VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes

Post by david58 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:17 am

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes

Post by 2088bob » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:07 pm

i have a trans stamped as follows can't figure this one out AH 30 33 891 ???????


i can figure out ones stamped like this AT 02 03 6 produced 2nd of march 1976
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Re: VW Gear Box Codes

Post by Bruce2 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:42 pm

The numbers after the AH are just a meaningless serial number. They dropped the counter serial number in favour of the date serial number in late 1972. Thus, your AH was made before then.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes

Post by 2088bob » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:19 pm

Thanks a bunch Bruce the AH is a double side cover case so i am having the AT built into a maxflyer 3.88 0.89 4th super diff and the good weddle reinforced side that should stand up behind my bunny motor for a while and drop my hiway cruise RPM just a bit

i want to try the royal purple gear oils any input???????

and yes Bruce its still snowing here in ontario supposed to get 5 cms Saturday my daughter is headed for BC next week

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes

Post by 2088bob » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:21 pm

AH should have small diameter cross shaft AT should larger diameter cross shaft correct

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes

Post by Bruce2 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:11 pm

2088bob wrote: and yes Bruce its still snowing here in ontario supposed to get 5 cms Saturday
Snow! People are starting to open the windows in the transit trains here.


I have one AH SSC gearbox with the large cross shaft, so you can't say all AH have the small shaft. Also, I have had DSC AT gearboxes with the big shaft.

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Post by david58 » Tue May 03, 2011 8:05 am

turboblue wrote:
dooker wrote:any place i can find Type 2 gearbox final drive ratios? thanks.
http://sandlizrd.baja.com/gears.htm
The link is dead.
Found it in search
http://sandlizrd.baja.org/gears.htm
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Post by vwbilly » Thu May 19, 2011 8:17 am

Bruce2 wrote:
bedjo78 wrote:I got AV code on SSC type1 , please what is the ratio of the gear
That is a Type 181 open diff gearbox.
4.12 R&P
3.78
2.06
1.26
.93

Is there a thing trans that came with an OE 4 spider diff??

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Post by Bruce2 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:36 am

vwbilly wrote:
Bruce2 wrote:
bedjo78 wrote:I got AV code on SSC type1 , please what is the ratio of the gear
That is a Type 181 open diff gearbox.
4.12 R&P
3.78
2.06
1.26
.93
Is there a thing trans that came with an OE 4 spider diff??
Yep, code is AW. Same spec as above.

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Post by sideshow » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:08 pm

Is there a thing trans that came with an OE 4 spider diff??
No.There was a plate type LSD or the more common 2 spider style. 4 spider diffs were made by a few aftermarket places with random reviews.
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Post by Bruce2 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:57 pm

sideshow wrote:
Is there a thing trans that came with an OE 4 spider diff??
No.There was a plate type LSD or the more common 2 spider style.
The factory installed ZF LSD has 4 spider gears.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by birddog1148 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:42 am

So this is a good code?

CA0468993

supposed to be a bus box. Will it hold up to a stock ecotec of EJ22 Suby on a Baja 235-75 R15 tires?

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by rsw » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:29 pm

Just checked the numbers on my trike and they are AH 4659. Everything I find says it's a IRS, but it's a swing axle. Any thoughts?

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by Bruce2 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:34 pm

It is an IRS gearbox that has been converted to swing axle.

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