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Schaeffler releases TorCon 6L80 torque converter

Schaeffler announced the debut of the LuK TorCon 6L80 torque converter, which the company notes is all-new and not remanufactured. The TorCon 6L80 is compatible with 2007-2020 GM trucks, vans and SUVs with a 5.3L, with a current VIO of 6,211,856, according to Schaeffler. Schaeffler claims that the product’s design leads it to last up to

Transtar opens new Florida distribution center

NexaMotion Group (NMG), recently held the grand opening of a new Transtar Industries Distribution Center in Tampa, Florida. The new location opened on May 13, at 9207 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL, 33619. With a new facility spanning 40,000 square feet, Transtar says it will offer an extended product catalog for foreign and domestic applications covering transmission, brakes,

American Powertrain adds GearStar automatic transmissions for Ford, Chevy, Mopar

American Powertrain announced that it has added GearStar automatic transmissions for Ford, Chevy, and Mopar. Transmissions include the 4L60E for SBC, BBC and early LT engines; the 4L65E for LS and late LT engines; SB and BB Mopar and Gen III engines; the 4L80E for LS engines; and late model LTs and the 4R70W for Ford small block engines.  Each GearStar

Schaeffler recognized as a GM 2023 Top Global Supplier

Schaeffler announced it was recently recognized as a top global supplier of 2023 by General Motors during the automaker’s annual Supplier of the Year event in Miami, Florida. This is the fourth time Schaeffler has been honored with this award. The selection process distinguishes those who align closely with GM’s principles, the company said. These values,

The torque converter can of worms: Lockup and aftermarket programming

Lockup torque converters have been around now for some time. They came into production around the time when fuel mileage demands were put into effect by the government, and the auto manufacturers needed to do something to better connect the fluid coupling (torque converter) of the automatic transmission to the motor. By doing this, OEMs

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PRT launches 59 new complete strut assemblies

PRT announced the launch of 59 new complete strut assemblies for the North American market. The launch includes application coverage for Nissan Frontier, Toyota Highlander and Mercedes E-Class models, in addition to brand-new applications, such as the Dodge Durango 2022, the Ram ProMaster City 2022, and the Mazda CX-9 2022, among others, according to PRT.

ALI announces Lifting Points Guide now available in digital and print

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) announced that it is offering the 2024 edition of its Lifting Points Guide, “Vehicle Lifting Points for Frame Engaging Lifts,” as either a digital product or bundle of print and digital. Both the print and digital versions of the Lifting Points Guide have the same content covering model year 2000 to 2024

Raybestos adds new Toyota UA80 / UB80 converter clutch plates

Raybestos has introduced a series of Toyota UA80 and UB80 converter clutch plates. They include:

Axalta to acquire the CoverFlexx Group from Transtar

Axalta Coating Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the CoverFlexx Group from Transtar Holding Co., the companies announced. The transaction is anticipated to close in the third quarter, pending regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The CoverFlexx Group specializes in manufacturing and distributing coatings for automotive refinish and aftermarket applications, including brands such

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Sonnax introduces drop-in 4-5-6 sleeved accumulator piston kit for GM 6T series

Sonnax has introduced a drop-in 4-5-6 sleeved accumulator piston kit (part no. 124740-68K). The company says users can recover hydraulic control and renew shift feel and performance in GM 6T70, 6T75, 6T80 (Gen. 2) transmissions by installing this kit. This kit provides a positive sealing O-ringed sleeve to eliminate oil leaks and restore normal shift