5 SPEED TRANSMISSIONS





TKO 5-Speed Transmission
T-5 5-Speed Transmission
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TKO 500 & TKO 600 5 Speed

As of March 2004, these 2 trans have been superseded by the TKO 500 & 600


TR-3550 5 Speed (including TKO and TKO-II)
The TR-3550 and TKO are our premiere transmission(s).  It’s a high performance 5 speed overdrive that offers the following benefits:
  • Increased gas mileage
  • 32% overdrive 5th gear drops 3000 RPM to 2000 RPM 
  • 0.83 optional 5th gear drops 3000 RPM to 2500 RPM 
  • Reduces noise, heat and wear
  • Great for both street and race applications
  • Better gear spread (over the T56), see more below
  • Great shifting
  • Aluminum die cast housings (lightweight, yet durable). Dry weight is 95lbs.
  • Tapered roller bearings on shafts (Reduced noise and improved durability)
  • Proven synchronizer technology  (improved durability)...
    • Brass blocker rings
    • Patented strut-type design
    • Multi-rail linkage
  • Overdrive synchronizer placed on countershaft (Lower shift effort and reduced noise
  • 8 shift lever positions (Application flexibility)
  • STD II and TKO II have an upgraded steel and ratio change
  • Standard 90 Warranty, and an available Extended Warranty
The standard, TKO, and TKOII share the same case, and are nearly identical. The TKO features a stronger output shaft, and is rated at 525 ft/lbs.  The TKO II is a TKO with a stronger 3rd gear, and a 5th                                 gear ratio of 0.83.  

Click here for a schematic and dimensions. 
































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Applications:
The TR-3550 is available for most applications, including GM, Mopar, and of course Ford.  
See the various pages on this web site (see list at bottom of this page).
GM Conversion:
The GM Conversion comes with the following modifications to specifically fit your early GM:
  • GM 26 spline 1 1/8” input shaft.   
  • These input shafts are genuine TREMEC (not resplined), and are of the same high quality 
  • as the original input shaft.  
  • Machined bearing retainer to allow it to fit into your GM-spec bellhousing
  • Elongated trans to bellhousing bolt holes to match the GM bolt pattern
  • Machined off the rear torque arm boss
  • The TH400 or TH350  transmission mount can be used
  • A GM speedometer gear adapter is available
  • Note the Shifter: section below.
  • The rear torque arm boss can be removed for you for free, just ask.
If you’re considering a GM installation,  see the GM Conversion Package”
Mopar Conversion:
We have a Small Block Mopar conversion kit available.  Call for details.

Click here for a Comparison of the TREMEC and Richmonssp-comparisond 5 speed transmissions.

Output Shafts:
The output shaft for a standard TR-3550 is a 28 spline C4, and the TKO/TKO II have the stronger 31 spline C6 output shaft.  
This is true for all applications.
Input Shafts:
  • All GM conversions have the 26 spline 1 1/8” input shaft
  • All TKO and TKO IIs have a 26 spline input shaft
  • The standard TR-3550 and the standard II (Ford) have a 10 spline input shaft
  • We offer varying input shaft lengths for various applications.  For example, the 3rd gen GM F-Body requires 
  • a longer 
  • input shaft.  And we offer custom input shaft lengths for FE Ford, Mopar, etc.  Call for details.
Shifter:
The TREMECs come with a stock TREMEC shifter.  They are a decent shifter, but if you want a more high
performance and better shifting shifter, we recommend the our new custom shifter, or the Pro 5.0 .
The Pro5.0 is a larger shifter, so if you have space constraints, you may want to consider our much
smaller custom shifter. It is has been designed specifically to allow GM owners  to retain their original
console without moving it.  The shifter bar will be relocated 2.75” forward from it’s stock location, which puts it at 16.75”.
 This will put the TREMEC shifter bar right where the Muncie’s shifter bar is located!.  
It’s very small in size, and there will be 2 options; straight up, and offset to the left 2”.  
This shifter available for ordering and will be available for shipping at the end of Feb 03.
Please see more information about this shifter here:   Custom 5sp Shifter

Click here for a schematic and dimensions.
Classic Instruments electronic gauge conversion:
We offer the sensor with the driven gear, clip, and o-ring for these gauges.
Interested in reading up on driveline angles? (click here)
Click here for a link to get to the online Service Manual for this transmission.





