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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3davie, Apr 13, 2014.

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    [Apr 13, 2014]
    Does the 8p 1.6 box fit on the 2.0 fsi? Or does any one know where I could get a custom ratio straight cut geared box? Thanks
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    I have found a company willing to build the gear box if I can find out more information and supply parts I'm looking to have quick acceleration and a low top speed, has any one ever done this or know where I could get more information on this, any help would be much appreciated thanks.
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    [Apr 14, 2014]
    Many many years ago I put a 1.6GSi onto a standard 1.2 gearbox, used to wheelspin in 4th gear & didn't need 1st or 2nd!

    However there will be lots of pressure/torque/power going through something that is not quite designed to do so & quite often won't last long

    Also consider your engine, although it'll be working easier, it'll also be working faster... It'll get up to the red line in no time & you'll have the tendency to hold it on the line simply due to wanting more power and speed.

    You'll have a massive rush of power for a few seconds, then nothing more than a screaming marvel of engineering waiting to go bang


    If you get a specialist you could leave your final gears, 5 & 6 maybe, and lower the ratio of 2, 3 & 4 have the best of both worlds
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    Thanks for the reply if I could even just keep 6th gear would be fine not looking to use this car for long journeys just a bit of fun and something different since you can't push much power out the 2.0 lump, do you know if any other smaller A3 boxes would fit on? , I have contacted Neil Engineering and got this reply
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    The simple cost effective answer is that if you do the investigating and supply the parts we will fit them.
    We believe that 2 shafts would have to be replaced altering the final drive ratio.
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    Is there any where else I could contact that could help me out with this thanks.
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