Tremec installation review
I have had my Tremec installed now for a while, so time for some review. Ill state right up front, well worth it. I just came in from driving my car. I banged it through 3 hard shifts and the transmission did what it is supposed to do. When you shift it, the lever goes into the next gear with authority. You almost feel like you are driving a race car ! When it goes into another gear, you know its in.
Nothing mushy at all it "snaps" into gear with precision accuracy. And when driving around town you never fail to find a gear. It also goes into first from a roll and never kicks back like my MT82 did on occasion. I got the 2:97 first gear( I have 3:73's out back) and it felt sluggish at first during normal driving as compared to the lower gearing in the MT82. But at WOT it gets the job done ! The pavement was cold and in first gear, the drag radials broke loose. Car went sideways for about 50 feet till I went into second, then it straightened out. The gearing is great with my Procharger. You have a lot more time to watch for the rev limit and get into the next gear.
I didn't like the stiff spring in the reverse solenoid. I know the factory installed it to prevent any chance of accidently engaging reverse when going into 5th. I went on ebay and purchased a 50% reduction spring and it works great. I can now go into reverse using one hand, with nominal effort.
UI have been having some clutch issues, which are unrelated to the performance of this transmission.
All I can say is the Tremec, is far and above the stock MT82. Costs a few bucks yes, but in return, it takes all the guesswork out of shifting.
2011 GT. Grabber Blue. Procharged. 3:73 manual.Billit LCA's. Corsa Extremes. GT 500 wheels. Racemaster DR's. T-56 Tremec. Dynotech DS . Centerforce DF. American Racing headers/high flow cats 560 rwhp.Donny Walsh tuned
2012 Pony Package. Race Red.3:31 automatic.BBK longtubes and catted X.FRPP Sport axlebacks. BBK throttle body. Dynotech DS. Brembo wheels and tires. Strut tower brace. Airraid CAI. Bama tuned.