[ba] 20v turbo conversion?

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 8 21:33:32 EDT 2003

I don't have any direct experience, but one of my best friends is doing two
of them.  In urQs.  I also helped him do a 4ktsq conversion.  Keep in mind,
I helped, so I don't know all the asnwers.  I am starting another on my
4ksq.  Personally, as fun as a 20V in the 4ksq sounds, it is not worth it.
After all is said and done, it will be hard to justify the cost.  IMO.  Best
guess, you would have at least 4K$$ into it by the time you were done.
Probably more.  For only a few hundred $$$ you can get a 10vT.  Why not port
and polish the head, throw in a cam, do EFI, maybe upgrade the turbo and
call it good.  Bet you would have a car just as fast as a 20vT that is
chipped (if not faster) for a lot less $$.  My friends 4ksq is mechanically
sorted out.  Without an IC, it will easily pull with a chipped S4 to around
70 MPH (K24).  The boost is around 8 at the moment.  Dump in an IC bump up
the boost and he will have an extremely fast car.

Just my thoughts.

Shayne P.

Oakland, CA.

Tons 'o German junk.

FOR SALE:  1988 BMW 528e $3700
PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

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> 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.
> -Johnny

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