Tranny

If you are going to go anywhere, better make sure your tranny can handle the load. Gear changes for the power hungry should be talked about here. Is that a LSD I see in your pocket?

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Tranny

Post by x-cube » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:19 pm

Which other trans can be bolted on my 92 cabby without modifications, and i like th fat short shifter in the mk4 jettas. Please advise. Thank you

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Re: Tranny

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:11 pm

Most mk1 transmissions all are a direct bolt. There are a couple of differences, one is the style of axle as there are 90mm and 100 mm versions, the other is 4 or 5 spd.

Here is a list of the trannys, the case number and the gear ratios for you.

http://www.zelek.com/diagram_charts/diagramlist.htm stay on the 020.
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Re: Tranny

Post by PDX Cabby » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:58 pm

Yep, any 85+ Cabby, 85+ Scirocco 8v, or A2 golf/jetta 8v tranny will work and still retain the 100mm drive flanges.

If you like the stubby handle, then take what you have now, cut it down to the length you desire, and re-thread. Of course, you'll need to lower your seat, and visit the chiropractor regularly.
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Re: Tranny

Post by Calimus » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:42 am

Also keep in mind that you can swap the flanges. It's not hard to do. So if you pick up a trans with 90mm, you can pull the 100mm flanges off your existing trans and put them on the replacement one. I did that to the FK trans that is currently in the crabby cabby.
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Re: Tranny

Post by PDX Cabby » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:12 am

I didn't think that was always an option... I know you can put 100mm flanges on a 4K, but you have to clearance the case on a 2H. There was a seal change in 83/84...
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Re: Tranny

Post by gull » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:56 pm

PDX Cabby wrote:Yep, any 85+ Cabby, 85+ Scirocco 8v, or A2 golf/jetta 8v tranny will work and still retain the 100mm drive flanges.

If you like the stubby handle, then take what you have now, cut it down to the length you desire, and re-thread. Of course, you'll need to lower your seat, and visit the chiropractor regularly.
Also keep in mind you're reducing the leverage you have over the shift linkage -- it will feel stiffer and notchier with a shorter handle.

I have a MissingLinkz linkage set up for about a 25% reduction in throw, and that's nice, but I'm not sure I'd want to go much further. The fact is there's only so fast you can shift these transmissions before you start getting ahead of the synchros, and I like being able to engage gears with just fingertip pressure.
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