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RE: FS: '87 4kq Turbo

Point well taken, Pat. However, I was mentioning the caveats for those
who may jump at the car w/o really thinking about what they may be
getting into. Then again, as a type 44 owner now, I don't think it could
be any worse than a type 44 in terms of headaches.

Don't knock the 5kt, I'm not calling anyone's car names. If you took my
comments personally, they were not intended to be insulting. And who said
anything about 400hp? A stock MC transplant car will only have 162hp, if
the exhaust system path is equal to that of a type 44. You can mod anything
to ridiculous numbers, with enough time and money. My 5kcstq with a
twin turbo system, Alcon B-types, custom coilover suspension, ported and
polished head, custom pistons and crankshaft, dry sump system, custom
intercooler and everything but the kitchen sink will blow your 4ktq into the
weeds and seat four people comfortably. Of course, that may cost $80k to
do properly. We're not talking about sky's the limit now, are we? Of course,
I could always buy an S1 and prep it for street/track use.

Taka Mizutani
'86 5kcstq

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Martin [mailto:mardkins@email.msn.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 1999 9:56 PM
To: TM; JordanVw@aol.com; one@humanspeakers.com
Cc: mika@jpdavis.com; Audi Fans
Subject: Re: FS: '87 4kq Turbo

Simple.  Do your homework.  You can see how well done the conversion is.
This stuff is not rocket science.  If anyone wants a list of things to check
let me know.  If you want a pig than buy a 5kt, if you want a sports sedan
get a 4ktq.

> I like the 4kqs, but they're too small, IMHO. I'd take a Type 89 Avant,
> though, if one was offered in the States.

Small is exactly why to buy a 4ktq.  2800 lbs with 210 hp is sublime.  With
over 400 it gets to be heaven.

Pat Martin
86 4000csq turbo, 2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge, MC and loving it.  Drilled and
stopping it. Koenig Cobra 16x7 with Yokohama Avs intermediates turning it,
K&N and uh..
84 4000sq  AKA: The beater.
95 subaru legacy
Bothell, Wa