Is this their final answer to the notchy, crunchy, awful second gear pull that's been plaguing TR-6060 owners for the last 15 years?
Gosh I could only hope. I have driven manual trans vehicles for 49 years now. Up until 2 years ago all 4 of my vehicles were MT. But getting close to 65 I decided I'd better get an auto for my daily driver.
My 57 Chevy with M22 always handled it
My 66 Ford with 335,000 miles never ever missed a shift
My 1974 VW Camper Bus still shifts fine at 45 years old
My 2000 2500 Ram Cummins, to this day shifts flawlessly, even when its -10 outside, and or with a 10,000 lb boat attached
This Challenger tremec MT has me spooked. The grinding into second at times is embarrassing, especially when it happens in front of your neighbors :-(
I have changed the way I drive, when I first leave the house, I just start off in 2nd. Actually works out well, saves a shift before the stop signs. After 10 miles once she is warmed up, then there is no issue.
Syncro transmission technology is not a new thing, so to experience this problem today is odd. I think I may end up installing some better syncs rings?