May 20th, 2013 by admin
[Posted on May 20th, 2013 by Sherry Dolejsi]
Any car enthusiast knows that the maker of an auto part is one of the most important considerations when it comes to purchasing what you need for your vehicle. It’s not just a matter of brand loyalty, either. Each manufacturer, whether it’s a United States-based classic like Chevrolet or a niche import like Daewoo, has a specific history behind the development of its parts, and features for which they’re famous (or infamous). Car enthusiasts and mechanics alike tend to have detailed reasons as to why they favor a certain brand, and their reasons are usually well-researched and logical. The transmission is one of the most important parts of any vehicle, and so it stands to reason that there are many arguments about which brand is the best. A large percentage of purchasers swear by the Chevy transmission, and their reasoning is outlined below.
The Chevy Transmission: A Brief History
Chevrolet, a brand name produced by the American auto giants General Motors (GM), has been building manual and automatic the Chevy transmission since the first autos were built. GM was particularly known for their production of the popular automatic transmission called the Hydra-Matic (installed in most 1950s GM cars). The Hydra-Matic was one of the most popular transmissions ever sold. In fact, it’s often said that all automatic transmissions since then have been the children of that first workhorse.
From those early days, Chevy developed a series of increasingly progressive transmissions that incorporated a variety of features, from front and rear-wheel drive options to electronic sensors, from light-duty basic models to heavy-duty towing and hauling models designed for the toughest of trucks. Because of their early position as leaders of the market, Chevy is known for many landmark transmissions still held up as examples of great builds today. A small sampling of their most famous creations includes:
- The 4L30E, a lightweight four-speed manual transmission used in many BMW and Cadillac autos through the 1990s.
- The TH400, introduced in 1954, a three-speed automatic transmission so well-made that it remained nearly unchanged until the 1990s.
- The VTi, an automatic, electronic transmission with continuously variable control, introduced by GM in 2002. Continuously variable transmissions offer an infinite number of gear controls, as opposed to a set range of ratios from which the driver must choose.
The Popularity of Chevy Transmissions Today
Aside from their respectable history, Chevy transmissions are known among enthusiasts for their efficiency, ease of repair, and low maintenance. Because many Chevy transmissions are designed to be interchangeable, mechanics of various skill levels may work with them and it’s relatively simple to achieve the performance wanted by simply choosing the transmission that suits the situation, without a lot of complex compatibility issues to puzzle out. Transmissions made by Chevrolet, largely due to their popularity in past years, are readily available and easy to obtain, and cost remains competitive.
While the market for auto parts is full of opinions (and opinionated enthusiasts), Chevy transmissions are a much-loved staple and not likely to be going anywhere soon. Chevy transmissions, perhaps alone among the manufacturers operating today, have developed at a pace that has challenged the auto market to stretch itself, while remaining consistent with current technology. What more, they’ve accomplished this while remaining accessible to most users regardless of skill level or wallet size. It’s no wonder they remain one of the most well-known and popular names in transmissions today.
May 10th, 2013 by admin
[Posted on May 6th, 2013 by Sherry Dolejsi]
If you’re a car enthusiast, you’re probably familiar with the impact that the right transmission can have on a car’s performance. The wrong transmission can make shifting gears less efficient, sharply reducing the power in your ride. The 6L80e transmission might be the answer to your woes.
What Is the 6L80e Transmission?
The 6L80e transmission has been manufactured by General Motors since 2006. The design of the 6L80e is similar to its predecessors, the 6L45 and 6L50, though the older models were slightly smaller. Unlike previous transmission models, which were produced in a factory in Strasbourg, France, GM decided to produce the 6L80e at plants in Ysplanti, Michigan. The design of this model of transmission lends itself to production in these factories, as nearly 47% of the components are shared among the four variants of the design.
