I need VR6 in my life...
very nice, are the stage 3 kits ready, to be ordered want to extra safe with the vrt... im really excited for this kit i think it will be a hit cause alot of people now want a mk1 vr which is a pain in the ass, untill now but when building a car i dont think money is really an issue. its all about the love!
Then watch the VR blow up
You'll make 150whp out of both. Headerback on both, decked block on the aba 16v and matched cams. Now which costs more to mod, which costs more to turbo, which weighs more, and which is a filthy pig on fuel.
This looks to be a really good setup, and definitely simplifies the swap. Combined with CE2 this would work really nicely, but I personally do not believe a VR belongs in a mk1. Now a ce2 mk2 coupe... that's a whole different story
Last edited by etta gli; 12-23-2011 at 12:26 PM.
how much more difficult would it be to use a ob2 vs obd1? im thining about this a lot and obviously you wouldnt use the ac and ps...what else can be taken off? im sure there is a bunch of emissions that can be deleted which id think would simplify wiring by a decent amount. also what is used for cooling? stock mk1 rad enought to keep a vr cool?
thanks and well done!
You can delete EGR, SAI, cat and even rear o2 on the obd2 with the right chip.
Deleting these things dont simplify the wiring at all. I deleted them on my swap and I actually think that the SAI pump probably wouldnt have fit anyway so it needs to go regardless probably.
Many people have used a mk1 rad although IMO, the larger the better. Im running a Corrado VR radiator with two 12" slim fans, low temp fan switch and low temp thermostat.
We haven't had much time to dedicate to the VR6 Rabbit but we are determined to get it on track very soon!
Since we last posted up we have :
Installed Sparco seats and harnesses - made custom brackets
Installed Ignition/Battery Kill Switch
Finished and Painted Cage
Installed Custom Gauges
Installed Push Button Ignition
Mounted Custom Oil Cooler
Upgraded Brakes (Still waiting on new front Wilwoods)
Modified Shifter for Custom Short Shift
Raised the Shifter Box - Custom Brackets
New hub and steering wheel are on the way - as well we are going to clean the car up and apply some livery.
Here are a few shots of some of the progress
He said I had a nifty little car. Oh, he did get me on not having a windshield washer reservoir..... luckly It only took me a minute to install it for a sticker. I brought it to a shop in Shelburne and the guy walked out of his office and said "No Way" just by looking at it
i have been running mine with a flipped rabbit radiator with a single aftermarket electric fan wired on its own little harness using the stock thermoswitch for around 3000 hard miles...hard because i drive the crap out of my rabbit, and its nothing but fun all day. my temp has never gone over the center mark (except when the plug wasnt on it that one time )
also, my bfi front engine mount is effortlessly handling the abuse i am throwing at it. though i just have a stock vr with a lsd, it people were still skeptical for some reason. i believed in you.
Well its been awhile since any updates, with all the shows and summer business its been hard to put time in on the car. But that has changed.
We recently did a series of major engine work and upgrades: timing chains, guides, BFI cooling kit, BFI billet crack pipe, BFI lw flywheel and clutch kit, and a set of Cat cams.
Along with a series of smaller things including: catch can, exhaust tweeks, and fab'd up some lower rear axle tiebars/adjusters
A few pics:
It will be vinyled up for its first track weekend on Sept 17th and GMP's Fallout track day at CMP