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GM Turbo 350 Transbrake Drag Racing TH350 Transbrake Valve Body JW Performance 20550-BR


A JW Performance TH350 trans brake valve body installed in your Turbo 350 transmission gives you the option of drag racing in the electronics classes. In addition to providing the hard hitting launches that trans brake equipped turbo 350 transmissions are known for, many racers find improved consistency in ETs using this combination.

If you would like a further definition of what a TH350 trans brake is and how a Turbo 350 transbrake works, please click here.

JW Performance Transmissions, Inc. builds some of the best quality, quickest releasing, turbo 350 transbrake valve bodies on the market. We offer their entire line of dependable, hard hitting transmission brakes. When using electronics like a delay box, you make the best use of them by using the delay box with a trans brake.

JW Performance Transmission Turbo 350 Trans Brake Valve Body Kit

JW Performance Transmission Turbo 350 Transbrake Logo


Automatic Transmission Model Transbrake Type Part Number
GM Turbo 350 TH350 Trans brake Reverse shift pattern

jw 20550br


This is a complete replacement transbrake valve body. This valve body is installed in place of the original stock valve body.

Q: What is a TH 350 trans brake ? How does a Turbo 350 transbrake work?

A) An automatic transmission transbrake is a modified or aftermarket valve body which puts the trans into first gear, and reverse gear at the same time. As long as power is supplied to the valve body the vehicle will not move. This allows the engine to be brought up to a higher rpm than what is possible when "foot brake" racing. When the brake is engaged, there is no torque being applied to the driveshaft, so the suspension is also in an unloaded state. When current is removed from the brake, the reverse component of the trans is released, and torque is applied to the driveshaft very abruptly. This "hits" the tires harder, more like what a manual transmission car does when the clutch is released. Since the transbrake is controlled by applying an electrical current, it is also the preferred method of controlling when the car launches when using delay boxes and other modern drag race electronics.

A Turbo 350 equipped with a transmission brake can be used in a street vehicle, but is most commonly used for serious drag racing.

To get the most enjoyment out of your manual valve body, you also need a high quality shifter.



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