Benefits of the 6L80e Design
The 6L80 model transmission is a six-speed, meaning that there are six gears, neutral, and reverse. This allows for a better gear ratio, which in turn can increase engine efficiency. This model of transmission also has clutch-to-clutch shifting. This feature can also significantly increase the engine’s efficiency while shifting.
The 6L80e is an electric-controlled transmission. In other words, it is an automatic transmission. Motoring enthusiasts can rest assured, though; this transmission still allows for manual, driver-input shifting. With the engine efficiency and the capability to function like a manual transmission, the 6L80e gives any car a sportier appeal.
For those who appreciate the automated nature of this transmission, the knowledge that the 6L80e minimizes upshifts and unnecessary shifting during cornering and closed throttle driving will offer some peace of mind. An automatic transmission takes the guesswork out of when to shift up or down; the transmission itself senses when the best time would be to change gears to reduce rpm and maximize fuel efficiency.
Is the 6L80e Right for Me?
Anyone looking to maximize the efficiency of their vehicle can benefit from driving a car that uses a 6L80e transmission. The six-speed transmission cuts engine performance times when going from 0 to 60 miles per hour by up to seven percent, and increases fuel economy by over 4%. The ratio spread of the gears plays a large role in the increased efficiency of the engine.
If you’re looking for an automatic transmission with six speeds for that extra performance edge, the 6L80e might be right for you. If you’re looking to maximize efficiency and minimize your costs at the pump, consider this model of transmission for your next vehicle. The electric-controlled transmission senses the best time to switch gears and does it automatically; it even knows the best time to shift or not shift when going around tight corners. Because of this feature, this transmission might work well for a new driver who is still learning about shifting gears. A new driver will also benefit from the ability to practice shifting gears manually should he or she desire to do so, without sacrificing the ability to return to automatic shifting when practice time is over.
Anyone looking to drive a more efficient, sportier-feeling car will enjoy driving a vehicle equipped with a 6L80e transmission.
April 15th, 2013 by admin
[Posted on April 15th, 2013 by Sherry Dolejsi]
Plenty of car enthusiasts and shade tree mechanics have asked this question at one point or another: do I need a Camaro transmission for my vehicle? In answering this question, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- When you are looking for a performance edge through the addition of gear sets or through a simplistic but rugged build quality
- If you’re looking for replacement to swap out your damaged or failed transmission
- If you’re looking to improve highway drivability through the addition of taller gears or an overdrive
Clearing the Air
Calling any sort of transmission fitted in the Chevy Camaro a Camaro transmission is a bit of a misnomer, considering the wide variety of transmissions that were not only available from the factory during its production run, but also the amazing array of transmissions that are available from OEM suppliers and aftermarket outlets. It is amazingly easy for Camaro fans to find a high-quality rebuilt or even brand-new transmission that suits your particular needs.
Finding the Right Transmission
There are plenty of Camaro transmissions out there to choose from, but looking at the vast spectrum of options before you, can easily become a rather disorienting experience. For starters, the two-speed Powerglide transmission is immensely popular among drag racers and other high-horsepower vehicles for straight-line racing. The Powerglide’s allure lies with its simple construction and relatively robust components that allow it to take an amazing amount of abuse at the hands of racers and enthusiasts.
The stalwart TurboHydramatic THM350 and THM400 three-speed automatics are popular transmissions for performance enthusiasts thanks to their ruggedness and overall reliability. The THM400’s cast iron center support, overrunning clutches for first and second gear and ability to withstand extremely high input torque makes it a must-have for vehicle applications where handling large amounts of torque is the rule, not the exception. These two transmissions are also capable of fitting in a wide variety of other vehicles, provided that a bellhousing for the appropriate application is used.
Next up is the Muncie M22 four-speed manual transmission. There were plenty of other three- and four-speed Camaro transmissions available, but this particular one tends to resonate in the minds and ears of enthusiasts. The Muncie earned its “Rock Crusher” nickname thanks to its distinctive gear whine and grinding sounds. It also helps that it afforded the big-block Camaros plenty of performance gravitas.
