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Re: MC in 90 Coupe Quattro sacreligious?
In a message dated 5/13/1999 Michael Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
<< The car <90/91 Coupe q w/NA 20v> already has almost as much power as a
stock MC provides, but it weighs SOOO much and that is what is truly limiting
its potential >>
Good point Michael, but the torque (even stock) and the upward tuning
potential of the MC if far greater (as you know...after all, would you swap
the modded MC in your ur-q for a NA 20v????).
My personal take on this is to go all the way (ala ersatz S2), or just enjoy
it as-is. The two things that hold back the car are weight (as Michael
mentions) and the nature of the 20v engine which requires one to keep the
revs up, not such a bad thing since they are fun to wind out.
I would not call this conversion "sacreligious" if you had good reason to
swap...such as a blown engine in the first place. Otherwise it seems like an
aweful lot of work. I don't think the engine cost alone should be the measure
of cost for this undertaking. In some ways it may be easier to swap in the 3b
since the process is now documented and there are factory parts that can help
make it happen.