THE DRIVING FORCE DRIVING YOU
HELPING YOU GO FURTHER
We’ve put in the hard yards with research, development, engineering, design, and testing. Today, we provide kits and fully built gearboxes so you can sail through with the installation.
The road we’ve travelled
Before their creation, no one could have guessed how popular the Volkswagen Beetle and the Kombi would become, or the passion they would ignite among enthusiasts. Raced, rallied, converted into mobile homes, or meticulously restored for the concourse show circuit, these cars are being driven in ways manufactures never imagined. That’s the problem.
Under stresses they were never designed to handle, old engine and transmission setups just aren’t reliable. This has been a source of frustration for owners of old VWs, who install powerful engines (or tune the old ones) only to break the gearboxes all too frequently…
THE GUY BEHIND THE WHEEL
Todd Triebler, Founder
Todd has been a passionate VW man all his life, and a keen dune buggy driver, running a Subaru WRX engine in his Manx buggy. He personally had a lot of issues with breaking gearboxes, and looked at solving a worldwide problem with a permanent solution. He’s the one who discovered how to flip the crown wheel so a modified VW would go forwards, and established Subarugears.
Todd was able to make his world-first solution accessible to all VW enthusiasts. It’s a solution that’s been going strong since 2010 — Todd manufactures the kits supplied direct to customers and selected gearbox builders worldwide to assemble the gearboxes. The rest is history.