OEM anchors are a compromise between functionality and cost.
Their chosen material is brittle. As the band wears, the angle of the anchor changes slightly. When this occurs pressure is applied to an area not designed to contend with it, often resulting in failure. Breakage may also occur when line pressure is increased due to performance modifications to the valve body and/or computer reprogramming. Larger aftermarket servo pistons certainly take their toll. Diesel applications have a higher clamp-load from different geometry of the apply lever adding even more stress. A bit of “peace of mind” is now available!
The Power Wedge arrives milled from super-tough AISI 1018 Steel and will never suffer failure. It has the capability of handling literally tons of pressure; by its installation the customer will have simply eliminated a weak link.