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VDub is getting to me; Help!

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  1. 22crazy

    22crazy Senior Member

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    hello, ive always been a honda fan, and the new k20eg swap is a force not to be reconded with, but recently my friend swap a vr6-24v in his mk2 and on top boosted it, and put down about 500whp on stock internals; i think thats pretty impressive. Now, moving onto a new swap, i dunno if i should build a k20eg or a vr6-24v turbo because there both temping builds and i can probably build them for about the same price(the vr6 would probably be just a little more) keeping in mind i wanted to do alot of aftermarket to the k20 afterwards(probably Naturally Apsrated tho)...but i dunno which route to do. i kno the k20eg will beat the vr6 in 1/4 but im sure the vr6 would be fun on the highway. i dunno, what do u think would be better? :ph34r:
     
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    preluderjs Senior Member

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    daily driver?
     
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    racintweek Senior Member

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    a 24V in to a MK2 iss rather difficult even a AFP 12V is hard
    with either of those you have to rewire the whole car

    if you want to swap a VR6 into a MK2 you ned to get a AAA VR6 from a passat(B4)
    and the car has to be CE2 (90-92)


    dont know much about the K swap but a AAA VR6 in to MK2 is rather easy and power to weight is awsome
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    never go with a vw. Stick with the hondas. My boy has a VW and the thing is causing him more problems. Parts are more expensive. Half the shit he wanted he had to order from germany.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    get a vw. Hondas are overrated.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    get a 93-96 mirage coupe/sedan and do a 4g63t swap. B)
     
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    what year is your friends car? i bet its a MK4 which is built in the Mexico
    MKII's are built in germany and have zero problems what so ever

    when you can swap a 2.8 VR6 into the engine bay where a 1.8l 8V 4cyl used to be using ALL (100%) factory parts you cant go wrong
     
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    yeah its a mk4 but he got a swap with a germant 1.8t and got there 5 speed tranny instead of the us 6 speed. the car has been in the shop for 7 months for different things...waiting on shit to come, problems with the wiring. I believe the 1.8t he is using is out of an audi. But after all the problems i see with his car.. I would never get one. Plus his car is about the same size as mine and weighs 1500lbs more. the only advantage he has on me is it handles better.
     
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    well, my friend is a mechanic, and he swapped the motor himself into the car and doesnt have any problems, so im sure he could do the swap for me. All i know is his car hauls ass. and yes i plan to use it as a daily driver. I still temped to build a k20 after watching the pacman vs utah race :eek:
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    vw's suck.

    have fun replacing like every tool you ever owned with "VW" tools
     
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    hmm.....I was never a fan of VW's, I wouldn't mind driving around something like an R32 as a daily grocery driver....but thats about it.

    there is one kid down here in south florida that runs some type of VR6 turboed gutted 94 Jetta, think he owns a shop called Gortex - or some shit like that but he does all the ecu chipped for vw guys.
     
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    im gonna have to call :bs:

    #1 the "german" 1.8t engine is the same as the US one

    #2 the only difference in power in the 1.8t's in VW's and Audi's is the computer

    #3 you cant use an Audi engine in any VW except for 98-present Passats because
    the engine is mounted inline not transverse like the Jetta, GTi or, Beetle

    #4 why would you give up a six speed??? :wtf:

    #5 he says he has wiring problems? sounds like the car wasnt a 1.8T originally
    which leads me to believe your friend is a moron be cause it would cost you the
    price of a car that came with a 1.8T to change over from a 2.0 or VR6









    im done
     
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    I don't know, If he says his friend did it then who are you to say he didn't without asking for any evidence first? And anything can be done with the right kind of $$$. I don't doubt him but I'd like to see some pictures if it's possible.
     
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    K20eg is going to be a lot harder to wire in and get going than putting a VR6 into a Jetta. I had a 1998 Jetta GLX VR6, and my buddy had a 1996 Jetta GL with a VR6 swapped in. The swap was not as bad as he thought it was going to be, and granted this was about 4 or 5 years ago now, so I do not remember the details, but now the car is turboed and he makes good power about 350+hp.
     
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    all i want to knwo is if your boy is swapping in a 1.8T in to a MK4 that wasnt originally a 1.8t?
     
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    get a 72 or older bug and swap in a ford SVO motor. there is a company that makes an axle and fly wheel to do the conversion. i plan on tackleing this swap when i get back from WYO tech.
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    die engineering german es superior.

    i cant speak german for shit.
     
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    it depends on what year the car and engine is
    putting a 2003 VR6 into a 91 jetta is quite difficult

    i'd have to say that a K into an EG and a 24V VR6 into a MK2 are pretty much about the same wiring wise but mechanically the VR6 swap is much easier
     
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    come on tony, that was pathetic.

    Deutsche Technik ist überlegen. :ph34r:
     
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