Corvette Transmissions


Gearstar High Performance Transmissions for Corvettes

Every transmission handled by one master builder from start to finish.

Each transmission is different and each customer has different needs. Allowing a single builder to craft your transmission means that he is intimately involved with both the transmission and the project. He has your requirements in mind at every point in the process.

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We only build high performance transmissions.

That’s right, we’re not looking to rebuild your wife’s minivan transmission. Hot Rods… Street Rods… those are our loves, so we’ll leave the soccer practice and 9-to-5 commuter transmissions to the bulk manufacturers. We know how you feel when you are looking for someone you can trust with your baby, and we treat it like it is our own.

The best parts make the best transmissions.

We only use the top parts when it comes to our transmissions.


Happy builders produce better builds.

At Gearstar, we have selected each of our master builders for their high level of expertise and we treat them with the respect that every skilled craftsman deserves. When it comes to your transmission, our builders are given the time and resources they need to do it right the first time.

A little history on GearStar:

Gearstar‘s owner, Zack Farah, got his start over 25 years ago at Tristar International where they were manufacturing upwards of 100 transmissions each day. While bulk production was Tristar’s bread and butter, the lesser, sideline portion of the work on high performance transmissions drew Zack’s interest.

“The high performance or racing transmission customer is building his pride and joy,” explains Zack. “The demands placed on these machines is a lot different from those placed on the family car.” Realizing that at that time very few companies were offering anything other than off-the-shelf transmissions from the big manufacturers, Zack split from Tristar and started Gearstar with the goal of building the best high performance transmissions specialized to the individual needs of the most discerning customers.

From the hundreds of builders at his previous company, Zack selected the best 11 builders. He then cut those 11 down to just the top five. With a team made of truly “the best of the best,” Gearstar became one of the first companies to manufacture high performance automatic transmissions to the specifications of the engines, horsepower and torque output, rear gear ratio and the application which it is to serve.

To maintain consistency and quality during the building process, each transmission is handled by a single builder. We are also employee owned by people that have a true passion for what they do. Unlike many other transmission manufacturers that have been bought and sold three or four times over, Gearstar has only ever had one owner.

Zack sums up the attitude of Gearstar this way: “A transmission is what your wife has in her minivan. What we are building are horsepower transferring systems. Whether it is a Turbo 350 going behind a mild small block or a 4L85E built for a 528 Hemi, we approach each transmission as if is was going into our own personal car.” It is that pride in craftsmanship that makes Gearstar the top choice for the most discerning drivers and enthusaists.

Contact us:

132 N. Howard St.
Akron, OH 44308

Sales and Info: (800) 633-2353
(Call 7 days a week)
Tech Line: (330) 434-5216
(Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm)
Fax: (330) 434-3634

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