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Pro-Series™ Bands

Enhanced Performance

Today’s engines and transmissions are smaller and more powerful than ever before. They require higher drum speeds, more horsepower, increased loading and higher energy absorption. High energy equates to extreme heat, which can degrade and destroy transmissions. Raybestos Powertrain has developed an affordable high-energy band that addresses this problem of high stress in small packages. The premium Pro-Series™ band is constructed of Kevlar® fibers along with solids and resins that enhance band performance. Pro-Series™ bands are the perfect upgrade for heavy duty, towing and high performance rebuilds.  Notable applications include the Chrysler 48RE wide band, Ford C4 intermediate band, GM 4L60E 2nd, 4th band, and the Powerglide Low Brake.

Recommended Use:

Heavy duty, towing and high performance rebuilds.

Pro-Series™ Bands Enhance Performance
Increased durability
Pro-Series™ Bands Heat Treated Anchors
Heat treated anchors
Pro-Series™ Bands Resist Extreme Temperatures
Resists heat up to 700 degrees
Pro-Series™ Bands Increased Holding Capacity
Higher Holding Capacity
Pro-Series™ Bands Unique Kevlar Fiber Blend
Kevlar® Fiber Blend
Applications
The Science Behind Pro-Series™ Bands

Pro-Series™ Friction Material Characteristics

Tests were performed on OE automatic transmission bands using OE approved procedures for product qualification testing.

SAE J2487 - Stepped Power

Friction co-efficient vs. Unit Energy

Pro-Series Bands SAE J2487 - Stepped Power
  • The Raybestos OE Band material attains a high energy level in the stepped power test.  The friction coefficient and E/M ratio (End-point Coefficient to Mid-point Coefficient) are maintained very well through each level completed.
  • The E/M Ratio is constant above 1.0 which represents a high pre-lockup (engagement) coefficient, enabling the ‘Slib and Grab’ action required for optimal band performance.

Durability Testing

Durability co-efficient

Pro-Series Bands Durability co-efficient
  • 10,000 + cycles to evaluate the durability of the band.
  • Coefficient data is recorded at each 2000 cycle interval.
  • The trace shows excellent fade resistance with the overall coefficient fade over the life of the test (10,000 cycles) is less than 8%.
  • Average Wear (3 tests) of only 0.138 mm over 10,000 cycles.

Friction Band Evaluation Testing

Co-efficient profile

Pro-Series Bands Co-efficient profile
  • 500 cycle test with Friction Coefficient recorded at the beginning and the end of the test, represented by the Blue and Red traces.
  • Higher density and higher temperature capacity than conventional tan torque converter liningsData is combined average of 3 tests with Raybestos OE Band Material.
  • The curve shows a positive increase in coefficient as a function of stop time which is a desirable function that enables a ‘Slip and Grab’ action for a holding clutch (band), and indicates that the Raybestos OE Band material is an excellent choice for bands.
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Pro-Series™ Transmission Bands

Find the right automatic transmission band for your next rebuild. Use the "Search by Manufacturer" list on this page to view a complete band listing for each automotive manufacturer. Click the "view" buttons below to see larger images and more in depth product information.

TF6, A904, A500 / 44RE (88-01) Intermediate Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1960-2003
Intermediate Rayflex®, Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS40961
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TF8, A727 (62-99) A518 / 46RH, A518ES / 46RE, A618 / 47RH, A618ES / 47RE, 48RE Intermediate, Kickdown Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1962-E07
Intermediate, Kickdown Band RayFlex®, Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS38961
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TF8, A727 (62-99) A518 / 46RH, A518ES / 46RE, A618 / 47RH, A618ES / 47RE, 48RE Intermediate (Wide) Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1962-E07
Intermediate (Wide) High-Performance Band, Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS38961W
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AOD, AODE, 4R70W, 4R75W Overdrive Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1992-ON
Overdrive Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS54010
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C3, A4LD Overdrive, Intermediate Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1999-ON
Overdrive, Intermediate Pro-Series™
Part No.
RPS59861
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C4, C5 Intermediate Rayflex®, Pro Series® Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1965-1986
Intermediate Rayflex®, Pro Series®
Part No.
RPS45861
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C6 Intermediate Pro Series® High Energy Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1976-1996
Intermediate Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS49861
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POWERGLIDE HP Aluminum Low Brake Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1962-1979
HP Aluminum Low Brake
Part No.
RPS8314
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TH200, TH200C, TH200-4R Intermediate Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1978-1987
Intermediate Rayflex® Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS77200
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TH700-R4 2nd, 4th Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1982-ON
2nd, 4th Pro Series™ (2.2" Wide)
Part No.
RPS77700
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TH700-R4, 4L60, 4L60E, 4L65E, 4L70E 2nd, 4th Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1984-ON
2nd, 4th Pro Series™ (2.6" Wide)
Part No.
RPS77765
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Chrysler PRO-SERIES™ Bands

Find the right automatic transmission band for your next rebuild. Use the "Search by Manufacturer" list on this page to view a complete band listing for each automotive manufacturer. Click the "view" buttons below to see larger images and more in depth product information.

TF6, A904, A500 / 44RE (88-01) Intermediate Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1960-2003
Intermediate Rayflex®, Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS40961
View
TF8, A727 (62-99) A518 / 46RH, A518ES / 46RE, A618 / 47RH, A618ES / 47RE, 48RE Intermediate, Kickdown Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1962-E07
Intermediate, Kickdown Band RayFlex®, Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS38961
View
TF8, A727 (62-99) A518 / 46RH, A518ES / 46RE, A618 / 47RH, A618ES / 47RE, 48RE Intermediate (Wide) Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1962-E07
Intermediate (Wide) High-Performance Band, Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS38961W
View

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Ford PRO-SERIES™ Bands

Find the right automatic transmission band for your next rebuild. Use the "Search by Manufacturer" list on this page to view a complete band listing for each automotive manufacturer. Click the "view" buttons below to see larger images and more in depth product information.

AOD, AODE, 4R70W, 4R75W Overdrive Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1992-ON
Overdrive Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS54010
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C3, A4LD Overdrive, Intermediate Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1999-ON
Overdrive, Intermediate Pro-Series™
Part No.
RPS59861
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C4, C5 Intermediate Rayflex®, Pro Series® Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1965-1986
Intermediate Rayflex®, Pro Series®
Part No.
RPS45861
View
C6 Intermediate Pro Series® High Energy Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1976-1996
Intermediate Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS49861
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GM PRO-SERIES™ Bands

Find the right automatic transmission band for your next rebuild. Use the "Search by Manufacturer" list on this page to view a complete band listing for each automotive manufacturer. Click the "view" buttons below to see larger images and more in depth product information.

POWERGLIDE HP Aluminum Low Brake Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1962-1979
HP Aluminum Low Brake
Part No.
RPS8314
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TH200, TH200C, TH200-4R Intermediate Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1978-1987
Intermediate Rayflex® Pro Series® High Energy
Part No.
RPS77200
View
TH700-R4 2nd, 4th Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1982-ON
2nd, 4th Pro Series™ (2.2" Wide)
Part No.
RPS77700
View
TH700-R4, 4L60, 4L60E, 4L65E, 4L70E 2nd, 4th Pro-Series™  Transmission Band
1984-ON
2nd, 4th Pro Series™ (2.6" Wide)
Part No.
RPS77765
View

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