In the end the Porsche G50 01-03 series gearboxes stand out. Typical commercially available data logging tools, used by most tuners, only allow logging up to 12 engine-operating variables at extremely low data rates. We have performed the swap a few dozen cars over the past 5 years with great success. Any product that fails due to misuse, neglect, unintended application or improper installation will not be covered under any warranty. When armed with more knowledge I can fully assess which way I go in the future. What I would say is that what you plan to use the car for colors the range of options. I cut mine at the seatbelts, and took out the brackets in the engine compartment.
These tools are also limited to a small, specific list of variables. What do you do with the seat belt tensioner cables that normally wrap around the top of the transmission? Being from the 1980s they are now quite rare to find in good order and only available rebuilt from specialists such as G T Racing. The gearbox will determine many things that are nearly impossible or prohibitively expensive to change later like all the power train mounting positions, drive shaft measurements, shifting cables or rod design, and just about everything else's location in the engine room. Andy Dogge, Personally I am not that bothered, as I personally don't think its that bad if its a road car that will do occaisional track time. An can check availability in person, or over the phone if the is known. Shipping your car is also available and very affordable. I went off the beaten path and put in a Mendeola.
All 04 and up 1. With a standard oil pan on the engine the transmission is not any lower than the bottom of the engine oil pan when installed. Your transaxle choice will determine many things that would be difficult to change later if you were forced to upgrade to a stronger unit. That is with the engine sitting level front to back. The factory equipped vehicle's throttle input is disabled while pressing the accelerator and brake at the same time. The more popular way is to find a 2004 A4 shift linkage and box. As the Audi 01E gearbox is quite expensive to purchase new we have been sourcing used units and having them totally stripped cleaned and rebuilt to our spec.
Other changes allow higher torque limits than those achievable through only modifying calibration data or using piggyback devices as is the case for many tuners. They were used behind the V6 engines and a good choice for a V6 powered mid engine car. With clear dimensions for other possible transaxles I can then evaluate :- a whether engine vertical position is an issue b whether drive shaft angle is an issue c whether fore-aft position of the output shafts is an issue If any are then the search for a solution begins. Larger gear width to hold more torque. However, the follow up project will also require a transaxle system attached to a tuned small block Ford. Not much information on using Boxster gearboxes but I have been told they can be flipped - not that I can find anyone offering this service. To present an example, the Corvette Z06 6 speed has a 2.
Are these just a posh version of the Audi unit and dimensionally the same or do they offer a benefit over the Audi item? Or you can get s2 versions. Yes, a Audi 4000 Quattro drive shaft fits right in. Some say capable of 400+ but it's never been documented. He checks out the forum periodically, and knows all about the intricacies of each audi transaxle variation so can probably confirm most precisely. I am looking for the A4 linkage because my still isn't good enough for my standards.
Another reason motor and transmission mounts are aluminum. We usually stock the following though stock does change due to rarity of old units. They can be flipped easily and are routinely built this way. You can choose between a 1st-2nd gear rebuild and a full 1st-6th rebuild. Tough to gain that understanding in a virtual format.
Every part of the swap can be arranged by us. We also offer two different types of syncro packages. Build you engine to accommodate the remaining budget with the idea to add power at a latter date if you want to. We sell direct to customers or wholesale to shops. Orders placed with a deposit that are cancelled are subject to a 2 percent transaction fee.