Sale Participation Agreement

Sale Participation Agreement





                                                                   Exhibit 10.20


                          SALE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

                                                      _______, 2005

To: The Person whose name is
    set forth on the signature page hereof

Dear Sir or Madam:

            You have entered into a Management Stockholder's Agreement, dated as
of the date hereof, between Affinia Group Holdings Inc., a Delaware corporation
(the "Company"), and you (the "Stockholder's Agreement") relating to (i) the
granting to you by the Company of the Options (as defined in the Stockholder's
Agreement) to purchase shares of common stock of the Company (the "Common
Stock") and (ii) the purchase by you of the Purchased Stock (as defined in the
Stockholder's Agreement). Terms used in this Agreement but not defined in this
Agreement shall have the respective meanings assigned such terms in the
Stockholder's Agreement. The undersigned, Cypress Merchant Banking Partners II
L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("Cypress Onshore"), Cypress Merchant
Banking II C.V., a limited partnership formed under the laws of The Netherlands
("Cypress Offshore"), 55th Street Partners II L.P., a Delaware limited
partnership ("55th Street"), Cypress Side-By-Side L.L.C., a Delaware limited
liability company ("Side by Side"), hereby agree with you as follows, effective
upon the Effective Time:

            1.    In the event that at any time Cypress Onshore, Cypress
Offshore, 55th Street or Side by Side (together with any of its Affiliates, to
the extent provided for in Paragraph 8 hereof, the "Selling Investors") proposes
to sell for cash or any other consideration more than 25% of the aggregate
number of shares of Common Stock owned by them from time to time in any
transaction other than (i) a Public Offering or (ii) a sale to an Affiliate of
the Selling Investors, the Selling Investors will notify you or your Management
Stockholder's Estate or Management Stockholder's Trust (collectively with you,
the "Management Stockholder Entities"), as the case may be, in writing (a
"Notice") of such proposed sale (a "Proposed Sale") and the material terms of
the Proposed Sale as of the date of the Notice (the "Material Terms") promptly,
and in any event not less than 30 days prior to the consummation of the Proposed
Sale and not more than five days after the execution of the definitive agreement
relating to the Proposed Sale, if any (the "Sale Agreement"). If, within 10 days
after the Management Stockholder Entities' receipt of such Notice, the Selling
Investors receive from the Management Stockholder Entities a written request (a
"Request") to include Common Stock held by the Management Stockholder Entities
in the Proposed Sale (which Request shall be irrevocable unless (a) there shall
be a material adverse change in the Material Terms or (b) otherwise mutually
agreed to in writing by the Management Stockholder Entities and the Selling
Investor(s)), the Common Stock held by you will be so included as provided
herein; provided that only one Request, which shall be executed by the
Management Stockholder Entities, may be delivered with respect to any Proposed
Sale for Common Stock held by the Management Stockholder Entities. Promptly
after the execution of the Sale Agreement, the Selling Investors will furnish
the Management Stockholder Entities with a copy of the Sale Agreement, if any.




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            2.    (a) The number of shares of Common Stock which the Management
Stockholder Entities will be permitted to include in a Proposed Sale pursuant to
a Request will be the product of (i) the sum of the number of shares of Common
Stock then owned by the Management Stockholder Entities (and held pursuant to
the Stockholder's Agreement) plus all shares of Common Stock which you are then
entitled to acquire under any unexercised portions of the Options, to the extent
such portions are then exercisable or would become exercisable as a result of
the consummation of the Proposed Sale, multiplied by (ii) a fraction (A) the
numerator of which shall be the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock
proposed to be purchased by the buyer in the Proposed Sale and (B) the
denominator of which shall be the total number of shares of Common Stock owned,
or which would be owned upon exercise of any exercisable portion of the Options
(to the extent any such portions of the Options are then exercisable or would
become exercisable as a result of the consummation of the Proposed Sale), by the
Selling Investors, the Management Stockholder Entities and other holders of
shares of Common Stock who have been granted the same rights granted to the
Management Stockholder Entities to participate in the Proposed Sale (an
"Eligible Holder"), as the case may be.

