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Re: 1.8T in Ur-q
I like that car. Hmmmm.
I think it is a pretty sweet conversion and while I still want to build an
S2 and something with a V8 in it (am I crazy?) I wouldn't mind doing this
later. I like the look of the late 90's as well to. Bigger and better
looking than the early 90's but not as big and bulky as a type 44 or
s4/s6. Hmmm, OR maybe do this to a cabriolet. Only problem is I would
have to put a 5-spd in. Could you make a Cab quattro :-) Sorry, just
draming of torture. :-)
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 Fri, 19 Feb 1999, Todd Young wrote:
> Todd Phenneger wrote:
> > Boy,
> > I had toyed with this idea too. But for a 4kq track car. Maybe
> > After the V8 conversion will I try this. :-) ANd that comes after the
> > MC and 20vt conversions. Heh, Heh. I let out a maniac like laugh.
> > I see one big advantage of the 1.8t conversion. WEIGHT! The
> > 1.8t 4-cyl weighs a lot less than the 3B,MC motors. And it should allow
> > a little more room in front of the motor for say, OH..... a MASSIVE
> > INTERCOOLER??? WIthout having to ditch half the front end of your car
> > and use your IC for either a Grille or a SKid Plate as it seems
> > Alex Nekus's massive unit would do on a bumpy road.
> > Anyhnow, I think it would be a Sweet conversion but I sure am not
> > going to try it any time soon. :-)
> Just my $.02 on this subject. I agree with Todd P. (and no it's not just
> because we have the same first name). Weight savings and overall size are
> two important factors. Another BIG factor is the aftermarket support for
> the 1.8Turbo. There are A LOT of reputable companies producing performance
> parts for the 1.8T engine, not the least of which is MTM. If MTM can get
> 300 hp out of a 1.8T and say it will be dependable, I believe them.
> Just a note: said conversion has already been done by a gentleman in
> Europe to a type 89 80 series car, it can be found at:
> Looks like a great idea for a '93-95 US spec 90series, dump the heavier
> 12vV6, and put in a tweaked 1.8T.
> Todd Young WAM!NET Inc.
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