The driveline of a car consists of an engine and a transmission. The transmission transfers the torque from the engine to the driven wheels. The heart of the transmission is the gearbox, which adapts the transmission ratio to adjust the engine torque and engine speed to the speed of the car. To change ratio's and to stand still while the engine is running, the engine and the gear box input shaft have to be disconnected by a clutch, which also enables the car to drive away from a stand still by slowly engaging and building up friction against the engine flywheel. Most flywheels are massive discs, but some modern cars feature vibration damping dual mass flywheels.
From the gearbox, the power is transferred to the wheels by means of drive shafts. Especially on front wheel drive cars, the drive shafts have to move about a lot, as they have to adapt to the suspension stroke and to the steering motion of the front wheels. That's why they have flexible joints, also known as constant velocity joints. To protect these joints from dirt and to keep the lubricant in, sleeves, called CV boots, cover them.
Clutches, CV boots, CV joints and dual mass flywheels are subject to wear. To offer workshops an affordable, but acceptable alternative for OE transmission parts, Nipparts developed a wide range of Clutches, CV boots CV joints and dual mass flywheels in OE matching quality. The available parts can be found in the free online catalogue.