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Post Post subject: bus transaxles?
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 04:48 AM
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why is it better to put in a type 2 bus transaxle in your baja? would it give you more power? what about speed? can anyone help me?!?

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Post Post subject: bus transaxles?
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Im actually in the process of putting one in. I can't spit out any numbers at the moment but the gearing is lower giving more torque and the bus transmission is just generally stronger and beefier than the bug one. If you can go that route, it's a good way to go. I will try to find one of my charts that has a breakdown of the gearing by transmission type.


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Post Post subject: bus transaxles?
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 05:16 AM
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BUG Trans use the same gearset (1st thru 4th) as the 3 rib and 5 rib BUS however they only have a 6" ring gear (the weak link). The BUS Trans is preferred because it has a 8" ring gear AND lower ring and pinions. Bug trans used 4.37, 4.13 and 3.88 ratios while the 3 rib has a 5.38 and the 5 rib a 4.86. The 091 uses a 4.57 and everything is biggger inside. VW kept the gear ratios the same but made higher ring and pinions as they added power over the years.



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Post Post subject: bus transaxles?
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:39 PM
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and here: www.thesamba.com/vw/fo...p?t=143138

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Post Post subject: bus transaxles?
Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:56 PM
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Good stuff
longenterprises.com/te...lstuff.htm

Where I got most the info about my 091. Very helpful for any bus related stuff
www.ratwell.com/techni...saxle.html


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