volky00
Hi everybody, i'm interested on built a tranny, for some street racing litle drags, some dougnuts.

Got a few questions:

1- Have anyone tied with a 181thing LSD, diff, in a super tranny case?

2- Is there any "economic" posi available on the net?

3- What are "Welded" gears?

Is that a do it yourself type of thing? (Of course, with a tranny guide and help from an expert).

Any help and advertise will be apreciate.
deutchsland uver alles.
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olspeed

Unless your planning to rebuild a few transmissions yourself...  Buy one! You need special jigs to set up the shift forks. It CAN NOT be done with out them.  You CAN make a jig by cutting up an old case like the one you are rebuilding. Welded gears for 3rd and 4th are the way to go for any high HP application. (the hub is a press fit in the stock gear) Most of the 181 VW Things that I have dealt with (73/74) never had a limited slip diff, just the HD case and the larger flanges for the 181 cv's.(same as type 2's but has more movement) I know that ZF made them for the German military models but they are no longer available. Quaife makes a good unit that would be cheaper than trying to find a used ZF unit and rebuilding it. Here is a link to their web site.
http://www.quaife.co.uk/shop_category.cfm/category_id/1274/category_id/1274
One thing we did experiment with was shimming the differential gears.(like Bergs poor mans posi) We got some shims from the local gear rebuild company for the rear end from a domestic car (ford I think) and installed them in the VW diff They lasted for about 2 years before they wore out and the diff no longer locked up. The main problem with this idea is the need for frequent oil changes. As the shims wear the oil takes on a shinny look.  But in the winter time(and with 320 studs per tire on the rear) I could beat the pants off of any 4X4 going light to light. And that was with my stock 1600. But before you spend money on anything get a Bentley manual that covers your year and look it over with your trans "expert" And remind him/her that this is not a Muncie or Spicer or Borg Warner transmission... Not to say they can't do the work, but this IS the most complicated piece on a Beetle
Olspeed

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volky00
Thanks for all the advice, they're been very helpfull.

Does this link makes delivery to US?

Any comment about it, is welcome...

deutchsland uver alles.
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olspeed
I dealt with Quaife in the heavy duty industry. I got my parts from the local gear company...The people that sell HD gear boxes and transmissions and rear ends. That being said I am sure that they have a dealership network in the US. You might contact them on their web site and they should be able to tell you of a dealer in your area.
Olspeed
66 Ghia, "Dexter" 76 flat window Beetle
It's not a Car it's a VolksWagon!
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fatalifeaten
call Rancho or the Wright Gearbox and ask them. Both in socal, and both ship worldwide.
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volky00
thanks for all your help. usa is near dominican republic(were i live). what about r&p  bigger better? or smaller better? on an AH trans code(73 super) whats the r&p? does it worth to change it on a stock trans to a non lsd diff (super diff) with another r&p???

thanks for all your help.
deutchsland uver alles.
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bumblebee73
here you go , you can get a Quaife Limited Slip Differential , from john at AIRCOOLED.NET  , he realy knowes his sh.. , my older brother used to work for him when he had is shop in northern va, years ago.
http://www.aircooled.net/new-bin/viewproductdetail.php?keyword2=CFA0006&cartid=
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