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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Adam-D, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Adam-D

    Adam-D Member

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    i have a 2.6v6 2wd non quattro, is it possible to fit a 6 speed gearbox to my car?
     
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  3. Siena

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    Simple answer is, yes.

    Very easily too.
    I have just obtained a 6-speed FWD box, from a 2001 Passat B5.5 PD130.

    I can also supply the rest of the parts needed, if required.
     
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    Yep, been there, done that in a 1.8t
     
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    How much should you pay for a 6sp box and what cars can you get them out of? Does it require new linkages?
     
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    I was lucky and only paid £50 for my box, after fitting a faulty unit at first. The gear linkage is different, so thats needed from the donor car. The biggest problem is the driveshafts as the inners are 130 tripod joints on the box, and you only have 108's on the 1.8 etc And suprise suprise they wont swap from shaft to shaft.

    I changed the hub carriers to 2.5tdi ones to utalise the larger shafts and wheel bearings ( 82mm).

    Also one of the mounts needs modding, or the subframe does, whicheve you choose, i did the subframe as i was able to weld to it easier
    I will stick the link to my build in later, but i am stuck for time
    HTH
     
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    His subframe _might_ be ok...

    When i was buying my gearbox mounts the 1.8T had a donut shaped one on the offside and a D shaped thing on the nearside, the V6 listing had donuts on both sides however, and istr your problem being that your 6speed expected a donut on both sides?
     
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    Even better then, there is also a chance that his hubs will directly take the tdi shafts as some V6's use the larger bearing and hub flange
     
  9. Adam-D

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    so, what do i need to check for,, hub size?

    and siennado you have everything i need to make my car a 6 speed, and could you give me a price please?
    thank you :)
     
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    Wow, I like the idea of 6 speeds....
    Mine is a late pre-facelift '98S, 1.8T Sport FWD Manual, just how far from a direct swap would a 6 speed box be? It'll probably never happen but I plan to keep this car for the long haul.

    I love the idea of dropping the revs on the motorway....
     
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