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Old 02-08-2014, 11:00 AM   #205
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Amsoil multi-vehicle ATF or RP Syncromax help mine out alot...and like you guys said, >180F tranny temp helps immensely although I still have 1st and reverse intermittent issues. It always amazes me whenever I drive the wife's Scion FR-S how buttery smooth that transmission is in comparison. I know, it's not apples-to-apples, and I've certainly beat on the Tremec alot in 4 years, but the difference is night-and-day :(
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:58 PM   #206
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If only the 1LE Camaro and boss 302 were designed and marketed for track use...

I actually think Chevy did a good job with our cars, and if they fixed every little problem that could be caused by excessive track use, you'd have a much more expensive car... Wait, they did. It's called a Z28 and I can't afford it. So I'll live with the occasional grind and upgrade it when it wears out.
Totally agree! As for the FR-S or any other 4 cylinder, its easy to make a smooth shifting transmission for a 200hp car that also has the appropriate torque. 426hp is a totally different game.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #207
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Totally agree! As for the FR-S or any other 4 cylinder, its easy to make a smooth shifting transmission for a 200hp car that also has the appropriate torque. 426hp is a totally different game.
The transmissions in the FRS aren't that great either. The one in mine was cold blooded as could be. I had to let the car warm up just to be able to get it into reverse to back it out of my garage. Many people on the FRS forum have voiced issues with their trannys.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:45 PM   #208
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I know the FRS has it's problems, some serious ones too, and is a COMPLETELY different animal: I was just stating how differently, in a good way, it shifts in comparison to the Tremec in our Camaros. This is one of the few times I agree with that horridly anti-American Jeremy Clarkson when he drove the ZR1 a few years back in Top Gear and trashed the Tremec in that car as well. Surely Top Gear has had some cars on the show with at least 426 hp and manual tranny's they liked?

I don't hate the Tremec, and I'm certainly nostalgic, and appreciative for them bringing decent manuals to the market starting with the old Fox body T-5's. However, I'd probably switch to a 4L80 if it didn't add another 100 lbs, but my particular Tremec shifts precisely when warmed up (6800-6900 rpm when raced, no problems) and the ACT clutch, while looking very abused during a recent motor swap, still works as it did new 3 years ago.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:34 PM   #209
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I know the FRS has it's problems, some serious ones too, and is a COMPLETELY different animal: I was just stating how differently, in a good way, it shifts in comparison to the Tremec in our Camaros. This is one of the few times I agree with that horridly anti-American Jeremy Clarkson when he drove the ZR1 a few years back in Top Gear and trashed the Tremec in that car as well. Surely Top Gear has had some cars on the show with at least 426 hp and manual tranny's they liked?

I don't hate the Tremec, and I'm certainly nostalgic, and appreciative for them bringing decent manuals to the market starting with the old Fox body T-5's. However, I'd probably switch to a 4L80 if it didn't add another 100 lbs, but my particular Tremec shifts precisely when warmed up (6800-6900 rpm when raced, no problems) and the ACT clutch, while looking very abused during a recent motor swap, still works as it did new 3 years ago.
They do, but generally those cars cost alot more money than a Camaro 1LE.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:23 PM   #210
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I find it amusing and funny that in so many years of R&D and engineering research, they cannot make of find a high performance tranny that shifts smoothly, even for 400+HP cars. I drove a Viper maybe 5 years ago and I remembered it shifted smooth at low speed but I did not get to drive it fast. I had a 68 GTO 350HP with a Muncie M21 in it and it shifted almost exactly the same as my 2013 (and that car had probably 300K miles on the tranny or more.) Did we never learn anything in all of those years??
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:14 PM   #211
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Well we learned that we could get automatics and everything will work, but then I won't know what to do with my left foot.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:15 PM   #212
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I find it amusing and funny that in so many years of R&D and engineering research, they cannot make of find a high performance tranny that shifts smoothly, even for 400+HP cars. I drove a Viper maybe 5 years ago and I remembered it shifted smooth at low speed but I did not get to drive it fast. I had a 68 GTO 350HP with a Muncie M21 in it and it shifted almost exactly the same as my 2013 (and that car had probably 300K miles on the tranny or more.) Did we never learn anything in all of those years??
I agree. It seems as if manufacturers have forgotten how to make a smooth shifting transmission. The newer cars are getting worse rather than better.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:03 PM   #213
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Anyone heard of or tried this "Anti-Venom" mod? Essentially, you are shimming out the shift detent bolt to make the detent spring softer, which translates to smoother shifting. It originated from a mod for the T56, but seems to show promise for the TR6060 as well. It's very popular with the Vettes and Challengers. Here it is on the Vette forum:

http://m.corvetteforum.com/c6-z06-di...ml?styleid=140
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:17 PM   #214
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I read about the detent mod but could not find the bolt on the tremec. I even had the car on a lift and could not find it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:26 PM   #215
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It's there. Way up top on the passenger side in front of the shifter. It threads in horizontally.
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