An 8-rib belt is a type of serpentine belt that has 8 ribs. Serpentine belts are used to drive multiple accessories on an engine, such as the alternator, water pump, power steering pump, and air conditioning compressor.
8-rib belts have several advantages over other types of serpentine belts, including:
- They can carry more power and torque.
- They are less likely to slip.
- They are more durable and last longer.