Vibrant Power’s Revolutionary Automotive Flexible Coupling
Our innovative engineering prowess and a common problem in the automotive industry crossed paths, leading us to develop a revolutionary solution
Vibrant Power’s most notable achievement has been the development of the aftermarket Automotive Flexible Coupling. Before this invention, the limitations of couplings fell short of delivering a viable coupling solution for automotive applications.
However, in 1986 Vibrant’s team recognized the need to develop an aftermarket solution for the recurring problem of OE flexible couplings, which were failing after several years of service on vehicles equipped with transverse-mounted engines. With so many OEMs using this type of engine in their vehicles—both in North America and Europe—the problem required innovative thinking to produce such a solution.
And such innovation paid off, as Vibrant became the first company to introduce a universal automotive flexible coupling to the North American aftermarket, and later to the international aftermarket. So, you could say that we carved our own chapter in automotive engineering history books by creating a solution that revolutionized how couplings are manufactured for the global automotive market.
Generally regarded as one of the more critical exhaust components in front-wheel drive vehicles, Vibrant has since become a key supplier of these products to leading aftermarket exhaust manufacturers worldwide. We consider it to be an honor to play such a pivotal role in the advancement of automotive engineering with our flexible coupling—and it is in our nature to continue innovating with the creation of new solutions to common problems.
Over the past 30 years, Vibrant has been the leader in this segment of the automotive exhaust aftermarket and we continue to set the standard with the development of new designs to serve the needs of a constantly evolving market.