Gates is the Only Manufacturer in the Aftermarket Offering EuroGrip® Original Equipment (OE) Drive Couplers
That’s because Gates designed, engineered and produced new technology for European Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to help drive accessories in compact engine compartments.
Using Gates proven synchronous belt technology, the flexible coupling connects the drive pulley to the decoupler pulley on the alternator and air conditioning compressor, working to dampen engine vibration and increase performance. Our high quality OE replacement couplings guarantee a perfect fit every time.
- Designed for specific VW and Volvo vehicles
- Lubricated jacket minimizes coupling and end piece wear and retains tooth integrity during operation
- Glass fiber cord provides excellent dimensional stability at high rotational speeds
- Fiber-loaded construction maximizes torque capability, controls damping and provides excellent age resistance
- Coupling’s flexibility tolerates misalignment in components
- Predictable shear properties allow for component protection
- Gates also offers EuroGrip® Coupler Kits, allowing you to replace the drive coupler and decoupler pulley at the same time