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Old 11-27-2013, 02:39 PM
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Z-pack or regular borg-warner 3/4 clutches in 700r4?

As the title says guys,

Dana at Pro-built automatics says they're the same, but he offers the Z-pack instead of the Borg Warner clutches for the 3/4 pack in the 700R4's.

What do you all think? He hasn't shipped my kit yet so I still have the option to change. Any and all comments welcome!
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I'm sure he's not going to sell you anything sub par. I got my kit from him also, the road race kit but he gave me B&W clutches. I'm not real sure but depending on what your going to be using the trans for such as street/strip or towing determines what clutches you should use instade of one clutch fits all. Dana is one of the few people who will talk to you an listen to what you have to say.
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I'm sure he's not going to sell you anything sub par. I got my kit from him also, the road race kit but he gave me B&W clutches. I'm not real sure but depending on what your going to be using the trans for such as street/strip or towing determines what clutches you should use instade of one clutch fits all. Dana is one of the few people who will talk to you an listen to what you have to say.
I spoke with him at length and his opinion was that it was personal preference...like a fad where one option really doesn't offer major benefits over the other. So I thought I'd reach out to those who have each type and see what they thought.

My car is a street car that will make it to the midnight drags once or twice a year for a run or two and maybe an autocross event or two.
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I though the Z-pac clutches were more or less for hard 1/4 mile, red light to red light, the same with red Alto clutches and the B&W clutches were more for up & down shifting not so much for 1/4 mile stuff. I'm using the thick B&W clutches with thick Torbonator steels. All I could say is go with the thickest clutches & steels you can or a least thick steels. When steels get to hot they cone inwards when that happens you no longer have 100% contact on the clutch face, then there is only about 60% contact an the clutch starts to burn up. Thick steels won't cone as bad as thin ones.I've never seen anything written about one type of clutch being better than another, but I can say that Crosly the moderator on this board like the B&W clutches.
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I though the Z-pac clutches were more or less for hard 1/4 mile, red light to red light, the same with red Alto clutches and the B&W clutches were more for up & down shifting not so much for 1/4 mile stuff. I'm using the thick B&W clutches with thick Torbonator steels. All I could say is go with the thickest clutches & steels you can or a least thick steels. When steels get to hot they cone inwards when that happens you no longer have 100% contact on the clutch face, then there is only about 60% contact an the clutch starts to burn up. Thick steels won't cone as bad as thin ones.I've never seen anything written about one type of clutch being better than another, but I can say that Crosly the moderator on this board like the B&W clutches.
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