Good point. I haven't looked at the gearing yet. I don't want to get too big on tires though. Probably I would try to swap out diff gears to solve the issue. I'm leaning towards just an engine swap (with all the TDI electronics) and keep the drivetrain factory. At least not go with Toyota or something else. It seems the Suzuki stuff was pretty good for what I'm wanting to do with the rig. My Jetta is in that 1900 range at 65mph also.Sevenjays,
I owned a 2000 Chevy Tracker (and sold to my brother) and my wife drives a 2005 Jetta TDI (BEW). Always thought about how BEW would fit but got to wondering about the final drive ratio's. My 2L Tracker, would turn over at around 2900 RPM at 60mph, The Jetta I think would be turning over 1900 rpm at 60mph in 5th..... Is it going to take some pretty serious (large) tires to get the Suzuki drive line to match TDI power plant?