FWD 5speed swap information

Mike Arman Armanmik at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 8 12:01:12 PDT 2008

Go ahead and do it!

The 3 speed automatic is somewhat marginal in these cars, especially the turbo cars - not if it will 
die, but when . . .

Ideally, you can find a 5 speed manual 2WD donor car - Cody Forbes has a batch of them (he got one 
from me), you need a bunch of stuff, half shafts are different, tranny tunnel, interior trim, blah, 
blah, blah, and the 2WD tranny isn't exactly the same as the 4WD tranny.

You'll do some work, but when you're done, you'll have a nice car. I drove a 2WD manual tranny 5K 
for years, and it was a very pleasant car, somewhat underpowered, but the turbo will fix that big 
time. (Also the V8Q I replaced the 5K with did the job, too.)

Don't forget Eurolights, stereo, etc., and so on down the slippery Audi slope . . . ;-)

Best Regards,

Mike Arman
90 V8Q

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