I'm not 100% sure what you are getting at. From everything I have read I think I will need to put vr hubs on my car and drill them to 4x100. I'm not really sure though.
Does anybody know if the mk3 syncro gas tank will work? I would like to use that since it only has the one fuel pump.
My R32 swap and shaved bay jetta coupe build
I don't know if this question is relevant here but Im considering and collecting syncro bits for a Corrado.
Question is how do I do a 5x112 conversion on the Corrado with Syncro? Does the Vanagon 5x112 syncro hubs work with any of the syncro conversions? Maybe custom half shafts?
I have an Audi and plenty of 5x112 rims. Im not a fan of adaptors so it's not an option for me
Bump. Quick question for the pros: If I go the passat syncro rear for haldex and am going to run the big gas tank what other parts do I need to source from Europe? I know there are two brackets, but other then that I think I would be good.
My plan so far is: Passat syncro rear setup with notched spare tire well and hemmeroid gas tank. Although I have a couple ideas for solving the gas tank issue. If it is possible I would section it and plastic weld it so it didn't hang so low, or if that doesn't work I will do a custom aluminum fuel cell that will still go to the factory gas door.
Only parts I have so far are the ones for the o2m box to bolt up like factory But I have a passat syncro locally that I should be picking up if I can get if for the right price... and more importantly somewhere to store it considering I already have a wrecker Corrado.
Last edited by JamesS; 10-04-2011 at 07:23 PM.
2. Haldex Swap
1. Syncro rear axle assembly converted to accept haldex dif with dutch build kit (around 400 usd)
LOL THATS MY REAR BEAM I BUILT LOL
was just looking though the web found this post and bam theres my rear axle lol
Last edited by bam20v; 01-29-2012 at 04:49 PM.
Anyone have any insight into the subframe? I have a stock g60 subframe, but want to convert to the later vr6 style for strength while keeping the non plus suspension. From what I know so far I will need a Vr front crossmember from a Corrado or Passat and a mk3 k frame... I really don't have a great understanding of the differences between suspension. Would appreciate some insight so I can start gathering those parts.
I also added a couple pictures, and should have more to add once I get my syncro axle later in the month.
Finally, I know a couple other guys here are doing this swap as well- anyone want me to try and see if there is any sort of group price for dutchbuild haldex beam conversions, or if packaging them together can save on shipping? There might be jig floating around too, Ive yet to find out. Would be nice to also make a fb group or something to troubleshoot/ trade parts during the process.
Last edited by JamesS; 02-14-2012 at 12:13 AM.
You don't need the front crossmember to convert. But for your info the passat is the same as corrado.
IIRC doesn't the MK3 K frame in the "MK2" Corrado chassis make the motor sit higher?
- As Rob mentioned, the Kframes are all interchangeable (pretty much). ..plus suspension, non-plus etc. You just need to keep the A Arms, Rack, sway bar and spindles consistent with the suspension width.
- The Mk3 KFrame has longer tail brackets (after the sway bar mount) that you can either shorten to match the Corrado or just drill a hole and use a washer or 2 between the body.
- The engine mount cup is about 3/16" taller than the Corrado VR. At least this is true for the Mk3 2L is because I measured and compared them. Not sure if the Mk3 Vr is taller or not, but either way it is not that significant.
- For a 4 Cyl, you will need to use the Aluminum Rear Engine bracket for the corresponding subframe. Mk3 with Mk3 (5 speed only), Mk2 with mk2 or G60. Needs to be modified to clear Syncro or get the Proper Syncro engine bracket. If you get the True Syncro rear engine bracket, make sure you use the subframe to match or else the bracket will not bolt to the mount properly (mk2/g60 uses 3 bolts, Mk3 uses one single bolt). I am not sure if there are 2 styles on the syncro brkt as you will have to ask someone in the know if they every made the MK3 style.
- 4cyls use the Vibration Dampening Weight welded to the front of the KFrame
Front Engine carrier/Cross member
To use the stronger VR style on a G60 or Mk2, you need either a Corrao VR, B3 VR or any B4 front Cross member. They are all the same and use the VR, Mk3 style engine mount. Note: B3 2L is the same as the G60/Mk2.
If you use the VR Cross member (as I will call it) on a 4cyl, then you must use the proper Front Engine bracket. The only model that will work directly is a MK3 Diesel 5 speed. It has the provision to bolt to the 02a/Syncro trans like all 02a's AND has the proper angle on the front that is suitable for said carrier. Mk2/G60 front engine brkts do not have the Correct Angle on the Front Engine brkt. There are pics of this in my build thread.
Hopefully this clarifies all of the Carrier/KFrame q's.
Thanks for the info on the sub frames. On my personal front I just bought an o2m, haldex rear differential, shiftbox, and all driveshafts. They are still in transit, but this arrived today:
I am pretty pumped! Hopefully I can have the o2m in this fall.
Just throwing this out there: I know that a bunch of people are considering, in the process of, or done haldex/syncro conversions. Is there any interest in a facebook group so we can do some parts sharing/ general brainstorming? This swap is definitely one where it helps to have some guidance and it seems like each person has something to bring to the table. Might be something to consider if there is enough interest.
Some crunching of numbers for my personal costs just to give an idea to those considering.
So far mine is like this:
O2m, haldex dif, driveshafts, shiftbox, brakes : $1400
Euro retrofit shiftbox parts $90
Syncro rear axle $200
-$300 (for TT brakes when I sell them)
-$100 (selling syncro dif)
So, a rough estimate of other parts
Standalone $1100 or $300 if I go cheap
Gas tank, syncro floorpan and support (passat) $400 or approx $1500 for Rallye?
O2m mounts $350
Haldex mount $400
low: $1450 mid: $2250 high $3350
Plus around $1500 for various things I may encounter/ paint/ sandblasting/ powdercoat/ hardware/ driveshaft shortening.
Based upon my own costs I think I could do rallye for around $6300, and passat for right around $5000. If I skimped on management I could get down to around $4200. Keep in mind this is all not including the countless hours of prep and install but 90% of that can be done by me with help from family/ friends.
Euro retro box ?
That bull**** isn't a given for awd/haldex/synchro I can get any brake line or for 80 a pair....
My Quattro v8 isn't adding to that but im assuming your putting in the time to weld if you're pricing as you are.....
Even my passdown to my son I could do for a bit cheaper ...... The question is are YOU wiling to get dirty? Even the plating I could do on my own but if you're a lazy " I want off the pretty shelf" person you run up a bill.... Functional and clean up/ up grade as you go not so much...... Just my opinion... Seems your adding engine and this would be considered purely drivetrain ..... Again I just see it being done cheaper if you have skills or play your cards right.
Last edited by Evil16v; 06-05-2012 at 03:51 AM.