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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    Curious, does anyone know the differences in the 3L TT. There seem to be 3 different power levels. CT6 gets the most, CT5V is next in power and then the plain CT5 gets a version. Are they using different turbos, or just changing the firmware programming on the boost to adjust power.

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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagon11 View Post
    Curious, does anyone know the differences in the 3L TT. There seem to be 3 different power levels. CT6 gets the most, CT5V is next in power and then the plain CT5 gets a version. Are they using different turbos, or just changing the firmware programming on the boost to adjust power.
    I think the engine is completely the same.. just tuned per application as they should. Also don't forget that the 3.0L is no longer going to be in the CT6 after this year..
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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    One was a Gen 2 CTS 3.6L and the other an ATS Coupe with the 2.0T. Both felt like something out of a pickup truck and just not fun to row.

    My old Solstice had a manual gearbox out of a Colorado pickup and both of the Cad's reminded me of it.

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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Let Them Fail View Post
    One was a Gen 2 CTS 3.6L and the other an ATS Coupe with the 2.0T. Both felt like something out of a pickup truck and just not fun to row.

    My old Solstice had a manual gearbox out of a Colorado pickup and both of the Cad's reminded me of it.
    Well, the Tremec units are regarded as some of the best on the market so that's really shocking. My Camaro 3.6 manual was and still is the best manual transmission I've ever driven.

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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRider View Post
    For cars that interest me we're basically down to the Cadillac CT-Triplets and the Camaro/Corvette. Kinda sad. But at Ford it's down to one - the Mustang. And at FCA it's the 300-Charger- Challenger which are really aging. Sad times for American cars for enthusiasts.

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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Let Them Fail View Post
    One was a Gen 2 CTS 3.6L and the other an ATS Coupe with the 2.0T. Both felt like something out of a pickup truck and just not fun to row.

    My old Solstice had a manual gearbox out of a Colorado pickup and both of the Cad's reminded me of it.
    Gen 2 CTS manual transmission is the Aisin AY6. This transmission is actually used in a pickup truck - in fact, the Toyota Tacoma has been its highest volume application since 2005.

    Solstice also used an Aisin manual transmission, the AR5. Like the AY6, this transmission was primarily used in trucks and truck based SUVs (Hilux, Colorado/Canyon, Trooper, Land Cruiser Prado, H3)
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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Well, the Tremec units are regarded as some of the best on the market so that's really shocking. My Camaro 3.6 manual was and still is the best manual transmission I've ever driven.
    Interestingly, the Tremec TR3160 transmission in an early production 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T I test drove was kind of notchy. Some first drive reviews of the ATS 6MT mentioned the same thing.

    Tremec apparently took that reviewer feedback seriously, because when I test drove a 2017 Camaro V6 with the TR3160, this tranny was consistently slick and precise.
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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Interestingly, the Tremec TR3160 transmission in an early production 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T I test drove was kind of notchy. Some first drive reviews of the ATS 6MT mentioned the same thing.

    Tremec apparently took that reviewer feedback seriously, because when I test drove a 2017 Camaro V6 with the TR3160, this tranny was consistently slick and precise.
    They changed the shifter IIRC. Been a while since I researched it but I believe that's correct.

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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Gen 2 CTS manual transmission is the Aisin AY6. This transmission is actually used in a pickup truck - in fact, the Toyota Tacoma has been its highest volume application since 2005.

    Solstice also used an Aisin manual transmission, the AR5. Like the AY6, this transmission was primarily used in trucks and truck based SUVs (Hilux, Colorado/Canyon, Trooper, Land Cruiser Prado, H3)
    My '06 CTS had an Aisin. Smooth shifting but did not like to be rushed, especially from a 1 -2 shift or downshifting. Not ideal for performance.
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    Re: Cadillac to Retain Manual Transmissions for V-Series

    My mom used to have a 2015 V6 Camaro with the TR-3160 and it was pretty notchy. My parents have a C7 now and the 7 speed is smoother but heavy, which is expected considering how much torque it can handle. Still nowhere near as slick as a Honda manual though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    My mom used to have a 2015 V6 Camaro with the TR-3160 and it was pretty notchy. My parents have a C7 now and the 7 speed is smoother but heavy, which is expected considering how much torque it can handle. Still nowhere near as slick as a Honda manual though.
    I beg to differ.. And with 650 lb ft of BUMP LOL
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