• Mantic 9000 Clutch vs McLeod RXT/RST by Geoff Gerko 12/3/18

    Mantic 9000 Clutch vs McLeod RXT / RST


    The Mantic 9000 twin disc clutch comparison to the McLeod RXT/RST is common since both are popular clutches. There are some major variances between the two, for example the Mantic Clutch kits include the flywheel, bearing and all install hardware. Lets dive into the benefits and comparison data between the two twin disc kits. 


     Basics of a 9000 Series Clutch 

    The Mantic twin is available in either organic or ceremetallic material with either a lightened steel or aluminum flywheel.

    The Mantic 9000 is shipped ready to go and is packaged as a complete set that includes a matched flywheel, throwout bearing, alignment tool and all necessary hardware for the installation, even new bolts!! 

    Mantic 9000 Clutch Carrying Case


    The Mantic twin disc uses a number of billet components for precise tolerances in manufacturing designed for seamless clutch operation at high temperatures. This means there is minimal flexing when compared to our competitors stamped and cast components. 


    Features & Benefits Compared 


    Mantic 9000 Twin Disc McLeod RXT RST

    • Mantic Premium Organic or Ceremetallic friction material for smooth drivability (vs lower quality organic & ceramic)
    • Mantic Sprung Hub Discs make for a quiet idle (vs noisy solid hubs)
    • Mantic Light Pedal Effort is similar to the OE clutch it replaces
    • Mantic LOWER Moment of Inertia means more power to the ground
    • Mantic Billet Clutch Cover does not deflect under heavy usage (vs stamped steel cover which can flex)
    • Mantic Billet Steel Pressure Ring is lighter and rebuildable, machined to a specific tolerance (vs a heavy cast pressure ring)
    • Mantic Billet Steel Drive blocks are used for added stability between the discs (vs flexible drive straps that can buckle under deceleration)
    • Mantic Anti-Rattle Springs for quiet operation
    • Mantic Lightened Billet Flywheel is included as a matched set (vs purchasing a separate flywheel)

    Mantic Clutches are preferred by the most discerning professionals due to precise engineering and strict manufacturing tolerances. From 100 to 1000+ horsepower, Mantic is THE BEST CHOICE for your next performance clutch upgrade

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  • Our Shop Truck

    This truck is equiped with an LS Motor built by the man John Bouchard and a Tremec 5 Speed TrueFit Kit from East Side Motorsports. We had a ton of fund building this truck. Equipped with Holley, RideTech, Tremec and so much more. Feel free to call us anytime if you are looking for how to install any of these components in any street rod or truck. 

    We really took our time to get this truck right. Thankfully with all of the vendors we chose to partner with on this build, it really went together with minimal issues. We took wonderful notes on what had to be done to make sure it would look and drive the way we all would desire. 

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  • Tremec is the Choice of Jay Leno's Garage

     Tremec is the Choice of the best


    In this video, Jay Leno goes into detail on why he uses the Tremec Transmissions for his projects.  The benefits of the TKO vs the T56 Magnum and how easy they work with every application. 

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  • Manual Transmission Synchronizers 101

    Tremec Transmision Company has released a great Blog on manual Trans Syncros. See the Post Below:

    Manual Transmission Synchronizers 101

    "You can thank synchronizers for the quick, smooth transitions that you love when shifting your own gears. These unsung heroes in a manual transmission are critical to shift quality and performance.

    We want to give you a better understanding of how they work and some of the key technical advancements in the synchros we use in TREMEC transmissions.

    There are several variations in the specific configuration and components used in synchronizers, but this basic function is the same.

    TREMEC Synchronizer Basics
    These are the components that make up a typical synchronizer assembly. This specific design is used in the TREMEC T-5 and TKO 5-speed transmissions.

    In every synchronizer assembly, there are three primary components:

    • Slider, also referred to as a shift sleeve
    • Keys, balls or struts, depending on the specific design of the synchronizer
    • Blocking rings, also referred to as baulk rings

    In most manual transmissions, gears ride on the output shaft and are meshed to gears on the countershaft. To engage a gear, the slider slides over the teeth on one of the gears. This locks the gear to the output shaft and completes power flow through the transmission from the engine to wheels.

    The synchronizer adjusts shaft speeds and aligns the gears as you shift so the slider can mesh with the next gear.

    There is more than one synchronizer assembly in a manual transmission. The exact number depends on the number of forward gears in the transmission.

    Here a more detailed look at the synchronizer operation when you move the shifter to change gears:

    1. Sliders push against the synchronizer keys, balls or struts, and those push against the blocker ring or baulk ring
    2. The blocker ring is pushed against the cone on the gear, and friction causes shaft speeds to equalize
    3. At equal shaft speeds, keys and notches in the blocker ring align
    4. Slider teeth mesh with teeth along the outside diameter of the blocker ring
    5. The teeth on the blocker ring act as an alignment ramp, allowing the slider to mesh with teeth on the gear

    You can watch how the process works in this animated video.

    TREMEC Magnum vs T-56 Transmission 7
    You can see the blocker and friction rings from the TREMEC TR-6060 and Magnum at left and the T-56 at right. Note that the number of friction surfaces is what designates the basket as a double or triple cone.

    A further improvement on the standard synchronizer design are multi-cone synchronizers, as used in the TREMEC Magnum 6-speed transmission. The multi-cone design increases the amount of friction surface area the synchronizer can utilize to sync the gear speeds, making for even quicker shifts and raising the rpm range."

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  • The Differences Between the TREMEC T-56 and Magnum 6-Speed

    There is a lot of misinformation about the T-56 and Magnum transmissions. TREMEC does a great job of putting them to rest here and laying out the difference between these two platforms.
    Posted by East Side Motorsports Admin