The THM700R4, 4L60 and 4L60E served as modern successors of the THM400 and THM350, offering a number of modern improvements including the addition of a forward gear for four speeds and the addition of electronic controls for more precise operation. These transmissions were also available at one point or another in the Chevy Camaro. These transmissions were also the mainstay of Vortec powered vehicles throughout GM.
Tremec TR6060 and T-56 six-speed manual transmissions are highly popular additions to any performance vehicle that is capable of accepting it. Both transmissions were not only made available by OEM manufacturers in modern versions of the Camaro, but also in vehicles like the Ford Mustang, Dodge Viper SRT-10 and Cadillac CTS-V. The versatility of these two transmissions, along with their excellent performance and wide availability in a variety of vehicles makes them the perfect upgrade for anyone looking to bolster their car’s performance.
To make a long story short, adding a “Camaro” transmission to your car is an ideal way of improving its performance as well as its drivability and even desirability. However, it’s absolutely important that you do your homework before purchasing one of these transmissions – not only does it have to have the proper bellhousing adapter, there may be other modifications that are needed before you can set out on the road.
April 6th, 2013 by admin
[Posted on 6 Apr 2013 by Sherry Dolejsi]
When it comes to aftermarket systems for your car, there are several you can consider. However, one of the best upgrades you can invest in is the 6L80e transmission. Offered by General Motors, it has three core advantages for your V8 engine that make it a better choice. With six speeds and improved performance, you will love how much power and control you will have with this modification.
Overdrive Transmission and Increased Fuel Economy
Everyone cares about fuel economy these days, and you can boost your car’s levels drastically by making the right aftermarket choices. With the 6L80e, you can see up to a 30 percent improvement in fuel consumption, so you will save money at the pump. This improvement comes from the overdrive transmission allowing the engine to slow down and run at lower RPMs after you achieve cruising speeds.
Lower Gear for Take Off
The great amount of fuel is used when you are trying to get the car rolling after it has stopped. The 6l80e uses a lower first gear for take-off, and that reduces the loan on the engine. In addition to saving money on fuel consumption, this also means that you will improve the performance and enjoy a greater level of responsiveness. This is one of the benefits of moving up to six gears, and you will also enjoy smoother cruising speeds without the whine of the engine drumming in your ear.
Power Control Module
Computers improve performance levels, even when they are added to transmissions. The PCM in the 6L80e determines when the engine will shift, controls engine speed and monitors internal pressure levels. Integrated into the transmission, it functions through several inputs to ensure top functioning and the highest performance levels. The one downside of the PCM is that it may require more sensors and circuits than your car has, so you may have to invest in some additional modifications.
Power Glide Option
Take your engine to the next level with the Power Glide option. This transmission gives you better clutch function and eliminates piston deflection when the pressure is increased. There are four stators with various fin counts and angles for changing the fluid dynamics in the converter to improve efficiency levels.
A Larger Package
If you have a truck or larger vehicle, then this is a great choice for you. If you have a smaller package like a Camaro or Firebird, then you may have to make some modifications to the engine compartment to get the new transmission to fit. It is considerably wider and longer than other transmissions, so you may need new transmission cross members, improved suspension or even a shorter drive train. However, the modifications can be done if you need the extra power and control this transmission will provide you with.
Whether you have destroyed a transmission or just want an upgrade to improve performance, consider the many benefits offered by the 6L80e. You will enjoy greater fuel economy, lower starting gears and improved control. Your car will be more responsive, and you will have more power when you need it most at initial take-offs. It reduces the strain on your engine, and that will also help your engine last longer. Some modifications will be required, but owners agree that it’s worth the extra work.
