If you’ve been looking through the classifieds, on eBay or the local wrecking yards, you may have noticed something; the TREMEC T-56 found in the ’98-02 F-bodies are quickly drying up. Chalk it up to age, use and abuse, as well as many of them ending up in many LS-swapped vehicles.
Obviously there are other alternatives on the market, such as the TREMEC Magnum and others, but fitment was always an issue without modifications. Now, there’s a perfect solution; the Magnum-F TREMEC 6-speed. Designed to work as a stronger, and direct replacement for the original T-56 found in these cars, the Magnum-F is the transmission you’ve been looking for. They’re now available through American Powertrain.
New Magnum-F 6-Speed for Fourth-Generation Camaros and Firebirds — Now Available at American Powertrain
Designed to replace T-56 transmissions in 1998-2002 GM F-bodies
Cookeville, TN – When the T-56 Magnum was released in 2009, the only options for shifter location was far forward or far back, greatly impacting options for quality replacement parts. TREMEC recognized the need and utilizing their TR-6060/Magnum architecture, designed the Magnum-F™ 6-speed to meet shifter location requirements and as a bolt-in unit for LS-1 powered ’98-02 F-bodies, as well as third-generation F-bodies, LT-1-powered fourth-gens, LS-swapped late models of all varieties, and sport compact applications such as A80 Supras, FD RX07s, and more.
Made from 100% brand-new OEM quality parts and designed to match the quality of today’s OEM muscle and sports cars, the Magnum-F features increased face-width on all gears, a robust combination of double and triple cone synchronizers, enhanced webbing in the main case, and provisions for a cooler circuit.
The shifter is an isolator type unit, like that found on the Magnum XL. The shifter reduces in-cabin noise and vibrations while at the same time providing the precise and communicative shift feel that all Magnums are known for. And like all TREMEC aftermarket transmissions, it features a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty.
For more information about the new Magnum-F 6-Speed, visit www.americanpowertrain.com. To speak with one of American Powertrain’s highly qualified sales technicians, call 931-646-4836.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of AutoCentric Media, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.