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Old 02-03-2012, 07:25 AM   #1
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may have found a resolution to second gear grind!!

Im tired of dealing with the second gear grind issue with this tr6060.
QUICK TIME makes a bellhousing for the LS3 that a TKO 600 will bolt to.
still have to narrow down the specifics and see about where the shifter will be and how to make that work but this might be an alternative then messing with this tr6060 anymore. I love the TKO 600 and never had a problem with one so if this could work im in.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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I will , only thing is tko 600 is a 5 speed not a 6 speed. but for me i dont care i just want to be able to do mods to my car and be able to shift over 4000 rpm. but i believe they make a bellhousing for the richmond 6 speed also. i got a lot of homework to do on this.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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oh yeah! this just came in for my mgw shifter. now i can grind second in style
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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Why not have the synchro's replaced with the CF units that are designed to address this problem? Everyone who has had it done has reported complete resolution....
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:38 PM   #6
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Swapping the whole transmission to a TKO600 is not the answer to your problem. The TKO600 will be a MAJOR downgrade from your TR6060 in strength.

We have repaired well over 100 TR6060 transmissions with the poor shifting issues. Our full Level 6 build addresses the 3 major faults of the TR6060. 1 being the 2nd gear grind, 2 the notchy shifting all around and 3 being the broken mainshafts.

Instead of swapping to an inferior transmission, loosing the strength and propper gear spread of the TR6060, having a custom driveshaft, building a custom transmission crossmember, engieering a shfiter to come through the floor in the correct location and finding the propper clutch hydralic combination, I would highly recommend having your TR6060 rebuild and upgraded.

Our full Level 6 upgrade with the carbon blocking rings on 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th gears, 9310 chromoly mainshaft, full micro polishing, bronze fork pads and hand assembly of the transmission is $3,940.00 exchange.

Once the transmission is upgraded and repaired the hydralic system needs to be thoroughly inspected for propper function.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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Swapping the whole transmission to a TKO600 is not the answer to your problem. The TKO600 will be a MAJOR downgrade from your TR6060 in strength.

We have repaired well over 100 TR6060 transmissions with the poor shifting issues. Our full Level 6 build addresses the 3 major faults of the TR6060. 1 being the 2nd gear grind, 2 the notchy shifting all around and 3 being the broken mainshafts.

Instead of swapping to an inferior transmission, loosing the strength and propper gear spread of the TR6060, having a custom driveshaft, building a custom transmission crossmember, engieering a shfiter to come through the floor in the correct location and finding the propper clutch hydralic combination, I would highly recommend having your TR6060 rebuild and upgraded.

Our full Level 6 upgrade with the carbon blocking rings on 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th gears, 9310 chromoly mainshaft, full micro polishing, bronze fork pads and hand assembly of the transmission is $3,940.00 exchange.

Once the transmission is upgraded and repaired the hydralic system needs to be thoroughly inspected for propper function.

Thats all very nicely put ,but i dont want to take a gamble with $3900 for a maybe fix. the tko 600 will handle 600 lb ft of torque which is plenty for my street car. i do understand its a lot of work, i have taken that into consideration. pm sent
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Why not have the synchro's replaced with the CF units that are designed to address this problem? Everyone who has had it done has reported complete resolution....
i had this done twice already and still have the same problem, thats not the problem its something else. it only does it on second gear and second gear is the most notchy gear, two clicks to get it into second you can feel it. 3500 rpm and higher and it will grind unless you drive the car 20-30 miles and get the trans good and hot.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #9
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TKO 600 transmissions shift terribly from the factory. If you do some research you'll find this out. Mustang guys know all about this.


Not one person has had an issue with our level 6 with shifting. There are a ton of things done besides the carbon rings. We have spent a ton of time and research on this. Its what we do.
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... it only does it on second gear and second gear is the most notchy gear, two clicks to get it into second you can feel it ...
Yes, yes, yes!!! You describe it perfectly, that is just what mine does. Looking forward to April when I can at least get it to the dealer to attempt a fix. I may get lucky.


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... Not one person has had an issue with our level 6 with shifting. There are a ton of things done besides the carbon rings. We have spent a ton of time and research on this. Its what we do.
TJS, I'd like to try your build, sounds like you have it figured out. But I don't have $4k (plus another $2k for R&R and shipping) after shelling out $43,000. Besides, my wife would kill me. Too bad GM doesn't look to you for providing owners like me a warranty fix - sounds like you'd have all the business you want and then some!!
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Yes, yes, yes!!! You describe it perfectly, that is just what mine does. Looking forward to April when I can at least get it to the dealer to attempt a fix. I may get lucky.




TJS, I'd like to try your build, sounds like you have it figured out. But I don't have $4k (plus another $2k for R&R and shipping) after shelling out $43,000. Besides, my wife would kill me. Too bad GM doesn't look to you for providing owners like me a warranty fix - sounds like you'd have all the business you want and then some!!

exactly my point , i dont have $4k either. which also means i dont have the $$$ to do the tko 600 swap but it is an alternative if needed and thats what i was looking for an alternative.

BTW, we've used the TKO 600 in all kinds of cars chevelles, mustangs, monte carlos and ive never had a problem and you can slam second gear and never grind. find me a tr6060 you can do that with and i'll save for it until i can buy it.

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Old 02-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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ask RPM about a parts and labor build .. i dont know if they are still doing it but i have my tr6060 rebuilt to the level 6 they offer and got a good price on it .. also add an rps triple(streetslayer) and u will be more then happy..
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:51 PM   #13
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There is only one way to SOLVE the problem: by upgrading the master cylinder to move more fluid. Our Adjustable Master Cylinder kits that utilize a bigger bore cylinder have solved this problem in thousands of other GM applications (93-02 F-Body, 97-08 Corvette, 04-06 GTO, etc) but in 2009, GM changed the way the computer monitors the clutch master cylinder, making it impossible to use our kit as designed. This leaves 2009+ Corvette owners, 2009 G8 GXP owners and 2010+ V8 Camaro owners without a solution for the time being.
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