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!Read More “TREMEC Elite Distributor Spotlight – Dederichs Motorsports”
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.Read More “TREMEC Customer Spotlight – The Goodguys 2019 GRT-100 Giveaway Truck”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Jeff McCool rolled into the Beech Bend Raceway Park for the 2018 Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford Finals with one thing in mind—win the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout with his 5.0L Coyote-powered 1981 Mustang Coupe.
A year earlier, Jeff was a 2017 Stick Shift Shootout finalist, but he fell short and went home with the runner-up prize. With the format changed for 2018, power, consistency and quick reactions would equalize the field. Jeff was poised to compete, and his TREMEC-equipped Ford Mustang was ready to do its part. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner is a Coyote in Sheep’s Clothing”
TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout gear jammers were thrust into center ring at the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals September 27-30, 2018, at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This was the second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2018.
The shootout is open to any NMRA True Street participant using a street-type manual transmission. From new to old, any stick-shift equipped Ford vehicle can be entered and will have the special opportunity to qualify. The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is made up of the quickest eight racers rowing a manual transmission. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout – Bowling Green 2018”