golf mk3 gearbox swap ?

souleke

Newbie
Points
11
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 )
 

VRoy6

Torque Junkie
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67
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:
 

souleke

Newbie
Points
11
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 ;)
 

T9 man

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Saab 9-3SS T9
Greetings and Welcome to our TorqueCars Forum my Friend!
Good to have you along with us :)
 

pgarner

TC ModFather
Moderator
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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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