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Old 30-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
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The reversed subi gearbox is only an option if you convert to IRS.

If your happy to go with an early SOHC engine like an EJ20 or EJ22 you could stick with the stock swing axle box, although do you know what ratio box it is?
is it a 1200/1300 box or 1500?
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Old 30-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #12
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cool, thats not a prob,i do believeits a 1500 box buti will get under her this weekend and double check, used to be a 1500 motor in there, not that it means much as my bugs been swapped around tons of times and pretty much nothing origlefton her

does the difference in box make a big difference in adaptor plates?
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Old 30-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #13
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does the difference in box make a big difference in adaptor plates?
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cool,nice straight to the point answer! like it!

tbh Mr Darkside your motor was the initial inspiration behind the whole idea!
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cool,nice straight to the point answer! like it!

tbh Mr Darkside your motor was the initial inspiration behind the whole idea!
i started out racing with a 2.2 on swingaxle
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thats all the encouragment i need!

where did you get the adaptor kit from? all im hearing is good and bad things about every company out there so would be good to have a first hand answer for a change....
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thats all the encouragment i need!

where did you get the adaptor kit from? all im hearing is good and bad things about every company out there so would be good to have a first hand answer for a change....
ive just got off the phone to rjes ,he will very shortly be selling them specifically for beetles,that is definatly where ill be going for my OH`s type 3 auto conversion plate,most of the others on the market seem to be copies of copies nowadays imho
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sounds dreamy! haha i will track down a motor and such then give them a call! whats the biggest engine i can fit in with swing axle? 2.2?

bigger the better really!
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sounds dreamy! haha i will track down a motor and such then give them a call! whats the biggest engine i can fit in with swing axle? 2.2?

bigger the better really!
you will be wanting a single cam engine then ,2.2 is easiest to find but i think there was a 2.5. a 2.2 is gonna be pretty quick in a bug around high 14` low 15`s
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niiiice! ok will keep an eye out for a motor and see what comes along for best price/condition/power/complete...

any brokers worth having a word with? or know anyone that may have a set up going?
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