[ba] 20v turbo conversion?

Trevor Frank tfrank at symyx.com
Tue Apr 8 22:00:09 EDT 2003

I am surprised Javad hasn't chimed in, but I believe he would echo your
sentiment.  He get's plenty o-power with fewer valves.  Infect give him
the 4k and I think you would be way ahead, with power and your pocket

-----Original Message-----
From: Shayne [mailto:thequattroking at yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2003 5:26 PM
To: Johnny .; BA quattro
Subject: Re: [ba] 20v turbo conversion?

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

> [ Converted text/html to text/plain ]
> 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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