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History on six speed transmission

Jeff Henning

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98 Indy Pace Car
I am sure someone out there can tell me what year Corvette switched over from the German six speed to the Borg model. Also, is the Borg shift a bit shorter and stiffer than the older one?

Jeff
 

jrzvette

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1969 RED SB COUPE, 1993 BLACK ZF6 COUPE
In 1993 GM switched from the German made (black label) to an American made (blue label) ZF 6 speed. I'm not sure of the exact date but my car (VIN 5110706) is a black label.
 

Jeff Henning

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jrzvette,

Thanks for the quick response. I am looking at a 98 and while test driving it I noticed that the transmission felt a lot different. Much smaller pattern and stiffer feel.

Jeff
 

jrzvette

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1969 RED SB COUPE, 1993 BLACK ZF6 COUPE
I'm not sure what kind of trans is used on a C5 but it is mounted on the rear axle, just ahead of the diff, not behind the engine.
 

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