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Mendeola MD4E Transaxle

The "econo" version of the Mendeola MD4 transaxle is called the MD4E.  It uses the same massive case and 10" ring gear as the MD4-2D with a pinion gear that accepts OEM VW 113 or VW bus 002 gearsets.  At California Performance we only use Weddle's race proven VW style gearsets.  When comparing price make sure to confirm what's going into your 4E trans because this model can vary on the material quality of internal components selected by the builder.  Weddle gearsets are much higher quality than others, including VW.

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For a bit less than an MD4-2D you can get many of the advantages of the MD4-2D for applications in the 200-350hp range.  The MD4E combination works good with turbo applications on motors of 2.5L or less displacement where the power comes on more gradual.  But if your motor is larger displacement, a highly exotic motor with over 325HP, or you plan to drive extra hard such as in race applications, you should opt for the MD4-2D that utilizes wider Weddle transmission gears.  

It's important to note that if your horsepower dramatically increases later you can always retrofit your existing MD4E with the larger Weddle gears, transforming your MD4E transaxle into the stronger MD4-2D.  Since both versions use the same case and differential carrier you can upgrade later without the added hassle and expense of changing chassis mounts.

MD4E

bullet 5.14 or 4.86 ring and pinion ratios
bullet Same case, differential, and bellhousing as our MD4-2D
bullet Incorporates Weddle brand VW style 113 or Bus 002 gearsets
bullet 930 CV drive flanges
bullet 300M input shaft
bullet Ford 9" 4-spider differential - 35 spline drive stubs
bullet Good for up to 350HP in sand applications
bullet New 1st & 2nd gear slider (not used like others use)
bullet Competition cut 3rd & 4th slider
bullet New Weddle Input Coupler
bullet New Mendeola Intermediate Gear Carrier
bullet Exclusive CP Chrome "no bind" clutch arm
bullet Includes throw-out bearing
bullet 140 Swepco Gear Oil (1 Gal)

Upgrade options:

bullet Polished Case
bullet Funco nosecone with main shaft support bearing
bullet Mid Engine shifter
bullet Aluminum intermediate housing
bullet Pro-Drag conversion kit (supplied with spool)
bullet Oil pump
bullet Oil filter

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Transmission ratio choices

Mainshaft Sets
(1st & 2nd Gears)
3rd Gears 4th Gears
2.64 - 1.93
2.64 - 2.00
2.70 - 1.93
2.70 - 2.08
2.90 - 1.86
2.90 - 1.93
2.90 - 2.08
2.90 - 2.17
3.11 - 1.86
3.11 - 1.93
3.11 - 2.08
3.11 - 2.17
3.11 - 2.25
3.11 - 2.36
3.11 - 2. 46
 
3.33 - 1.93
3.33 - 2.17
3.33 - 2.25
3.44 - 2.08
3.44 - 2.17
3.44 - 2.25
3.44 - 2.36
3.44 - 2.46
3.44 - 2.54
3.75 - 2.08
3.75 - 2.17
3.75 - 2.25
3.75 - 2.36
3.75 - 2.46
3.75 - 2.54
4.14 - 2.46
4.14 - 2.54

 


1.14
1.22
1.26
1.30
1.35
1.39
1.44
1.50
1.56
1.60
1.67
1.71
1.78
1.84

 

 

0.70
0.77
0.89
0.93
1.00
1.04
1.09
1.14
1.18
1.22
1.26
1.30
1.35
1.39
1.44
1.50
1.56
1.60
1.67

Ring & Pinion choices

5.14    4.86

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