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golf mk3 gearbox swap ?

Discussion in 'Golf' started by souleke, 20 March 2012.

  1. souleke

    souleke Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    From:
    belgium
    Car:
    1992 Golf 3 1.8l
    hey
    i was thinking to install a 6gearbox on my mk3 that standerd has a 5box
    the reason i'm looking in to this is simpel, i can go al the way to the end,
    5 gear and just not over doing it but its clear the engine has more to offer

    so installing a 6box woud let me go faster, and be more ECO wen i'm just driving the speed limite :p (correct me if i'm wrong thinking this)

    So is this posible ? if yes, which can i use ?
    and any1 ever done this before that can give me some advice ?

    (this is my first car i'm giving a complete makeover on the engine )
     
  2. VRoy6

    VRoy6 Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    113
    From:
    England, UK
    Car:
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Hi. Welcome to the forum.

    Not sure to be honest. Getting more speed with the extra gear isn't necessarily going to be more efficient. Is it a petrol or diesel conversion you want to do? What spec do you have now? 16v, v6, 2.0, etc. :eek:
     
  3. souleke

    souleke Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    From:
    belgium
    Car:
    1992 Golf 3 1.8l
    1.8 petrol, 5doors hatchback, aboute 135hp (normal 90pk)

    and last time i checked he stopt around +/-180 km/u and the rpm is at its max (not in red)
    so i'm looking in to it, so i dont make useless changes on the car
    so al advice is welkom ;)
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

    Messages:
    20,369
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Greetings and Welcome to our TorqueCars Forum my Friend!
    Good to have you along with us :)
     
  5. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    i know the mk4 can swap the 5 and 6spd depending on the engine. however its just shorter ratios top speed was the same
    i found my economy with a 6spd box was actually worse than the same engine in a 5spd one
     
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