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PostSubject: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeJuly 23rd 2014, 8:30 pm

What is the best kind of belt to get? A good value for the money.

I'm ordering all new pulleys.
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PostSubject: Re: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeJuly 23rd 2014, 8:33 pm

Phatmatt wrote:
What is the best kind of belt to get?  A good value for the money.

I'm ordering all new pulleys.

The kind that go all the way around without stopping.
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PostSubject: Re: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeJuly 23rd 2014, 8:42 pm

lol. I mean there's like 1/2 and 5/8, probably other variables too?
This is my first build so I'm all new to this belt thing Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeJuly 23rd 2014, 8:47 pm

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lol. I mean there's like 1/2 and 5/8,   probably other variables too?
This is my first build so I'm all new to this belt thing Razz
Are you keeping the vari drive? MTD's vari drive requires 5/8" belts. my local supplier of belts is tractor supply, so all they have is pix kevlar blue belts. works pretty dang good i guess. But my system isnt near stock nor have i ran a black rubber belt... I believe the kevlar is interlaced into the belt and it doenst really stretch.
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PostSubject: Re: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeJuly 23rd 2014, 8:53 pm

I will not be keeping the vari-drive. There is no pulley on the tranny at the moment, I will install a simple pulley and throttle will be done by the engine rpm.  At a later date I will replace that tranny.
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PostSubject: Re: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeJuly 23rd 2014, 8:58 pm

The kevlar is the cords inside the rubber. They dont stretch as much, as you said.

Blue, green/ brown, or red is what youll want. Black will just burn up.


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PostSubject: Re: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeJuly 23rd 2014, 9:00 pm

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I will not be keeping the vari-drive. There is no pulley on the tranny at the moment.  At a later date I will replace that tranny.
One thing about the MTD system, at least on mine, is that the pulley on the engine was made for a 5/8" belt, and a 1/2" wont grab, so on mine i replaced the pulley with a tractor supply pulley and it works flawless. have TSC 4" pulleys front and rear, no complaints, so id get those pulleys or whatever with a 1/2" belt. Heres my video of the engine pulley swap.
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PostSubject: Re: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeJuly 24th 2014, 3:17 pm

What does the belt color mean? and what does 3L 4L 5L mean? http://shop.phoenix-mfg.com/shop-belts
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PostSubject: Re: Best kind of belt to get?   Best kind of belt to get? Icon_minitimeAugust 10th 2014, 6:31 am

I think its the profile of the V. Try Googling it under PIX belts there is some info
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