Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Cam Motion
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6)

V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) Driveshafts | Differentials | Gears | Rearends | Clutch | Shifters

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
B.A.Brunswick
 
Drives: 2LT/RS/Black/6MT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 20
Question V6 Skip Shift?

For what it's worth, in the 2010 Camaro Quick Reference Guide that is available through the link in the article on the Camaro5 home page, there is one section that caught my eye.

In the section that discusses the manual transmissions, the skip shift seems to be applicable only to the V8.

I say that because (and I'm paraphrasing) The description is given along with it's function in a sentence within that paragraph and in the middle of that sentence a parentheses is inserted like this "...(V8)...".

It sounds like the guide is saying that the V8 has the skip shift as the V6 is not mentioned anywhere in that sentence or on either side of that sentence.

If you have linked to that site with the Quick reference guide and have printed out that guide, look towards the back of the guide where the section on manual transmissions is located.....
B.A.Brunswick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
dragon22

 
dragon22's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS SIM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 1,687
I am assuming that is correct as the manual transmissions for the V8 and V6 are different products. Standard with the 3.6L engine is the Aisin AY6 six-speed manual. On SS models, the new Tremec TR 6060 six-speed manual is paired with the LS3. I'm not sure if this is the same transmission as in the 2008 Corvette, but if it is, it takes a bit of getting used to. I drove a 'vette my buddy owns and if you're easy on the throttle you have to shift from 1st to 4th. Try jamming it into any other gear and you need tranny repairs. A little harder on the throttle and you can go through the gears as normal.
dragon22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 07:29 PM   #3
B.A.Brunswick
 
Drives: 2LT/RS/Black/6MT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 20
Thumbs up V6 Skip Shift

Yes I agree...I had a 2005 C6 Vette and that damn skip shift was one of the first "mods" I made...
And yes I believe with the V6 tranny being different from the V8 tranny and with the perceived and actual difference in performance between the V8 and the V6 that a skip shift should not be "needed" with the V6....

If it comes with it though, I am ready again to "modify" it as I am waiting for my 2LT Black on Black with the manual tran......
B.A.Brunswick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
dougmac
 
Drives: 2011 V6 MCA & 1969 GT Mustang
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: N.E. Wisconsin
Posts: 112
NO SKIP SHIFT for the V6 ... read it somewhere ... V8 still needs it to avoid the "Gas Guzzler Tax".

With the V6 there is no worry about that !!

Doug
dougmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #5
dragon22

 
dragon22's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS SIM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 1,687
Hey there B.A.
I have a black on black 2LT coming with the automatic. (Would have taken the manual, but I have a bad knee...ACL...and it wouldn't stand up to city driving with a stick. Regardless I am pumped!
dragon22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
dragon22

 
dragon22's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS SIM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 1,687
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougmac View Post
NO SKIP SHIFT for the V6 ... read it somewhere ... V8 still needs it to avoid the "Gas Guzzler Tax".

With the V6 there is no worry about that !!

Doug
Yes sir...that dreaded "Gas Guzzler Tax". The V8 DOES avoid that, does it not? I know the 'vette does, but is that because it's classed as an exotic?
dragon22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 07:52 PM   #7
THE EVIL TW1N
Banned
 
Drives: 2003 Cobra Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 2,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragon22 View Post
Yes sir...that dreaded "Gas Guzzler Tax". The V8 DOES avoid that, does it not? I know the 'vette does, but is that because it's classed as an exotic?
no, because it gets decent mileage.
THE EVIL TW1N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 09:36 PM   #8
fierodeletre
 
Drives: 02 WS6 TA, 88 Fiero Formula
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Utard
Posts: 296
Sticker says 26 hwy on a new 1LT Vette w/ a manual. Pretty decent indeed.
fierodeletre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2009, 09:50 PM   #9
Number 3
Hail to the King baby!
 
Number 3's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 ATS 2.0T & '14 Chevrolet SS
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,101
No skip shift on the V6. I don't find it at all bad on the V8. It is only an issue on occasion and generally when it forces me to 4th I am not pulling hard to second anyway.
__________________
"Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure." - Aldous Huxley Link to Every Camaro photo I've taken in Hi-Resolution
Number 3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2009, 01:27 AM   #10
THE EVIL TW1N
Banned
 
Drives: 2003 Cobra Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 2,925
I never found skip shift much of a nuisance, other than the car bogging and driving like a turd. But it's easy to avoid or eliminate altogether anyways.
THE EVIL TW1N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 10:42 AM   #11
stevefnc
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2LT Blk/Blk; RS; sunroo
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sanford
Posts: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragon22 View Post
Hey there B.A.
I have a black on black 2LT coming with the automatic. (Would have taken the manual, but I have a bad knee...ACL...and it wouldn't stand up to city driving with a stick. Regardless I am pumped!
I have 2011 2LT (black on black) with manual transmission. I was suprised at how easy and light the clutch is for the car. There is definitely a difference in stiffness of the v8 vs the v6 clutch.
stevefnc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gear Shift nimnels Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 1 04-07-2009 06:44 PM
Skip Shift? cam2fst4u 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 65 04-03-2009 02:01 PM
Performance Numbers - Skip Shift fireresq157 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 16 03-23-2009 12:59 PM
do you speed shift when racing? s.norman 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 33 03-05-2009 07:36 PM
No-Lift Shift AirGoya 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 29 03-09-2008 11:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.