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Re: 4000 turbo conversion advice

Todd Phenneger writes:
> On Fri, 18 Dec 1998, Ti Kan wrote:
> > The 84 4000Q brochure lists the same gear ratios.
> 	So then why does everyone including me swear they are different.
> My 85' and 87' seem to turn much lower RPM's on freeway than the 84'.
> Could be just me but I think others have noticed the same thing.  I know
> the tranny physically a different unit as it holds less fluid. Or is it
> more, cant remember which way it goes.  

I have not done an actual comparison.  All I have is what the brochure says,
and I don't know how reliable the brochure info is.

> > But the VW GTI gearbox has a taller final drive ratio.
> 	What is the GTI Final Drive?

Depends on the year, but I think most of them are 3.89:1.  I might be wrong,
but I don't think VW ever used 4:11 in a U.S. production model 020 or 02A

96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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