Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, today announces the release of 228 new part numbers to its Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive aftermarket products across several categories.
Highlights of the announcement include:
Expansion to the DriveAlign® Automatic Belt Tensioner line. Gates adds 4 new tensioners that cover 3.2 million VIO of mostly new vehicles. The line, which matches OE fit, form and function, now has over 300 tensioners for light-duty applications.
New Turbocharger Steel Tube Kit providing exact fit and installation ease. With an application specific design for 2003-2007 Ford Super Duty Pickups (F250, F350, F450 & F550) as well as 2003-2005 Ford Excursions, this product covers over 900,000 VIO. Each kit comes with all of the OE quality parts needed for a complete repair including oil-resistant lined hoses, clamps and a corrosion-resistant steel tube for the intercooler to engine application.
New FleetRunner® Heavy-Duty Micro-V® Belts. Gates adds 15 belts to its growing heavy-duty belt line. The belts feature advanced compounds and specially formulated adhesion gum layers that help them to withstand the high heat conditions of modern diesel engines.
New Branched and Silicone Coolant Hoses that cover nearly 9 million VIO. Expanded coverage includes 70 new coolant hoses, including 12 branched hoses with factory quality connections that eliminate coolant leaks and 7 molded heavy-duty silicone hoses that are OE-exact and ideal for extremely high temperature applications. The new offering also includes 25 OE matching import hoses covering over 2.5 million vehicles.
New RPM Micro-V® Belts for popular applications. Gates RPM (Racing, Performance, Muscle) Micro-V line grows with 31 new belt additions for popular applications such as 2011–2016 Porsche 3.0 L vehicles with supercharger; 2009, 2016 VW and Audi 3.0 L vehicles with supercharger; and 2001 – 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo. Gates RPM belts feature advanced construction and innovative materials that withstand the demands of high performance machines.
New Timing Belt Component Kits with Water Pump (TCKWP) for over 650,000 VIO. 3 new TCKWPs are included in the release for applications that are in their prime replacement cycle, including the 1997-2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport, 2002-2005 Kia Sedona and the 2003-2006 Kia Sorento.
“Our continuous expansion of OE-quality automotive aftermarket products and application coverage allows us to be at the forefront in meeting customer and market needs,” said Todd Hack, Gates Vice President, North American Automotive Aftermarket. “We strive to offer the most comprehensive aftermarket product line in the industry for both import and domestic vehicles.”