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Tapeworm wrote: If you want to use a stock VW trans without having to do any real modifications run an 002 or 091 with type 2 output flanges and close 3rd and 4th gears.
Tapeworm wrote: As far as the trans goes, you can run all stock internals except close 3rd and 4th gears with an 002 or 091 in an 11 car. You would have to fab in the trans to the car which isn't too much work, but it does have to be done right. You either have to run a 10 degree kit which makes stuff really, really tight in the engine compartment, or notch the frame horns to clear the CV's.
It sounds like you want to stick closer to the class 11 trans, so go with the single side cover case and convert it to the straight shift with some american parts if you can.
An HD side cover, HD diff, Close ratio 3rd and 4th with hardened keys and internals will do you good.
bugged wrote: While most believe the single side cover case is stronger, the pinion bearing is prone to wear and that ruins your day quickly. Scott is miles ahead and has come up with a winner combo, remember VW did upgrades based on the trans going 200,000 miles not a 250.