Definitely worth. The only 'tricky' part is learning how to bleed the line afterwards if you've never done it before but even that isn't too badSo for anyone on the fence or just being lazy like me about pulling out the restrictor valve all I can say is DO IT! It is like driving a whole different car. Shifting and even leaving from a stop is so much smoother.
long travel, lack of feel, ultra wide gear spread, soft sprung pressure plate, bath tub engine mounts... yeah add it all up you’ve got a shitty 6MT lol
A lot of people cite the first two things as bothersome, but for me you nailed it with the last three. Sadly the ratios can't be changed, and a new pressure plate/clutch job is a lot of work and money. I replaced my engine mounts with BFI which are good, but the other two things still bug me about this car. I think they always will.
I guess I'm just used to the gearing from years of German cars. Hard to gear a car for the Autobahn without having long gearing. It's a common complaint of the GT4 too, but it never bothers me when I drive one. My M Coupe was at redline in fifth at 164 mph, one of my German colleagues commented that he'd had one over there and it had about a 90 mile range at vMax, so roughly twenty five minutes between fill ups.
Yeah, but it's been a minute. I think the goofiest is my dad's manual SLK, it redlines first at like 22 mph.but like - have you ever driven a MK6 GTI? 6th spun @ 2750RPM @ 65 mph. 3100 @ 80. Shortest gear of any car ive owned. I never tuned that car and it was a blast to drive with the narrow ratios and K03.
Unless my car was still stock power I wouldn't want the gears to be any shorter
Why not? How’s the cruise control communicate now?
that's cool, explains when my clutch was slipping like the crazy and would log it the logs would instantly throw and show the car out of gear when it slipped.The Transmission module has pre-loaded “profiles” if you will for the various transmissions offered on that particular box code. If the transmission you’re installing isn’t in the long coding then you won’t be able to set the car for the new ratios. It judges what gear you’re in by the RPM the engine is at for the speed you’re going based on that profile. If it can’t figure out what gear you’re in the ECU disables cruise control.
This info is based on a guy on Vortex’s research, he’s trying to put a Golf R 6MT in his S3.
I am trying to put a Golf R 6MT in my Alltrack, too.