Autotech has found that the 0.75 ratio is the most suitable for people with 1983 and later close ratio transmissions found in 8V GTI's, GLI's, and many Wolfsburg Edition cars. This gear kit is for those who wish to lower the engine rpm during highway driving. This 5th gear provides better fuel economy and quieter operation at turnpike or freeway cruising speeds. Each kit is complete with original Factory gears, special must replace bolt, thrust washer, new circlip, end cover gasket, special Autotech shift fork tool, and instructions. Fits 020 8V transmissions only.
Note: the transmission does not have to be removed from the vehicle to install these 5th gear conversions. Access to the 5th gears and the end cap of the transmission is gained via the left fenderwell. The 5th gear conversion can usually be performed in about 3 to 4 hours for a first-timer. Install Instructions