Hey guys just wondering how much you think I would have to spend in order to get the final drive of a vx transmission lengthened or a longer 5th gear (probably at a shop) to save just that little bit extra on gas. Thanks so much guys!
Staying in shape one pedal or step at a time.... mabye helping out the wallet also
Research the transmission, find out everything it was ever installed in, every manufacturer it was ever licensed to and what later models were derived from it. From all that you might get an idea about ratio swaps, either final drive, 5th gear or output shaft pinion. Some vehicles you could do the swap in a day with the tranny in the car, for the cost of junkyard parts, a bit of RTV and a fill of transmission fluid. Others need the tranny completely pulled and stripped down.
Just off the top of my head, I'd take a guess that Odyssey minivans with bigger wheels might have had a different final drive on similar transmissions.
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VX Tranny with HF Gearing
Hasport makes "hydro to cable" (not to be confused with the "cable to hydro") conversions for b-series engines. You should contact them and see what it takes for them to make a "hydro to cable" conversion for the d-series engine... if they can make one for you then you can run the straight HF Tranny.