About The TREMEC Magnum Transmission

The TREMEC Magnum transmission series, comprised of the Magnum, Magnum XL, and Magnum F, has become synonymous with high-performance manual transmissions. Whether you’re a car enthusiast, a mechanic, or simply someone keen on the world of automotive, you’ve likely heard of this iconic series. Here are some details and info on TREMEC Magnum transmissions. We’ll explore their features, capabilities, and legacy.

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1. A Brief History:

  • Origin: TREMEC, originally a Mexican company, has been producing transmissions since the 1960s. The Magnum series is essentially an evolution of the T-56 transmission, which gained fame in high-performance vehicles such as the Dodge Viper and Chevy Corvette.
  • Development: Recognizing the need for a more robust and versatile transmission, TREMEC evolved the T-56 into the Magnum series, designed for both retro-fit and modern applications.

2. Features and Benefits:

  • Versatility: The Magnum series is versatile enough to be a suitable replacement for older 4-speed transmissions and an excellent choice for modern high-performance applications.
  • Endurance: Known for its durability, the Magnum can withstand the rigors of high-performance driving, making it popular in racing circuits.
  • Shift Quality: TREMEC’s patented technology ensures smooth shifts, which is a must-have for both street and track use.

3. Magnum vs. Magnum XL vs. Magnum F:

  • Magnum: This is the base model and the foundation of the series. It’s versatile, robust, and designed for a wide range of vehicles.
  • Magnum XL: As the name suggests, the XL is an extended version, specifically tailored for the modern S197 and S550 Ford Mustang and now there is a GM version of the XL perfect for the Zeta platform (Camaro/SS) and CTS-V. It provides a direct shift feel, eliminating the remote shifter.
  • Magnum F: This version is optimized for 4th Gen F-Body Camaros & Firebirds as a direct replacement to the original T-56 and other GM applications (GTO/Holden). It allows for direct bolt-in, ensuring an easy and hassle-free installation.

4. Gear Ratio Options:

Various gear ratios are available for the TREMEC Magnum series, catering to different performance needs:

  • Close Ratio: 2.66, 1.78, 1.30, 1.00, 0.80, 0.63
  • Wide Ratio: 2.97, 2.10, 1.46, 1.00, 0.74, 0.50

5. Horsepower, Torque, and RPM Capabilities:

The Magnum series isn’t just about versatility; it’s about power:

  • Horsepower: Rated to handle up to 700 hp, which makes it suitable for most high-performance applications.
  • Torque: Can handle up to 700 lb-ft of torque, ensuring it won’t falter under pressure.
  • RPM: With a capability of handling up to 7,800 RPM, the Magnum series ensures you can push your vehicle to the limits without worrying about transmission failures.

6. Additional Features:

  • Multiple Shifter Locations: This allows for flexibility during installation, especially for retro-fitting in older vehicles.
  • Mechanical and Electronic Speedometer Outputs: This means you can seamlessly integrate the Magnum transmission into both older and modern vehicles without hassles.
  • Integrated Cooling Pump: Helps to maintain optimal temperature, ensuring longevity and efficient performance.

7. Conclusion:

The TREMEC Magnum series is a testimony to the blend of innovation, power, and versatility. Whether you’re upgrading a classic muscle car or enhancing a modern sports car, the Magnum, Magnum XL, and Magnum F transmissions offer a solution that promises performance, durability, and smooth operation. As the world of automotive continues to evolve, the legacy of the Magnum series serves as a benchmark for manual transmissions everywhere.

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