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Question about the MQ350's max torque...

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Mated to the 1.8T is the all-new MQ350 six-speed transmission first introduced here in the New Beetle Turbo S and soon to be introduced with the new 24v VR6 models. M stands for manual, Q for transverse installation and 350 for the maximum transferable torque of 350 Newton meters or 258 lb./ft of torque.[HR][/HR]​
Is the 258 at the wheels or is that an SAE rating? If you chipped the DE and hit 230 lb./ft. at the wheels (saw that number in the Tech forums...), add 15% drivetrain loss to that, that's 264.5 lb. ft. SAE. Just a tad bit over the 258 max.
I'm I reading the article correctly? Would a tuner have to come up with a "de-tuned" chip just for the DE 6MT? Does this mean no K0-4 upgrades?
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Re: Question about the MQ350's max torque... (droidekaus)

I'm sure this new transmission can *safely* handle more torque than the current 5-spd. So if the 5spd now can handle it, then the 6spd probably can more than handle it or at least it can more *safely* handle it. You can put 1000lb-ft. through the current 5 speed didn't you know? That is until you push the gas pedal past 10% throttle.

[Modified by lamfalus, 5:00 PM 2-11-2002]
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