Gear Ratios & Torque Ratings:

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Rev
Torque Rating
TR-3550
3.27
1.98
1.34
1.00
0.68
3.00
425 ft lbs
TR-3550 TKO & GM TKO
3.27
1.98
1.34
1.00
0.68
3.00
525 ft lbs
TR-3550 TKO II
3.27
1.98
1.34
1.00
0.83
3.00
525 ft lbs



Read more about the strength/durability of these transmissions here! (click here)



Where
Distance
A1
7.0”
A2
12.65”
A3
19.51”
B
15.8”
C
24.1







Note:  Most bellhousings are close to 7”.
We also have a custom shifter option for 16.75”.  See more here.



Read about installing a TR-3550/TKO into a:













Yet another image for dimensions.



TKO 500 & TKO 600 5 Speed

The TKO 500 & TKO 600 are our premiere transmission(s).  They are high performance 5 speed overdrive transmissions that offers the following benefits:

  • TKO-500:  500 lb. ft. !
  • TKO-600: “torque-carrying capacities in excess of 600 lb. ft.”  - as published by TTC!
  • Increased gas mileage 36% overdrive 5th gear drops 3000 RPM to 1920 RPM! 
  • 0.82 optional 5th gear drops 3000 RPM to 2460 RPM (typically used in Road Racing)
  • Reduces noise, heat and wear
  • 31 spline output shaft 
  • Upgraded material (4615) on all gears and shafts
  • 1 piece countershaft design
  • Redesigned cast-iron shift forks with 3-pad contact system (virtually no deflection)
  • Great for both street and race applications
  • High performance billet aluminum short-throw shifter with isolator (great shifting, reduces road noise, adjustable to fit any driving preference)
  • 8 shift lever positions, including 2” offset (Application flexibility)
  • Aluminum die cast housings (lightweight, yet durable). Dry weight is 95lbs.
  • Tapered roller bearings on shafts (Reduced noise and improved durability)
  • Proven synchronizer technology  (improved durability)...
    • Brass blocker rings
    • Patented strut-type design
    • Multi-rail linkage
  • Overdrive synchronizer placed on countershaft (Lower shift effort and reduced noise
  • Standard 90 Warranty, and an available Extended Warranty

The official TTC press release can be seen here (also source of some of the info on this page): http://www.ttcautomotive.com/English/news/20news.asp                 

The TKO 500 & 600 share the same case and dimensions are the previous TR-3550, TKO, and TKOII.  

Click here for a schematic and dimensions.                                      


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Applications:
The TKO-500 and TKO-600 are available from the factory for most GM or Ford applications.  We also have packages (or kits) for Mopar applications.  See the various pages on this web site (see list at bottom of this page) for swap/installation details for your car.
GM Version:
The GM versions (TKO-500 TCET4616) and TKO-600 TCET4618/5009) come with the following modifications to specifically fit your early GM:
  • GM 26 spline 1 1/8” input shaft. 
  • GM bearing retainer to allow it to fit right to your GM bellhousing!
  • GM bellhousing bolt patter to allow it to borlt right up to your GM bellhousing!
  • The TH400 or TH350  transmission mount can be used (use 10mm x 1.5 bolts)
  • A GM speedometer gear adapter is available, as is an electronic speedo sensor.
  • Note the Shifter: section below.
  • The rear torque arm boss can be removed for you for free by us, just ask.
Mopar Conversion:
We have a Small Block Mopar conversion kit available.  Call for details.
Ford Conversion:
The Ford versions (TKO-500 TCET4615) and TKO-600 TCET4617/5008) come with the following modifications to specifically fit your Ford:
  • late model Ford 26 spline 1 1/8” input shaft.  These are the late model Ford input shaft, and  ‘early’ Ford input shafts also available through from us (JAM Performance Transmissions)
  • Ford bearing retainer to allow it to fit right to your late model Ford bellhousing!
  • Ford bellhousing bolt patter to allow it to borlt right up to your late model Ford bellhousing!
  • Stock Ford transmission mount can be used.
  • Your stock Ford speedometer adapte will work with this trans, and an electronic speedo sensor is also available. 
  • Note the Shifter: section below.
  • We also offer upgrades for FE and ‘early’ Ford applications, as well as 3rd Gen GM F-Body conversions.
Click here for a Comparison of the TREMEC and Richmond 5 speed transmissions.

