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    Thread: How to build a relatively inexpensive, reliable, 'powerful' 2.0 8v.

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      07-04-2012 08:45 PM #476
      Found a eurospec trans today for my mk2. The gear ratios for both tranny's are:
      4y:
      1st: 3.45
      2nd: 2.12
      3rd: 1.44
      4th: 1.13
      5th: .89
      F/D: 3.67
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      Eurospec MPG:
      1st: 3.45
      2nd: 2.05
      3rd: 1.25
      4th: .93
      5th: .74
      F/D: 3.81

      Anyone ever run one of these and think they're worth it? The MPG factor is really the only reason I drive the MK2. I want a good, solid DD.
      With the Eurospec MPG trans, I'll only be doing 3.5k RPM at 85MPH!
      With the 4y, it's around 4k RPM at 85MPH.

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      07-05-2012 06:11 AM #477
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      Found a eurospec trans today for my mk2. The gear ratios for both tranny's are:
      4y:
      1st: 3.45
      2nd: 2.12
      3rd: 1.44
      4th: 1.13
      5th: .89
      F/D: 3.67
      -----------------
      Eurospec MPG:
      1st: 3.45
      2nd: 2.05
      3rd: 1.25
      4th: .93
      5th: .74
      F/D: 3.81

      Anyone ever run one of these and think they're worth it? The MPG factor is really the only reason I drive the MK2. I want a good, solid DD.
      With the Eurospec MPG trans, I'll only be doing 3.5k RPM at 85MPH!
      With the 4y, it's around 4k RPM at 85MPH.
      I think I'd run a CHE from a stock MK3 ABA. They are easy to find and your rpms will be similar to the Eurospec.
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      07-05-2012 09:14 PM #478
      Quote Originally Posted by Prof315 View Post
      I think I'd run a CHE from a stock MK3 ABA. They are easy to find and your rpms will be similar to the Eurospec.
      I looked it up, thanks for the input!

      It's either an ABA 020 or a TDI 02a with a lower F/D (3.65). I'm still managing 25+ MPG dding this car. It's amazing. And my GT S/C is getting around 23.. much better than I was getting N/A! But it's a 6 speed, so.. I'm not entirely sure about how it would be with a 5 speed.

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      07-05-2012 09:32 PM #479
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      07-06-2012 05:50 AM #480
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      I looked it up, thanks for the input!

      It's either an ABA 020 or a TDI 02a with a lower F/D (3.65). I'm still managing 25+ MPG dding this car. It's amazing. And my GT S/C is getting around 23.. much better than I was getting N/A! But it's a 6 speed, so.. I'm not entirely sure about how it would be with a 5 speed.
      I can tell you from experience that an 02A eats quite a bit more power than the 020. But if you really want the 02A, an ATA from a G60 Corrado is easy to find and is basically a CHE in terms of gearing. TDI 02As are pretty scarce.
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      07-06-2012 12:43 PM #481
      Quote Originally Posted by Prof315 View Post
      I can tell you from experience that an 02A eats quite a bit more power than the 020. But if you really want the 02A, an ATA from a G60 Corrado is easy to find and is basically a CHE in terms of gearing. TDI 02As are pretty scarce.
      Really? I've never run into that problem with any of my 02A powered cars.. I guess I didn't know to look for it. I found a blown engine TDI passat wagon on craigslist - that's the only reason I really picked one. I usually use a 02a Corrado G60/Passat 16v trans in any car that is "built".. The ratios are pretty well the same as a CHE, maybe a bit closer together. Thanks for your advice.

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      07-07-2012 07:01 AM #482
      When my first Corrado had a mildly built ABA in it I took it to the dyno. Stock rado ATA code 02A tranny in it. My best pull was 116whp. I have dynoed a number of SCCA Mk3 ITB cars with very similar builds to my rado. With the stock CHE 020 they all pulled 125+ whp.
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      07-07-2012 03:28 PM #483
      Quote Originally Posted by Prof315 View Post
      When my first Corrado had a mildly built ABA in it I took it to the dyno. Stock rado ATA code 02A tranny in it. My best pull was 116whp. I have dynoed a number of SCCA Mk3 ITB cars with very similar builds to my rado. With the stock CHE 020 they all pulled 125+ whp.
      Wow. I wonder if I could have made better than 160WHP in my old track car. 159.9 was infuriating.

      My dd 8v made 135whp with a corrado trans. If it had an 020 maybe I could have made 140+. Dang. What a bummer.

      I appreciate the info. Never knew this.

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      07-08-2012 09:52 PM #484
      Quote Originally Posted by AJmustDIE View Post
      No pictures at all....
      I posted some before and after videos and pictures a few pages back. It's hard to get the camera to hold still unless I go from a 60mph 3rd gear roll. I switched over to a Euro SEAT cluster, too. I like it a lot. KPH = makes it look so fast! Lol

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      07-08-2012 10:41 PM #485
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      07-09-2012 03:32 PM #486
      Someone help me fab up a OEM intake box that fits in the MK2 chassis with the ABA swap with a Mk4 intake manifold. I can't stand the noise a cone filter makes compared to my old SRI. The SRI noise is so intoxicating. I miss it so much. I might put it on the mk2 just for the hell of it.
      I'm thinking a MK4 intake box would fit but I'd have to use custom plumbing. The MK4 airbox snorkel won't reach anywhere good and I don't want to cut holes in the car.

    12. 07-09-2012 06:43 PM #487
      I have a mkiv box collecting dust in my basement.


      €

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      07-09-2012 06:50 PM #488
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan View Post
      I have a mkiv box collecting dust in my basement.


