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Tech Thursday: C5 CAGS


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

2014 C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Featured

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?


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

GM Files Patent for 7 Speed, Dual Clutch Transmission


We knew the C7 Corvette’s A6 automatic transmission was going to be phased out at some point and speculation has been rampant that a new, 8 speed transmission would replace it. After all, GM has been talking about the upcoming 8-speed for a while now. However, it now seems that the Vette’s next automatic might […] More »

  Comments | By - September 23, 2013

1996 Auto Transmission Removal

This was my first time removing an automatic transmission from a Vette so I thought I\’d share the experience. First off, you\’ll need to get the car elevated. I managed to pull this off with the car on jack stands and less than 13 inches of clearance. Don\’t even think about reinstalling the tranny without […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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