1. The stock basket, on the left, is cast; including the studs the pressure plate screws onto (A), in contrast to the Scorpion basket, machined from 7075 billet aluminum and hard anodized, and features replaceable steel studs (A). The Barnett basket retains friction and steel plates that offer substantially more cross-sectional surface area than the stockers. The distinctive red material on those friction plates (B), Barnett refers to as "RQ," which might stand for "race quality," but more importantly are thermally stable blend of fibers and resins, with excellent porosity, compressibility, and durability characteristics. In other words, great material for preventing failures in high-stress, high-heat applications where shift quality is also a major concern. You'll also notice that the steel plates are very smooth. A good thing for reasons that might surprise you but we'll get to that in a minute. In the meantime, notice the difference between the stock pressure plate and the Scorpion version? Beyond the nifty gold color, the Scorpion uses coil springs (C) rather than a diaphragm spring, thus offering a certain tunability that the stock arrangement cannot.
1. The stock basket, on the left, is cast; including the studs the pressure plate screws