Ultimate Drag Race T56 Face-Plated 4 Speed Transmission ; No Core Required

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With today's technology and advanced ECUs, stick shift racers continue to push the envelope with more and more HP and torque.  Aggressive street-style multi disk clutches can compound the issues found with keeping a transmission and drivetrain together at extreme power levels, as well - and then there is the other enemy: weight!  Guys are making 1500+ whp in 'racecars' that weight 3300+ lbs!

Here at Tick, we have been campaigning our own stick shift shop car, the "Grubb Worm."  The transmission you're about to learn about has been tested in our car for two seasons now with a best ET of 7.28 @ 196 mph at  race weight of 2850 lbs.  The car makes 1600 whp.

No core required, this transmission is sold complete!!  If you have a core housing, shift rail components, and all other various pieces of hardware to complete this build  contact someone on our sales staff at 336-719-0599.

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Here is what you get!

  • Media blasted core T56 case
  • G-Force face plated gear set w/ 2.71 first gear ratio
  • 9310 G-Force 30 spline output shaft
  • New bearings and seals
  • New snap rings throughout
  • Tick Performance Billet Front plate
  • Tick Performance Hi-Flow Trans Pump kit (with filter and fittings)
  • Tick Performance input speed sensor
  • 1-2, 3-4, and Reverse Bronze fork pads
  • Liberty's Gear billet interlock plate
  • Billet interlock guide bolts
  • Tick Performance billet aluminum 1-2 shift fork
  • Tick Performance billet aluminum 3-4 shift fork
  • Custom Modified 5-6 / Reverse shift rail assembly
  • Custom Modified shifter gate assembly
  • CNC machined reverse lockout piston
  • Custom machined aluminum 5-6 driven gear delete spacer
  • Modified main case for larger rear counter shaft bearing
  • Modified 5-6 extension shaft
  • Modified tail housing for larger output bushing and seal
  • New OEM reverse syncro keys, springs, and blocker ring
  • Various new or core components to complete transmission assembly
  • Bronze shifter cup bushing
  • Billet aluminum skip shift delete plug
  • 5qts of fluid GF2000 75w140
  • 10lbs of weight reduction compared to a standard T56

About the Input Speed Sensor

We have found that proper clutch selection is critical to the life of your transmission as well as the rest of your drivetrain.  For these extreme drag cars, this means an adjustable clutch.  Having the ability to 'hit' the tire softer even with more power or RPM (and leave the line more like an automatic) will not only help keep your transmission in-tact, but it will also make the car easier to handle and much more consistent.  You'll also have an advantage on days where the track surface or conditions aren't the greatest.  To fully take advantage of an adjustable clutch, you need to monitor input shaft speed vs. engine speed.  With the input speed sensor found in this transmission, you can monitor this data through your modern EFI system and use it to make the proper adjustments much more quickly versus trying to make changes based on sound or feel. 

About the Billet Front Plate

The most common failure we have seen on high horsepower T56 and TR6060 transmissions is a damaged input gear and the mating gear of the countershaft.  This can be an expensive repair as those are two of the most expensive parts found inside to be replaced.  These gears become overheated, whether it be due to lack of fluid from hard acceleration (the fluid rushes to the rear of the trans during hard acceleration) or simply the extreme power.  Being the most forward located gear in the box adds to the fluid supply issues.  Also, the input gear and the mating gear of the countershaft are under load in all gears (except 4th which is 1:1 ratio) so it is easy to understand why it is the most common gear to fail.  The Tick Performance Billet Front plate  includes a much-improved bung and sprayer design which consists of a machined and welded bar that extrudes into the transmission, coating 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears more evenly with oil. 

·       Improved Bungs and Sprayer system coats 2nd, 3rd and the input gear as well as the mating cluster gears in oil 

·       Improved rigidity, better gear mesh, and engagement 

·       O-ring sealing for a leak-proof design 

The Tick Performance Billet Front Plate for T56 and T56 Magnums is machined here in house in Mount Airy, North Carolina. The billet design vastly improves strength, which decreases gear deflection and enhances performance.

In our testing, we’ve found better gear engagement and improved gear wear patterns. It handles torque deflection better, too, improving the life of your transmission. The billet plate includes the Tick Performance Hi-Flow Trans Pump kit (with filter and fittings). 

