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Re: 4000 turbo conversion advice
Thanks for the exact weight James.
I cant remember exactly but I know I lost about 90-100 lbs I think
when I ditched my AC. ANd the 84' is a TAD lighter to start with. Less
Sheet Metal at trunk (shorter) and no rear Power Windows. Bumpers are
different but seem to weigh about the same in my experience. Newer 4kqs
have the Aero Bumper Covers but the plastic doesnt' weigh much and the 84'
bumpers seem to weigh about the same as newer ones. I should go weigh
mine exactly over Christmas Break so I know exactly how much the Turbo
Conversion weighs. I'll let you know what it weighs if I do this. L8R
1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
On Sun, 13 Dec 1998, James Marriott wrote:
> >By removing air conditioning and changing bumpers to Euro you could get the
> >Ur-q to weigh as much as the stock 4kq. Look at the Euro specks I posted
> >from the Euro Ur-q test drives.
> >There it weighs ~2800lbs which is exactly as much as a stock US 4kq!
> My '87 4kq weighs 2715. No gas (18.1 USgal tank), no driver, 205-55-14 BFG
> R1 / stock Ronals, mats/spare/jack out, working AC and all other factory
> systems (even includes my Bosch driving lights). This was on a four-wheel
> digi scale, so there was no "cheeze" factor. With my 250 lbs in the seat,
> it's 60.0/40.0 for distribution, and VERY even side to side (don't have the
> by-wheel numbers right here; if you're _really_ interested I'll look them up).
> hth and
> '87 4kq (alias "late-B2 90q")
> '89 200q (K26, torsen, aero handles, no bag)
> '86 4ks, lives on in memory
> Boise, ID, USA