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Transbrake Questions

Hello, was just wondering if anyone here was familiar with transbrakes and/or use them in their hotrod. I have a quick question about running a transbrake setup and how to go about it.

I have a TH400 with a transbrake and a manual reverse valve body and was thinking about installing it in my 87 camaro with a 383. My question was what precautions/ upgrades should I make to the car or drive train to handle the durability required to use a transbrake? Stall converters, driveshaft, axels ect...


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Using a transbrake is very similar to dumping the clutch with a manual. It's extremely abusive to the driveshaft, and rear. It's also a good idea to have frame connectors on the car. Converters aren't built specifically for brake/non-brake applications, but a good, quality converter is adviseable. As a side not...You don't have to use the transbrake for the transmission to operate

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Typical trans brake valve bodys operate at higher pressures than street valve bodys. The shifts are very firm and firmness of the shift will depend on the stall speed design converter you need for your combo.

A larger trans oil cooler is often suggested too , again depending on the converter stall and your combination
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