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      I have one from my brother's .:R32, I think they're the same thing. I'm not too familiar with MK4's, but if this doesn't work I'll let you know. I appreciate the help.

      I'm thinking I can use the air intake snorkel the MK4 box has by wrapping tubing around it and running it into a hole cut into the engine bay or right infront of the bumper/grill ducts.

      SRI intake noise>No intake noise>cone filter noise.

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      07-10-2012 09:06 PM #489
      ...I keep buying 2.0's. I couldn't resist this time, though. Problem is: IT'S MY FIRST MK4 2 LITRE! What have I gotten myself into?

      It's all stock. 2000 model. 5 speed. GTI. (well, 2 door golf..)
      Anyone have a MK4 and suggest mods to make it a little less slow and funner to drive? Lol. 0-60 is like 12 seconds.
      Last edited by Hurt; 07-10-2012 at 09:09 PM.

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      07-11-2012 12:00 AM #490
      try the mk4 forums?

    16. 07-11-2012 07:44 AM #491
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      ...It's all stock. 2000 model...
      ... suggest mods...
      Mod # 1: Sell it.

      Actually, buy yourself some new piston rings and install them right side up.

      Then sell it.

      Buying a MKIV 2.0 GTI is comparable to saying you just bought a 1974 Mustang II.

      Im serious.

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      07-11-2012 09:41 AM #492
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      ...I keep buying 2.0's. I couldn't resist this time, though. Problem is: IT'S MY FIRST MK4 2 LITRE! What have I gotten myself into?

      It's all stock. 2000 model. 5 speed. GTI. (well, 2 door golf..)
      Anyone have a MK4 and suggest mods to make it a little less slow and funner to drive? Lol. 0-60 is like 12 seconds.
      lw fly and mildly stronger/snappier clutch (usually comes in a package deal; lw fly and VR clutch), giac chip and exhaust or just remove muffler and cat and leave the resonator (those were my original mods) tho i think united motorsports has a better chip now. The GIAC chip made a noticeable difference, it definitely took away the feeling the 4th gear didnt accel any faster than 5th...with the chip it did finally

      Should be good for high 16s then ...no seriously
      Last edited by Quintin@USRT; 07-11-2012 at 09:44 AM.

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      07-11-2012 11:50 AM #493
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan View Post
      Mod # 1: Sell it.

      Actually, buy yourself some new piston rings and install them right side up.

      Then sell it.

      Buying a MKIV 2.0 GTI is comparable to saying you just bought a 1974 Mustang II.

      Im serious.
      Yeah, I might end up re-selling it. I bought it from an Auction - They said the trans was toasted. In reality it was the shift linkage.

      I really don't like it so far. It isn't my first MK4, but it's my first MK4 2.0 - this car is slower than a MK3 by a long shot and doesn't feel any better in any way. At all. The interior is maybe a teeny bit better, I like the seats. Other than that? MK4's suck.


      To the guy who said "go to the MK4 forum" - are you crazy? The ratio of stupid people to helpful people in that forum is higher than the ratio of sluts to women in the jersey-shore area. I don't want any of their MK4 logic rubbing off onto me.

    19. 07-11-2012 11:57 AM #494
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      The ratio of stupid people to helpful people in that forum is higher than the ratio of sluts to women in the jersey-shore area.
      Hot damn....that analogy blows my Mustang II analogy away!


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      07-11-2012 12:23 PM #495
      Quintin had some good advice if you plan on keeping it, but i have had both giac and united motorsports tune... def go with UM. And stay away from the mk4 forum unless you want every post to be replied with lower it, get bags, or buy rs's

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      07-11-2012 07:11 PM #496
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan View Post
      Hot damn....that analogy blows my Mustang II analogy away!

      LMFAO. Thanks Travis. I thought it was a pretty good analogy myself.

      I'm just going to sell it. Screw MK4's. I only paid 900 dollars for it. 90k miles. 5 speed. Good body, motor, and trans. I guess this was more of a impulsive purchase. I was thinking I could keep it and let my wife have it as a second car, but our 2 girls are both still in car-seats, so a 2 door won't work.

      Speaking of 2.0's, did VW make a 8v Corrado in good ol' MERICA? I'd like to get my hands on one of those.. but Corrados in general are scarce around here! Jessi (oc80) has a SLC, and my friend has a lysholm G60, but other than that.. No Corrados around here!

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      07-11-2012 09:10 PM #497
      Anyone ever make a 2 step/launch control for a MK3? I'd really like to be able to get some good, consistent launches down.

      Also, anyone got a diagram for wiring up a push-button start? My little brother's ignition barrel went on his MK3 - I think the Push Button Start would add a little flair to the car, and it's cheaper than fixing the ignition.

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      07-11-2012 11:04 PM #498
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      Anyone ever make a 2 step/launch control for a MK3? I'd really like to be able to get some good, consistent launches down.

      Also, anyone got a diagram for wiring up a push-button start? My little brother's ignition barrel went on his MK3 - I think the Push Button Start would add a little flair to the car, and it's cheaper than fixing the ignition.
      Google WOTBox...do werk

    24. 07-12-2012 06:28 AM #499
      Of course Corrados came with an 8v...it was the 1.8l G60 motor.

      GO into the MKIII fashion forum and search that forum for 'push button start'. After you weed your way through all the 'thats rice' responses, you will find a couple good DIY's.

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      07-12-2012 08:50 AM #500
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan View Post
      Of course Corrados came with an 8v...it was the 1.8l G60 motor.

      Yeah but I'd rather run an ABA in a 'rado than a stock PG/G60..... Oh wait! that's what I did at first with my blue G60 and what I am doing now with my red SLC
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