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Old 10-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #18
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As I contemplate the performance future of my Camaro, I keep coming back to one problem.

The manual transmission on our 5th gen Camaros just is not up to the job.

Here is a fact for you, the stock tranny on these cars, is UNDER rated for the power output of the LLT.

All the M6 cars, except maybe the newest 2012s and 13s with the carbon syncros, ALL grind 1st to 2nd gear. If yours doesn't grind, you probably just cannot shift fast enough.

Any more power we make, generates more of a problem. The limit is right about what we can make with bolt ons.

All the m6 Forced Induction guys are having to replace their clutches. Clutch, I can understand, that is something that will need to be upgraded on every heavily modded car.


So what is the solution? A built tranny?

In addition, our gear ratios SUCK! 1st gear has a 4.48 ratio! The SS on the other hand has a 3.0! 4.48 is just too damn high! It makes the car a nightmare to launch and I have yet to see ANY M6 car pull better than a 2.0 60'. In fact, has any car done better than my 2.0? Which was on stock tires...


Help me out here people! How do we solve these problems?
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:51 PM   #19
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Convert it over to and automatic, will solve all your problems!!! Easier to launch, easier on ALL your other parts and more consistant!!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:24 PM   #20
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Convert it over to and automatic, will solve all your problems!!! Easier to launch, easier on ALL your other parts and more consistant!!!
And lose the fun factor no thanks
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:34 PM   #21
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.[/QUOTE] Flywheel and clutch are great but they don't solve the tranny problem unfortunately.[/QUOTE]

They don't but that not why I asked. Since I will be replacing them transmission would be out of car so why not try to stop the grind.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #22
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Im sure someone will be coming up with an adapter plate to install the ss m6 into the v6
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:11 PM   #23
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And lose the fun factor no thanks
Word auto is indeed the better choice for drag racing but even with FI my car will never be a drag specific car.

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Flywheel and clutch are great but they don't solve the tranny problem unfortunately.[/QUOTE]

They don't but that not why I asked. Since I will be replacing them transmission would be out of car so why not try to stop the grind.[/QUOTE]

My bad read that wrong.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #24
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Im sure someone will be coming up with an adapter plate to install the ss m6 into the v6
That would work...is it possible?
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:20 PM   #25
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Im sure someone will be coming up with an adapter plate to install the ss m6 into the v6
If the input shafts are the same thn it's a fairly straight forward deal.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:05 AM   #26
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:15 AM   #27
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Im sure someone will be coming up with an adapter plate to install the ss m6 into the v6

Jay Leno's v6 turbo has a tremec, not sure how they pulled it off.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:08 AM   #28
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Jay Leno's v6 turbo has a tremec, not sure how they pulled it off.
Hmmm did not know that.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #29
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If the input shafts are the same thn it's a fairly straight forward deal.

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Jay Leno's v6 turbo has a tremec, not sure how they pulled it off.
Let us look into this.

A ss tranny will carbon synchros won't be bullet proof but it should handle a boosted LLT just fine. We M6 guys already have the SS rear so we'd be good to go after an upgraded clutch.

I'd expect the SS trans to hold up longer than the LLT under boost.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:07 AM   #30
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Let us look into this.

A ss tranny will carbon synchros won't be bullet proof but it should handle a boosted LLT just fine. We M6 guys already have the SS rear so we'd be good to go after an upgraded clutch.

I'd expect the SS trans to hold up longer than the LLT under boost.
Very true. If the tremec would sustain 600 crank hp, that should suffice until the stroker crank is available.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:05 PM   #31
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Let us look into this.

A ss tranny will carbon synchros won't be bullet proof but it should handle a boosted LLT just fine. We M6 guys already have the SS rear so we'd be good to go after an upgraded clutch.

I'd expect the SS trans to hold up longer than the LLT under boost.
I like the way you're thinking. (Does anybody else remember the old joke that ends with that as a punchline?).
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:06 PM   #32
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We M6 guys already have the SS rear so we'd be good to go after an upgraded clutch.
Only the M6/RS have the SS rear and half shafts
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:08 PM   #34
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Only the M6/RS have the SS rear and half shafts
Really? What do you get if you ordered an M6 with no RS? That is bizarre...

And not my problem! LOL
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