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Old 16-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone see the value in a Toda cam belt?

So I have to change the cam belt on my B18C. I was looking around and I normally use Honda OEM everything.

I saw the Toda cam belt is only only about 4 times as expensive as the OEM. Since you can't see the Toda name whirling around under the cam cover...it can't be for looks.

Here's what the vendor says:
The TODA timing belt is 200% stronger than the stock timing belt and is designed to protect your engine and improve its performance and consistency. Engine performance is improved by eliminating belt stretch which occurs at high rpms, resulting in inconsistent cam timing and power output.

Resistance to cutting 3.5~4 times
Heat Resistance 2.5~3 times
Tooth Integrity 3.0~4 times
Resistance to abrasion 2.5~3 times
Whether your engine is stock or heavily modified, the TODA High Power timing belt will protect your engine from belt failure.
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Old 16-04-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Keep it simple, OEM

Its proven itself at that price time and time again - end of
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Old 16-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #3
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As Kam said.
If you're that worried about it, get the timing checked out once a new belt is run in. . .
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Old 17-04-2012, 05:31 AM   #4
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especially in the states, the oem belts are cheap.
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Old 17-04-2012, 06:15 AM   #5
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TODA also do updated oil pumps which are identical in every way to an OE pump with a stamp on which they charge twice as much for!
I wouldn't buy anything from them.
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Old 17-04-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
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The manufacturers are pretty clever standard belt fine, it's built for vtecin after all save the coin for a sweet cam cover or other dress up parts nobody is going to say what a sweet belt you have hehehe.
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Old 17-04-2012, 05:50 PM   #7
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i can tell you that honda oem standards are much much higher than any other car manufacturer, fact , an oem belt will be fine
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Old 21-04-2012, 01:24 AM   #8
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The only reason Toda sells the belt is because their cams have been known to break oem belts. Something about the ramp rate being very aggressive. Just stick with oem if your not using their cams.
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Old 21-04-2012, 04:12 PM   #9
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However, there is nothing wrong with using it on a stock motor, other than it being a waste
being a waste of money. I might be able to get a deal on one so that it is only two or three times the price of stock. It's already had the water pump and tensioner replaced.

Don't ask what happened to the brand new OEM belt I put on. Lets just say, it now needs replaced due to damage during installation. Argh! Buying a Toda over priced belt is a method of punishing myself.
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