TREMEC Releases New TKX 5-Speed RWD Transmission- Available through McLeod Racing

TREMEC Releases New TKX 5-Speed RWD Transmission- Available through McLeod Racing

You’ve had a good Christmas, Santa or whoever else was good to you. Now’s the time to do what you have been wanting to do t your hot rod since forever…add a TREMEC transmission. There has never been a better time to swap a stick into your car. Why? Th new TKX from TREMEC can handle 600 lb-ft of torque, 8,000 RPM and 7,500 RPM shifts. It is more compact than the TKO so it fits better in stuff like roadsters and other applications where room is tight.

McLeod is the spot where you can get your hands on one of these bad boys and sling it into your car. They can also get you hooked with the right clutch for your application along with other stuff you’ll need to help move the swap process along. Check them out right after you check out the story below.


TREMEC Releases New TKX 5-Speed RWD Transmission- Available through McLeod Racing

(ANAHEIM, CA) TREMEC releases their new compact 5-speed transmission called the TKX. The TKX is perfect for a restoration or an upgrade for a classic muscle car, 1930s-era roadster coupe or any application where space is an issue. The compact design means little if any tunnel modifications in most applications.

The TKX took a forward-looking approach to finding the best and most efficient solution for a 5-speed RWD manual transmission. The end result is superior shift-ability with smooth shifts at high RPMS through the use of multi-cone synchronizers and hybrid synchronizer rings. At the same time, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance is optimized with a gear layout to best control stress levels, while providing structural stiffness with a ribbed, 3-piece aluminum housing. Durability is further optimized with oversized gear widths, gaskets at all flanges, and caged needle bearings in all gear positions.

“We listened to our customers, combined their suggestions with our OEM technology and strengthened our aftermarket line up with the addition of the TKX,” says Mike Kidd, aftermarket business unit manager of TREMEC.

The TKX has 600 lb.-ft of torque capacity and is capable of engines speeds of 8,000 RPMS with shifts at 7,500 RPMS. The transmission is designed for multiple applications with three shifter locations. It is compact, end-loaded design provides clearance in most transmission tunnels without floor modifications.

“TREMEC listened to its customers and knew they needed a more compact version of their incredibly popular TKO ,” says McLeod President, Paul Lee. “The TKX by TREMEC allows McLeod to offer another option for customers looking to upgrade their current manual car or go from automatic to manual with less work .”

The TKX transmission is available to order through McLeod Racing. As the drivetrain market’s one-stop-shop, McLeod Racing has a complete line up of clutches, flywheels, crossmembers, and anything else to accompany the installation of the new TREMEC transmission. For more information, visit

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