Autopart International has released a premium parts line for professional installers. The severe duty chassis line is engineered for trucks, SUVs and commercial use vehicles.

The line offers the installer improved durability and extended life on ball joints and tie rod ends. Forged from SAE1045 steel, the heat-treated housing has superior structural integrity and durability, the company said. Powdered-metal gusher bearings with grease grooves extend product life, and a larger ball socket gives the ball joints added strength.  

“We developed the severe duty chassis line to meet the needs of our customers who told us they wanted stronger and more durable chassis products for their truck, SUV and fleet vehicle customers.  We improved upon the OE to serve our customers need for severe duty chassis products,” said Rich Jolivet, vice president of product management.  

The 160 new Severe Duty Chassis skus cover important truck and fleet applications, and compliments the more than 3,000 skus in the premium chassis line.