Should I Upgrade to a TREMEC TKO 5-Speed or Magnum 6-Speed?

If you’re thinking about upgrading your muscle car or hot rod to an overdrive manual transmission, one of the key questions you’re probably pondering is, “Should I choose the TREMEC TKO 5-speed or TREMEC Magnum 6-speed?” It’s a question that customers ask us all the time.

People often evaluate the TKO and Magnum only in “5-speed vs. 6-speed” context, which we think is 100 percent the wrong way to approach the decision. The two transmissions use completely different architectures, and, not surprisingly, have several unique characteristics that set them apart. Read More “Should I Upgrade to a TREMEC TKO 5-Speed or Magnum 6-Speed?”

TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Silver Sport Transmissions

This month, our Distributor Spotlight is on Silver Sport Transmissions – a TREMEC Elite Distributor that helps customers of classic vehicles find new levels of performance while looking to the future.

Editor’s Note: See what it means to be an Elite Distributor at the end of this article.

This Elite Distributor has established itself as one of the leading companies in manual transmission upgrades and conversions for a variety of vehicles. In addition to TREMEC transmissions, Silver Sport Transmissions offer kits that have all the required parts for making just about any vehicle #TREMECequipped so that customers can enjoy the fun and excitement of a modern, high-performance manual transmission. Read More “TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Silver Sport Transmissions”

The Differences Between the TREMEC Magnum and TR-6060 6-Speed

People often confuse the original-equipment TREMEC TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission in performance models of the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger with its aftermarket sibling, the TREMEC Magnum. While both have six forward gears and one reverse gear, there are many features that differentiate the two transmissions. Read More “The Differences Between the TREMEC Magnum and TR-6060 6-Speed”

2018 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

Gripping the shifter with authority and throwing perfect shifts brings satisfaction that automatic-transmission drivers will never know.

And TREMEC is proud to support those who shift their own gears by presenting the biannual TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. This Shootout is held in conjunction with the Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout presented by Steeda Autosports in Bradenton, Florida.

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High-Performance Camaro Redesigned into Energy-Efficient PHEV with Automated Manual Transmission

Developing innovative technologies that improve vehicle efficiency and enhance mobility is driving the American automotive industry forward. To this end, industry is partnering with government programs and universities to find powertrain solutions to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

One such program is a four-year engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors: the EcoCAR 3 challenge. As part of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, EcoCAR 3 was launched in 2014

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TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout 2018

It’s that time again! Time for the Spring Edition of the 2018 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout! As part of the Nitto 24th annual Spring Break Shootout presented by Steeda Autosports, the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout pits the eight quickest manual-transmission-equipped cars from the QA1 True Street class in a heads up shootout for stick-shift supremacy!

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TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – American Powertrain

       The Elite Advantage

There are hundreds of Authorized Resellers around the globe to source your TREMEC motorsports and aftermarket products.

But, installing a modern TREMEC transmission into a classic muscle car requires a lot of engineering and leg work. Other than bellhousing and transmission mounts there’s the shifter location that has to be considered, too. For that, a company that can put it all together for you is going to be your best bet to save you time, money, and effort. Read More “TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – American Powertrain”

TREMEC Magnum Transmission Gear Ratio Options

Did you know that the TREMEC Magnum 6-speed is available with optional gear ratio sets? This is one of the things that makes the Magnum even more versatile for retrofits into muscle cars, hot rods and a variety of competition vehicles.

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TREMEC-Equipped Cars of the 2017 SEMA Show

The SEMA Show is the largest automotive trade show in the world. Companies in the specialty-car industry, car builders, company sales reps and media gather each year in early November to show off new wares, discuss products and bring people up to speed on the state of the automotive aftermarket.

In recent years, the Las Vegas event has also become a showcase of spectacular car and truck builds that show off manufacturers’ products.

A common factor with many of the stunning vehicles that make appearances at the SEMA Show is that they are equipped with TREMEC manual transmissions, from the venerable T-5 to the awesome might of the Magnum 6-speed.

Here are some of the coolest rides we saw at SEMA 2017 that were #TREMECequipped. Read More “TREMEC-Equipped Cars of the 2017 SEMA Show”

TREMEC Elite Distributor Conference 2017

TREMEC strives to have open lines of communication between its distributors who sell our motorsport and aftermarket products and the TREMEC team who designs and builds them.

To that end, we recently hosted the 2017 Elite Distributor Summit. We brought distributor reps to our facility so that they could spend time with the TREMEC employees and to see our vertically integrated manufacturing process– where raw materials come in one door, and final product goes out the other. Read More “TREMEC Elite Distributor Conference 2017”