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Hi .I am seeking a racing timing belt for the mitsubishi eclipse gt or 3.8 v6 for 2006 - 2012 mitsubishi eclipse gt only can anyone tell me what company makes one or can anyone get me the exact specs for our timing belt so I mite have one made been looking for a while can't find one ?
 

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I got the continental coni-tech timing belt with the water pump housing
Gates makes an actual racing belt, for racing, and only racing. They make horrible noises such as squealing and chirping

They have a blue backing on them to tell them apart instantly from normal belts (random picture, ignore the part number)

The idea is that a racing belt can get you through the whole race season under extreme abuse, where as an OEM style belt like the continental or their normal series is less likely to.
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No shit! Never knew that was even a thing.
They're not very popular. I wouldn't trust one to run as long on a street car as a standard belt, and plenty of guys can get away with a standard belt for track use. Plus again, they make awful noises.

Pricy vs a standard belt as well, but not too bad overall when building a performance car. Eg, the Gates PowerGrip is $23 Canadian on RockAuto. The High Performance series (blue racing belt) is $83. $60 is nothing in the build


From Gates:
Gates High Performance Timing Belts are incredibly strong and extremely heat resistant. Constructed of HNBR elastomeric composites, Gates High Performance Timing Belts are as much as 300% stronger than stock belts and deliver up to three times the heat resistance. You can count on them to hold up to the rigors of high horsepower, which is extremely important with interference engines.

  • Superior construction provides up to three times the heat resistance.
  • Gripping teeth reinforced with aramid and nylon rubber minimize wear.
  • As much as 300% stronger than the standard aftermarket belt.
  • Withstand the rigors of high horsepower.
 

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OK thanks .
OK thank you
Now you're gonna have to tell us what you've got going on though. Them's the rules. I'd change them if I could, but some already said it's the rules, right? Hardly anyone else does anything racing these, so you've got me all excited and anxious waiting to hear
 

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Not on me, and rock auto doesn't list it for the 6g75 any more
ok, now that I'm at my computer, Gates does have an RPM series belt that is close, 192 teeth, top width 30mm, 8mm pitch, 1536mm length, I guess it is a belt for the Mazda K8, which was also used in some Ford Probes, just a few teeth shy may work out with tensioning, I guess this will be on my shopping list towards the end of me getting parts. The timing belts for the DOHC 6g72 are way too long at 257 teeth

off topic, RPW now stocks billet oil pump gears for the 6g74/75 from Boundry Pumps, converting from AUD to USD shows a very modest commission on RPW's side vs directly buying, it might be mechanically similar or dimensionally identical to DOHC 6g72 oil pump gears, something to check out
 
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