Fast starts, even with a small battery! Gear Drive Starters spin up fast, with less amperage pull on the battery than VW starters. Gear Drive Starters have a front bearing to support the drive gear. They run quiet, you can use a smaller battery, and they outlast traditional VW starters.
Gear Driven Starters eliminate the single biggest problem concerning VW starters used with four speed trannys don't have a front bearing. They rely on a thin bronze bushing mounted in the transmission housing to support the starter shaft and gear. VW starter bushings wear out fast when used in dirty off-road conditions, resulting in sluggish starts and shorted armatures.
Installing a Gear Drive Starter is your assurance of reliable fast starts. You can choose from Gear Driven Starters finished burnished aluminum and standard production black or polished and custom chrome plated models. Gear Drive Starters operate on 12 volts and are equipped with a standard 9 tooth drive gear.
Gear Driven Starters can also be used as a direct replacement in Auto Stick Bug and fully automatic tranny requirements. Models are also available to fit late 091 Bus transmissions.
The IMI-101 uses a genuine Nippon Denso starter motor, has a 4.44 to 1 gear ratio and can be re-indexed to suit most applications.