AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: xbluegto
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3573

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 171
Total: 171
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: AMAZON.com
02: AMAZON.com
03: AMAZON.com
04: AMAZON.com
05: My Account
06: AMAZON.com
07: AMAZON.com
08: AMAZON.com
09: AMAZON.com
10: AMAZON.com
11: AMAZON.com
12: Baja Forums
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: AMAZON.com
16: AMAZON.com
17: Baja Forums
18: Baja Forums
19: AMAZON.com
20: AMAZON.com
21: AMAZON.com
22: AMAZON.com
23: AMAZON.com
24: AMAZON.com
25: AMAZON.com
26: AMAZON.com
27: Baja Forums
28: AMAZON.com
29: AMAZON.com
30: AMAZON.com
31: AMAZON.com
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: AMAZON.com
35: Baja Forums
36: AMAZON.com
37: Baja Forums
38: AMAZON.com
39: AMAZON.com
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: Event Calendar
43: AMAZON.com
44: AMAZON.com
45: AMAZON.com
46: AMAZON.com
47: AMAZON.com
48: AMAZON.com
49: Baja Forums
50: AMAZON.com
51: AMAZON.com
52: AMAZON.com
53: AMAZON.com
54: AMAZON.com
55: AMAZON.com
56: AMAZON.com
57: AMAZON.com
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: AMAZON.com
61: Baja Forums
62: Pictures
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: AMAZON.com
66: AMAZON.com
67: AMAZON.com
68: AMAZON.com
69: AMAZON.com
70: AMAZON.com
71: AMAZON.com
72: Baja Forums
73: AMAZON.com
74: AMAZON.com
75: AMAZON.com
76: AMAZON.com
77: AMAZON.com
78: AMAZON.com
79: Baja Forums
80: AMAZON.com
81: AMAZON.com
82: Baja Forums
83: AMAZON.com
84: AMAZON.com
85: AMAZON.com
86: AMAZON.com
87: AMAZON.com
88: AMAZON.com
89: Baja Forums
90: AMAZON.com
91: AMAZON.com
92: Baja Forums
93: AMAZON.com
94: AMAZON.com
95: AMAZON.com
96: Baja Forums
97: Event Calendar
98: AMAZON.com
99: AMAZON.com
100: AMAZON.com
101: Event Calendar
102: AMAZON.com
103: AMAZON.com
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: AMAZON.com
107: Baja Forums
108: AMAZON.com
109: AMAZON.com
110: AMAZON.com
111: AMAZON.com
112: AMAZON.com
113: Baja Forums
114: AMAZON.com
115: AMAZON.com
116: AMAZON.com
117: AMAZON.com
118: Pictures
119: AMAZON.com
120: AMAZON.com
121: AMAZON.com
122: AMAZON.com
123: AMAZON.com
124: AMAZON.com
125: AMAZON.com
126: AMAZON.com
127: AMAZON.com
128: AMAZON.com
129: Baja Forums
130: AMAZON.com
131: AMAZON.com
132: AMAZON.com
133: AMAZON.com
134: AMAZON.com
135: Baja Forums
136: AMAZON.com
137: AMAZON.com
138: AMAZON.com
139: Baja Forums
140: AMAZON.com
141: AMAZON.com
142: AMAZON.com
143: AMAZON.com
144: AMAZON.com
145: AMAZON.com
146: AMAZON.com
147: AMAZON.com
148: AMAZON.com
149: AMAZON.com
150: AMAZON.com
151: AMAZON.com
152: AMAZON.com
153: AMAZON.com
154: AMAZON.com
155: AMAZON.com
156: AMAZON.com
157: My Account
158: AMAZON.com
159: AMAZON.com
160: AMAZON.com
161: AMAZON.com
162: Baja Forums
163: AMAZON.com
164: AMAZON.com
165: Baja Forums
166: AMAZON.com
167: AMAZON.com
168: AMAZON.com
169: AMAZON.com
170: AMAZON.com
171: AMAZON.com

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- VW Volkswagen Bug, Baja, Bus, Sandrail and Thing -:- VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion -:- Which bus tranny to get?
Amazon Store

Which bus tranny to get?
Bug, Baja, Thing and Buggies. Most every thing that will not fit any any other area. See list of other Forums for better topic placement...Volkswagen General Discussion
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
Billy
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

Billy

Offline

Joined: Dec 28, 2006
Posts: 415
Location: Washington
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 06:26 AM
Reply with quote

So i've read that the 5 rib is the best. Why is that? What is the gearing on it? I have also heard of a 6 rib somewhere, once. Typo perhaps? Once the weather gets better I am going to swap my tranny to a bus one. I also want to know the best way of going about doing it. So far I am interested in what this article has to say:
www.stormseeker.org/VW...rsion.html


_________________
(\\X/) (o\\ | /o) \r\n\'68 daily\r\n\'74 baja
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address
BugZyla.com
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

BugZyla.com

Offline

Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 4377
Location: Mexicopa County, Barackistan
Karma: +35

Post Post subject: Re: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 07:03 AM
Reply with quote

There are 3 bus IRS transaxles that are desirable for off road use. The 3 rib 002 was the first one and production started in 1968 and went through 72?, then there was the 5 rib 002 in 73-74? and this was a stronger trans, the 3rd is the 6 rib 091 trans, the strongest and most desirable made from 75-77? The 78 & up 091s were side shift and cant be easily converted so stay away from them.


