View Full Version : 2.8 transmission sway question

01-28-2007, 07:37 PM
[wrench] what all is needed to do the 2.8 transmission swap from a 1.8t transmission and after it is done what are the perks and down falls

01-28-2007, 09:19 PM
this has been covered many a times. but im not going to tell you to search cause i like looking at your gf's boobs [:p]

but iirc it's a strait forward swap. trans for trans and you don't need anything else. i plan on looking for one when i do my clutch. it would be much better for draging as the 2.8 will give you around 4-10 mph per gear.. i especially like the 2nd and 3rd gear differences. should be fun with a BT setup

Here are both the 1.8t and 2.8 side by side.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/2001A4gearing.jpg?t=1165870590 http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/2001A42.jpg

01-28-2007, 09:27 PM
i did it direct swap. u use 1.8t clutch/flywheel.

01-28-2007, 09:46 PM
I always thought you would need to use the 2.8 Clutch?

Hmm... This might be a fun summer project...

01-28-2007, 09:57 PM
see now im getting conflictioon info. Im thinking of doing it becauase mt tranny is done so I might as well upgrade.

01-28-2007, 10:06 PM
and would this transmission work. if so what else would I need and Im ready to purchase it now

01-28-2007, 10:10 PM
Hmm... This might be a fun summer project...

[confused] well if you think swapping tranny's will be "fun" then you can come do mine [:p]

01-28-2007, 11:41 PM
well sean how hard is it exactly then