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2015 Corvette Stingray to get 8-Speed Automatic

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A leaked SAE paper (now offline) has revealed that the C7 Stingray will be fitted with an 8-speed automatic (8L90) for the 2015 MY. According to the post, the transmission will be rated for 738 ft. lbs. of torque meaning that a hi-po (Z06, ZR1) version of the ‘Vette could run the transmission as well. […] More »

  Comments | By - December 9, 2013

Tech Tuesday: C5 Transmission

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Transmission Why Mod? Many C5 owners complain about CAGS (skip-shift) If you’re one of them then click here for the brief. If you’re interested in modifying your stock transmission then keep reading… As you should know, the transmission or gearbox (or more appropriately, transaxle) transfers the engine’s power to the differential (which is sort-of integrated, […] More »

  Comments | By - December 3, 2013

Tech Thursday: C5 CAGS

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Transmission CAGS What is CAGS? To avoid a gas guzzler tax, Chevrolet invented a skip-shift device on its manual transmission cars called Computer-Aided Gear Selection, or CAGS. CAGS forces you to shift your manual Vette from first to fourth (rather than second or third) when: Engine temp is greater than 169 F Vehicle speed is […] More »

  Comments | By - October 17, 2013

Corvette’s Manual Transmission Take Rate at 38 Percent

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Chevrolet delivered 485 Corvette Stingrays last month. Just to gloat a bit, let’s compare that to the 426 SRT Vipers that have been sold all year. On a side note, if you are a Viper fan, stop sitting on your checkbook because there are 565 Vipers sitting on dealer lots across the country right now. […] More »

  Comments | By - October 7, 2013

Manual Only?

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If you’ve been using Corvette Forum for longer than thirty seconds then you know that certain members have VERY strong opinions about some things. For instance: clay bars, originality, tail lights, and transmissions. And it’s that last item that brings us to this post.¬†Our recent speculation about GM’s newly patented DCT spawned quite a frenzy. […] More »

  Comments | By - September 30, 2013

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