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Auger Drive Belt Recomendation?

Hello All!
I've acquired a honey of a used Ariens ST924 (924082) Snowblower. (2nd one I've ever owned).
The machine isn't throwing snow anywhere near as far as my old one did. I've adjusted the idler pulley all the way out and it's maybe a little better, but not up to par. I suspect the belts stretched and slipping under load.
I'm going to replace the auger drive belt. But was surprised how much an OE belt runs. And if you do a search for a replacement, all kinds of brands show up. And I suspect most of those belts aren't really designed for this type of an application.
Anyone have a recommendation for a proper replacement auger drive belt?
Ps, I'm also going to be doing a impeller kit as a bonus.
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Be careful with aftermarket items. I've used Stens before on certain items and they have been generally good quality. After a very bad experience with an aftermarket friction disk I went OEM only for everything. An Auger belt is not a quick or easy thing to change (if it is like the belts I changed on my 2011 Deluxe 30 anyway) so it may be worth peace of mind knowing you wont have to prematurely change this again in the near future due to a bad part.
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Im newer to this forum, but not all tech forums, you boys lost me at D&D¯.

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Pix and D&D are brands. I bought this belt off of ebay that was a perfect fit for my machine, but I would definitely check to make sure that it's the correct one for yours.

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I suspect most of those belts aren't really designed for this type of an application........

proper replacement auger drive belt........

Although many times I use Both Pix as well as D&D belts, I much prefer OEM Belts. Depends on the circumstances. Cheap customers, get cheap parts.... I give them the choice. My own machines, I'll use OEM.. Problem machines, I'll uses OEM. If I am doing a ReCon, I may use the aftermarket belts to try it out. If not successful, I'll keep them on the wall. But I do this for Fun (usually), Profit (Almost Never) and to keep me out of the Bar Rooms (Very Successful).

But recommendation for a homeowner's machine, Use OEM Ariens.....That belt was designed for that machine. Buy once, Cry once.....

Of course If you like to Gamble time and money.....


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