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Better Handling and Ride Control from New Raybestos® Control Arms

Expansive Coverage Extension for Raybestos Advanced Technology® and Professional Grade® Control Arms

McHenry, IL — October 19, 2011  - Raybestos® brand Advanced Technology® and Professional Grade® control arms – a member of the Affinia family of brands – are direct replacements of the OE part… offering reliable and accurate handling that withstands the demands of modern vehicles.

The full line of Raybestos Advanced Technology and Professional Grade control arms includes top-selling part numbers; including those for problem applications. More than 550 SKUs have been added year to date; bringing the number of active SKUs to nearly 1,400. They are available for late-model light-truck, fleet and passenger cars. The light-weight aluminum arms match the OE design for less unsprung weight, which minimizes stress on the other related components.



Raybestos Advanced Technology control arms have a protective coating to prevent corrosion and provide the longest possible service life. When applicable, the addition of an Advanced Technology ball joint provides additional benefits:

• Low-friction ball joints are OE matched (or better) to optimize longevity and performance
• Permanently attached polyurethane dust boot for lasting protection; prevents premature failure
• Greaseable for extended service life
• Purgeable dust boot eliminates contamination for consistent performance
• Patented low-friction, synthetic bearing design... less friction reduces wear, which reduces end play

Raybestos Advanced Technology control arm products include: control arm, adjustable control arm, thrust arm and lateral link (all with ball joint where applicable). 

Raybestos Professional Grade control arm products include: control arm, thrust arm, lateral link and track bar (all with ball joint where applicable).

Raybestos brand Professional Grade chassis parts are backed by The Industry’s Best Parts and Labor Guarantee, for 24 months (or 24,000 miles) from the date of purchase. If the product fails within this period, it may be returned for a full refund, plus labor cost.

Raybestos chassis products provide the best possible part for the application… delivering industry-leading safety and proven performance. Each part is engineered, precision-machined and performance tested to meet or exceed the form, fit and function of the vehicle’s original part. For more information on Raybestos control arm products or other Raybestos chassis parts, visit or call 800-323-0354.
Tech Tip Side Bar…
How do you know when it’s time to replace a control arm? Four symptoms provide the clues you need to make a smart diagnosis:

• The ball joint boot is cracked or torn... grease can escape; causing corrosion, wear and failure
• The ball joint and/or bushing is loose... the resulting noise, vibration can lead to larger drivability and safety issues
• The opening in the control arm is deformed... this could compromise safety and handling
• One side of the tire is wearing unevenly... this could be caused by a collapsed bushing or loose ball joint

Raybestos® brand brake parts are produced by affiliated companies in Affinia’s Global Brake & Chassis Group, the leading manufacturer of braking systems in the transportation industry. The Raybestos brakes product line includes everything from brake drums to rotors, pads, shoes, calipers and hydraulic parts. Raybestos brand racing brakes are used by premier teams such as Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports in NASCAR® competition. In addition, the Raybestos brand is the preferred racing brake pad of IZOD® IndyCar® Series and Firestone® Indy Lights road and street course competition. For more information about Raybestos brakes, visit

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket parts for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $2.0 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit