How much does a T-56 Rebuild Cost?

How much does a T-56 Rebuild Cost?

Buyers Guide for T-56 Rebuild Cost

How much does it cost to rebuild a T56, TR-6060, or Magnum? Simply put, a Tremec T56 or TR6060 rebuild starts at $1,899.99, but depends on the vehicle application and level/horsepower rating (see options below). Here at Tick Performance rebuild pricing includes freight shipping within the central US and includes a 1 year warranty. We'll dive into what all is involved and what features you should consider in your next rebuild. 

First, rebuilds include tear-down, cleaning, and inspection as well as all “soft parts,” such as gaskets, seals, and wear and tear items. All Level 1 rebuilds include upgrades over OEM, such as Bronze 1- 6 Fork PadsBronze Shifter Cup Bushing, and Complete Carbon Fiber Synchronizer (blocker) Ring Set.

However, if your transmission requires significant hard part replacements, like damaged gears or shafts, there may be additional charges. Tick Performance offers a great service though. There are some occasions where the transmission requires significant hard parts replacements. If the total costs are high, you can opt to put the money spent on the rebuild towards a new brand new Tremec T56/TR-6060/Magnum. This allows you to have a transmission, no matter the damage of your original transmission, without losing money.

The F-Body style T56 is the most common transmission, however, the vehicle application can change features and pricing. Here’s a quick breakdown.


Transmission Pricing Guide

Level 1 Transmission Rebuild Cost

2005+ Ford Mustang GT (900rwtq) $1,999.99

1979-2004 Ford Mustang (900rwtq) $1,999.99

2016+ Camaro SS, 1LE, & ZL1 (550rwtq) $2,199.99

2014-2017 Chevy SS Sedan (550rwtq) $2,199.99

2010-2015 Camaro SS, 1LE, & ZL1 (550rwtq) $2,199.99

2009+ Cadillac CTS-V (550rwtq) $1,999.99

2009 Pontiac G8 GXP (550rwtq) $1,999.99

2009+ Challenger R/T & SRT8 (550rwtq) $2,199.99

2008+ Corvette & Z06 & ZR1 (550rwtq) $2,199.99

2008+ Dodge Viper (550rwtq) $2,199.99

2007-2014 Mustang Shelby GT500 (550rwtq) $2,199.99

2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V (450rwtq) $2,299.99

2004-2006 GTO (450rwtq) $1,999.99

2003-2007 SSR (450rwtq) $1,999.99

2003-2004 Cobra (450rwtq) $1,899.99

1997-2007 Corvette & Z06 (450rwtq) $1,999.99

1994-2002 Camaro & Trans Am (450rwtq) $1,899.99

1992-2006 Viper (500rwtq) $1,899.99

Different transmissions have different features and tail housings. For instance, a GTO requires a different shifter than an F-Body. A Corvette is mounted in the rear of the car, meaning the front plate and tail housing are very different from other applications. One feature that can drastic change the pricing in a rebuild are the synchronizers or "synchros." 

Double-Cone vs Triple-Cone Synchronizers

Triple-Cone synchros allow the transmission to shift smoother than the standard T56 double cone. It's an additional ring of material that enhances the shifting performance. The synchros lock the gear to the output shaft at the same speed to prevent grinding during the shift. They are not responsible for holding the trans in gear. The 97-07 Corvette, 04-07 CTS-V, 04-06 GTO, and 05-06 SSR were all equipped with triple synchros from the factory. While they help with smoother shifts the, triple-cone synchros are more expensive to replace than the standard double cone. This is something to keep in mind when looking at the cost of a rebuild for the 97-07 Corvette, 04-07 CTS-V, 04-06 GTO, and 05-06 SSR or when upgrading to a level 4-level 5 Magnum conversion.

All Tick Performance rebuilds feature Carbon-Fiber synchronizers, which allows for a smooth, better-feeling shifts. 


Level 1
Upgraded T56 Rebuild 


Includes Parts, Labor AND Free Shipping on your T56


Included in Level 1 Standard Rebuild is the perfect choice for those of you making 450RWTQ at an affordable price.

  • Complete tear-down, degrease & thorough inspection of entire transmission
  • Bronze 1- 6 Fork Pads
  • Bronze Shifter Cup Bushing
  • Billet 3-4 Synchronizer Keys (with upgraded springs)
  • New OEM 1-2, 5-6 & Reverse Keys & Springs
  • Complete Carbon Fiber Synchronizer (blocker) Ring Set
  • New Front Seal
  • New Rear Seal
  • End-play set to our custom specifications
  • Professional Reassembly done 100% by hand
  • One Year, Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Level 2 Upgraded T56 Rebuild

Includes Parts, Labor AND Free Shipping on your T56

Our Level 2 Upgraded Rebuild is the perfect choice for owners making 600RWTQ or less and needing a little more strength than our Level One offers you! This rebuild is comparable to competitors Level 6 rebuild packages.

  • Complete tear down, degrease & thorough inspection of entire transmission
  • Bronze 1-6 Fork Pads
  • Bronze Shifter Cup Bushing
  • Billet 3-4 Synchronizer Keys (with upgraded springs)
  • New OEM 1-2, 5-6 & Reverse Keys & Springs
  • Complete Carbon Fiber Synchronizer (blocker) Ring Set
  • New Front Seal
  • New Rear Seal
  • Cryogenic Treatment of All Transmission Internals
  • End-play set to our custom specifications
  • Professional Reassembly done 100% by hand
  • One Year, Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Level 3 Viperized T56 Rebuild

Includes Parts, Labor AND Free Shipping on your T56


Our Level 3 Viperized Rebuild is the perfect choice for those of you making 750RWTQ or less and wanting a transmission that you can abuse without worry! This rebuild is comparable to competitors Level 6 rebuild packages.

  • Complete tear down, degrease & thorough inspection of entire transmission
  • Bronze 1-4 Fork Pads
  • Bronze 5-6 & Reverse Fork Pads
  • Bronze Shifter Cup Bushing
  • Billet 3-4 Synchronizer Keys (with upgraded springs)
  • New OEM 1-2, 5-6 & Reverse Keys & Springs
  • Complete Carbon Fiber Synchronizer (blocker) Ring Set
  • New Front Seal
  • TICKshift Custom Shortened Viper Main shaft
  • Upgraded Output Shaft Bushing
  • Upgraded Rear Seal
  • Custom tail housing machining
  • 30 spline slip yoke
  • Modified Speed Reluctor
  • Cryogenic Treatment of All Transmission Internals
  • REM Polishing of All Transmission Internals
  • End-play set to our custom specifications
  • Professional Reassembly done 100% by hand
  • One Year, Unlimited Mileage Warranty


Magnum Conversion (Level 4 - Level 5) 

Level 4 Magnum TR-6060 Conversion

Includes Parts, Labor AND Free Shipping on your T56

With our Level 4 Magnum TR-6060 Conversion, Tick Performance offers you a transmission build that will safely support up to 900RWTQ! Some benefits you'll enjoy over a standard T56 transmission include:

  • The ability to choose between 2.66 and 2.97 gearsets
  • Triple-cone synchronizers on 1-4 gears, along with double-cone synchronizers on Fifth, Sixth and Reverse
  • Wider, two-piece laser beam-welded speed gears which feature built-in positive stops to virtually eliminate the possibility of "overthrown" shifts
  • Much stronger one-piece countershaft that resists distortion far better than previous designs and uses larger bearings in all critical support areas for increased stability
  • Input Shaft features additional material throughout the length of the shaft, increased face width, a larger input bearing, and generously long splines to accommodate twin-disc clutch setups
  • Considerably narrower synchronizers that feature fine-pitch tooth angles to effectively decrease the amount of travel necessary for engagement
  • Redesigned shift forks featuring integrated "shift keys" to virtually eliminate the possibility of bending shift forks
  • Added cross-sectional material on shift forks for increased rigidity and larger shift pads to promote better wear characteristics

When you place your order, we completely tear down the T56 Magnum and begin our upgrades that we perform in house. Those upgrades include:

  • Modifying miscellaneous components to make this a bolt-in to your LS1 F-Body
  • Installing Carbon Blocker Rings on first, third and fourth gears (second gear is already carbon)
  • Upgrading all fork pads from plastic to bronze
  • End-play set to our custom specifications
  • Professional Reassembly done 100% by hand
Level 5 SUPER Magnum TR-6060
Conversion



Includes Parts, Labor AND Free Shipping on your T56

With our Level 5 SUPER Magnum TR-6060 Conversion, Tick Performance offers you a transmission build that will safely support OVER 900RWTQ - guaranteed!

  • The ability to choose between 2.66 and 2.97 gearsets
  • Triple-cone synchronizers on 1-4 gears, along with double-cone synchronizers on Fifth, Sixth and Reverse
  • Wider, two-piece laser beam-welded speed gears which feature built-in positive stops to virtually eliminate the possibility of "overthrown" shifts
  • Much stronger one-piece countershaft that resists distortion far better than previous designs and uses larger bearings in all critical support areas for increased stability
  • Input Shaft features additional material throughout the length of the shaft, increased face width, a larger input bearing, and generously long splines to accommodate twin-disc clutch setups
  • Considerably narrower synchronizers that feature fine-pitch tooth angles to effectively decrease the amount of travel necessary for engagement
  • Redesigned shift forks featuring integrated "shift keys" to virtually eliminate the possibility of bending shift forks
  • Added cross-sectional material on shift forks for increased rigidity and larger shift pads to promote better wear characteristics

When you place your order, we completely tear down the factory T56 Magnum and begin our upgrades that we perform in house. Those upgrades include:

  • Modifying miscellaneous components to make this a bolt-in to your LS1 F-Body
  • Installing Carbon Blocker Rings on first, third and fourth gears (second gear is already carbon)
  • Upgrading all fork pads from plastic to bronze
  • Cryogenic Treatment of All Transmission Internals
  • Micro Polishing of All Transmission Internals
  • End-play set to our custom specifications
  • Professional Reassembly done 100% by hand

Components/Upgrade that affect pricing


Billet Front Plate

Machined in-house, the Tick Performance Billet Front plate is ideal for high-horsepower builds looking to retain high strength and an enhanced Bung/Sprayer system. The billet front plate dramatically improves strength, which can help reduce torque deflection.

The added strength also helps improve gear mesh, which aids in wearing, enhances performance, and shifting. Often, when a transmission experiences severe internal damage, it will harm the OEM front plate, but our billet front plate greatly reduces the chance of damage.

Include the Tick Performance Billet Front plate and save!

The sprayer consisted of a machined and welded bar that extrudes into the transmission, coating 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears more evenly with oil. The Billet Front plate kit with Pump kit is $1199 when added with a rebuild.

Benefits:

  • Improved Bungs and Sprayer system coats 2nd, 3rd and 4th gears in oil
  • Improved rigidity, better gear mesh, and engagement
  • O-ring sealing for a leak-proof design
  • Can be used with either T56 or Magnums (includes necessary adapters)

Aftermarket Gear Set

Tick Performance has partnered with PPG to offer the strongest gear sets on the market with our industry leading transmissions. Faceplated gear sets are designed for race only applications and not recommended for street use.

Faceplated Gear Set

The faceplated gear sets include the gears, mainshaft, billet shift forks, slider assemblies, and billet interlock & bolts. The synchronized gear sets include only the gears themselves and will reuse the factory synchronizer assemblies, shift forks, mainshaft, and interlock.

Availability:

  • Faceplated 1st-6th
  • Faceplated 1st-4th (Allows you to retain or delete your 5th & 6th gear)
  • Synchronized 1st-6th
  • Synchronized 1st-4th (Allows you to retain your OEM 5th & 6th gear)

Bungs & Sprayers

With this option, we install and weld bungs and spray tubes inside your transmission that will direct transmission fluid onto your input shaft and third gear teeth that are prone to failure. This kit now includes our Hi-Flow Transmission Fluid Pump Kit. This kit will require some plumbing and electrical wiring. This option adds no extra turnaround time.

Bronze Fork Pad Upgrade

The bronze material is included on every rebuild and is much stronger than the plastic that the factory pads are made out of. Includes eight pads, which is enough to upgrade every pad inside your transmission. What is special about our Bonze Pads is that they have oil valley cuts to increase lubrications to increase the longevity of the pads.

Tick Performance Billet 1-4 Shift Forks

Made in house here in North Carolina, built for those trying to get some of the best billet shift forks in the market. Designed to Improve shifting performance and feel, our billet shift forks is an optional upgrade for T-56 transmissions. The billet 7075 aluminum construction saves weight and provides one of the strongest shift forks on the market. The billet construction improves strength, while the tri-pad design greatly increases surface area on the synchronizer assembly. This allows for less deflection when changing gears, reduces stress on the shift rail assembly, improves wear pattern, and helps to create an overall better performing transmission.

If you have any questions, call us: 336-719-0599 our friendly sales staff is eager to help!