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Re: 4K: which parts share with VW GTI A2? (was: 4ks-suspension knock)

On Mon, 24 Apr 1995, Eddi Jew wrote:

> This post and others have me believe that there are some parts (trying not
> to say "design") similarities between some 4000 models and the A2 Golfs.
> Using my '86 VW GTI as an example, which year models? Which subsystems?

I've been doing some homework on the subject for the past couple of 
years.  First of all, the 4K is more similar to the VW Fox than to the 
Golf/Jetta/Scirocco platform.

Mostly concerning the Fox,

Things that won't interchange for sure:
exhaust parts before cat. (due to engine orientation)
Body parts (obvious)
sway bars (depending on year and type of end-links)
Transmissions between the G/J/S WILL NOT fit a 4K
Using the above, the Quaife Limited slip from a G/J/S will NOT fit

Things that will interchange for sure:
internal engine parts (1.8L) as long as it's the same type (10:1, 8.5:1)
Most external engine parts (alternators, heads, ignition, etc.)
Transmissions WILL interchange between a Fox and a 4K (friend did it)

Things that might interchange, but haven't been tested:
supposedly, the shocks/struts on a Fox Wagon are the same as the 4K
Exhaust system behind the cat. might work, still checking on this
aftermarket turbo kits (in my dreams...)

Looking at a Fox, it kinda resembles a stripped down, smaller, 
lower-budget (no offense to Fox owners) 4K series.  A friend of mine has 
a Fox, and the two of us have checked most/all of the things on my "Will 
Fit" list.  the "might fit" list is still pending.

E-mail me direct for more, since the Q-net is probably bored to death at 
this point.  :)

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD----------SOLO II  H-Stock