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    Thread: 10k Revs of 2.5L Big Turbo AWD Rabbit Madness!

    1. 06-25-2011 11:02 PM #36
      The parts for the AWD swap should be here next week and the drivetrain should be here from the UK in another 2 weeks.

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      06-26-2011 11:27 AM #37
      When do you guys plan on dynoing your NA setup? Im anxious to see how much power can be made with all those parts since thats most likely the direction Ill be going with my car.
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      06-26-2011 12:21 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by tay272 View Post
      When do you guys plan on dynoing your NA setup? Im anxious to see how much power can be made with all those parts since thats most likely the direction Ill be going with my car.
      x2

    4. 06-28-2011 01:13 AM #39
      We are planning on dynoing the car before it gets torn apart but for now we are tearing apart the interior and removing all sorts of weight. I will post a pic soon of the parts that were removed but for now we removed an additional 200lbs today and we expect to be able to remove an additional 200 tomorrow which will bring the cars total weight according to the corner balance scales to around 2500lbs.

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      06-28-2011 01:38 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by gabe@bwperformance View Post
      We are planning on dynoing the car before it gets torn apart but for now we are tearing apart the interior and removing all sorts of weight. I will post a pic soon of the parts that were removed but for now we removed an additional 200lbs today and we expect to be able to remove an additional 200 tomorrow which will bring the cars total weight according to the corner balance scales to around 2500lbs.
      That's awesome.
      I excited to see how gutted the car needs be to reach that weight.
      Our cars would feel a lot quicker if they weren't so portly.
      All for safety, so I suppose it's ok.

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      06-28-2011 03:08 AM #41
      do share all you are doing..

      i dont mind removing rear seats, spare, and all the misc minimal stuff...

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      06-28-2011 07:31 AM #42
      Yeah that is ALOT of weight to remove from that car. Id like to know what all came out of it, Im assuming the entire interior except the stuff that needs to stay.
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    8. 06-28-2011 11:15 AM #43
      Yeah pretty much the entire interior except for the dash. We have removed a total of 260lbs in the interior but of course the cage weighs about 120lbs. The extra weight which hasnt been removed as of yet will be the entire HVAC system, additional wiring, glass (which will be replaced with polycarbonate), Emissions System, A/C Components, and much more. WE are hoping that the car will sit nicely around 2800lbs-2900lbs when it is all said and done with the big turbo and the AWD setup.

    9. 06-30-2011 11:45 AM #44
      2800-2900 awd would be perfect for a race rabbit. The good thing about this build is you can add weights wherever possible to make the car somewhat even at all 4 corners.
      As mentioned above please post your results on the NA setup, I've always been a big fan of the 2.5 and is considering doing an Audi b5 A4quattro with the 2.5 turbocharged in the near future.

    10. 06-30-2011 03:14 PM #45
      Thanks for all of the comments. We are working on getting the car put back together that way we can get it up on the dyno. So far we are at 260lbs of total removed weight. We still though have most of the HVAC system to remove, a couple of airbags, some sheet metal out of the doors, the glass (which will be replaced with lexan), wiring, and other small bits here and there.














    11. 06-30-2011 03:29 PM #46
      The biggest hurdle to overcome is going to be trying to remove the actual A/C compressor. I am not sure how we are going to tackle it but we will figure it out soon here. It would be nice though if another company has already developed a setup for the A/C delete and if anyone knows please let us know otherwise we will engineer something ourselves.

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      06-30-2011 04:37 PM #47
      Can you or the owner maybe give me or sell me the piece I arrowed? Mine broke from a dumbell!lol
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    13. 07-01-2011 01:00 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Can you or the owner maybe give me or sell me the piece I arrowed? Mine broke from a dumbell!lol
      I will look tomorrow but sadly I think it has already been thrown away....

      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      I don't wanna turn this into a FS thread, but do you guys have the plastic piece that slides up and down with the ebrake lever? Mine has cracked and I could use another one.
      I think we may still have that piece. Again I will look tomorrow.


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      07-01-2011 01:18 AM #50
      Wow... Now, finish the NA so we cann see what you do!

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      07-01-2011 06:57 AM #51
      Been there done that 4yrs ago:






      And your finished "fully built" engine should look like this:







      And your finished car should look like this:






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      The car is a 2007 VW Rabbit 2dr 2.5L with Tiptronic. It only has
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    17. 07-01-2011 02:16 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      I don't wanna turn this into a FS thread, but do you guys have the plastic piece that slides up and down with the ebrake lever? Mine has cracked and I could use another one.
      I have that piece still. Shoot me a pm

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      07-01-2011 06:33 PM #54
      Get rid of the whole dash and get one of those Auto Meter Pro-Comp Pro dash and weld a bracket to the fire wall for it Sard also makes quite a few universal versions of these as well.