About the G-Force Gear SET

The gear set found in this transmission build uses 9310 material for exceptional strength.  The gears have a re-engineered design and tooth profile as well as extra gear width wherever possible.  When talking about extreme power levels and drag racing stick cars, it is inevitable that you will break something inside of your transmission eventually as nothing is bullet proof.  By design, the G-force gearset is much easier to disassemble (this translates to cheaper labor costs for future rebuilds.)  All bearings are either slip fit or can be pressed off of their respective shaft without damage, unlike a regular T56 or TR-6060. For example, if you break an input gear, you don't have to buy a new bearing as long as the bearing is still good.  The counter shaft is a two piece design as opposed to one piece on a standard T56 or TR-6060, so if you break 3rd gear for example, you only have to buy the section of counter shaft that has third and fourth on it, not the full assembly.  This is a racer minded gear set!


About the 4 speed Conversion

T56 and T56 Magnum transmissions have two overdrive gears.  Fourth gear is 1:1 ratio just like 4 speed transmissions in the old days.  By removing these gears we are able to shave 10 lbs, but more importantly we have redesigned the reverse lockout piston and modified the 5/6/R shift rail assembly so that reverse is now located in the gate originally occupied by 5th.  Combined with our modified reverse lockout piston and your ECU to control (just as the oem ECU would control the reverse lockout) we have made it impossible to miss 3rd gear by going too far to the right with the shifter.  A shift from second to third can now have a strong directional push to the right and the lockout will act as a barrier or guide to direct the shift straight into 3rd gear!!  That same strong directional push to the right that you as the driver will exert greatly reduces your chance of a 1-2-1 shift.  Many have simply removed 5th and 6th gear from T56 transmissions over the years for the weight savings, but they left an empty gate where 5th and 6th were located which left you as the driver to guide the shift into the right 'slot' or you were relying on the detents of the transmission and spring load of your shifter to line the shift up in hopes that you don't accidentally go back into first gear.  

***UPDATED 08/09/2022*** Tick Performance warrants that each transmission sold by Tick Performance will be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 90 days after delivery of the transmission. Tick Performances sole obligation under this warranty shall be to repair or replace, at its option, the defective transmission at no charge to the customer. Under no circumstance will Tick Performance be liable for any oil, towing, labor, or rental vehicle charges. As a condition of this warranty the customer must return any allegedly defective product, freight prepaid to Tick Performance, accompanied by a packing slip indicating the shipper and a copy of the original invoice. This warranty does not apply to unsatisfactory product performance which is attributed in whole or in part, to any factor, condition, or circumstance other than defects in material or workmanship. Without limiting the foregoing, this warranty shall be null and void if repair or replacement is required because of improper installation, accident, physical or electrical stress, neglect, misuse, or any other cause other than the ordinary and intended use for which the product was designed, or if the product has been dismantled, altered, or repaired by the customer or by any third party. This warranty expressly does not cover loss or injury from the use of the product. By accepting and/or installing product, you are agreeing to the terms of the warranty. Parts damaged due to any reason other than defects in material or workmanship will be the sole responsibility of the customer. We are selling you an incomplete product. Life and performance of transmissions are dictated by quality of installation, associated components, and capability of the driver/operator. It is the potential installer and/or assembler’s responsibility to determine whether he or she has the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to properly and safely install the Tick Performance built transmission described herein. Improper installation may cause the vehicle to function improperly or not to function. Improper assembly and/or installation may additionally cause a risk to personal safety or property. If the assembler and/or installer is confused or has questions or concerns about a particular assembly or installation, he or she should contact Tick Performance before proceeding further. The information contained in these instructions does not constitute a warranty or guarantee of any kind. An assembler’s and/or installer’s failure to correctly follow these guidelines constitutes a waiver of the assembler and/or installer’s rights against Tick Performance regarding any subsequent damages to property or personal injury caused by the assembler’s and/or installer’s improper assembly and/or installation. Tick Performance is not responsible for any vehicle damage resulting from improper installation or transmission failure. It is the customer and/or installers responsibility to install proper safety equipment into the vehicle upon installation of transmission or components. If you feel the need to act upon this warranty, you must contact Tick Performance at the first sign of an issue via phone and email. If contact is not made when the issue arises, and normal operation of the vehicle continues the warranty will be void.