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Old 10-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)

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Default flipping a vw ring and pinion

i am in the middle of installing a vw drivetrain into a modified gator frame.


i was wondering if anyone out there has any experience flipping the ring and pinion in a vw type 1 irs transaxle?

i have to mount the drive train "backwards" from what it was in the bug, and have read that flipping the ring and pinion in the transaxle will give you four reverse gears and one forward. this will give me 4 forward gears in my setup.

i have never been inside one of these transaxles and was looking for a few hints from someone who has.

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Old 10-22-2006, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)

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Default Re: flipping a vw ring and pinion

yes flip it over, it will work in exact oposite of original, what engine do you intend to mate to it?
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)

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Default Re: flipping a vw ring and pinion

i have a 1600 cc dual port torn apart on the bench right now. ready to order the parts to put it back together.

is flipping the gear really as simple as it sounds?
i really dont know what i am getting myself into!

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Default Re: flipping a vw ring and pinion

i have owned a few, about 6 to be exact, but i have never flipped one, i was under the impression its not a problem..i think if you pop the side covers off you will see....
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Old 10-23-2006, 04:33 AM   #5 (permalink)

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Default Re: flipping a vw ring and pinion

Just pull the screws out of the side covers, withdraw the diff and stick it in the other side. *
(A favourite pub carpark trick from my youth)
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thanks for the info!
i will give it a shot.

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