5th gear swap vr6

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by mk2redvr6, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. mk2redvr6 Forum Member

    Jan 28, 2015
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    Hi guys and girls
    As you may know know I have a mk2 golf vr6
    I run a v5 gear box dzl code but want to change the 5th for motorway runs and lower the revs
    Can anyone tell me what I need to replace it on the mk4 v5 gearbox
  2. Hotgolf Paid Member Paid Member

    Apr 23, 2004
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    Smelly Cornelly
    So you picked a box with a 3.9 final drive and a 0.835th year. for your engine ( without seeing a power graph) I’d say its too short overall.
    A std mk3 Vr box has a 3.3 f/d (and 0.83 5th) making everything longer. Have a good think about what you want to achieve as putting a super long 5th in can be too much of a drop from 4th
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  3. mk2redvr6 Forum Member

    Jan 28, 2015
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    Hi hotgolf
    Thanks for getting back to me
    The car Accelerate really quick 1st 2nd 3rd 4th but I'm just thinking more of the motorway I would like the revss lower so was told to get a TDI 5th gear
    Any help from you will be great as I know your the gearbox guru. I use to track my car so the 2.3v5 box was great for that

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