March 18th, 2013 by admin
[Posted on 18 Mar 2013 by Sherry Dolejsi]
Choosing a new transmission can be difficult, especially if you are seeking to upgrade the equipment already in your vehicle. You can choose something with more features, a better design or higher performance. The Hydramatic 6L80E from General Motors can offer all three advantages for the latest V8 engines. An overdrive transmission can offer as much as 30 percent improvement in fuel consumption. This is because an overdrive transmission allows the engine to run slower at cruising speed, using less fuel. Another benefit is a higher top speed.
When it comes to a six speed transmission like the 6L80E, additional benefits can be gained over other transmissions by using a lower first gear to take off. This places a lower load on the engine to move the vehicle from a stop. This should also result in more fuel savings as well as livelier, more responsive performance.
The 6L80E is GM’s newest transmission for their truck division, and the higher output, heavier load Chevrolet and GMC pickups and SUVs are now shipping with this transmission.
Size and Weight
The size of the transmission is a concern for smaller packages like Camaros and Firebirds or for a street rod Vega or Monza. There may not be enough physical space to actually fit one of these transmissions into the car without cutting the firewall, transmission tunnel and floorboard. Because the 6L80E is considerably longer than other GM favorites like the Turbo Hydramatic 350 and 400, the 200-4R and the 700R4, the driveshaft is going to need to be shortened to accommodate this extra length. A new transmission cross member will have to be constructed, or the old one modified. In addition, this transmission adds as much as 100 pounds to these earlier transmission weights. This may mean beefing up your suspension to avoid compromising the handling or safety of the car.
Computer Control System
The computer that controls the 6L80E is called a PCM, or Power Control Module. This computer determines shift points, engine speed and internal pressures within the transmission. On previous transmissions, this PCM was a standalone unit that could be replaced or programmed to improve the performance of the transmission. It was possible to “fool” the PCM into thinking the transmission was still operating in its originally installed configuration.
The 6L80E PCM computer is integrated into the functioning of the transmission as well as its packaging. On this transmission, the PCM is now located inside the transmission and it requires several inputs to function properly. These inputs must be provided through the wiring on the vehicle in which the transmission is to be installed. That can add some expense and labor to rewire the vehicle to accept the new sensors and circuitry that provide the 6L80E with the information it needs to function properly.
There are some companies, including HGM Performance and Gearstar Marketing, which have had success in programming the PCM for the 6L80E. Both are now pursuing plans to create a standalone PCM which will bypass the unit inside the transmission case, which will make this upgrade that much easier.
The 6L80E can be a great choice to improve both performance and mileage in your car. Like any other major upgrade, you should take the time to research and prepare a detailed plan before you start work. When you are done, your car will launch harder, accelerate faster and more smoothly, and cruise on a lot less fuel than it does now.
March 4th, 2013 by admin
[Posted on March 4th, 2013 by Sherry Dolejsi]
Our cars are an extension of who we are, and we would take any necessary action to keep them around for as long as possible. Routine washes and oil changes can keep your exterior looking shiny and your engine running for many years to come, but the transmission often gets overlooked as a system that will need repair and maintenance to help extend the life of your car.
Leaking Transmission Fluid
If you find yourself adding transmission fluid on a regular basis, there may be a leak in the system. Transmissions are a sealed system and do not burn transmission fluid like an engine burns motor oil. After years of driving the transmission may not shift as it used to, and it happens so gradually you may not notice. It may shimmy into gear, or it may slam into the next gear instead of the smooth shift it made when it was new.
If your car isn’t going into gear as well as it once did, you may have low transmission fluid or a simple linkage problem that is affecting your car’s performance. You may smell transmission fluid, indicating overheating fluid. This may be due to a leak or dirty fluid. Sometimes you may hear odd noises when in neutral. Noises may be an indicator that you need to get your transmission fluid changed. Sometimes those noises could represent a much more serious problem. Whatever the leak or noise, having a transmission repair specialist look at your vehicle as soon as possible is the best idea to avoid larger problems that can develop.
