I was at Advanced Auto Parts that they have the exact same one.
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