How high can the bar be raised when it comes to building a custom car? One would think at some point a limit would be reached. But not when the builders are Ringbrothers. Their most recent project car has raised the bar again: the 1969 Chevy Camaro called Valkyrja (ancient Norse spelling of Valkyrie), unveiled at the 2019 SEMA Show. It brought home the SEMA 2019 Battle of the Builders award in a field of stunningly crafted automotive creations. It’s no surprise that a frequent star attraction in many Ringbrothers builds is a TREMEC transmission. Read More “Ringbrothers 1969 Camaro Valkyrja Wins SEMA Battle of the Builders”
Nineteen years ago, Mike Niehaus found his dream car sitting on the lot at a Pontiac dealership in Columbus, Ohio. It wasn’t a new Trans Am, but a nicely kept 1986 Ford Mustang GT. As Mustang enthusiasts know, 1986 was the last year for the “four-eyed” Fox-body and the first year for the enduring 5.0 H.O.
Despite the seemingly low rating of 200 horsepower, the 1986 GT had great potential. The roller-cam–equipped 5.0-liter delivered nice torque, go-fast aftermarket parts were readily available and the Fox-body was also very light weight. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner, Mike Niehaus’s 1986 Ford Mustang GT”
NMRA True Street is one of the most fun classes in drag racing today. It embodies the spirit of street-legal Ford performance and offers enthusiasts the chance to compete in a safe and exciting environment.Winners are crowned in a variety of performance levels. And twice a year, True Street racers get the chance to show their stuff in the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout.
The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is a true test of performance for those choosing three pedals, with fantastic prizes and bragging rights at stake. In order to be eligible to run in the Shootout, a True Street competitor must have a street-style manual transmission (face-plated and pro-shifted are allowed). The second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2019 was held September 28-29 at the NMRA World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read More “2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Bowling Green NMRA”
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”
Traditional thinking is that the last vehicle you’d want to build for handling challenges and autocrosses was a vintage truck. Trucks are beasts of burden or off-road toys. Their roles don’t involve going around corners at high speed, maneuvering a slalom course or feeling anything remotely like a sports car. But in 2019, we live in a very different world, and transforming a vintage truck into a pro touring stud is a great way to stand apart from all the Camaros, Mustangs and others common cars at these events. Read More “A Cone-Dodging Dodge D100 Pickup”
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fastest gear-jammer of them all? Come the weekend of September 27th, 2019, the answer will be known, and it could be you!
The eight quickest manual-transmission cars in the National Mustang Racers Association (NMRA) True Street class will face off in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the 2019 NMRA World Finals. It is fitting that the NMRA season starts and ends with the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout. Read More “You Should Enter the 2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout”
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?”
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”