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Re: Audi-Chev conversions
My jaw has dropped as I've followed this thread, and I'm doing some serious
Just exactly how much does an Audi I5 weigh? How much does a Chevy small
block V8 weigh? Does the V8 weigh 50 (iron) to 110 (aluminum) lbs less
*installed*, meaning including cooling, fuel, and exhaust systems? Are you
seriously telling me that I can drop a different engine into my 4kq and it
will handle *better* due to being less nose-heavy, and as a minor side
benefit, have an extra 130-190 HP straight out of the box, plus torque from
Note that my 4kq drive-train requires the engine to spin at 1000rpm/20mph,
so a low revving pushrod engine is out. It would need to spin to 6500 rpm
to make use of that HP to pull to 130mph.
Where does one find information on engine weights (preferably "installed"
A turbo swap will *increase* the weight in the front due to the extra
turbo/intercooler components, right?
I have both an Audi and a Chevy with V8's under the hood. One of them
is a gutless puke by comparison, despite being a nicer car.
88 Corvette convertible
84 4kq (stock racer, unless this leads to something)