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Re: finals on 4kq??

At 10:22 AM 3/22/96 -0500, you wrote:
>On Fri, 22 Mar 1996, Glen Powell wrote:

>> Later 4KQs are definitely not 4.11:1, the difference in RPM/MPH, throttle
>> response, acceleration and noise is VERY noticable when jumping back and
>> forth between an 84 and an 85-87. The RPM diff is like >500 at 8- MPH.
>Cant that be explained by the top gear ratio??!?!  :)
That is exactly what I thought until glen challenged me on the Diff ratio
about 2 years ago. Turns out it is a combination of 5th gear and diff
ratios. otherwise, you'd end up with a gear set with ratios that are truely
unique in the audi VW world. I spent quite a bit of time testing each gear
on my '87 and the ratios are the same as the literature for the first 4
gears. 5th and final are both different from the '84 and the literature. The
'87 does ~22mph/1000rpm with stock 195x60x14 tires. 

Bruce Bell