Silver Sport Transmissions (SST) is primed for pistol grip shifting as research and development finishes up on their proprietary Tremec TKX for Mopar E-body applications. Teaser pictures surfaced online for this highly-engineered modification that puts the TKX shifter in the factory location for 1970 to 1974 ‘Cudas and Challengers.
The final result will be an all-too-easy installation with dremels, cutoff wheels, and grinders staying right where they belong: in the tool box. It’s even an improvement over the TKX’s predecessor, the TKO.
“The TKO installation required tunnel cutting in most ‘70-‘74 E and ‘71-‘74 B installations. The TKX is considerably smaller and has a more rounded case compared to TKO. This provides much needed room to avoid cutting the tunnel on these cars when paired with our case machining and rear offset shifter,” says Jeff Kauffman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
With SST’s shifter positioning, the factory hump can stay in place as well. Pairing it with an SST PerfectFit™ kit that includes a cross member, isolator mount, reverse light connector, driveshaft, slip yoke, speedometer connection, pilot bearing, and hardware really makes the TKX installation no more difficult than that of a vintage A-833.
A 1971 Dodge Challenger will be the first lucky recipient, but that installation is still another month or so out. In the meantime, feel free to give SST a call at (865) 609-8187 or use their handy online quoting tool to get your very own pistol grip pricing.