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Over the weekend I went riding with some friends and lets just say I may have treated my T-rex a little harder than I should. After a long night of mud doughnuts, hillclimbing, and racing through tight trails my belt broke on the way back. I was going straight down the road and it just locked up. At least I think that is what happened. It made a squealing sound a time or two earlier in the night and I asume it stretched or burnt a bad place in it and just let go a little latter. The same thing happened to my buddies T-rex with just 22 hours on it. Mine has 40 hours. Is anybody else having problems with their belt??? Also wondering if upgrading to the extreme duty belt would be worthwhile, or if it would put more stress on the clutch? My local dealer said he has put the heavier belt on some four wheelers in the past and that the customers did not like them and that he thought they may cause premature clutch wear. He also said that most of his experience was with Yamaha products on this issue. Any additional information would be great. I also would be intrested in the Dalton clutch kit. I have a few buddies that have Razors and I need a little better launchability. I have put on the CDI box and it is better, but the Razors still take off a lot quicker.

P.S. I got the CDI from Hunterworks and although this is the only part I have bought from them, I received it the next day and they have excellent customer service!!!
 

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Jeepnron, Todd at Hunterworks would be one of the best to advise you on the subject of belts. I believe he posted recently that he normally prefers OEM belts over aftermarket ones. Don't want to speak for him, but I'll bet he"ll chime in & help you decide.
 

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I have heard that the consensus is the factory belts are the ones to go with. Let me ask you...on these hill climbs were you running in 'HI' gear or 'LOW'?
 

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Low range only on the hills and in the mud! I am getting a little nervous about the belt system, this being two belts that I have seen break with such few hours on them. I will try and contact Hunterworks and see what he recomends. Anybody else break a belt yet?
 

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Thanks, I have seen the clutch kit and I have the CDI box , but I am not only looking for more power, but reliability. I want to know if the heavier belt and clutch kit will produce a more bulletproof vehicle, or will it just run better and break more often? Either way I am intrested in hearing additional opinions and comments. Keep them comming!
 

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I installed the EPI clutch kit on mine and had the cahnce to take it out over July 4th, I went on trails, through mud, water and not once did my belt ever give me a problem. I have the 27" tire clutch kit with elevation of under 3000. I highly recommend a clutch kit for these things.
 

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I don't have enough experience with the Teryx clutch to make too many comments. I normally recommend the EPI belt though. I have heard the stock Kawi belt is good too. We have not had any issues I am aware of with the EPI belts.

On clutch kits I would recommend a Dalton for the Teryx. For my own reasons I don't recommend EPI kits.
 

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Thanks for the recomendations Todd. I will go ahead with the belt for now, but the clutch kit seems a little pricey for 3 springs and 4 or 5 weights. Maybe after the new wears off they will come down some. I know R&D can be expensive, but they cant have much in those parts. Just my .02 cents worth. Once again thanks for the input and I look forward to hearing more from everybody about their experiences with the Teryx.
 

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Jeepnron,

The dalton kits are a little on the high side but if it works and the cheaper one does not or not as good then it is worth it.

Testing cost, trust me!! Dalton does not farm out any parts out, they make everything in house compared to outsourcing to china or where ever.

I can't say whether the EPI Teryx clutch kits are better or worse than the Dalton but here is my take on this.

I personally know a clutch kit in the Rhino is a waste of time and money and Dale at Dalton agrees therefore they don't make a kit for it. EPI on the other hand has no less than 10 different kits for it which in my opinion don't work either. Trust me we tested them all and some that were not available we put together. If you were to ever order all the kits like we did and open them up you would find all the kits were almost identical except for the wet clutch springs.

Point is if a company is willing to sell something that does not work and knows it then I have a hard time trusting any of their work on any kit. Their belt is good though!!

Todd
 

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Thanks Todd, your knowledge is very reassuring. I also am one of the few people that is willing to pay more for products that are made here in the U.S. over products made in China! I believe that you get what you pay for in most cases. This being said, do you have the Dalton clutch kits in stock yet at Hunteworks? If so, let me know how much and I will probably go ahead and get one and have it put on with the belt this week.
 

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Kevlar Belt for Treyx???

I am just curious about the belts people are using. I keep hearing that the OEM belt is the best for the Teryx. However, I know that dragonfire sells a kevlar racing belt rated for 100+ hp and that it works much better in my buddies Rhino which has a snowmobile clutch set up. He has much more postive hook up than the Teryx clutch and quite possibly the dalton setup. This belt lasts him much longer than any stock belt. He still breaks belt's due to hard driving in the whoops. Has anyone tried the kevlar belt in the Teryx?
 
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