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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: trannies? mixture of road race and baja? Reply with quote

Ok I first of am very close to getting a bettle, it is a 68 standard. I like the looks of a baja, but dont know if i should use a bus trans, or even if i could use a porsche trans?

the reason i ask this is because i am going to use a rotary engine, or maybe some other engine i dont know yet. What i do know is i want mpg. I have a truck right now that gets 6mpg. so is it possible to use a porsche tranny for baja use. Will it be strong enough?

thanks zeth
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche 901 tranny can be put in with some fabrication.

It's been covered so do a search.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: trannies? mixture of road race and baja? Reply with quote

bighroder wrote:
Ok I first of am very close to getting a bettle, it is a 68 standard. I like the looks of a baja, but dont know if i should use a bus trans, or even if i could use a porsche trans?

the reason i ask this is because i am going to use a rotary engine, or maybe some other engine i dont know yet. What i do know is i want mpg. I have a truck right now that gets 6mpg. so is it possible to use a porsche tranny for baja use. Will it be strong enough?

thanks zeth


A stock vw engine will get way better mileage than a rotary, and will bolt right into the car already. Just an idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did not know that. lol, sorry but i dont want to spend 8,000$ building up a motor so it has 200hp, no offense, but the platform doesnt build or handle power that well
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A type 1 trans can be used but will need some upgrades.
Best bet would be to pick up a pro street trans.
The usual upgrades are heavy duty side plates, welded 3 & 4th, upgraded axles, superdiff, maybe a R&P swap.
Check out the local book store for performance beetle books.
They'll list extra stuffs and provide info for on what to change to handle more HP.

I to plan on a rotary swap.
PM me for more info.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am more looking at a trans with a 5th gear or some sort of overdrive. and sorry to nag but i couldnt find the 901 tranny swap that has already been discused. i couldnt find it.
Oh and dont suggest mendeola, i aint rich
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nevermind i found it and it doesnt look to appealing at 2000$, someone said something about a later 5 speed bus trans? what is that found in? i mean what years?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No matter which way you go, you are gonna spend well over $1000 for any tranny that can handle 200 HP
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah it is looking that way, I first thougt vw parts are cheap, but it doesnt seem so anymore
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why you need a 5 speed?
Berg is the best 5 speed option, not as many mods required as a porsche.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to waste all your guys time, i have decided to go with bus trans
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