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Jettas?
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Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 06:01 AM
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i dont know if you guys have the Jettas over in the US, but they are quite common here in Mexico.

my dad told me that Jetta trans can work with a bug, but, are they really stronger than bus trans?

jettas are made by VW too btw

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While we do have them, A LOT of them, I've not heard that but that'd be interesting to look into Smile


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Air cooled T-1 and water cooled inline VW engines have different bolt patterns as do the transaxles. You need an adapter plate from Kennedy Engineering. Since 90% of the Jettas had 85 HP the conversion is not really worth it. I believe some of the T-2s in Mexico were water cooled using an engine and transaxle from them would be the way to go. Installing the complete Jett engine and transaxle will result in one small drive shaft that won't have as much travel as the other side. That side might need a 930 Porsche cvs to compensate. Also different length axles have torque steer problems.


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Subaru WRX Impreza motor is a good choice too... keeping your front end on the ground is overrated anyway Wink Laughing


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How about an aluminum small block with a Mendeola or Fortin trans? Wink


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Preston is right... Who needs a trans anyway? Just light it up and GO GO GO! Haha.


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Preston is right... Who needs a trans anyway? Just light it up and GO GO GO! Haha.

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I'm pretty sure as a teen he has limited funds and trying for a little more umph on the cheap.

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