Company News

Shop Spotlight 10/16/18 - Gears Transmission
October 16, 2018

GEARS Transmission Specialist opened their doors in May of 2017 in Chattanooga TN. In a short period of time they have climbed the ranks as a Premier shop specializing in Diesel performance and HD units. Gears also services all automatic and manual units for foreign and domestic vehicles. Read More>>

Shop Spotlight 9/24/18 - Turner's Transmission Service
September 26, 2018

Say hello to our very first shop spotlight, Turner Transmission Service!

Turner’s Transmission Service is a family owned and operated transmission repair shop, serving transmission repair needs of drivers in Ocala, Florida since 1954.

Krista Baldwin Partners with Raybestos Powertrain and McLeod Racing for the U.S. Nationals
August 28, 2018

Krista Baldwin Dragster Sponsor

Krista Baldwin

August 28, 2018 (BROWNSBURG, IN) Krista Baldwin will be competing at the NHRA US Nationals with McLeod Racing and will be re-introducing Raybestos Powertrain back to the sport of drag racing with her A/Fuel dragster.

Paper Based Material vs. Sintered Metal in Automotive Automatic Transmissions
August 07, 2018

There are applications where sintered metal is the preferred choice; however, in automotive automatic transmissions, compliance of paper based materials resulting in excellent load distribution and favorable friction characteristics make paper materials a much better and more durable choice. Read More

Raybestos Powertrain jump starts "Race With Raybestos" customer reward program
July 02, 2018

Race with Raybestos

Race With Raybestos gives the company's U.S. customers in automotive transmission and general repair shops the opportunity to earn rewards based on purchases of Raybestos friction and steel modules.

Making a Difference!
March 23, 2017

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

March 13, 2017

A serious misconception, still held by many, is that a rough steel surface is necessary for a "good clutch apply". Actually it IS NOT. A thin film of oil between the paper and the steel creates a powerful holding bond. The bonding created by this oil film makes it possible for a clutch pack to apply and release thousands of times without wear.

Raybestos Powertrain featured in GEARS Magazine
March 01, 2017

Gears Magazine Raybestos Featured

Raybestos Powertrain's American Success Story

McLeod Racing Partners with Raybestos Powertrain
December 13, 2016

McLeod Racing partners with Raybestos Powertrain to provide performance automatic rebuild kits to the aftermarket.McLeod by Raybestos Powertrain

Water and Automatic Transmissions: A Rebuild In The Making
May 09, 2016

It doesn't take much of the wet stuff to create enough damage that the best solution is a rebuild.

Obvious Water Damage
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GM 6L80/90: Cracked or Split Sump Filter
March 30, 2016

That cracked or split sump filter may only be a symptom...

Split Sump Filter

New online calculator for torque converter bonding pressure
January 12, 2016

Raybestos Powertrain has added a a free, easy-to-use torque converter bonding pressure calculator to Simply enter friction wafer and bonding equipment information to instantly identify the optimum piston pressure required to achieve a successful torque converter bond.

Bonding Pressure Calculator

Raybestos Powertrain expands performance clutch upgrades with new TorqKit applications
December 10, 2015

New TorqKit applications to increase torque capacity, reduce core temperatures and improve clutch life.

TorqKit Application

Innovation in the Shop
November 30, 2015

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

Raybestos Innovation

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.

Veterans Day

Raybestos Powertrain extends customer loyalty program into 2016
November 04, 2015

After awarding its first-ever Race With Raybestos Grand Prize, Raybestos Powertrain announced that the customer loyalty program will continue through 2016.

Race with Raybestos Winner

Patriot Day
September 11, 2015

Patriot Day Remembrance

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

Fluid Flow Dynamics for Friction Clutch Plates
June 15, 2015

Raybestos Fluid Flow Dynamics

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.


Raybestos Powertrain Launches New, Robust Website
March 10, 2015

Raybestos PowertrainRaybestos Powertrain proudly announces the next generation of the company’s website, The re-engineered site now provides the industry’s most robust parts search features, making it easier than ever for customers to find the exact transmission-related products they require. Read More

Race With Raybestos crowns first Grand Prize winner
November 03, 2015

Raybestos Powertrain announced the Grand Prize winner of Race With Raybestos at ATRA's 2015 Powertrain EXPO in Las Vegas.


Mean Effective Radius
February 05, 2015

If you have two friction plates that are identical, except for the inside diameter of the friction material, then you need to identify the mean effective radius of each plate.

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Plates of Different Thickness in the Clutch Drum
February 05, 2015

When installing steel plates of different thickness in a clutch drum, the placement of the thinner plates can be important. And, the ideal placement of those plates depends on which clutch drum you’re using.

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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