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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:46 am 
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Ok so I need to replace the trans on my 89 gti asap I found a few shops near me that carry geo metro transmissions
But being a noob to the swift world I am unsure of what year geo would fit direct bolt on.
Help me out! Lol thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:12 am 
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Most say that the 4.39 Metro tranny that is in the verts and 95 and up 3 cyl cars is the way to go. It is a little lower geared and helps with that big jump between first and second that you have now but comes with a lighter duty ring gear that won't take the abuse of high horsepower as well. Also they don't have a place to bolt that extra brace the is on the bottom of the gt tranny.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Well I found a swift trans for a single cam motor ....would that work ?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Ha!
Yeah, it'll bolt up, but the gear ratio is 3.52.
Might not be as spirited to drive.
You are supposed to have the 4.10, and they suggested (above) a 4.39.

What you've found is going the other way.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:14 am 
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i kinda figured that, but i just need it to work....as long as its up and going im good with that lol
plus i imagine ill get a more mpg with the wider gear ratio


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:40 am 
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Knowing the freeways like I do, I'd suggest you spend a little time looking for the other gear ratios.
The 3.52 is excellent on long trips, something you rarely will see in that car.
Do a 30 minute search of Teamswift and you'll find out what cars have the gear ratio you need.
Depending on how you drive, a 3.79 or 3.52 transmission will not last long.
Here is an example of someone mating a 3.79 to a GTi:
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I don't expect you to know this as you are new to these cars.
A non GTI transmission will bolt up, except in one area.

You can have your box rebuilt or do it yourself.
We have taken a lot of time to post the techniques.

Perhaps the best compromise would be to find a 4.10 Metro transmission and swap the insides with your transmission case. Metros can be easily found at your local junkyards.
Then, you follow the DIY Split the Case thread.

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DIY Shocks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=45483
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