Raybestos Powertrain’s Top Frequently Asked Questions

Does Raybestos Powertrain design products for original equipment manufacturers (OEM)?

Yes! Raybestos Powertrain works closely with OEMs and tier 1 powertrain suppliers to design and develop the next generation of quality wet friction and energy absorption products for OEM automotive and OEM heavy duty use.

Last Updated: February 05, 2015
How can I learn more about Raybestos Powertrain’s automotive OEM and heavy duty OEM products?

For more information about Raybestos Powertrain OEM products, please call or email us:

(309) 657-0691


Last Updated: December 09, 2015
How do I know which adhesive is right for my project?

Our Adhesive Selection Guide can help you determine the best adhesive to meet your needs. Or, you can contact us for assistance at (800) 729-7783 or raypt@raybestospowertrain.com.

Last Updated: February 03, 2015
How should I apply Raybestos Powertrain Friction Bonding Adhesives?

To guarantee the best results from our adhesives, you’ll need to consider key factors such as surface preparation, drying, heat and pressure. Details on proper application are available in our data sheets.

Last Updated: November 15, 2018
What applications are best suited to Raybestos Powertrain's adhesives?

Because Raybestos Powertrain’s Friction Bonding Adhesives can withstand high temperatures with high shear strength, these adhesive products have an unlimited range of applications. Our thermosetting adhesives may be used for brake bands, brake shoes and pads, torque converter pressure plates, transmission bands, friction plates, electrical connectors, military and many other applications. Each of our adhesive liquids is shipped in five-gallon or 50-gallon drum containers within five working days of your order. Please note that large orders may require additional time. For specific adhesive application assistance, or to discuss development of a product that fits your specific needs, call Raybestos Powertrain at (800) 428-0825.

Last Updated: February 03, 2015
What kind of adhesive will I need to use with Raybestos Powertrain torque converter components?

Each Raybestos Powertrain torque ring is pre-coated with our proprietary adhesive, which is capable of withstanding high temperatures while providing high shear strength. There is no need to purchase additional adhesive.

Last Updated: February 03, 2015
What kind of performance plates do you have for my specific transmission?

Raybestos Powertrain provides several options for locating the correct performance plates for your needs:

  • Search the online Raybestos Powertrain Product Catalog for a searchable listing of our entire product line. Products are listed by manufacturer and transmission type.
  • If you don’t know your transmission type, you can use the make and model of the vehicle to search.
  • For questions about a catalog listing or to locate a particular part, email the experts at Raybestos Powertrain.
Last Updated: November 15, 2018
What materials does Raybestos Powertrain use for torque converter components?

Raybestos Powertrain provides five types of materials for our torque converter components: Tan, Kevlar®, PowerTorque™,Carbon (Spun Wound) and High Carbon.

Last Updated: February 03, 2015
What products does Raybestos Powertrain provide for heavy duty applications?

Raybestos Powertrain designs and manufactures friction materials for almost every heavy duty application imaginable. We serve the heavy duty, off-highway, construction, agricultural and industrial markets with products for powershift transmissions, power take-off clutches, wet wheel brakes and other custom friction material products.

Last Updated: February 05, 2015
What torque converter parts are available from Raybestos Powertrain?

Raybestos Powertrain provides a wide range of high-quality torque converter parts, including:

  • Friction wafers
  • Flat clutch assemblies
  • 3-D (bent tab) assemblies
  • Torque converter multi-disc clutch pack modules
  • OE converter dampers
  • Torque converter hubs
  • OE thrust bearings and races

Please refer to our online Raybestos Powertrain Torque Converter Catalog to browse the specific torque converter parts we provide.

Last Updated: February 03, 2015
Where can I buy Raybestos Powertrain torque converter components?

Qualified customers can purchase torque converter components directly from Raybestos Powertrain. Contact us at (800) 729-2671 or email us at raypt@raybestospowertrain.com for more information on how to place a direct order.

Last Updated: February 03, 2015
Where can I purchase Raybestos Powertrain aftermarket transmission parts and/or high-performance parts?

We sell our parts through distributors, which vary by state and country. Visit our Where to Buy page for information on distributors available in your area.

Last Updated: November 15, 2018
Which friction plates are the best?

That depends on your specific transmission and applications needs. Use the online Raybestos Powertrain Product Catalog to find the best friction plates for your project. And, if you have questions about a catalog listing or need help locating a particular part, you can email and Ask the Experts.

Click here for an overview of our friction technology.

Last Updated: November 15, 2018

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