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Old 07-21-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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6 Speed shift pattern changed?

So they switched reverse from the right side to the left side? That's kinda gay.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:41 PM   #2
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I've always seen the pattern in the new camaro with reverse on the left. What's wrong with it?
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:49 PM   #3
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Much better having it on the right. Every time you stop and start moving, you are accessing the lower gears. More chances for the car to be accidently placed into reverse. Since most drivers are in lower gears all the time (and changing in and out at lights, stopping, etc.) it would be safer keeping reverse away from the most commonly used gears.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:58 PM   #4
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it takes quite a strong arm to get the shifter over far enough into reverse. I can see your point, but I just don't think it will case a problem. maybe ifyou're trying to slam second and are treating the shifter extremely rough. iunno though. Some people might have a problem with it, darwin awards exist.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:27 PM   #5
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i think thats the v6 6 speed. im pretty sure the tr6060 in the SS is the same as the T56's, ie reverse on the right. i imay be wrong
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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Much better having it on the right. Every time you stop and start moving, you are accessing the lower gears. More chances for the car to be accidently placed into reverse. Since most drivers are in lower gears all the time (and changing in and out at lights, stopping, etc.) it would be safer keeping reverse away from the most commonly used gears.


I've been driving my M6 stick for quite a while. I was worried that I was going to go into reverse when trying to go into 6th when I saw my current shift pattern. Well, there was a lock out feature that kept it from doing that at highway speeds.

Now, I'm concerned about finding 1st and not reverse accidentally and getting into an accident.

I WANT THE REVERSE ON TEH RIGHT!!! But all the complaining in the world won't make that happen. That sucks.

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i think thats the v6 6 speed. im pretty sure the tr6060 in the SS is the same as the T56's, ie reverse on the right. i imay be wrong
I'm pretty sure that it's on the left. I think I just read that it was on the left for the LS3. Not too cool...
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you can afford an M6 on a cop's salary?
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:31 PM   #8
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I have one question for this thread......

Who gives a turkey which side reverse is on?

I mean, it's not like you row through the reverse gears while carving through a slalom course. You use it for all of about 20 seconds in a day.

They could put the reverse gear between my legs and I wouldn't care

Well, maybe I would.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:34 PM   #9
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you can afford an M6 on a cop's salary?
?? A Hurst short throw Manual 6? which was installed on my SS when I purchased it? Sorry, you lost me...
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I have one question for this thread......

Who gives a turkey which side reverse is on?

I mean, it's not like you row through the reverse gears while carving through a slalom course. You use it for all of about 20 seconds in a day.

They could put the reverse gear between my legs and I wouldn't care

Well, maybe I would.
I care which side it's on because we don't want to accidentally go into reverse when meaning to go into 1st gear to take off. I've never tried the M6 in the TR6060 so I don't know how it'll work. I'm happy to give it a chance, but I'll just have to see. I would still like it to be on the right side. If it ain't broke.............
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:36 PM   #10
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I'm pretty sure that's how VW does there gear layouts. Down and upper left......right?
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #11
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I've been driving my M6 stick for quite a while. I was worried that I was going to go into reverse when trying to go into 6th when I saw my current shift pattern. Well, there was a lock out feature that kept it from doing that at highway speeds.

Now, I'm concerned about finding 1st and not reverse accidentally and getting into an accident.

I WANT THE REVERSE ON TEH RIGHT!!! But all the complaining in the world won't make that happen. That sucks.



I'm pretty sure that it's on the left. I think I just read that it was on the left for the LS3. Not too cool...
Just to give you a bit of a heads-up... that reverse lockout solenoid does have the potential to go south on you. Ask me how I know...
It's actually not that terrible an experience - especially if you have a high tolerance for listening to grinding sounds!

As for reverse being on the left, when I drove the manual V6 car at Milford in May, I actually did put it into reverse by accident (I hadn't looked at the shift pattern) when I wanted to launch the car. Good thing it was a very soft launch... and nobody was behind me!

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Old 07-21-2008, 05:41 PM   #12
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guys idk if you've ever driven a stick w/ reverse on the left... but i was in an M3 yesturday and to put the stick in reverse was almost difficult!!!

i dont think anyone minus Ahh-Nald is going to accidentally put it in reverse if GM does it like BMW.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:46 PM   #13
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?? A Hurst short throw Manual 6? which was installed on my SS when I purchased it? Sorry, you lost me...
He thought you meant the BMW M6.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:49 PM   #14
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Goint to take a bit of getting used to since my Saab has it right bottom, but you gotta hold little switch under the knob to set it. Also have to get used to not set it in reverse every damn time when I stop since you have to do that when you want to take out the key on the Saab.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:55 PM   #15
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He thought you meant the BMW M6.


I was lost, sorry.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:22 PM   #16
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They may make it a mechanical lock-out too... In my old BMW 3-series, my current Frontier and the 2nd gen Frontier (current gen) you have to push the shift knob down into the gearbox to pull it into reverse; which is difficult to do unless you mean to and are trying. Shifting between forward gears would be lateral force, shifting into reverse would be a vertical force... very different muscles used, very hard to do accidentally.

Or at least, I hope that's what they do... reverse next to first never bothered me in my BMW but it might if I can do it too easily in the Camaro.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:23 PM   #17
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good im not used to driving with reverse on the right side since currently my first and only car is an AT, however with the manual driving that i am used to, with my dads car u shift to the left for reverse in 911 turbo. So i wont need much adjusting for the Camaro
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:24 PM   #18
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Guys the TR6060 tranny has reverse on the right, not the left. (I have one in my GT500, AWESOME tranny by the way!) Must be the V6 trans with it on the left...
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I have one question for this thread......

Who gives a turkey which side reverse is on?

I mean, it's not like you row through the reverse gears while carving through a slalom course. You use it for all of about 20 seconds in a day.

They could put the reverse gear between my legs and I wouldn't care

Well, maybe I would.
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Ok...well now I'm lost. left, right....need to go back to specs page....
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Guys the TR6060 tranny has reverse on the right, not the left. (I have one in my GT500, AWESOME tranny by the way!) Must be the V6 trans with it on the left...
thats what i was thinking since the TR6060 took the place of the T56 and is basically the same but a little more built.
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thats what i was thinking since the TR6060 took the place of the T56 and is basically the same but a little more built.
Camaro V8 = TR6060 6-spd made by Tremec
Camaro V6 = 6-spd made by Aisin

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All the sticks I have driven have had reverse on the left side with a lockout. It doesn't matter to me which side it is on, I will adapt to either.
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There will be a reverse lock-out i'm pretty sure, like most newer manuals have--no need to worry about accidental shifting into reverse.
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If reverse is on the left, it will be wierd, but nothing i can't adapt to. And either way, it will most likely have a lockout, like my 07 Cobalt SS, where you have to pull a little knob up, in order to go into reverse. It confused me the first time i went to use it, but from that point on i haven't had any problems or gripes with it. In fact, its nice. Knowing i can't go from fourth into reverse at 110K (or whenever).
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