This is what hot roding is all about. Using what you got and making it work. Fcuk it Vw motors suck in stock forum and we all know it. Do what you want to do. Its your car and fcuk the haters that will be in the dust cloud behind you. hahahah
As for the gauge cluster you might be able to use a mk3 cluster or simply use autometers. By using the autometer setup you are able to standardize all the wiring without any strange conversion. I do believe the honda speed output from the transmission is electrical so it will make using the autometers pretty easy.
For actuating your clutch i would use a hydraulic setup and skip all the cable nonsense. Thats just a possible annoyance. I would opt either to use a vw clutch master cylinder with a custom line to the honda slave cylinder, or an aftermarket clutch pedal assembly like a tilton or wilwood. If you cant i guess the crx cable can do the trick.
When you decide to wire this in it would be a good idea to leave all the stock vw body harness in, and simply remove the engine harness a fit it with megasquirt. To engage the vtech solenoid you could use one the outputs for nitrous or meth injection since you are able to activate them based off rpm.
and you can chill with the "armchair mechanic' stuff...built quite a few things just because i dont post a new thread every time i wax my car doesnt mean i dont know how to build something.
check the n/a 8v top 1/4 mile list. show me a faster street 8v. still had a lot teft in the setup too never did fine tune it. i just dont get it. i will never have a honda motor in any vw. if i was hell bent on a k20 or b series, i would just buy a honda. yes the k20 is a better engine. so is an gm ls series v8. why not just put an ls1 in it?
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No problem, glad I could help. I've only seen pictures of the cars in question and nothing else, unfortunately. This is the only VW site I'm registered on as I don't currently own one, was looking for a Scirocco, but haven't gotten one yet.Thanks Fireblade RX7 for all the input so far. The green rabbit that you posted up, or even the white caddy, do you have any other information on those cars? Also, are you regestered on VAGdrivers? I want to ask the guy about the K-swap for pictures of any work he has done recently. His signiture leads me to believe he has it finished.
I'm pretty sure that Corrado is running, he has an in car video up of him driving it around.
Well that's your problem that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic. Unless you have something constructive to add instead of skewed and biased opinions, I'd suggest that you take that crap somewhere else.hyperformancevw
i just dont get it. i will never have a honda motor in any vw. if i was hell bent on a k20 or b series, i would just buy a honda. yes the k20 is a better engine. so is an gm ls series v8. why not just put an ls1 in it?
If you look at the Rabbit It must be right hand drive. Witch would make it easier to swap (imo) but there looks to be no room behind the motor so you would need some sort of aftermarket pedat set up for the b series swap. Cool idea though being an n/a guy myself
a b20 should be fine...try find a vtech head...the one on the b20 isnt so great...and the ls transmission has pretty tall gearing..im not sure what your plan is for the car though....i did however have the luxury of driving a car with a type r transmission and it is wonderful...always in your power and it has an lsd...a gsr or si transmission would do also.....another swap to look at is the h22. the price of the full swap is not too expensive....check ebay
I had a 93 Civic Si that I put a H22A1 into, blew a rod out the side of the block, then put a H23A bluetop in. Rediculously fast.... The benefits of doing an h-series would be the better pricing on engines and trans, an easier shift-cable setup, and the base of a large engine. The drawback is that the engine has FRP sleeves, there in making boost nearly a no go. The electronics situation doesn't change, though. Well other than the fact of wiring in another actuator, the secondary butterflies.
At the loss of low end power. I did quite a few runs with different manifold setups on that car, and the best just seemed to be retaining the stock functionality. I tried ported, with butterflies, without, always open, always closed. But having them open up with vtec gave a great low grunt with a lot of high pull. If I were to get rid of them, I would just go with a custom/aftermarket manifold. Actually talking about makes me want another big block
what i remember from my swap, is the older the integra axle you use, the shorter they get. so a normal height swap would use the 94-97 axles, slightly lowered used 90-93 axles, and slammed swaps used 87-89 axles. i assume the same would come into play here. but do you think that changes anything about the brake setup? wouldn't it at least change the fact that you now need lug nuts instead of studs?
hi guys i love the whole dub meet honda thing, this is wat am talking about am ging down this route my self,i am guna fit a b16 or a b18 into a polo 6n
but i have found a few pics to help for those who are going in on it.
i also have a k20 fitting guide in a caddy witch i will find soon
cool beans...I havent seen one in person yet.....i think it would be no diff than any other swap...thats what being car guys about....this is the chevy, ford of the euro scene....thers a local guy here he spent a lil over 2 grand in his aba 16v na...putting 240 whp all motor....mild cams...pistons ...rods and head work....he drives it everyday...pretty reliable..........alot honda here in va..... alot of them making power na and supercharged....... good luck on the build...this is the hybrid thread.....
lol, it really does look like they fit in rite at home,
but here we go to help a litte more for those who are intressted in building honda engine dubs
well first you will need some plates to sit on the chassis rails
and that is prittey much it for fitting a k20 in your caddy,but its just like that if your fitting it in any other vw,