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RE: Quattro 4000 Mods list

>Has anyone actually *done* the 5000 turbo conversion?  From the guys I talked 
>to, problems are (from memory):
Many. There are actually people who do these conversions for a living. I am in 
the process of doing mine right now with a freind.  It is difficult but very 

* >intercooler must be remote mounted
True but easy to remedy.

* >a/c unit is essentially unfittable into the 4k, and must be abandoned
Not true.  The urqs front end is basically the same as the 4kq and all the 
ur's here in the states had air.  I don't think I will be able to use the 
location that the 5kt uses but I can use the ur's system.

* >lots of custom machine work needed = $$$
No custom machine work that I know about.  Maybe a little fabrication for the 
battery tray and possibly some for the accellerator linkage but hardly machine 

* >Total cost is usually $6k or so for the conversion.
WHOA not even close.  My conversion will probably cost me <$2500 COMPLETE.  
The guys that do it for a living charge ~4000 for the same conversion.

>That said, I would *love* to have a try at this if I've got a spare motor and 
another >car to drive for 6-8 months while I do it myself!
6-8 MONTHS!!!  More like 2 months downtime max.  I am expecting my car to be 
down about 1 1/2 months.  I took about 1 month so far to get the engine out of 
the car but I only spent maybe a week total with someone helping.

>Okay, I'll admit a touch of exaggeration on the h.p. claims.  I talked to him 
>again, and he said that it'd probably be like a 40bhp increase from stock (he 
>was talking in percentages before, and I added 'em up wrong and used the 
>wrong starting #).  So I've got a 155bhp car that'll last me another 100k 
without >any real problems (theoretically) that cost me $7500. 
Or for about 2500 you can have a 225 hp car that is still very reliable 
(albiet a little more complex).  200k on the turbo motors is the rule not the 
> Pat Martin
> 864000csq  2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge,advanced and loving it.  Drilled and
> stopping it.  Koenig Cobra 16x7 with AVS Intermediates, K&N. Turbo coming
> soon.
> 95 subaru legacy
> Bothell, Wa.