Transbrake

dynoman

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What are your 60' times ?? You can be pretty quick just off the foot brake with the right converter , suspension set up & tires.
I'm getting 1.44 sec. 60' times just off the foot brake without the 2 step . I know Dave Husek likes to call them Trans Breaks because of the strain on the transmission .
 
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Mr.Spool

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Is it time for a transbrake?

Would you bother?
What kind of et is gained?
with the proper combo a transbrake is not needed,on certain combos a transbrake is a must.its all how the car is set up,and can be done both ways.
 

Mr.Spool

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[QUOTthat is E="T- Type Tim, post: 3856439, member: 2412"]Is it time for a transbrake?[/QUOTE]that is a very loaded question
 

T- Type Tim

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When I had Lonnie build my current trans I almost pulled the trigger on a trans brake back then.

What would you recommend for a drive shaft?
 

rag231

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If my car was a dedicated race car it would be a no brainer, it's all about reaction time, 60' and ET. If I drive it 80% and race 20%, I wouldn't make it a special event to pull my trans out just to put a trans brake in until it was refresh time. I had a ground issue on the transbrake solenoid and foot braked my car a whole weekend. I really didnt miss it, just a few small adjustments. I had to ease up on the gas so that I didn't push thru the lights.
 

T- Type Tim

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i Had a custom driveshaft made when I did the rear end. I told the guy it was for the drag strip and he said he knew what to put together. I never thought to get it spec’d At the time.
High 1.6 - low 1.7s were the last 50 ft times I saw a few years back. Have changed quite a few things since then.
I’m really curious how the transbrake guys like them. I remember having this added to one of Lonnie’s transmissions wasn’t that bad as far as cost.
 

Nick Micale

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When I had Lonnie build my current trans I almost pulled the trigger on a trans brake back then.

What would you recommend for a drive shaft?
TIM, I have alum and steel HD driveshafts with 1350 U-joints if you want one local.

A trans brake is only as good as the driver! In the early days a few of us won many races with the "foot" brake! :)