VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by rsw » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:12 pm

Bruce2 wrote:It is an IRS gearbox that has been converted to swing axle.
I am very new to the VW world and am learning this slowly. I just got this back in a email from the guy I bought the trike from. Does what he is saying make since?



The trans came from a guy in Olka that rebuilds them with the 082 gear from a bus 4th gear its called a freeway flyer trans Higher gears so you can drive faster then 55-60. Trans is out of a 68 VW bug.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by Bruce2 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:25 am

There's the proof. The gearbox was rebuilt. At the time the .82 was installed, it was converted to swing axle.
The final two points are wrong. With stock gears, 70-75 is not a problem.
The trans is NOT from any 68 Beetle. It is from a 69-72 Beetle.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by rsw » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:37 am

Thank you Bruce2, he sent me that after I posted the question. So if I ever need to replace the transaxle, what all cases will work with a type 1 torsion tube. I understand that any IRS will have to be converted to a swing axle.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by Typ 11 Beetle » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:06 pm

Need to know more about a GA Gearbox , out of a 181 from 74.
Is it with LS Diff?

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by ledsel » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:34 pm

Wish to know what year this tranny is. Cast no. is 113-301-103. Ser. no. is 6724692, there are no letters and it is a swing axle. 6 volt starter bearing hole. No back up light switch. No input shaft sleave.
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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by Bruce2 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:38 am

There are no letter codes because it was built at a time when there was only one configuration.
4.37 R&P
3.80
2.06
1.32
.89

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by Marc » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:49 am

ledsel wrote:Wish to know what year this tranny is...
I'd say 1964.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by ledsel » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:38 am

Thank you guys, So is 1rst gear overdrive?

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by Marc » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:11 am

Fourth is overdrive (.89:1) as it is in all normal/stock Type I/II/III transmissions.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by ledsel » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:28 pm

I didn't know that. Thanks.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by Bruce2 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:18 pm

Marc wrote:Fourth is overdrive (.89:1) as it is in all normal/stock Type I/II/III transmissions.
Except for the VW Hormiga. :wink:
It had a 1.04 top gear.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by sideshow » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:43 am

And don't forget .93 and .82 are just as normal if not more normal than Hormiga.
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by Marc » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:21 pm

sideshow wrote:And don't forget .93 and .82 are just as normal if not more normal than Hormiga.
OK, that was a poor choice of wording, I meant that overdrive was universal, not the .89 ratio in particular.
.82 is found in most II transmissions.
.93 is found in most late I (such as the AT)
There's also a .88 found in the later AH transmissions and `Ghias.
I thought "normal/stock Type I/II/III" would've been construed to exclude the Hormiga and its cousins.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by RHough » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:08 pm

This is one of the nicest gear ratio calculators I've found: http://www.teammfactory.com/gear-calculator

It allows you to input 2 tire/final drive/ratio combinations and compare them. Most of the other calculators I've seen only do one at a time.

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Re: VW Gear Box Codes & Gear Ratio's

Post by vwbilly » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:33 pm

Yes I like that one too I've used it many times

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