            (b)   If one or more Eligible Holders elect not to include the
maximum number of shares of Common Stock which such holders would have been
permitted to include in a Proposed Sale pursuant to Paragraph 2(a) (such
non-included shares, the "Eligible Shares"), then each of the Selling Investors,
the Management Stockholder Entities or the remaining Eligible Holders, or any of
them, will have the right to sell in the Proposed Sale a number of additional
shares of their Common Stock equal to their pro rata portion of the number of
Eligible Shares, based on the relative number of shares of Common Stock then
held by each such holder plus all shares of Common Stock which each such holder
would then be entitled to acquire under any unexercised portion of the Options,
to the extent such portions are then exercisable or would become exercisable as
a result of the consummation of the Proposed Sale, and such additional shares of
Common Stock which any such holder or holders propose to sell shall not be
included in any calculation made pursuant to Paragraph 2(a) for the purpose of
determining the number of shares of Common Stock which the Management
Stockholder Entities will be permitted to include in a Proposed Sale. The
Selling Investors, or any of them, will have the right to sell in the Proposed
Sale additional shares of Common Stock owned by them equal to the number, if
any, of remaining Eligible Shares after giving effect to the foregoing.

            3.    Except as may otherwise be provided herein, shares of Common
Stock subject to a Request will be included in a Proposed Sale pursuant hereto
and in any agreements with purchasers relating thereto on the same terms and
subject to the same conditions applicable to the shares of Common Stock which
the Selling Investors propose to sell in the Proposed Sale. Such terms and
conditions shall include, without limitation: the pro rata reduction of the
number of shares of Common Stock to be sold by the Selling Investors, the
Management Stockholder Entities and any Eligible Holders to be included in the
Proposed Sale if required by the party proposing such Sale; the sale price; the
form of consideration; the payment of fees, commissions and expenses; the
provision of, and representation and warranty as to, information reasonably
requested by the Selling Investors covering matters regarding the Management
Stockholder Entities' ownership of shares; and the provision of requisite
indemnification; provided that any indemnification provided by the Management
Stockholder Entities shall be a several and not joint obligation and pro rata
(based on the consideration you and the Management Stockholder




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Entities receive in such Proposed Sale relative to Cypress and the other holders
of equity or options).

            4.    Upon delivering a Request, the Management Stockholder Entities
will, if requested by the Selling Investors, execute and deliver a custody
agreement and power of attorney in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to
the Selling Investors with respect to the shares of Common Stock which are to be
sold by the Management Stockholder Entities pursuant hereto (a "Custody
Agreement and Power of Attorney"). The Custody Agreement and Power of Attorney
will contain customary provisions and will provide, among other things, that the
Management Stockholder Entities will deliver to and deposit in custody with the
custodian and attorney-in-fact named therein a certificate or certificates (if
such shares are certificated) representing such shares of Common Stock (duly
endorsed in blank by the registered owner or owners thereof) and irrevocably
appoint said custodian and attorney-in-fact as the Management Stockholder
Entities' agent and attorney-in-fact with full power and authority to act under
the Custody Agreement and Power of Attorney on the Management Stockholder
Entities' behalf with respect to the matters specified therein.

            5.    The Management Stockholder Entities' right pursuant hereto to
participate in a Proposed Sale shall be contingent on the Management Stockholder
Entities' respective willingness to execute such documents in connection
therewith as may be reasonably requested by the Selling Investors.

            6.    (a) In the event of a Proposed Sale pursuant to Section 1
hereof, the Selling Investors may elect, by so specifying in the Notice, to
require the Management Stockholder Entities to, and the Management Stockholder
Entities shall, participate in such Proposed Sale to the same extent calculated
pursuant to Paragraph 2(a) above, in accordance with the terms and provisions of
Paragraph 3 hereof; provided, however, that in such event, the order in which
the shares of Common Stock held by the Management Stockholder Entities shall be
required to be sold shall be: first, any shares of Common Stock then held by the
Management Stockholder Entities that constitute Purchased Stock; and second, any
shares of Common Stock acquired pursuant to the exercise of any exercisable
portion of the Options.

