TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner, Yandro Ulloa’s 1996 SVT Cobra Mustang

The 1996 SVT Cobra Mustang was a groundbreaking machine that ushered in the era of DOHC performance for Ford. The 305-horsepower mod-motor Cobra provided a huge jump in performance over the 215-horsepower Mustang GT. It could rev cleanly to 7,000 rpm and sounded amazing, and a good pilot could row the gears into the mid-13s. Under the hood sat the beautiful, all-aluminum 4.6L engine with high-flow induction that was ripe for boost. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner, Yandro Ulloa’s 1996 SVT Cobra Mustang”

Shifting Gears to Glory at the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout

One of the coolest and most challenging events on the NMRA (National Mustang Racers Association) tour is the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. The most recent event was held at the 25th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, February 28 – March 3.

To qualify, racers must compete in the QA1 True Street class, which involves completing the 25-mile road tour, then making a trio of runs. The eight quickest racers come back the following day for the Shootout’s ultimate gear-jamming showdown. Read More “Shifting Gears to Glory at the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”

TREMEC Elite Distributor Spotlight – Dederichs Motorsports

From the shores of the Atlantic to the deep, blue waters of the Pacific, you can easily find a TREMEC Elite Distributor to help you get the perfect manual transmission for your ride or to improve the one you already have. TREMEC’s Elite Distributors are more than sources for product, though. They’re just as passionate about cars and driving as their customers are!

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TREMEC Customer Spotlight – The Goodguys 2019 GRT-100 Giveaway Truck

For several years, the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has worked with industry partners to build a custom vehicle as a giveaway. The build is always something special. The type of vehicle has varied over the years, from street rods to muscle cars, built in different styles. Whatever the make or model of the vehicle chosen, the result is a superb machine that turns heads and delivers performance.

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Manual Transmission Synchronizers 101

Manual Transmission Synchronizers 101

You can thank synchronizers for the quick, smooth transitions that you love when shifting your own gears. These unsung heroes in a manual transmission are critical to shift quality and performance.

We want to give you a better understanding of how they work and some of the key technical advancements in the synchros we use in TREMEC transmissions. Read More “Manual Transmission Synchronizers 101”

2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Details

Anyone can claim to be the best stick shift driver when it comes to drag racing. Just like anyone can say that their car is the quickest. But until the win light comes on and the trophy is hoisted, those are just empty words.

That’s why TREMEC, together with the National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA), created the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout seven years ago. The first of two TREMEC Stick Shift Shootouts in 2019 will take place at the 25th Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida, February 28 – March 3. This is a chance for racers to put up or shut up and settle who has the quickest manual-transmission equipped car at this event! Read More “2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Details”

TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Chevrolet Performance’s 1973 Malibu

These are strange and bold times. Crate engines with 750-or-more horsepower are available for anyone to buy. Gas prices have stabilized to a tolerable level. Nearly any car can have a modern manual transmission. And people are actually building Laguna body-style Chevrolets into cool cars. Chevrolet Performance debuted a 1973 Malibu at the 2018 SEMA Show showcasing its new LT5 crate engine and providing an example of just how cool this body style can be.

Yes, you read that right, the word “cool” in the same sentence as “Laguna body-style Chevrolets.” Read More “TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Chevrolet Performance’s 1973 Malibu”

Clutch Vibrations: Identify, Cause and Solve

This article is to help customers identify the cause of various driveline vibrations and guide them to finding solutions. This month, we are looking at the clutch system and the various possible causes of vibration, how to identify the source and how to remedy it.

Upgrading the transmission in a vehicle often includes changing other related components. The driveshaft angle may change (see our tech article on driveshaft vibration by clicking here). And you will most likely replace the clutch assembly, which is the most important link between the engine and the trans itself. Read More “Clutch Vibrations: Identify, Cause and Solve”

New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission

There may be no greater example of an oxymoron-ish state of the union than that of the manual transmission: endangered but beloved. For every automaker that discontinues the manual transmission, another adds it.

We’ve put together a list of models sold in the U.S. for 2018 and 2019 that are available with manual transmission. Read More “New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission”

TREMEC Equipped Cars of SEMA 2018

While the SEMA Show primarily serves as an automotive aftermarket industry trade event, it has become one of the world’s biggest and most diverse custom car shows. Builders large and small spend months, and even years designing and building vehicles that showcase the products of companies exhibiting at the show – as well as the builder’s craftsmanship and skill.

A common thread with the most noteworthy and attention getting is the transmission used. While you’ll see a variety of automatic slush boxes in some builds, for builds where a manual transmission is used, most of the time there will be a TREMEC 5- or 6-speed under the vehicle’s transmission tunnel. Read More “TREMEC Equipped Cars of SEMA 2018”