Transmission Swap: Tucson ? - Hyundai Aftermarket

Transmission, Clutches, Shifters Posts regarding Transmissions. Clutches, torque converters, shift kits, Gear ratios, Limited Slip Differentals, etc for your Hyundai

Transmission Swap: Tucson ?

Reply

 
 
 
Old 11-08-2009, 11:36 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Vehicle: 1997 Accent 3 Doors
Default Transmission Swap: Tucson ?

anyone consider a Tucson gear box swap? with the 2.0 engine swap, and the super high final drive of the Tucson transmission it would make for one crazy accelerating tranny. a 3.66 final drive versus the Tucson 4.63 findal drive... 1st-3rd close to the same but Tucson slightly taller on all gears, fourth gear is still better acceleration from 75MPH-90MPH. Accent 0.69 vs Tucson 7.1

am i on crack or is there a reason the Tucson 2.0 FWD tranny wont work on a 2.0 Accent swap?

i am new to hyundai and plan on putting in a 2.0 into a accent....

-Brian
brianallmotor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 01:40 AM
  #2  
Administrator
 
187sks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Lacey, WA
Posts: 12,504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Vehicle: Two Accents, Mini, Miata, van, and a ZX-6
Default

It should physically work.

Shifting at 6250 rpms with 205/40/16 tires:

LC 1.6l:
1: 0-30
2: 30-53
3: 53-79
4: 79-106
5: 106-131
65 mph cruise = 3100rpm

Tucson 2.0l:
1: 0-25
2: 25-37
3: 37-69
4: 69-87
5: 87-112
65 mph cruise = 3613rpm

The problem with gearing down a final drive vs. a close ratio transmission is that drivability suffers. First gear will be all but useless. Second will be a better ratio to start in and probably give you quicker times with a Beta in an Accent than starting in first would. Third-fifth would be a great improvement over the LC transmission unless you wanted to exceed 112mph or cruise at 70+mph on the highway for very far.
187sks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2009, 06:42 AM
  #3  
The Man!
 
Visionz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 23,187
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Vehicle: 2010 Genesis 2.0T
Default

That would be a pretty unique swap. If you do it, definitely let us know how it went and what headaches you have. I'm sure alot of Beta Swap Accent owners will be interested in your findings with it.
Visionz is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: