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    Anyone use the Gate's full timing belt kit before?

    I'm about to order the full Gate's timing belt kit which is $300

    Includes the 4x pulleys, timing belt, tension belt and water pump. I have heard nothing but good things about Gates. This appears to be quite the deal though. Any reason I should be wary of why it is so cheap? Supposedly the belt is about $150, tensioner $100, the pulleys can be up to $100 each.

    Just would like to ask before I pull the trigger. Thanks!

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    Gates is one hell of a good company in my mind. If it's true gates stuff, then I'd jump on the deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palam7 View Post
    I'm about to order the full Gate's timing belt kit which is $300

    Includes the 4x pulleys, timing belt, tension belt and water pump. I have heard nothing but good things about Gates. This appears to be quite the deal though. Any reason I should be wary of why it is so cheap? Supposedly the belt is about $150, tensioner $100, the pulleys can be up to $100 each.

    Just would like to ask before I pull the trigger. Thanks!
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    Gates is one hell of a good company in my mind. If it's true gates stuff, then I'd jump on the deal!
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    ordered! I'm stoked.

    I'm taking my car to metric performance tuning and he gave me a great quote! He was very surprised at the gate's price

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    Does anybody know if the Gates belt in the kit is sold as a 105,000 mile belt, like the Subaru one (even if the Subaru is made by Gates for all I know)? Curious.

    OP, thanks for making this thread, it will help many people I'm sure -- me for sure.
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    says it's made to oem standards so I would think

    http://www.oakos.com/Merchant2/merch...GATE-TCKWP328A

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    I have this kit on my car now. It is very good. The one thing I did not like was the gasket for the water pump was really thin and wimpy looking.
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    OK that's good info too. You've not had a leak at the pump gasket though right?
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    Hmm, I happen to have an extra water pump. Maybe I'll use that

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    what engine is it for that www.oakos sells? 2.0L or 2.5L?

    i have only found the complete set from 440-500 dollars and would like to save little $
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    OK that's good info too. You've not had a leak at the pump gasket though right?
    I ended up just reusing my old water pump gasket. No leaks and I don't think I will get any. Hopefully
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davitos View Post
    what engine is it for that www.oakos sells? 2.0L or 2.5L?

    i have only found the complete set from 440-500 dollars and would like to save little $
    didn't the 02 only come in a 2.0?

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    You get a better price when you buy the whole kit. Heck, Advance told me they would have to factory direct the kit for $400 big ones. I've still got some sticker shock. I'm sitting on 130k with what I believe is the factory T-Belt. So I need to do the chore as well. Has anyone heard anything negative about the Greddy belts? And I was under the impression that the '02 only came with the 2.0 as well.

    Oh and I found this on Ebay. It's $239.w/shipping. Any opinions?

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    i asked one dealer on ebay with the same or really close photo and almost same price.

    he said it is:
    This is the replacement after market from Taiwan. The belt from ITM Inc.
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