Output Shafts:
The TKO-500 and TKO-600 transmissions have the stronger 31 spline C6 output shaft.  This is true for all applications.
Input Shafts:
  • All TKO-500 and TKO-600 transmissions have the 26 spline 1 1/8” input shaft
  • We also offer varying input shaft lengths for various applications.  For example, the 3rd gen GM F-Body requires a longer input shaft.  And we offer custom input shaft lengths for FE Ford, Mopar, etc.  Call                         for details.
Shifter:
Standard on this transmission is a high performance billet aluminum short-throw shifter that can be positioned at 16.75” or 19.5” !  It’s a specially designed shifter with an isolator to reduce road noise.  It also has a unique biasing system that is adjustable to accommodate varying driving preferences.   As with all TREMEC transmissions, the shifter stops are internal, eliminating the need for external stops.  Use 8mm bolts for the shifter bar.  With Forte’s custom shifters, there are 8 different shifter location options!  They are as follows (all measurements are in inches from the front face of the trans):





Shifter Position:
Recommended For (examples, not a complete list!):
Price:
16.75” Centered
67-9 GM F-body (Camaros/Firebirds), 68+ GM A-Body (Chevelle, Buick GS, LeMans), some Mopar applications (Challenger, Cuda, etc.)
No additional cost for factory shifter
Optional ‘small base’ custom shifter $349, or $300 installed with purchase of a trans.
16.75” 2” left offset
Pre ‘68 GM A-body(Chevelle, Buick GS, LeMans), ‘62+ Nova, Mopar applications (Challenger, Charger, Cuda, Road Runner etc.)                            
$399, or $349 installed with purchase of a trans.
16.75” 2” right offset
Right-hand drive applications (Europe, Australia, etc)
$349, or $300 installed with purchase of a trans.
19.51” Centered
70-81 GM F-Body, 3rd Gen GM F-Body, Impala/Caprie, nearly all Ford cars (early Mustang, late Mustang, Torino, etc)
No additional cost.
19.51”  2” left offset
C1/C2/C3/C4 Corvettes
$349, or $300 installed with purchase of a trans
19.51”  2” right offset
Right-hand drive applications (Europe, Australia, etc)
$349, or $300 installed with purchase of a trans
12.65” Mid shift Centered
55-7 Chevy, most trucks, Cobras, kit cars
$300 Installed
7” Front shift Centered
Specialty cars, some older trucks, street rods
$300 Installed



Gear Ratios and Prices

1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Rev
Price
Ford TKO-500 (TCET4615)
3.27
1.97
1.34
1.00
0.68
3.00
2395.00
GM TKO-500 (TCET4616)
3.27
1.97
1.34
1.00
0.68
3.00
2395.00
Ford TKO-600 (TCET 5008)
2.87
1.89
1.28
1.00
0.64
2.56
2395.00
GM TKO-600 (TCET 5009)
2.87
1.89
1.28
1.00
0.64
2.56
2395.00
Ford TKO-600 Road Race (TCET4617)
2.87
1.89
1.28
1.00
0.82
2.56
2395.00
GM TKO-600 Road Race (TCET4618)
2.87
1.89
1.28
1.00
0.82
2.56
2395.00








FE and ‘early’ Ford Upgrade available for all Ford versions






250.00
F-Late (3rd gen F-body) upgrade available for all GM Versions






350.00



Read more about the strength/durability of these transmissions here! (click here)



Read about installing a TKO into a:













Yet another image for dimensions.