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hi lads
im after buying a 00 2.5 tdi syncro (102bho)
im going to be doing a lot of motorway towing.
i want to install a longer 5th gear for this.
can anyone tell me what my options are and which is best?
i searched and found this topic http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=33958
i cant understand what is the upgrade for my van from this?


thanks
john
 

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you never really know what gearing you have as it may have been special order from hannover ? you could decode the vehicle and see if that throw's anything up ?
i have heard that the syncro has the highest top gear any way, the lower gears can be an prob are lower than standard 2wd.
 

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The syncro normaly has the best 5 gear fitted from standard
 

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what speed/revs?? there is a 'mountain geared' syncro version... though the chances of one of those turning up in ROI is pretty slim i reckon?!?
 

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what kind of mpg can i expect from a standard spec van towing a car on a trailer? im talking up a motorway at 75ish roughly? 25-30at a guess?
 

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lower of that i reckon.

I've got a standard lwb (apart from decat and egr blank) and get around 7.25 - 7.75 miles per litre - not sure what is in mpg 32'ish?..... but it's pretty much empty and at non motorway speeds (17miles of country/town roads and a bit of duel) so maybe not the best comparison.
 

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well i just checked on my way into work 2800 rpm = 70mph 3000 && rpm = 75mph.

and haven't a clue?!?!?

If your after better mpg go for a decat, egr blank, re-map and keep an eye on tyre pressure?? and possibly new exhaust...?!?!?
 

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well i just checked on my way into work 2800 rpm = 70mph 3000 && rpm = 75mph.

and haven't a clue?!?!?

If your after better mpg go for a decat, egr blank, re-map and keep an eye on tyre pressure?? and possibly new exhaust...?!?!?
what wheels and tires you running?
 
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