I just assumed it was a Tremec. I really like the way this thing shifts. Is the ZF more expensive than the Tremec? Is it not as strong? I'm just wondering because I was thinking this was the best shifting Tremec I've ever driven and it being a ZF explains me feeling a difference. It makes me wonder why GM switched to the Tremec.
I'm on the Corvette forum. This is my 3rd Vette. C5 Z06 to a GTO then back to a C6 base A6 and then this car. What my plans are is to wait till the ZR1 is out and C6 Z06's become also rans. I'll pick up an under 5,000 mile Z06 fairly cheap and have the best looking Vette, the C4, and an extremely fun car to track, the Z06.
I figured you would be a member; I am not sure the difference in prices or if one is better than the other, but I do know that the ZF's are not cheap. They also have a black label which is even stronger. In 96, they swapped the gears to cut down the gear whine.
However, my car dyno'd over 600 on a mustang dyno and haven't had a problem yet. If you think it shifts great now, put in a hurst shifter. Absolutely day & night difference. Who knows, maybe the previous owner already did it.
I plan on pickung up a c6-z06 as well. Prices are starting to come down. My buddy TJ Wong just bought one and has been telling me how impressed he was with the base power & how smooth the car is. He also has a 95 putting down over 540+ to the wheels (it's for sale too).
I decided to leave my goat alone, it's my daily driver.
I originally wanted to pick up a c5 hardtop or c5-z06 and build a 427 LSX motor with some APS turbos but decided that the c6 is just to dam stout looking. got to have it....i figured by the end of this year or beginning of 2009 I will get me one.
Anyway, glad you got yourself a c4. It's been great so far.
save the wave,