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    19. 07-02-2011 11:11 PM #55
      Just finished spending the entire day with the plasma cutter and welder cutting out the stock seat supports/mounts and welding in some newer lower ones because my head with a helmet on was above the roll cage which is not good. BTW it was a ton of work and having to go back through and reinforce all of the sides again was a major pain.

    20. 07-03-2011 01:21 PM #56
      Keep it up guys.

    21. 07-08-2011 11:02 PM #57
      Bump for updates.

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      07-09-2011 01:19 AM #58
      what are you going to do with the spare tire hole?? why not cut and put straight sheet metal there... more aerodynamic and lighter too!

    23. 07-09-2011 05:40 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      what are you going to do with the spare tire hole?? why not cut and put straight sheet metal there... more aerodynamic and lighter too!
      We will be cutting out the whole rear pan and welding in some new sheet metal so it is a more flat surface. We do not have too many updates this week as we had to build 3 engines for customers which allowed for no time for our own fun projects however we did modify the floor and get the seat mounted. It was a lot of work but the end result is great. I will post some pics in a few.

    24. 07-10-2011 04:10 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by gabe@bwperformance View Post
      We will be cutting out the whole rear pan and welding in some new sheet metal so it is a more flat surface. We do not have too many updates this week as we had to build 3 engines for customers which allowed for no time for our own fun projects however we did modify the floor and get the seat mounted. It was a lot of work but the end result is great. I will post some pics in a few.

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      07-10-2011 08:50 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by gabe@bwperformance View Post
      The biggest hurdle to overcome is going to be trying to remove the actual A/C compressor. I am not sure how we are going to tackle it but we will figure it out soon here. It would be nice though if another company has already developed a setup for the A/C delete and if anyone knows please let us know otherwise we will engineer something ourselves.

      I'm looking at that as well- also the dry sump setup is difficult unless we re-shuffle stuff. I'll probably run an electric water pump and re-sort the accessories.

      I'm kinda planning on putting the engine eventaully into a different platform and I would need hydraulic power steering I think, so whatever I figure out will need to be modular.

      I'm trying to get a FARO arm in the shop in the next month or two which would make it a hell of a lot simpler to put something together.
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    26. 07-10-2011 11:42 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@integrated View Post
      I'm looking at that as well- also the dry sump setup is difficult unless we re-shuffle stuff. I'll probably run an electric water pump and re-sort the accessories.

      I'm kinda planning on putting the engine eventaully into a different platform and I would need hydraulic power steering I think, so whatever I figure out will need to be modular.

      I'm trying to get a FARO arm in the shop in the next month or two which would make it a hell of a lot simpler to put something together.
      Please keep me updated on your findings as I am very interested.

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      07-10-2011 11:46 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@integrated View Post
      I'm trying to get a FARO arm in the shop in the next month or two which would make it a hell of a lot simpler to put something together.
      Thats a pretty penny
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      07-11-2011 12:24 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Thats a pretty penny
      but it would be amazin!

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      07-11-2011 09:49 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      but it would be amazin!
      Ya Ive used one before. Very usefull, and scary to use.
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    30. 07-11-2011 06:46 PM #66
      Well here is the progress for the seat mount which took forever.
















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      07-11-2011 07:36 PM #67
      2 questions:

      you wouldnt be using the stock steering wheel.. are you?
      and, why sparco? just want to know the reasons of why this over the competition...

    32. 07-11-2011 07:43 PM #68
      All of our road course race cars since I was a kid have run Sparco seats and harnesses so I guess its just a personal preference thing and also the PRO ADV fits me perfect. I have bought 4 of them now for 3 different cars and I love them.

      And our Turbo R32 runs one of these


    33. 07-12-2011 01:18 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by gabe@bwperformance View Post
      All of our road course race cars since I was a kid have run Sparco seats and harnesses so I guess its just a personal preference thing and also the PRO ADV fits me perfect. I have bought 4 of them now for 3 different cars and I love them.

      And our Turbo R32 runs one of these

      That looks fantastically uncomfortable, do they custom make it to measure? Cause there is no friggen way i would fit in that.

    34. 07-12-2011 01:45 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by DerekH View Post
      That looks fantastically uncomfortable, do they custom make it to measure? Cause there is no friggen way i would fit in that.
      Yeah they can custom make them for your body and it is uncomfortable but it is very safe. They are mainly designed for Stock cars and Drag cars but they have road course ones as well.

      Oh and we are not using the stock steering wheel. That will be gone very soon.

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