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GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I used NLS in my STR prepped NC3. With 160 wtq, predictably I had no issues. 🤣

I decided to skip it on the GTI when getting the EQT tune. Glad I did.

Like someone said earlier, if you've got to replace the trans, now is the time for a real LSD. When you get lemons, make lemonade.
 

Alex MK7

Ready to race!
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
2018 GTI Autobahn
I used NLS in my STR prepped NC3. With 160 wtq, predictably I had no issues. 🤣

I decided to skip it on the GTI when getting the EQT tune. Glad I did.

Like someone said earlier, if you've got to replace the trans, now is the time for a real LSD. When you get lemons, make lemonade.
Is it possible to use a mk6 6spd trans? I would like to make any upgrades possible when doing this rebuild
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Is it possible to use a mk6 6spd trans? I would like to make any upgrades possible when doing this rebuild
I'm the wrong guy to ask that question, I just got back into the GTI game. I had mk1, mk2, mk3, Corrado VR6, a gap until 2018.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Is it possible to use a mk6 6spd trans? I would like to make any upgrades possible when doing this rebuild

If anything, you’d be able to do a 7R 6MT which has similar gearing to a MK6 GTI. You’d need to scan the long coding of your transmission module and compare to another person’s to verify you have the same byte available as the Golf R 6MT byte. It’s not just as simple as bolting it up because it’s a manual.
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
If anything, you’d be able to do a 7R 6MT which has similar gearing to a MK6 GTI. You’d need to scan the long coding of your transmission module and compare to another person’s to verify you have the same byte available as the Golf R 6MT byte. It’s not just as simple as bolting it up because it’s a manual.
Outside of the cruise control concern theory and the potential for the mdi to display incorrectly at the top and bottom of gearing windows and or affects if someone had a boost by gear tune.

Why else would they not work? Physically they are both 02Qs and I can confirm first hand that the Transmission module doesn’t connect or read anything from the internals of the trans.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Outside of the cruise control concern theory and the potential for the mdi to display incorrectly at the top and bottom of gearing windows and or affects if someone had a boost by gear tune.

Why else would they not work? Physically they are both 02Qs and I can confirm first hand that the Transmission module doesn’t connect or read anything from the internals of the trans.

Honestly, I am not generally knowledgeable enough to speak to “why else they wouldn’t work.” Perhaps it’s totally kosher. Because I am not knowledgeable enough to say otherwise, I choose to err on the side of caution.

Would love someone else to try this stuff before I move ahead with my swap so I can learn from them :)))
 

Alex MK7

Ready to race!
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
2018 GTI Autobahn
I found a THV trans from a 2018 GTI with 36k on it for $1400 shipped. Would be a direct swap in. I will post pictures of the damage once I can get my car to the shop
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
I found a THV trans from a 2018 GTI with 36k on it for $1400 shipped. Would be a direct swap in. I will post pictures of the damage once I can get my car to the shop

Like others said above, definitely get a wavetrack while you’re at it if you can swing it!!!
 

Alex MK7

Ready to race!
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
2018 GTI Autobahn
Like others said above, definitely get a wavetrack while you’re at it if you can swing it!!!
If I got a Wavetrack or Pelequin LSD, would any tuning have to be done since the car thinks it has the Borg Warner eLSD? I definitely want to make any improvements I can while everything is apart.
 

launchd

Drag Racing Champion
Location
New York
Car(s)
2018 GTI, 2021 A7
If I got a Wavetrack or Pelequin LSD, would any tuning have to be done since the car thinks it has the Borg Warner eLSD? I definitely want to make any improvements I can while everything is apart.

No, they can both operate in tandem without any software modifications.
 
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