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    Thread: Golf II syncro will a 1.8T mate with gearbox?

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      03-19-2012 09:05 AM #1
      Have been reading and searching a few threads....
      But still i havent found a answer...

      Does the syncro gearbox mate with the 1.8T engine (AGU/ATC....)

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      03-19-2012 02:48 PM #2
      Yes, all 4 cylinder transmissions link up to 4 cylinder engines.

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      03-19-2012 05:49 PM #3
      Ty alot for reply...
      Then ill go for 1.8T in my old golf II syncro
      Anytning i should know about when doing this?
      Think i read a post about reverse light issues... but that will not be the biggest trouble ill encounter

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      03-19-2012 09:35 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by g2sync View Post
      Ty alot for reply...
      Then ill go for 1.8T in my old golf II syncro
      Anytning i should know about when doing this?
      Think i read a post about reverse light issues... but that will not be the biggest trouble ill encounter
      Are you planning on standalone or stock management? For stock the earlier the 1.8t the easiest. Also, dont go much over 300bhp or bye bye transmission . Try the hybrid/swap forum for info on the swap.

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      03-20-2012 01:45 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      Are you planning on standalone or stock management? For stock the earlier the 1.8t the easiest. Also, dont go much over 300bhp or bye bye transmission . Try the hybrid/swap forum for info on the swap.
      actually his car is a 009 system. i wouldnt even advise doing a chipped 1.8T on it.

      p.s. my last transmission lasted 2 years of 500 hp

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      03-20-2012 04:59 AM #6
      its a 89 golf syncro... i dont know what kind of gearbox its running...
      probably stock.... but it can handle the 1.8T @ 150bhp?
      i might go for upgrading to 4motion later...

      I guess installing 4motion on a management for a FWD car can be "funny".
      Or is it just to get "standalone" haldex controller?

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      03-20-2012 08:04 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by g2sync View Post
      its a 89 golf syncro... i dont know what kind of gearbox its running...
      probably stock.... but it can handle the 1.8T @ 150bhp?
      i might go for upgrading to 4motion later...

      I guess installing 4motion on a management for a FWD car can be "funny".
      Or is it just to get "standalone" haldex controller?
      Standalone is the best and easiest route, but it is pricey.

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      03-20-2012 08:06 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by TBT-Syncro View Post
      actually his car is a 009 system. i wouldnt even advise doing a chipped 1.8T on it.

      p.s. my last transmission lasted 2 years of 500 hp
      Well it is all in the shock load. I am sure 500 would be fine as long as you didn't bag it on crappy roads. Unfortunately here in saskatchewan all roads are horrible so I doubt a syncro system would last long since it would be shock loaded so often.

    9. 03-20-2012 09:20 PM #9
      standalone is not the best/easiest route.

      The OEM ecu is more sophisticated than most aftermarket ECU's out there. Most people who go standalone don't know what they are doing and they blow motors at low power levels.

      The cheapest simplest swaps I have seen have a donor crashed car - the ECU, harness, key, and instrument clusters are swapped from the donor car complete. some with the cluster stashed under the dash so you don't even see it. The imobilizer defeat options available now eliminate the needs for this.

      standalone is only easy if you are just writing a check.

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      03-24-2012 01:11 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by enginerd View Post
      standalone is not the best/easiest route.

      The OEM ecu is more sophisticated than most aftermarket ECU's out there. Most people who go standalone don't know what they are doing and they blow motors at low power levels.

      The cheapest simplest swaps I have seen have a donor crashed car - the ECU, harness, key, and instrument clusters are swapped from the donor car complete. some with the cluster stashed under the dash so you don't even see it. The imobilizer defeat options available now eliminate the needs for this.

      standalone is only easy if you are just writing a check.
      I am talking about the haldex dif....

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      03-28-2012 08:23 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by g2sync View Post
      its a 89 golf syncro... i dont know what kind of gearbox its running...
      probably stock.... but it can handle the 1.8T @ 150bhp?
      i might go for upgrading to 4motion later...

      I guess installing 4motion on a management for a FWD car can be "funny".
      Or is it just to get "standalone" haldex controller?
      If you have a normal syncro you should have a 020 gearbox (no cable shifting!).
      These gearboxes are very weak, just as the 90 degrees distribution box.
      Only the G60 and the rallye golfs had the much stronger cable shifted 02A (fwd) and 02C (4wd) gearboxes.
      I recommand to go for a 02C set up.

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