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      10-02-2011 09:50 PM #26
      Again, I don't see how this is "out of the box". It is more of one of those things that hasn't been done before for a reason. I guess if you lived in the states and weren't used to seeing RHD cars it might be a bigger deal, up here everyone would just assume that it was Japanese and your resale would plummet since most people don't want a RHD.

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      10-02-2011 10:12 PM #27
      Aside from the visual safety aspect, there's other hang ups I have about most swaps/conversions. I for one love modifying, but there's a rule of thumb that has to be followed. If it came like that out of the factory somewhere in the world. What are you prepared to do to get it? or how much time/money are you going to commit to build it?

      If you can buy something like a RHD corrado out of the box, it's just better... Props to those who can build it. but it's like all these mk4 kids who bought a 2.0 auto and want to swap in a 1.8t 5spd..... why bother when it can be found with a little searching.


      that's my take on it.

      but RHD does have a coolness factor to it.

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      10-02-2011 11:03 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      up here everyone would just assume that it was Japanese and your resale would plummet since most people don't want a RHD.
      Conversely, if you buy a Corrado and you're concerned about resale value to the world of people who don't know/care what a Corrado is, you probably shouldn't own a Corrado.

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      10-02-2011 11:30 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by DRW-CORRADO View Post


      i was just checking out the dash differences. none. then I started thinking about how awkward and exciting the test drive will be...

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      10-03-2011 12:04 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      Again, I don't see how this is "out of the box". It is more of one of those things that hasn't been done before for a reason. I guess if you lived in the states and weren't used to seeing RHD cars it might be a bigger deal, up here everyone would just assume that it was Japanese and your resale would plummet since most people don't want a RHD.
      for you dude!! but i am not sure he was asking for opinions... if this is such a common thing lets see some pics from north america... not saying there is not one or two around but why such negativity here??? This is gonna be different for our area so i can not wait to tear into this thing

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      10-03-2011 01:42 AM #31
      it'll be cool for the owner/builder for about a month.... then driving it will begin to take it's toll.... and it will become sickening.... and then when a RHD specific part breaks... they'll really be pissed...

      WrongSideDrive's heater core went in his last year and took quite some time locating one from across the pond (and at quite the expense too)

      give it a while, the novelty will wear off...
      Last edited by BellCityDubber; 10-03-2011 at 01:45 AM.

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      10-03-2011 10:12 AM #32
      I think its cool when someone does something they want to their car because its their car... I'm just sayin.
      I would have gone with the 3 seat, center drive, that's just me!
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      10-03-2011 10:27 AM #33
      I would only be impressed if the A/C and Heat actually worked with the RHD dash. Otherwise meh..... novelty.

      Car is looking better every year though.
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      10-03-2011 10:58 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBZAK View Post
      I would only be impressed if the A/C and Heat actually worked with the RHD dash. Otherwise meh..... novelty.
      Since we never got factory AC its unlikely Heat is easy enough though.
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      10-03-2011 11:02 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Since we never got factory AC its unlikely Heat is easy enough though.
      A/C is overrated IMO, lol
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      10-03-2011 11:48 AM #36
      Ac < power

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      10-03-2011 11:59 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by scuba2005 View Post
      Ac < power
      Power of a Female who wants to ride in your Corrado in Florida > the 5 HP extra made from deleting A/C.

      Next lame reason please.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      10-03-2011 12:02 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBZAK View Post
      Power of a Female who wants to ride in your Corrado in Florida > the 5 HP extra made from deleting A/C.

      Next lame reason please.

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      10-03-2011 12:11 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBZAK View Post
      Power of a Female who wants to ride in your Corrado in Florida > the 5 HP extra made from deleting A/C.

      Next lame reason please.


      Or when its raining, or when she doesn't want the wind in her hair, or when I don't want to arrive somewhere looking like I showered with my clothes on.
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      10-03-2011 12:12 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      What a waste of time, but if it floats your boat then whatever
      Falls into the same category as everything else we do to our cars that isn't strictly maintenance or OEM parts replacement.
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      10-03-2011 12:24 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      A/C is overrated IMO, lol
      Dude! It was 29* here today I was sitting in traffic idling the TDI at 1500rpm just so the AC compressor could make moar colds
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      10-03-2011 01:09 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Dude! It was 29* here today I was sitting in traffic idling the TDI at 1500rpm just so the AC compressor could make moar colds
      pff , 29oC is nothing, that's like winter to us here, lol

      I don't know why, but the Corrado always feels "cool" to me, cooler than my DD/work car (Citroen C4) - I've never felt the need to have an AC on my Corrado, just pop the sunroof, roll down the drivers window and voila. Maybe its just because I don't drive it that much and when I do, I'm so thrilled/happy to
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
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      10-03-2011 01:44 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      pff , 29oC is nothing, that's like winter to us here, lol
      Compared to what we're used to in the UK nudging 30 is second only to the surface of the sun
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      10-03-2011 01:54 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBZAK View Post
      Power of a Female who wants to ride in your Corrado in Florida > the 5 HP extra made from deleting A/C.

      Next lame reason please.
      So true the Girlfriend hates that I have no AC

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      few here, few there, big whoop wanna fight about it?
      10-03-2011 04:19 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by somebodynowhere View Post
      So true the Girlfriend hates that I have no AC
      tell her to drive her own car then. my car>any bitch
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      10-03-2011 04:36 PM #46
      Why do you think I still don't have ac

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      10-03-2011 05:12 PM #47
      Or you could do what i did and tie her down to your roof rack...........good to go A/C haha

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      10-03-2011 05:22 PM #48
      hmm this could be a good way to get rid of her...loose knot here or there

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      10-03-2011 05:46 PM #49
      Who said he's into chicks....maybe he likes dudes

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      10-03-2011 10:09 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by BellCityDubber View Post
      WrongSideDrive's heater core went in his last year and took quite some time locating one from across the pond (and at quite the expense too)
      New heater core is alreadly on its way


      Quote Originally Posted by DUBZAK View Post
      I would only be impressed if the A/C and Heat actually worked with the RHD dash.
      Car hasn't had A/C since the vr swap and the heat will be easy, I put 8 to 10 heat cores in vws a year. I am more worried about drilling holes in the firewall than the heater. and like the other guys said no a/c clip.


      Quote Originally Posted by project92raddoslc View Post
      Who said he's into chicks....maybe he likes dudes
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      Yes, everyone, it is novelty why else would I do it?

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