[ba] Question about Automatic-> 5 speed conversion
thequattroking at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 20 04:03:11 EDT 2002
No comment on the conversion, but I have had both a 4ksq and a 4k. Although
I do prefer the mildly modded 4ksq I currently have to a non q 4k, I will
say that if I did not care about the AWD and had no intent on modding a
4ksq, I would choose a 2wd. THEY ARE SO MUCH FUN!. Really! I was shocked
how much quicker I could drive the 2wd when compared to a non modded 4ksq.
The only place the 4ksq really had the 4k was in pure lugging power. E.G.
up a hill.
Enough Audis to give plenty of headaches.
Parting: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
> From: Daniel Reid <DReid at ariba.com>
> Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 16:05:38 -0700
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> Hey, I am new to Audis, but not to VW's. I am a long time Rabbit head and
> just moved to the Bay from Vermont. I recently picked up a 1986 4000CS
> (1.8, non-quattro) that is in GREAT shape. The only problem is, after my
> Rabbit, it is not much fun to drive because of the crappy automatic. I was
> wondering how much of a pain the conversion to 5 speed would be? Anybody do
> this locally? How hard is it to switch the pedal clusters? Do I have to
> swap Axles? How much crossover is there? Will my console work (inside the
> car) with a new trim plate? Just curious. My gut feeling is that I would
> do better to sell the car and buy a 4000 Quattro with a 5 cyl and a 5 speed.
> But you never know. I do love pain!
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