[Vwdiesel] 5th gear swap

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Wed May 2 15:06:52 EDT 2007

David Cook wrote:
> Ahh, but I do live in the prairies.  And it was on the
> prairies that I was driving whilst thinking this. 
> (though there are some hills that, while not terribly
> steep are long enough to cause the NA motor to slow a
> bit if it isn't properly wound up.)
> It was while driving 80 that I was thinking I'd rather
> see the RPMs closer to 3000 than 4000.  
> Also, I do have a NA motor, but am thinking about
> adding a turbo kit to it and just keeping the tuning
> to low boost.  Just to help the engine breathe a bit
> better.
> Finally, it was less not removing the trans than
> finding a whole new one.
> David

There is likely a thread on the Vortex Manual Transaxle forum:
- http://forums.vwvortex.com/zeroforum?id=147

You could go to a 0.71 gear set out of an FF or FN transaxle, I think 
that is the tallest 5th available.



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