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Old 03-01-2011, 10:44 AM
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Anybody have any coments on this trans.?

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They're okay if that fits your needs and wants. However, Ive had customers complain of shifting problems. More of the WAY it shifts in and out of 2nd gear. Not really a fix for it either, either you like it or you don't. My suggestion? Drive one the way you want to drive your car and see if you enjoy it.

There are other options, such as a 4spd with a higher 1st gear ratio, and the requisite lower numbered rear axle (such as a 2.88 T10 and a 3.23 rear or a 2.98 Muncie and the 3.23 or 3.08s) You get the economy of the 3.23s, you don't drop the revs too much and lug the engine, and you probably don't have to change the crossmember, driveshaft, console etc.
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I have a TKO 500 in my 59 and a 600 in the 66 Elky.
I have not yet driven the 66, but I will be willing to bet that the shifting
habits of either are about the same.

Not so much going to 2nd-----more of an issue with the 2-3 shift and a 3-4
shift under power.

Not really a shifting issue so much as a learning curve for those that have only used the external type shifters.

It is not necessary to work the shifter thu the gates----pretty much does this
all on it's own.

2-3 shift is pretty much straight up
as for the 3-4, this must be straight down, as it is easy to accidently pull the lever back to second with ANY movement to the left while shifting.

Personally----I have no complaints on the 500 in the 59, but I do not beat on it like others do.

There are some pretty active threads on this over at "Team Chevelle"
as one of the members over there had quite a leaning curve on this, but seems more than happy with the trans now
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I have the TKO 600 with the .82 od in my 03 Mach-1 that pushes 650hp and I have no complaints about this transmission. These transmissions are notchy,(Is that even a word) to shift, not smooth like a m20, 21, 22 etc. These transmissions shine in the shift pattern. As stated earlier, once you learn the shift gate, the shifts fall into place. The shift motion/movement on these are just a few inches, vs 10-12inches on the old style muncie transmissions. I have driven/owned m21 and m22 equipped cars and I'll take the TKO 600 over any of them. Just my 02 cents.
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I have a TKO 600 in my 55 GMC behind a ZZ-4 and it is the butter to shift very smooth !!
I drive this truck in the city and it has over 40K miles on this combo, i have been driving muncies since the late 60"s in my corvettes and i will take this TKO over a muncie any day, oh yea the .6 over drive is just perfect for 75 MPH hiway driving with a 3:73 rear gears.
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Anybody have any coments on this trans.?
It is a kind of a slow shifting tranny,and 1st to 2nd shift is like having a bad synchro if tried too quickly,it got better,with GM oil,atf was used to break in,gear ratios are good and overdrive .64 is great with 3,89 rear gears.
It`s a delivery truck based tranny,so...
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It`s a delivery truck based tranny,so...
Thats a dirty secret, nonetheless its true
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I agree 1st to 2nd will be slow but smooths.
My Corvettes on the other hand the shift to second is as "quick" as you can get the clutch in!!!
I have not tried to speed shift the TKO as there is too much wheel hop, so I drive it a bit more consertive than the vettes.
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