Silver Sport Transmissions Releases Chrysler LX 6-Speed Kit

New from Silver Sport – the Chrysler LX 6-Speed Kit. This complete conversion kit allows the TREMEC Magnum 6-Speed manual transmission to be installed in the Chrysler LX platform. See more details below.

Official Release:

Chrysler never offered a manual transmission for the Chrysler LX Platform which includes the Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, and Dodge Charger; Silver Sport Transmissions rectified this great injustice with their new TREMEC Magnum 6-Speed PerfectFit Kit for Chrysler LX. Because there are no manual cars to mimic, Silver Sport Transmissions had to design an interior look around the automatic console while keeping a “factory-like” appearance. The result is a clean, factory look that will have people looking twice!

The mastermind behind the kit is Silver Sport Transmissions VP of Engineering and Operations, Dick McCord. He took the R&D car, a 2007 Dodge Charger Daytona, and got to work. McCord documented every step he took to give the customer detailed instructions on the removal of the old equipment.

The TREMEC Magnum will not bolt-in to a Chrysler LX car as it comes in the box from TREMEC, so McCord put his Ivy League engineering degree to good use and designed a solution to get the shifter to come up through the same location the automatic shifter used. Using CAD drawings of the transmission and the tunnel of the Charger, he was able to move the shifter mechanism to the correct location. A few prototypes later, he found a solution that gave both the factory correct shifter position as well as the desired performance. The new shifter is shorter and crisper than the factory TREMEC Magnum shifter and is isolated from the vibrations of the drivetrain.

With the transmission design complete, the rest of the kit was par for the course for McCord. He quickly had the rest of the mechanical parts in place. A newly programmed ECM (engine control module) was installed and the car was back under its own power. After a few test drives and design improvements, McCord buttoned the Charger back up and the project was complete.

While we’re not the first to transform one of these cars to have a manual transmission, we are the first to make it a turnkey solution utilizing a brand new TREMEC Magnum 6-speed for anyone who would like to do this conversion. Every bolt is included, every step along the way documented in a fully illustrated installation manual, and every part we provide is manufactured to our exact and high standards. Peace of mind comes standard in the form of a 36-month warranty only available through Silver Sport Transmissions.

Each kit is complete and will work on all LX models with a V8 and rear wheel drive. The kit will not work on V6 models or models with all-wheel drive.

With the transmission installed, the ’07 Charger was completely transformed and is a complete thrill to drive now. Without the automatic, you can row through the gears and push the HEMI V8 to its limits or choose to drive more conservatively; it’s completely up to you and the fun factor is off the charts!

Features:

  • A clean factory look
  • Shorter and crisper than the factory TREMEC Magnum shifter
  • 36-month warranty only available through Silver Sport Transmissions

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Chris McWilliams

Chris McWilliams grew up watching his dad race go-karts around his Southern Indiana home and started racing junior dragsters when he was 10 years old. Chris drove a UMP Mini Stock for two seasons until he totaled his racecar in an accident at Western Kentucky Speedway. He is currently a college student at Oakland City University working on a degree to pay the bills for his dirt racing addiction.
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