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What would you guys/girls say is the best drive belt out there? Or what are the top three that you would choose for your sled. ive never bought a belt before and i know im gonna need one some time. I have an 80 ski-doo, what would you reccomend for that?
 

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I prefer the originals but for a 25 year old sled think I'd try perhaps an Ultimax if available.
 

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I have an incredible max belt on my Phazer, It Is three years old and holding up well.
Saturday I went and bought a brand new Max 2. I figured at three years old my belt was due for a change.
I didn't even make it 100 miles and the belt exploded into pieces. I went back to the store and NICELY asked the guy what we could do about it. I can't afford to blow $50 on a belt every weekend.
The Guy called Carlisle,and explained the situation. The guy at Carlisle gave him a mile long spew of B.S. "there is something wrong with his clutching","he needs a higher grade belt" He absolutely refused to do anything about it.
I had to dissassemble the secondary to get the string out.
I now have it back together with the old max, Working perfectly.
I will try a Gates next but, I will never buy another Carlisle.
 

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I have an incredible max belt on my Phazer, It Is three years old and holding up well.
Saturday I went and bought a brand new Max 2. I figured at three years old my belt was due for a change.
I didn't even make it 100 miles and the belt exploded into pieces. I went back to the store and NICELY asked the guy what we could do about it. I can't afford to blow $50 on a belt every weekend.
The Guy called Carlisle,and explained the situation. The guy at Carlisle gave him a mile long spew of B.S. "there is something wrong with his clutching","he needs a higher grade belt" He absolutely refused to do anything about it.
I had to dissassemble the secondary to get the string out.
I now have it back together with the old max, Working perfectly.
I will try a Gates next but, I will never buy another Carlisle.[/b]
Samething happened to me, ended up with thumping noise in less than 50 miles, flat spotted will never buy this belt again.
 

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Anyone know the OEM for my sled: 80 citation ss?[/b]

I don't off hand, but my Citation came with a new Kimpex belt I think. It seems OK. I'd likely get something else for a spare....

Nice sled BTW. These Citations looks AWESOME!!
 

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Thanks, cant wait till next year to take it on the trails.
 

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I used a dayco on my sled needed to buy it in a pinch.
I got 550-600 miles on the belt before it went! Very happy with that the belt was 49.99 better than the 70.00 for a max 3 I'd buy another in a heart beat.
 

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I used a dayco on my sled needed to buy it in a pinch.
I got 550-600 miles on the belt before it went! Very happy with that the belt was 49.99 better than the 70.00 for a max 3 I'd buy another in a heart beat.[/b]
OEM only aftermarkets good in a pinch otherwise crap
 

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Google "snowmobile drive belts" and find an application chart for your sled. Then shop eBay for a Dayco Max belt. My sled uses a max1078 and I can usually find them for 10-15 dollars. They last for a whole season and still look good...You can find almost any part for any sled on eBay....
 

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I've always had good luck with the oem belts, you might have to pay a little more but I know what I'm getting.
 

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My 02 ZL SS 600 EFI is still running the original belt after approximately 2500 miles. In fact, I've never changed a belt on a sled because I've not yet had a failure. I hope the belt on my new crossfire is just as reliable!
 

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Go Goodyear for your sled they are priced nice

I had a Good Year PowerStreak($40) on my ZR last season for 2000klicks and it held up fine

This year I got a Dayco HPX

I would not worry about getting an over priced OEM belt
 

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Ski-Doo, Polaris, Cat, nor Yamaha make belts. OEM belts are made by somebody other than them. Even so, I've never had issues with OEM and that is more than I can say for other brands.
 

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I noticed a few people replyed Dayco. Dayco sold there snowmobile belt line to Carlisle. The only Dayco belts still for sale are ones that are old stock.
The only place to buy an O.E.M. belt is the dealership. I am interested to know if you can still get your belt there.
 
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