Issues Related to Age
Some transmissions will begin to slip over time and that can be a very dangerous issue if you ever need to speed up quickly to avoid an accident. This lack of response can turn out to be a serious transmission problem that needs to be addressed by a quality transmission mechanic. There are many other sounds, such as: grinding, shaking, whining, clunking and hammering that people have associated with their car’s transmission. It is best to have these admittedly bad noises checked out by a service professional as soon as possible.
There are many things we do to increase the longevity of our vehicles, having a quality transmission service and repair should always be on that list. A good transmission repair center can diagnose your car when you bring it in, and they will typically do whatever it takes to ensure that your car is repaired to “like new” status. The problem may require a simple transmission flush, a rebuild or a complete transmission replacement.
A transmission repair can help add years of maintenance-free life to your favorite investment. A transmission repair will not only keep your car running for as long as possible, but it will make sure each drive is smooth and will avoid the need for further repairs that can come from having a faulty, old or damaged transmission.
February 22nd, 2013 by admin
[Posted on February 22nd, 2013 by Sherry Dolejsi]
Honda has always been in the forefront of technology and innovation. This makes Honda the most desirable automobile transmission to own, when it comes to compliance of EPA regulations for emissions. Of the possible Honda transmission options for car owners today, two have particularly stood out over the years; the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord.
CO2 Emissions and Going Green
Not only has Honda stayed dedicated towards its goals of complete compliance of emissions regulations for all its products by the year 2020, but also for its automobile manufacturing plants. Both in its products and in its manufacturing plants, Honda is a leading innovator of improved fuel efficiency related to CO2 emissions. In a recent news press release, Honda Transmission has contracted with Juhl Wind, Inc. to design and install two wind turbines to generate electricity for their two Ohio based automobile plants. The two Ohio based plants have already been awarded their sixth Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Vice president, Gary Hand proudly acclaimed that the turbines would help Honda reduce CO2 emissions and “is just one of the many ways that Honda is seeking to reduce out environmental footprint.”
The developer and owner of the two turbines, responsible for production of and working on contractual agreements between Honda Transmission and Buckeye Power, Inc, and Logan County Electric Cooperative, called it an honor to in a partnership with Honda in “making a tangible and immediate progress towards reducing CO2 emissions.”
Top Awards for Excellency in Honda Transmissions
No other automaker has more certified “Green Buildings” than Honda, nor have any garnered the top spot of “America’s Greenest Vehicles” as much as Honda has, which is more than 15 consecutive years. To date, Honda has acquired awards with their Odyssey, Ridgeline, Fit and CR-Z, which recognizes their dedication for optimum performance and fuel-efficiency with their Honda transmissions. The newly revamped Honda Accord hybrid is currently the talk of the automobile industry.
Honda Transmissions Today and in the Future
The auto industry had no doubt that Honda would unveil a new version of their Honda Civic Sedan at the 2013 car show in Las Angeles. Celebrating its 40 years as the best selling med-sized compact car in America, it showed off its “celebrity status facelift” with sporty interior upgrades and a flashier rear exterior style. The real value in the new Honda Civic is more than just superficial.
The Honda transmission of the civic, stated John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Sales, can claim to be the best example of speed, affordability and low CO2 emissions of any other car manufactured model unveiled that day. The Honda Civic is not the only transmission from Honda which will be boasting upgrades in fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions.
A recently USA Today news article ranked the Honda Accord as slated to be the third most popular car of 2013. This is no doubt because of the Accord’s attributes of a direct-injection powertrain, the first to be produced in North America. The newest injection system will hurdle Honda transmissions towards the best engineering compliance for fuel efficiency and low emissions.
Soon to be released is the 2014 model Honda Accord in a plug-in “two-motor” hybrid sedan, in a 2.4 liter 4-cyclinder “Earth Dreams” engine. The Honda engine will be coupled with a transmission sporting a continuously variable transmission (CVT) such as, all-electric, direct-drive and gasoline for optimum fuel efficiency. Additionally, Honda will offer their 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed manual transmissions in some of their upcoming models.
