[Vwdiesel] payload capacity

Chris Geiser cfgeiser at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 10:17:27 PST 2009

I bet my stock vanagon would get to 70 if it were geared differently.... To get the full diesel vanagon experience, put a Jetta or rabbit diesel in 3rd gear, stop using 4th and 5th, and drive around for a few days... That's what limits the diesel vanagons.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew .Libby <libbybapa at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:30 AM
To: Will Taygan <william at taygan.com>
Cc: vwdiesel <vwdiesel at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] payload capacity

Comments like that confuse me a bit.  A stock 48hp non turbo 1.6 VANAGON
will make it up to 65 on the flat and weighs 2,000 lbs more than a caddy
with double the frontal area and wind resistance of a big brick.  My '86
non-turbo 1.6 jetta would go 85 on flat ground with pedal left over and
routine cruising speed was 75+ on the freeway with two adults, a child and
all the rest of the space in the car filled with stuff.


On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Will Taygan <william at taygan.com> wrote:

> Your caddy goes 70??  ;)
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