Owners of 3rd and 4th gen GM F-body cars don’t have to search through the salvage yards and classifieds any longer to find a usable T-56 6-speed. The new TREMEC Magnum-F 6-speed gives owners of the late-model Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird a bolt-in manual transmission option capable of handling the power output of modern, high-performance engines. Read More “Introducing the TREMEC Magnum-F 6-speed for 3rd and 4Th Gen F-Bodies”
To shift like a hero, you need to hit all the gears quickly and properly. That takes practice, knowing your car, knowing your clutch and having a good shifter. With modern, internal shift-rail manual transmissions, shifting like a pro is an achievable goal. To help with that, we talked to one of our customers, who shifts his car to 9-second quarter-mile passes over and over again. Read More “How to Shift Your TREMEC Transmission Like a Hero”
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”
What’s the 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.
So we 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?”
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