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Re: audi coupe to quattro
> Is this really possible? Based on my (admittedly limited) experience with
> the 4Kq, the Coupe does not have the under-body room to accept the quattro
I did some initial measuring one time and determined that it would take
minimal mods to the floorpan to clear a quattro drivetrain, however
(MAJOR caveat!), you'd have to find a new route for the exhaust pipe.
So unless you're build a race car where a side-exiting pipe is legal,
you'd now have other problems to contend with.
> The 4Kq seemed to have less footroom in the front footwells and
> a bigger "hump" to accept the driveshaft and larger transmission. Also,
> I would imagine installing the rear differential and independent suspension
> would require serious amounts of cutting, rework, and $$moolah$$$.
This is also true. I will at this point defer to the esteemed Mr.
Candey who is _intimately_ more familiar with the differences in floor
> Of course, I am thinking more along the lines of swapping in the 4Kq
> drivetrain and rear suspension than the entire engine and drivetrain of
> an urquattro. Pretty much the same thing as the Coupe quattro (non-turbo)
> that our European counterparts are privy to.
This would entail some significant cutting in the rear to find the
members to bolt the subframe to and clear the differential. I think I
also figured that the gas tank would be in the way, and you would have
to swap in the more upright tank out of a 4kq for everything to fit
Disclaimer: I haven't looked at this swap for over a year now, and I'm
doing this all from memory. (I haven't even finished my first cup of
> '85 Coupe GT, now it wants to be a quattro....thanks a lot...
'85 CGT, quite content to be FWD.....plays with the quattros in the
Gary G. Erickson Member #82 NW Quattro Club