DENVER, Colo., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gates Corporation, a global diversified manufacturer of industrial, automotive, and heavy-duty aftermarket products, adds 229 new part numbers to its line of Original Equipment (OE) quality automotive products. Gates is proud to launch its new and improved International Thread Identification Kit. This new kit includes 21 metric thread sizes, both male and female and 10 British thread sizes, both male and female. The product release also includes 6 new first-to-market SKUs of Century™ Series Aramid belts, covering almost 1.75 million VIO. Gates was first to introduce Aramid Serpentine belt technology into the Aftermarket in 2014. Gates continues to expand its RPM (Racing, Performance, Muscle) line with 49 new RPM Micro-V ® belts. Applications covered by this expansion include: 2014-2015 Dodge Challenger/Charger Hellcat, 2011-2015 Cadillac CTS-V, 2012-2015 Camaro ZL1, 2009-2013 Corvette ZR1, 2015-2016 Corvette Z06 and 1999-2004 F150 Lightning. Gates RPM Micro-V belts have been precisely designed for forced induction and high-output engines. These belts can handle more power and withstand more punishment than any other belt on the market. Gates also adds a new fuel filler hose for all engines of 2015 Ford Transports. Now you can simply replace just the hose at about half the price of replacing the entire assembly. A new EGR molded coolant hose for 6.0 L 2003-2010 Ford Super Duty vans and pick-ups has also been released. Gates' precise-fit EGR Cooler Hose with reinforced silicone and O-ring quick-connect ends is an exact OE replacement. Finally, three new timing component kits for the 2011 and newer Ford Fiesta, the 2012 and newer Fiat 500, and a kit for the injection pump drive on the 2009-2012 Audi Q7 has also been released covering over 600,000 VIO.
"Gates continues to be committed to product development, both in terms of cutting edge innovation and meaningful solutions for specific market needs," said Jack Ramsey, Gates Sr. Vice President, North American Automotive Aftermarket. " We are pleased to be able to offer new products that grow our channel partners' business through line extensions as well as address emerging needs and technologies." For more detailed information about new and existing Gates automotive aftermarket products, please visit Gates.com/automotive.