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AGU mated to mk3 tdi box

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Squirrelofdoom, Mar 19, 2014.

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    [Mar 19, 2014]
    Hi guys. Recently saw a mk2 golf with an AGU lump in up for sale. I've always liked the idea of an 20vt golf mk2. But anyway, is mating a 20vt to a mk3 tdi box normal?...don't think I've heard of it before...could I swap it out for an 8L box?

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    yes that's totally normal for a mk2 20v conversion.

    the mk2 runs smaller 15'' wheels, which when used with the stock AGU box gives fairly short gearing (Which is better IMO!)

    Using a tdi box gives a taller final drive, so makes the car a bit more 'refined' when cruising and improves top speed in theory and economy also, but at the expense of some acceleration
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    I guess it's the blue one that is for sale on Facebook? Looks nice but wants some working being done.
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    Thanks guys. I'd prefer the shorter gearing to be honest, this would only be for a project / bit of summer fun, doesn't need to be refined lol.

    Yeah, the car looks nice (it is the blue one on facebook :p). Needs work, but theyre standard 1.8t issues, nothing the knowledge on here can't fix! As long as the car itself is straight and true.

    Given I haven't done anything engine swap related on these cars yet, anything else in particular i shohld watch out for on the conversion?

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