The 1982-1992 GM F-Body, better known by everyone as the “Third Gen” has finally arrived back on the scene. For many years these cars were kind of derided and scoffed at. A couple of years ago, some high profile builds started happening and now the cars are among the hottest platforms for hot rodders and builders to get their hands on. They offer a great foundation to build a fun hot rod off of. They’ll take whatever engine you want to stab in there, handling can be made world class with bolt-on parts, and the styling is back “in” for those wanting looks along with all that.
So how about the driveline? If you are putting a nice, modern engine in there making great power, you are going to have an equally bad ass transmission. That’s where American Powertrain comes in. The company is now offering Pro-Fit TKX 5-speed systems for the 1982-1992 Camaro and Firebird. This means you take that awesome TKX and bolt it in like GM intended for it to be there from the factory. The shifter fits the stock location, the tunnel fit is perfect, and you are rowing gears and laying rubber like a boss.
Here’s the full story from American Powertrain!
New Pro-Fit TKX 5-Speed Systems For 1982 – 1992 F Body Camaro/Firebird
Cookeville, TN (April 19, 2022)…American Powertrain introduces their new Pro-Fit 5-speed system for 1982-92 F Body Gen 3 Camaro/Firebird featuring the all-new TREMEC TKX 5-Speed. The new TKX Pro-Fit kit fits like an original GM manual transmission with the correct shift position and tunnel fit. The new TKX features a streamlined case for improved fitment with zero tunnel modifications. American Powertrain modifies the TKX shifter location that mimics the factory fitment and shifter location.
The new Pro-Fit 5-speed system features the new TREMEC TKX transmission with 600 lb-ft of torque capacity with shifts up to 7800 RPM. The system comes with a new crossmember that allows the factory torque arm to be reused and can be adjusted. Comes with all the installation parts and a new custom built driveshaft for easy installation. Pro-Fit kits are covered by American Powertrain’s two-year warranty and comprehensive tech support. Six-speed kits are also available. For a visual of the kit installed and more information view this video.
American Powertrain, a TREMEC Elite Distributor located in Cookeville, TN, manufactures and sells Pro-Fit modern overdrive transmission systems, Hydramax hydraulic clutch systems, X-Factor Cross Members, and thousands of powertrain accessories for muscle, sports, street rod and race cars.
For more information about the new TREMEC TKX 5-speed, visit americanpowertrain.com. To speak with one of American Powertrain’s highly qualified sales technicians, call 931-646-4836.