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View Poll Results: Which Trans is best for my '69 Firebird?
TKO 500 5 1.43%
TKO 600 91 26.00%
T-56 195 55.71%
Richmond 17 4.86%
Other 42 12.00%
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My vote is for the new Richmond 5 speed with over-drive and Long Shifter.

Don't get me wrong i think the TKO is a great tranny too.

I went with the Richmond to handle the torque i am putting to the ground from the 540 BB camaro.

Also was a very easy install and shifts good for me.

Just my humble thoughts. gb
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I have had several standard transmissions & have found that the T-56 does eveything I need it to. The most recent version of the T-56 trans I'm using is the Magnum & am very pleased with the results.


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My vote is for the new Richmond 5 speed with over-drive and Long Shifter.

Don't get me wrong i think the TKO is a great tranny too.

I went with the Richmond to handle the torque i am putting to the ground from the 540 BB camaro.

Also was a very easy install and shifts good for me.

Just my humble thoughts. gb

Okay --- That's 4 votes for the Richmond.... and how many for almost ANYTHING else..... LOL
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Okay --- That's 4 votes for the Richmond.... and how many for almost ANYTHING else..... LOL
Greg, Looks like TKO is your Tranny of Choice!
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My vote is for the TCI 6x Six-Speed GM 4L80E Auto with paddle shifter.
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Cool tranny but it weighs as much as a truck and will suck up a butt load of snort.
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I have had several standard transmissions & have found that the T-56 does eveything I need it to. The most recent version of the T-56 trans I'm using is the Magnum & am very pleased with the results.


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Randy, what type of car did you put the magnum in? Did it fit right in or did you have to modify?

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My vote is for the new Richmond 5 speed with over-drive and Long Shifter.

Don't get me wrong i think the TKO is a great tranny too.

I went with the Richmond to handle the torque i am putting to the ground from the 540 BB camaro.

Also was a very easy install and shifts good for me.

Just my humble thoughts. gb
Did you have to modify tunnel?

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Did you have to modify tunnel?

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Ron, we did not have to modify the tunnel, slipped right in.

Very easy install. I believe the new Richmond over drive tranny uses the Richmond 6 speed case, i believe thats what Richmond told me is, so requires a shorter drive shaft. This transmission and shifter are a little pricey compared to some, but i needed something this strong after breaking 2 transmissions before.

I run 755 lbs of torque with my camaro, i have pushed this transmission hard, it truly is bullet proof and runs great on the road coarse. I believe the warranty rating is for 600lbs of torque according to Richmond, granted i do not run slicks so traction is limited but with the DSE Quadralink it does still bite hard.

I run a 308 rear Richmond gear and a 289 first gear in the tranny and .77 in 5th. At 70 mph i am around 2300 rpms's with a 315x17x35 rear tire and allows me 15 miles to the gallon when i keep my foot out it.

Transmission does whine a little but not bad, i have been very happy, with great support from Richmond.

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Ron, we did not have to modify the tunnel, slipped right in.

Very easy install. I believe the new Richmond over drive tranny uses the Richmond 6 speed case, i believe thats what Richmond told me is, so requires a shorter drive shaft. This transmission and shifter are a little pricey compared to some, but i needed something this strong after breaking 2 transmissions before.

I run 755 lbs of torque with my camaro, i have pushed this transmission hard, it truly is bullet proof and runs great on the road coarse. I believe the warranty rating is for 600lbs of torque according to Richmond, granted i do not run slicks so traction is limited but with the DSE Quadralink it does still bite hard.

I run a 308 rear Richmond gear and a 289 first gear in the tranny and .77 in 5th. At 70 mph i am around 2300 rpms's with a 315x17x35 rear tire and allows me 15 miles to the gallon when i keep my foot out it.

Transmission does whine a little but not bad, i have been very happy, with great support from Richmond.
Are you running a Hurst shifter? Do you have a console?

Can you hear the whine of your transmission over the roar of your motor?

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