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Originally Posted by BoxxerSix View Post
Six Speed quattro transmission from and Audi S4 are not going to be a good choice for your car. They're rated for AWD torque, and if converted over to FWD they'll grenade quick.. alot of the Ultima guys have tried this and get nowhere quick. You may look for an 01X FWD transaxle which already has the center diff removed. 01A and 01E designations are the quattro 5 and 6 speeds respectfully.

biggest issue with the audi transmission is the long one piece input shaft with integral 1st/3rd gears. They just can't take the torque load not being distributed across the entire case as in AWD. you can get one off input shaft made with separate gearsets for 1st/3rd but they cost a boot load and would put you into used G50 territory easy by the time you get done with the parts and overhaul.........

If you're not going to put a G50 in that beutiful car, you'd be better off doing this with a JDM 6MT from a subaru STi than with the Audi counterparts......with durability and strength in mind. but then again that's a $3-5K transmission in itself when found and is just as expensive as a used G50
Hmm. Interesting. I always tought 01E was very similar to box fitted to Porsche 968 plus torsen reduction gear. Also, I tought that 4WD would load gears themselves harder as no wheel slip occurs.

There are different types of 01E and newer ones have wider 1:st gear to prevent stripping of teeth.
Thank you for your time,
Old 01-07-2008, 08:31 PM
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