When a manufacturer builds a car, ergonomics play an important role – especially these days when there are far more creature comforts than ever before. Part of those ergonomics relates to the center console and the shifter. The shifter needs to be located where the driver can not only reach it, but also where the feel is comfortable, as well.
As transmission performance and comfort evolved with the automobile, that did little for owners of classic vehicles. And when it comes to swapping to a modern transmission, typically all of those creature comforts and ergonomics are tossed out the window, because modern transmissions were not built to fit into classic transmission tunnels or consoles.
That’s where Silver Sport Transmissions bends the rules with its PerfectFit transmission kits. Shifter dynamics plays just as important a role as fitting the transmission into the car.
When it comes to the Tremec T-56 and TKO 500, Silver Sport makes sure that the shifter not only fits factory consoles or locations, but that the shift feel is a better experience overall for the vehicle owner.
Creating a better shifter feel includes not just positioning, but providing shorter, crisper shifts, as well. Silver Sport makes its own shifter housings with enhanced spring biasing that is customized for each model.
Made from alloy steel and billet components, the shifters are designed with minimum freeplay in mind, and are shorter and more compact than factory shifters. This improves the shifter dynamics for quicker shifts and for finding gears.
As Jimmy Matthews describes in the video above, the shifts are smoother and more compact, and finding gears is less of a chore. When you’re looking for a transmission swap, you can count on the PerfectFit kit to make shifter feel and performance part of the equation. Because the shifter needs to fit more than just the console, it needs to fit the driver, too.