February 8th, 2013 by admin
The Camaro has a long and proud history as an American-made sports car designed for the masses. Affordable and attractive, it’s one of the original muscle cars that helped establish American cars as powerhouses. Produced between 1967 and 2002, the Camaro made a roaring comeback in 2009 after a brief production break. One of the reasons this has remained so popular for more than four decades is because of the impressive Camaro Transmissions that move plenty of power from the engine to the drive train.
Chevy takes pride in offering customers transmissions that will get the job done. Even the early Camaros had sharp Camaro Transmissions that delivered power along with a smooth ride. The Powerglide transmission continues to be popular among drag racers.
The same brilliant minds that put the Powerglide in the original Camaros have fitted the newest models with TAPshift technology. Paddle shifters are used to move the transmission through gears faster. Drivers are discovering that they can improve the performance of their vehicles by fine-tuning the automatic transmission with the help of the manual shifters.
The newest Camaro transmission delivers impressive performance and an amazing 0-to-60 mph time of only 3.9 seconds. This is a full tenth of a second faster than the manual transmission, and that’s exciting news for anyone looking to get the most out of their car’s performance.
One reason the newest Camaro transmissions are delivering better performance is because of the computer algorithms that are now part of the system. The algorithm predicts your next move based on current gear, torque, speed and throttle. Preparing hydraulic pressure in the system for the next move, the delay between adjacent gears is reduced by 200 to 300 milliseconds. This may not initially seem like much, but it can make all the difference when every second counts.
A System that can Handle the Power
When you’re driving a muscle car, you want a transmission that can handle the raw power coming in from the engine. Chevy Camaro transmissions are made to handle this power while maintaining a smooth ride and easy shifts. This sports car has a top speed of 184 miles an hour, so the Camaro transmission would be an appropriate choice for almost any sports car that will hit higher speeds.
The Manual Option
Some cars are doing away with their manual transmissions. Automobile Magazine reports that cars with manual transmissions are fast falling out of favor, and they believe that auto makers will stop producing them within the next two generations. In fact, Porsche reports that 78-percent of their buyers are already option for automatic transmissions. Right now, however, you can still get a manual transmission if you want the control and sheer joy that comes with hitting the clutch and smoothing the transmission into the next gear. Some people just feel that sticks are more fun to drive. While you can get some of that joy with the TAPshift option, it’s still not the same as driving a true manual. If you are interested in having a manual car for the novelty and the amazing driving experience, now is the time to make the investment.
There are several great benefits offered by the newer Camaro transmissions. Carrying on a legacy of quality and power, they now offer smart features like computer algorithms for faster shifts and TAPshifts for more control of automatic transmissions. If you are looking for a transmission that can handle the power and deliver solid performance, look no further than the Chevy Camaro.
January 31st, 2013 by admin
Honda is known for making cars that run for both years and hundreds of thousands of miles without any serious problems. However, their talent isn’t only in making quality, durable engines. Honda transmissions haven also built a reputation for quality and service. Your transmission is just as important as the engine of your car and it’s important to invest in quality. Here are just a few of the reasons a Honda transmission is the right choice if you are in the market to have a new one installed.
The Benefits of CVT
Honda uses a continuously variable transmission that helps transfer power from the engine to the drive axle. Manual transmissions require the user to shift gears using a clutch and hand shifter, while an automatic transmission will automatically change gears based on speed. While you can choose a transmission ranging from three- to six-speeds, the beauty of a CVT is that it provides you with an unlimited range of gear ratios. Previously used in industrial applications, CVT transmissions have been used in cars for years. The incredible range of gear ratios is achieved with the use of a pulley and belt system that changes drive-wheel speed and torque in balance with the engine speed. Steady cruising speeds are easier to maintain, fuel emissions are reduced and fuel economy is improved.