            (b)   In the event of a transaction which results in a Change in
Control (but is not a Proposed Sale in which the Selling Investors have
exercised their rights pursuant to Paragraph 6(a) or the Management Stockholder
Entities have exercised their rights pursuant to Paragraph 1 (a "Proposed
Transaction")), you agree, for yourself and on behalf of the Management
Stockholder Entities, to bear, on a several and not joint basis, your share of
any fees, commissions, adjustments to purchase price, expenses or indemnities
borne by the Selling Investors on a pro rata basis (based on the consideration
you and the Management Stockholder Entities receive in such Change in Control
relative to Cypress and the other holders of equity or options).

            7.    The obligations of the Selling Investors hereunder shall
extend only to the Management Stockholder Entities, and none of the Management
Stockholder Entities' successors or assigns shall have any rights pursuant
hereto.




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            8.    If the Selling Investors or any of them transfer any of their
interests in the Company to an Affiliate of any of the Selling Investors, as a
condition precedent to such transfer, such Affiliate shall agree in writing to
assume the obligations hereunder of the Selling Investors.

            9.    This Agreement shall terminate and be of no further force and
effect on the occurrence of a Qualified Public Offering.

            10.   All notices and other communications provided for herein shall
be in writing. Any notice or other communication hereunder shall be deemed duly
given (i) upon electronic confirmation of facsimile, (ii) one business day
following the date sent when sent by overnight delivery and (iii) five business
days following the date mailed when mailed by registered or certified mail
return receipt requested and postage prepaid, in each case as follows:

            If to the Selling Investors, to them at the following address:

                      The Cypress Group L.L.C.
                      65 East 55th Street
                      New York, New York 10022
                      Attn:  Michael F. Finley
                      Tel:   (212) 705-0150
                      Fax:   (212) 705-0199

                      with a copy to:

                      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
                      425 Lexington Avenue
                      New York, New York 10017
                      Attn:  William E. Curbow and Brian D. Robbins
                      Tel:   (212) 455-3160
                      Fax:   (212) 455-2502

            If to the Company, to the Company at the following address:

                      Affinia Group Holdings Inc.
                      Suite 100
                      1101 Technology Drive
                      Ann Arbor, MI 48108
                      Attention:  Steve Keller, General Counsel

                      with a copy to:

                      Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
                      425 Lexington Avenue
                      New York, New York 10017
                      Attn:  William E. Curbow and Brian D. Robbins
                      Tel:   (212) 455-3160
                      Fax:   (212) 455-2502




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            If to you, to you at the address first set forth above herein;

            If to your Management Stockholder's Estate or Management
Stockholder's Trust, to the address provided to the Company by such entity;

or at such other address as any of the above shall have specified by notice in
writing delivered to the others by certified mail.

            11.   The laws of the State of Delaware (or if the Company
reincorporates in another state, of that state) shall govern the interpretation,
validity and performance of the terms of this Agreement. You hereby irrevocably
waive any right that you may have had to bring an action in any court, domestic
or foreign, or before any similar domestic or foreign authority with respect to
this Agreement.

            12.   This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, and by
different parties on separate counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an
original, but all such counterparts shall together constitute one and the same
instrument.

            13.   It is the understanding of the undersigned that you are aware
that no Proposed Sale is contemplated and that such a sale may never occur.


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            If the foregoing accurately sets forth our agreement, please
acknowledge your acceptance thereof in the space provided below for that
purpose.

                  Very truly yours,

                  CYPRESS MERCHANT BANKING PARTNERS II L.P.

                  By:  Cypress Associates II LLC, its general partner


                  By: __________________________
                       Name:
                       Title: Managing Member

                  55TH STREET PARTNERS II L.P.

                  By:  Cypress Associates II LLC, its general partner


                  By: __________________________
                       Name:
                       Title: Managing Member

                  CYPRESS MERCHANT BANKING II C.V.

                  By:  Cypress Associates II LLC, its managing general partner


                  By: __________________________
                       Name:
                       Title: Managing Member

                  CYPRESS SIDE-BY-SIDE L.L.C.


                  By: __________________________
                       Name:
                       Title:


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Accepted and agreed this _____ day of   ___________ 2005.


Signature:  _____________________________________

Print Name: _____________________________________


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