TREMEC Elite Distributor Liberty’s Gears has been in the business of beefing-up
manual transmissions since the days of bell-bottoms and mutton-chop sideburns.
Today, Liberty’s Gears is a source for racers and enthusiasts wanting to shift
their own gears behind ultra-high-horsepower engines.
Liberty’s Gears was started in 1971 by Joseph Liberty Jr. His career began in GM’s Cadillac division and in his spare time he was a successful drag racer. Experiments in developing improvements to manual transmissions for increased strength and quicker shifts earned him a solid reputation among racers across the country. Eventually he stopped racing and focused entirely on the manual transmission business, building Liberty’s Gears into an international supplier of upgraded manual transmissions and manual transmission parts.
Read More “Liberty’s Gears to Shift Your Own Gears with High Horsepower”
most common question our TREMEC product support specialists get asked? That’s
easy – but you might be surprised. The No. 1 question is: Which transmission
fluid should I use?
We get it. You
want to make sure you’re using the correct fluid to protect your TREMEC
transmission. And there are lots of choices.
decided to make things easier: The transmission fluid you should use is TREMEC
HP-MTF High Performance Manual Transmission Fluid.
Read More “Which Transmission Fluid Should Be Used in Your TREMEC Transmission?”
For performance cars, muscle cars and hot rods, TREMEC is a
natural choice for a manual transmission. But being able to upgrade a Jeep or
pickup truck to a world-class 5-speed with that same smoothness and confidence has
not been quite as clear-cut. Until now.
TREMEC and Elite Distributor Silver Sport Transmissions (SST) have worked together to create an answer: a new TREMEC TR-4050 package. Read More “TREMEC TR-4050 Off-Road Manual Transmission Solution”
When installing a TREMEC Magnum 6-speed into a classic car
or truck, one of the things that you need to do is make a few electrical
connections. One of our Elite Distributors, Bowler Performance Transmission,
recently introduce an All-in-One
Magnum 6-speed control harness, which makes this even easier. Read More “Plug-and-Play Simplicity: New Magnum 6-Speed All-in-One Harness”
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”
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”
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?”
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”
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
Read More “High-Performance Camaro Redesigned into Energy-Efficient PHEV with Automated Manual Transmission”
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.
Read More “TREMEC Magnum Transmission Gear Ratio Options”