There was quite a few threads about this difference over the course of the past 5 years. This one provides a good overview of the ZFQ from announcement:
Dont own one. Never thought it was sufficiently developed and frankly never lacked confidence in my ZFs or contemporary RBT box to motivate high interest. Power handling and price was always the reason to be and ZFQ delivered neither of the two; relaibility aside.Kelly,
Do you have more details when you say it is not supported? That rumor has come up multiple times on the forum but there wasn't any documentation stating that, always has been "well I heard". The ZFQ is still listed on the Quaife website:
QBE62G - Quaife Engineering
Not trying to criticize, just have seen that rumor debunked by Chris Melia or others in the past (note I remember Chris is not affiliated with the ZFQ anymore)
As far as firsthand knowledge, I did try to buy one and my comments are indicative of my firsthand experience in that regard at that time. It may be a matter of the timing of my experience and now a more matter of listening to those that have current information but would add that with history as a teacher, promise of delivery is not actual delivery. It’s also the case that someone entering the fray now as opposed to when it was originally “introduced” may form a different opinion, particularly if the passing of time has cured these ills and if so....peace.K FYI ZFQ is in production.....If I had any advice it would be to listen, as Kevin says, to those who have first hand knowledge and not to those who 'have heard this or that' and then based their opinions on that hearsay. Glenn
K ZFQ is in production available end of year.
Will fit Pantera. Power rating 500bhp.
In particular post 15: http://www.gt40s.com/forum/gt40-tech-powertrain-transaxles/35270-zf-rbt-vs-zfq.html#post347662...it had been discussed in the past that they would/ did cease production of their box. .
No one said that. There's only one I know of that's been damaged and that owner never reported on any efforts to repair it or have it repaired. Again, the factory says they have parts and I at least have heard of no negative support experiences.....if you damage it support is difficult
Glenn why be so sensitive, i ad read the thread and the other thread, the impression i got was that the ZFQ was a better tranny but that after the first batch it was out of production and that untill there were 15 or more orders they were not planning ona nother batch.Sean
Do you bother reading any of the replies?
There have been at least two posts telling you that the ZFQ is in production which you ignore, and then you magic the 'poor support' out of thin air!
One can't help thinking 'what is the point'?
Sean--Glenn why be so sensitive, i ad read the thread and the other thread, the impression i got was that the ZFQ was a better tranny but that after the first batch it was out of production and that untill there were 15 or more orders they were not planning ona nother batch.
Martin -- your posts are too valuable to be shut off by the sloppy habits of a few members. Please don't leave. Otherwise the average IQ just keeps sinking and sinking....I have decided not to write on this website again as their is too much Bull$!)^ posted.
Bye ya all.
OK so untill there are orders for 10 or more the transmission is not being produced. So for someone who wants to build up 1 car, its not currently an option? Is that correct?Sean--
I don't think Glenn is being over sensitive. As one who frequently puts substantial effort into trying to help others on this forum I too find it very frustrating to craft a carefully worded response only to have it scrambled and fed back to me. Even in your post above you get the quantities wrong. Quaife said "10 or 15"; you turned it into "15 or more".
The accuracy of information on this forum is one of its greatest assets and something that many of us go to some lengths to protect. So I would simply ask you to put the same care and attention into reading and responding to posts that the rest of us put into writing them.
The Quaife quote above is three years old and subsequent posts have told you it's available. Have you asked Quaife? Have you asked Olthoff? Have you looked for a used one? How about you do some research on your own and report some useful information back to us?So for someone who wants to build up 1 car, its not currently an option?