High quality Honda transmissions feature wider and better bands than the original transmission for many cars. The larger bands are more durable and can last longer. In addition to providing you with more service, they also offer better performance in all areas from the gear sets to torque conversions. Keep the transmission running longer with a little maintenance and by investing in fresh transmission fluid every 15,000 to 20,000 miles.
Honda has built a reputation for quality, and they take pride in maintaining that reputation by offering quality engines and transmissions. Unlike other companies, Honda does not outsource manufacturing of their transmissions. When you buy a quality Honda transmission, you can trust that you are getting the high quality, durability and performance you expect. It’s also important to note that Honda does not produce transmissions for other companies. If you want a Honda transmission, you will have to purchase one with the Honda name.
The Green Choice
Honda takes pride in being an environmentally friendly company. Honda Transmission manufacturing has been ISO 4001 certified for more than 15 years, and they work to minimize the impact on the environment by lowering emissions, implementing recycling procedures and reusing materials where possible. In addition to feeling great about the quality of a Honda transmission, you can also feel good about where the it come from.
The talented team at Honda is dedicated to producing quality engines and superior transmissions. With innovative technologies like the CVT and improved parts, they can provide you with superior service, durability and reliability. Only produced by the dedicated team at Honda, you can trust that your Honda transmission was not outsourced. Built in environmentally-friendly plants, you can even feel good about the production of these quality transmissions.
January 24th, 2013 by admin
[Posted on Jan 24]
The Camaro is a powerful sports car with a smooth ride and sleek styling. While the engine is an important part of the Camaro’s incredible success, the real secret is in the transmission. Converting power from the engine and delivering it to the drive wheels, you can install a Camaro transmission from Circle D in other vehicles to improve performance and increase horsepower.
An improved transmission style is one of many reasons why discerning drivers choose to upgrade their cars with a Camaro transmission from Circle D. Drivers can move through gears at their speed using paddle shifters, and with the faster and more efficient shifting, drivers can travel from zero to sixty quicker than they can with the manual transmission. Saving a few milliseconds during shifting may not seem like much, but propelling into the higher speeds faster allows you to enjoy a more exciting ride, better acceleration from standstill and greater acceleration when passing people on the highway.
Almost everything is benefiting from advances in technology, and transmissions are no exception. The newest TAPshift transmissions also have a new software algorithm that increases response time by 60 percent over the original. It uses current gear, throttle, speed and torque to determine what the next shift will be and prepares the appropriate hydraulic pressure ahead of time. This reduces delays between adjacent gears and up-shifts. You don’t have to use the paddle shifters if you’re in traffic, but the software allows you to make more of the driving experience when you hit the open road and it’s time to have a little fun.
If you still prefer the joy of driving a true manual transmission, the Camaro’s can deliver. On test drives, the V6 manual transmission provides a great deal of horsepower along with a solid gearbox. The throws are shorter, and the six-speed shifts easily from higher speeds into first for handling those tight turns. You won’t have to slow down as much in preparation for turns, and you will have greater control when you are using a transmission that can handle the downshifts and take you safely through the turns.
More Horsepower than the Pony
The Camaro can boast of its horsepower especially when compared to other sports cars in its price range. While the Camaro transmission delivers an impressive 323-horsepoewr with the V6 for 2013 models, the 2013 Ford Mustang only delivers 305 horsepower. This provides you with the power you need to handle heavy traffic, pass other cars on back country roads and enjoy a more thrilling drive.
Power and Fuel Economy
You’re looking for more power, but you also want to save some money at the gas station. Perhaps one of the most impressive features of the Camaro transmission is the high gas mileage. In addition to high power and torque, you also get 30 MPG on the highway.
There are several benefits to investing in a Camaro transmission. Providing you with more power and torque, the TAPshift transmissions are also a joy to drive. With more control over shifting and faster response times through impressive software additions, you can change the performance of your car and improve it with a Camaro transmission.