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Old 06-08-2010, 03:19 PM   #1
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TR6060 Max Torque

I was going through the wiki on this site, and I saw that the TR6060 was rated for a maximum of 430 ft.lbs (gearbox) of torque. More research on the TR6060 states that it is rated for a maximum of 600 ft.lbs of torque.
Is there a problem with the wiki, is the clutch rating acting as a limiter, or are there some weaker components in the 2010 Camaro version?

Obviously, this is a cause for concern, because you should avoid out-torquing your transmission/clutch, and the way the wiki is written, that doesn't leave a lot of room for improvement.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:28 PM   #2
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The 430 number seems very low. For the 6L80 the gearbox torque number is a lot higher than the max engine torque. But, like you said, perhaps the OEM clutch is a limiter. There's a formula I believe for the 6L80's that calculates gearbox torque from max engine torque. I think gearbox is 1.5 times max engine torque. I could be wrong. I'm not sure if there is a similar formula for the M6.

It seems that once M6 owners buy the new 1000 rwhp twin disc clutches, their cars can handle 500-650 rwhp no problem.

As an A6 owner, I'm obviously jealous.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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The torque rating for the TR6060 is NOT the maximum torque that the transmission can take before something breaks. It just means that it has been rated at 430 ft-lbs. to live for the life of the vehicle with durability testing run at 430 ft-lbs. A good rule of thumb in automotive design is that a safety factor of 3 is usually what most components are designed to in automotive applications.
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