_________________
Bugzyla Fabrication
480-444-2501
www.bugzyla.com


132 (O\!/O) VWs and counting since 1/2005

Hillary for PRISON 2016
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
meangreen
Sergeant
Sergeant

meangreen

Offline

Joined: May 21, 2006
Posts: 284
Location: Arkansas
Karma: +1

Post Post subject: Re: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 07:12 AM
Reply with quote

sounds like the kit to have to me,when i got my 3 rib i jerked out the old tranny,built me some solide mounts,and then used a bug axle that had been machined to fit bus cv's on the inside,bolted it in....at this point DO NOT DO WHAT I DID,IT WAS JUST TO GET ME A "FEW" DAYS.... then i cut a 5 inch long 2 inch wide hole in front of where the tranny linkedge meets the shift shaft,cut like 2 inches outa my shift shaft,then welded in a "custome" flex joint.......a 3/8 wobble joint from a stanley tool set....then made a support plate for this awful contrapshion i had concockted and then drove it........ beleave it or not it actually workd.but yea i'd say get that kit,then have a good time changin out trannyz....it realy isnt that hard tho.i could do it on my lunch break....dont ask how i no that....i just didn have time to work at home....and its true it wasnt guna hurt to miss a meal or 2

Back to top
View user's profile
planenutz
Corporal
Corporal

planenutz

Offline

Joined: Apr 06, 2007
Posts: 169
Location: central MN
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 05:05 PM
Reply with quote

Which brings up a question:
I have a stock bug trans and since my baja is still in work in my garage I shouldn't be breaking it anytime soon. Rolling Eyes
But if I ran across a bus trans, what is an average good deal price that a person shouldn't pass up?


_________________
2 VW's and counting.. since 1978.. :oops:

"All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer." Homer

"When the pin is pulled and the spoon is released, Mr. Grenade is no longer your friend."
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Billy
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

Billy

Offline

Joined: Dec 28, 2006
Posts: 415
Location: Washington
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:38 PM
Reply with quote

I am going to get a rebuilt one for whatever price I can get. The last thing I want to do is buy a lemon tranny and put it in and have to do everything over again.


_________________
(\\X/) (o\\ | /o) \r\n\'68 daily\r\n\'74 baja
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address
1FASTHOE
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

1FASTHOE

Offline

Joined: Mar 31, 2006
Posts: 2089
Location: gilbert az
Karma: +3

Post Post subject: Re: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 03:55 AM
Reply with quote

planenutz wrote:
Which brings up a question:
I have a stock bug trans and since my baja is still in work in my garage I shouldn't be breaking it anytime soon. Rolling Eyes
But if I ran across a bus trans, what is an average good deal price that a person shouldn't pass up?



i bought mine from a guy in tempe for 200 bucks, then had it rebuilt.
go with aztrans or dons bus box...


_________________
Back to top
View user's profile
nukeworker
Corporal
Corporal

nukeworker

Offline

Joined: Sep 10, 2007
Posts: 137
Location: Area 51
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 04:41 PM
Reply with quote

If you buy a used one, I'd just put it in and try it out before rebuilding. They're real easy to remove and install. So's the engine. You might find out it works fine and save yourself the rebuild cost for a couple hours work.


_________________
The Constitution is not a suicide pact.
Back to top
View user's profile
nukeworker
Corporal
Corporal

nukeworker

Offline

Joined: Sep 10, 2007
Posts: 137
Location: Area 51
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 04:43 PM
Reply with quote

If you buy a used one, I'd just put it in and try it out before rebuilding. They're real easy to remove and install. So's the engine. You might find out it works fine and save yourself the rebuild cost for a couple hours work. I would first drain the oil out and replace with new while it's out. Easier that way.


_________________
The Constitution is not a suicide pact.
Back to top
View user's profile
nukeworker
Corporal
Corporal

nukeworker

Offline

Joined: Sep 10, 2007
Posts: 137
Location: Area 51
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: Which bus tranny to get?
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 04:46 PM
Reply with quote

Sorry for the double post. Tried to edit the first one, now can't get rid of it.


_________________
The Constitution is not a suicide pact.
Back to top
View user's profile
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Please help ID this tranny 4 albee 2759 Re: Please help ID thi...
 Mon Dec 23, 2013 04:51 PM 
sandbuggy View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Swing axle tranny -> IRS tranny 1 Spudman 1253 Re: Swing axle tranny ...
 Sun May 03, 2009 09:58 PM 
BugZyla.com View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Need swingaxle tranny! 2 bajabro 1402 Re: Need swingaxle tra...
 Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:24 PM 
bajabro View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion HELP HELP! 2.0L type 4 in a 65 swingaxle tranny?!?!
will my 1979 2000cc type 4 motor fit in any swingaxle tranny
4 Petersonhotrodfactory 1955 Re: HELP HELP! 2.0L ty...
 Mon Mar 16, 2009 04:26 AM 
Petersonhotrodfactory View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion newbie with tranny question! 5 soopercoop 2178 Re: newbie with tranny...
 Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:25 AM 
soopercoop View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy