"Shifting Gears" Blog

Developing New Products to Meet Transmission Rebuilders' Needs
February 01, 2019

Raybestos Powertrain’s ability to deliver new innovative products to the marketplace comes from collecting empirical data and analyzing feedback from Raybestos Powertrain sales representatives, transmission parts distributors, and most importantly, transmission rebuilders across the United States and around the world.  Read More

Join the Raybestos® Powertrain Facebook Page Today!
January 22, 2019

Raybestos Powertrain invites transmission rebuilders around the world to join our Facebook page and stay up to date with the latest product releases, company news, and information about our Race with Raybestos rewards program.  Read More

Steel Parts Ford Q1 Status
January 14, 2019

Raybestos Powertrain, Allomatic, and Steel Parts are brands of Gearbox, who supply the world’s foremost aftermarket distributors, automotive OEM’s, Tier 1 auto and industrial suppliers, and heavy-duty transmission manufacturers. Steel Parts Manufacturing Inc. has achieved recognition for its premium quality products from original equipment manufacturers that includes the Ford Q1 supplier status and multiple GM Supplier Quality Excellence Awards.  By achieving excellence in quality performance, capable systems, warranty performance, and delivery performance, Steel Parts has maintained Ford Q1 status since 2015.  Read More

OE Dedication That Drives Aftermarket Innovation
January 04, 2019

Raybestos Powertrain was the first OE supplier of automatic transmission friction clutch plates when the GM Hydramatic was developed in 1938. Today, as an original equipment supplier in the automatic transmission industry, our products can be found in passenger, heavy-duty, commercial, and off-road vehicles. Raybestos Powertrain believes that automotive OEM and aftermarket customers deserve original thinking. Read More
 

Hybrid Technology Friction Clutch Plates
January 04, 2019

Raybestos Powertrain’s innovative Hybrid Technology (HT) friction clutch plates deliver smoother shifts and more durability for every automatic transmission rebuild. The friction material that is used on our HT clutch plates was originally developed for an OE manufacturer. Our HT friction clutch plates seamlessly combine the superior fluid flow dynamics of a segmented friction lining with the strength and durability of a full friction ring. Our patented groove pattern and proprietary, high-energy OE friction materials reduce stress during shifts to keep the components cooler, improve performance, and extend the life of every rebuild.  Read More
 

Making a Difference!
March 23, 2017

Raybestos Powertrain employees focus on making a difference in our community.

Innovation in the Shop
November 30, 2015

Finding a way to get things done with the tools and expertise at hand.

The service & sacrifice of our veterans
November 11, 2015

On Veterans Day, we celebrate family, friends, co-workers and others in our lives who have served the United States of America as a member of the armed forces.

Patriot Day
September 11, 2015

Today is Patriot Day, the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
 

Fluid Flow Dynamics for Friction Clutch Plates
June 15, 2015

Fluid flow dynamics: In the automotive transmission world, this is a fancy way of talking about the way fluid or oil moves around and between friction clutch plates.

A Time to Remember
May 22, 2015

Memorial Day is right around the corner – a day set aside to honor those brave men and women who lost their lives while serving in the United States military.

What's so special about friction plate grooves?
May 05, 2015

From GPX to the new HT, Raybestos Powertrain’s friction clutch plates come with unique, patented groove patterns built into the friction material. But what do those grooves actually do?
 

4 Sure-Fire Ways to Sabotage Your Torque Converter Rebuild
April 21, 2015

A successful torque converter rebuild breathes new life into your customer's transmission and strenghtens your shop's reputation for quality work. But beware! The bonding process is a precision operation that requires planning, preparation and attention to detail.

 

The Brains Behind Raybestos Powertrain
February 03, 2015

Ever wonder how Raybestos Powertrain keeps coming up with bold, innovative solutions for your transmission needs? We have our own research center in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where we create material formulation, adhesives, new or revised clutch pack design, new saturants, new saturating compounds, new saturation processes and other areas of product development.  Read More

Attention TCRA Members
February 02, 2015

TCRA members: Send us your innovative torque converter rebuilding idea and you could drive away with up to $10,000!

As part of our commitment to the torque converter rebuilding industry, Raybestos Powertrain offers the Innovation Award, valued at up to $10,000. Send us detailed description of your innovative solution, and you can be a big winner – just like Rob, our 2014 Innovation Award winner.   Read More

Introducing the New Raybestos Powertrain HT Friction Clutch
January 30, 2015

It’s here! The new Raybestos Powertrain HT friction clutch, with hybrid technology for optimum fluid flow dynamics, is now available.  Read More

Portland Transmission Warehouse Announces GPX Throwdown Winners
January 26, 2015

Our friends at Portland Transmission Warehouse just announced the winners of their second GPX Throwdown competition.   Read More