[ba] 20v turbo conversion?

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Tue Apr 8 21:08:09 EDT 2003

No BTDT, but the price seems awfully steep to me ... unless perhaps they are
freshening and tweaking the motor.  You can get a 20v engine for a little
more than one third of what 2B is quoting for the total.  In some ways I'd
expect that the conversion to a 20vT would be easier than for a factory 10vT
... the intake and fuel plumbing is so much simpler with the 3B or AAN as
compared to an MC.  In addition to the engine I'd imagine you'd need a new
exhaust system, the bent steering arm to clear the turbo plumbing and the
revised core support.  Do you get a brand new turbo?  Does it include a
tranny or do you have to use the remaining drivetrain from the car?  All
this and you're still only at 285HP ... hmmm ... I think if I were pouring
$11.5K into my car I'd expect a bit more than that.  Seems to me you can get
the whole ur-S4 for $11.5K!

Steve Buchholz
San Jose, CA (USA)
 >  Im wanting to get a 20vT conversion done on my 4kQ and have
 >  some questions for
 >  anyone thats familiar with it. I tried to get more info
 >  from 2bennet about
 >  what all they do but the person over thye phone was quite
 >  vague. Im just
 >  wondering how much work they go through that add's up to
 >  11.5 that they want
 >  for the conversion. I know its an EXTREME amount of work im
 >  just trying to
 >  find what i should replace throughout the car before i go
 >  jumping into not
 >  having my audi for 3 months n draining my savings on it hahaha.

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