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Drive ratio

posted Dec 2, 2010, 12:30 PM by Brice Center   [ updated Sep 30, 2011, 7:43 AM ]

The manual trans is an 02B. Looks like one of the codes is AYD. I know I found some web page that had the ratios listed out but I can find it anymore.

I orderd the bentley CD for the van today, so Ill have all my info once that comes. Im just shooting from the hip for now!

I guess I could go with a taller wheel / tire and that would be an easy way to a little higher ratio, and then I could do a .681 5th or so....but until I have the facts its just educated guessing.



posted Dec 2, 2010, 12:27 PM by Brice Center   [ updated Sep 30, 2011, 7:43 AM ]

I plan on using a ctn final drive in the 01P that I acquired for $100. IIRC the 1-5 ratios are pretty similar, its just the final drive that is drasticly different between the two.

I made some progress on the front mount & turbo fabrication on ketchup & mustard so that I can get that one out of the shop and the van in.


New Family Car

posted Dec 2, 2010, 9:46 AM by Brice Center   [ updated Sep 30, 2011, 7:44 AM ]

Here it is, the replacement for my '97 passat. My wife and I wanted a vehicle with more room and I just cant stand to drive my 6.5 suburban anymore since it is always breaking and I just dont like it. Besides, towing is too much work, who needs a V8!

Got it with a bad motor, half the work was already done for me!

Will get a rebuilt 1Z motor with all AHU brains and accesories. I also have a KP-39 turbo that I got for the cost of a vnt actuator. Im in between nozzles, either sprint 520 or pp 520....

Emissions testing....ya, I have a plan for that, dont worry, its genious!

Right now Im collecting parts for the 5 spd swap and euro mounting parts.

Will need some rust repair, no rot though.


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