TKO600 Chevrolet V8
The Tremec TKO 600 transmission has the highest power handling capabilities in the Tremec 3550 range. The TKO 600 handles 100 lb/ft more torque than the TKO 500 transmission which in turn has a higher torque rating than any of its model predecessors (the standard 3550, the TKO and the road race TKO11) all of which gained popularity as a high strength replacement for the T5’s. Built to handle 600lb/ft of torque the updated transmissions benefit from accommodation for 8 different shifter locations, provision for mechanical and electronic speedometer pick up, reverse lamp and neutral safety switches and a high performance, billet aluminium short throw shifter. This shifter isolates road noise whilst providing a clean crisp feel together with a unique biasing system, which is adjustable for personal preference.
In order to achieve the increased torque capacity, the manufacturers now use a higher grade alloy steel (4615) on all gears and shafts, have increased the diameter on the output shaft to a 31 spline, and eliminated the woodruff keys on the countershaft by going to a one-piece design from the previous three piece. The shift forks were also completely redesigned and are now all made from cast iron and use a three-pad contact system -virtually eliminating any deflection.
Our transmission package is complete with all parts to install a manual transmission behind Chevrolet V8 engines. This package assumes the customer has a pre-1986 style small block (with two piece rear seal) producing up to 450HP for street use. The billet flywheel supplied in this package is 153 teeth (check that your block or starter motor will accept this). The larger 168 teeth flywheel, together with the 1986 onwards engines (one piece rear seal) and externally balance units can be accommodated at additional cost. The package includes a billet slave cylinder for use with most ¾” bore slave cylinders. The clutch fork will also accept cable operation.
New billet 153 teeth flywheel
New one piece CNC machined aluminium bellhousing
New 10.5” McLeod performance clutch cover & McLeod disc
New clutch release arm
New clutch release bearing
New roller spigot bearing
New billet external clutch slave cylinder kit including mount and actuating rod
New transmission mount
New dust cover for lower half of bellhousing
ARP Flywheel bolts
ARP Clutch cover bolts
All bolts for attachment of gearbox and bellhousing
Customers with higher horsepower engines than listed (or racing use) may wish to upgrade to the McLeod RST twin-disc clutch set. The Tremec 500 package is also available for lower output engines or for customers preferring the TKO 500 gear ratios.
£3890 + vat