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    Strong RWD gearbox for VAG 1.8T

    Hi,

    I'm planning on building a RWD mk2 scirocco using a VAG 1.8T engine that will be pushing 300+ft/lbs.

    Been trying to decide on a suitable rwd gearbox if anyone has a suitable suggestion.

    I see RWDMotorsport make bellhousing to mate VAG 1.8T to T5 borg warner, this is a good option however these boxes seem to be very expensive now.

    I have also considered RX8 box but not sure if will handle the power or not.

    Any suggestions appreciated - cheers

    Daz

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    Re: Strong RWD gearbox for VAG 1.8T

    Bound to be plenty of BMW boxes about these days ? OR go DCT.

    Although don't see why the RX-8 wouldn't handle 300hp, Jap stuff is well built.

    Or the Nissan CD0009 will easily handle it, and sort of readily available.

    Or do RWD with the engine/trans in mid engine layout with the normal box the VW has bolted to it.
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    Re: Strong RWD gearbox for VAG 1.8T

    Cheers, done some more reading into the rx8 box. Seems the older 5 speed is the one to go for for a turbocharged engine. Its also based off the rx7 5 speed FD gearbox and carries the exact same internals. Rx7 owners seem to trust them up to 400ft/lbs which seems good enough for me. I beleive i can also get a VAG 1.8T -> RX8 bellhosuing adapter plate too.

    CD0009 350z box would be a nice touch too, quite expensive compared to the rx8 boxes though!

    Cheers

    edit: accidentally replied on my dads account!
    Last edited by mk2 stevie; 22-10-2020 at 21:38.

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