Installing a short throw shifter is an easy modification that improves the driving experience on many cars. We give the ins and outs of a complete installation of a Hurst Billet/Plus 2 shifter on a 2010 Challenger. Check it out here!
by Don Creason on April 17, 2013
by Andrew Wolf on April 17, 2013
Join us a detailed look at Dynotech’s range of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, and even carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum driveshafts with their own Steve Raymond, discussing everything from how a carbon fiber driveshaft is made to how you can go best go about selecting the right driveshaft for your needs.
We delve into torque converter selection and application – it’s not as simple as you think. We cover the topic with experts from ATI Racing, Pro Torque, Neal Chance Racing Converters, and TCI Auto – check inside for details.
The AOD to manual transmission swap has been popular on Fox Body Mustangs since the 1980′s. We take things one step further on a supercharged ’93 coupe, upgrading from an AOD to a Tremec T-56 Magnum 6-speed, with the help of Tremec, McLeod, and American Powertrain.
by Don Creason on March 5, 2013
Wild E. Coyote gets a substantial upgrade in the drivetrain department, that is not only more durable, but should also be street and strip friendly. What does it take to install Tremec’s T-56 Magnum XL in a S197? We have all the details right here.
by Don Creason on January 16, 2013
Some performance companies come out with one big new product each year. Neal Chance Racing Converters has come out with three new products that are revolutionizing racing with an automatic transmission. Join us for an in-depth look at these three incredible new units.
by Don Creason on January 15, 2013
We get our project Biting the Bullitt one step closer to the street and strip by finishing up the installation of our TCI Super Streetfighter 4L80E transmission, including wiring and programming the EZ-TCU, as well as adding a cooler, pan and fluid.
by Lindsey Fisher on January 9, 2013
As the last stop for your Corvette’s power before it hits the drive wheels, your car’s differential is a very important component in your drivetrain setup. That’s why the creative minds behind Eaton have come up with a new LSD with carbon clutches specifically designed for performance C5 and C6 Corvettes.
by Barry Kluczyk on December 30, 2012
We love crunching the gears on an old Rock Crusher as much as the next guy, but when it comes to blending the best of modern technology with the incomparable style of vintage sheet metal, it’s hard to beat a first-generation Camaro with a late-model TREMEC transmisison. See what it takes right here!
by Michael Harding on December 20, 2012
We replaced most of the drivetrain in this 1965 Plymouth B-body, but with all that newfound power there was one more thing on the list to do. So we swapped out the 742 and replaced it with a new Detroit Truetrac and Moser Engineering axles.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 2, 2012
We’re on a mission for traction as we try to feed 1,300 horsepower through a stock type suspension and some skinnny M/T drag radials on Project BlownZ. How do we plan to do that? Easy – with tough parts from Moser, Afco, and Wolfe Racecraft, mixed in with adjustability and endless hours of chassis tuning…
by Jim Smart on August 31, 2012
The 4L70E is a good transmission from the factory, with more torque capacity than both the 4L60E and 65E. But you’re still likely to reach it’s power limits before you find the limits of your desire for more power. So,we talked with transmission pros at Gearstar on just how to take the 4L70E from good to great…
A performance torque converter is one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades you can do to a car with an automatic trans. But how do you know what converter is right for your specific car? The experts at TCI walk us through just what a torque converter is, how it works, and how you can find the right one for you.
by Shane McGlaun on August 2, 2012
There comes a time in the life of all manual transmission Mustangs that are modified where the factory clutch becomes a serious weak link. With over 600 hp to the tires of Cunningham Motorsport’s turbo 2012 GT, it was time for a replacement. We turned to SPEC and their Super Twin clutch for this install.
We sit down with three of the biggest names in high-performance transmissions to learn all we can about the GM TH350, TH400, and 700R4 gearboxes. Follow along as we discuss the weak points, diagnosing and troubleshooting, and how to prevent transmission failure with representatives from TCI, ATI, and Gearstar.
by Michael Harding on July 2, 2012
Upgrading your car with a newer, electronically controlled GM transmission can help with economy and performance. But TCI Automotive can help you take it one step further with their standalone EZ-TCU.
by Andrew Wolf on July 2, 2012
Moser Engineering and their popular new Muscle Pak line of complete, assembled rear end housings that take the hard work out of building a housing so that you can spend more time enjoying your ride and less time under it, and today, we’re taking a look at the options and the assembly of one of these housings.
by Jim Smart on June 13, 2012
What makes Centerforce clutches more advanced than most is technology – the weighted clutch system, low-friction ball bearing pressure plate pivots where possible on some clutches, and new forms of friction power transmit unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Join us as we review the offerings from Centerforce.
by Jim Smart on May 29, 2012
Today’s enthusiasts prefer more tasteful aftermarket performance products for our Mustangs that blend in and work with our Mustang’s factory persona yet provide better performance, and for that, B&M has introduced their new Hammer Console shifter with AOD that we’re about to fit into our ’92 Fox body Ford Mustang.
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The 4LXX automatic overdrive transmissions are a great way to “get shifty” no matter what you use your car for. In stock form they are great for mildly modified street cars, and they can be modified to take a beating from 1,000 plus horsepower engines. We talked with three top trans builders to get all the inf