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    Thread: BUILD THREAD vr6 swap B5 A4

    1. 03-21-2012 12:08 AM #1
      Figured id throw a build thread up in here as well to get some local advice, feedback and whatnot. car is a 98.5 b5 a4 quattro manual. im currently in the process of a vr6 swap which may or my not be boosted by the time i finish. if its not boosted right away, it will be down the road but keep in mind this will be a slow moving build as i am very busy with school and work and funds are slow going.

      plans are:

      shaved bay
      12v vr6 swap
      full respray
      shaved side marker lights
      shaved mid & lower door moldings
      s4 side skirts
      s4 front bumper with rs4 mod
      shaved exhaust cut out and molded rear valance
      full interior + cage

      hes some pics before and during the process

















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      03-21-2012 10:11 AM #2
      Can I ask why you would do this engine conversion?
      SERIOUSLY not trying to be a jerk!
      Just wondering what the impetus behind such a thing is.

    3. 03-21-2012 11:02 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Kwabena View Post
      Can I ask why you would do this engine conversion?
      SERIOUSLY not trying to be a jerk!
      Just wondering what the impetus behind such a thing is.
      The power that can be made out of the vr6 is the main reason. The engine has so much potential and when mixed with all wheel drive it is absolutely ridiculous. Plus the swap is somewhat unique, although it is starting to become more popular, it still has not been don't "that" much. When I lost compression on cyl 2 of my 1.8t I originally planned to build that engine. But, for the cost of a 2.0L stroker build I would still not be getting the power I really wanted to make. And many people are still having problems with their stroker builds and tuning. The vr6 has been proven time and time again that it can make serious power, which is what I'm looking for. Plus just the sound of the vr is more than enough to justify the swap

    4. 03-21-2012 11:28 AM #4
      The ultimate full interior street car. Enough said Haha
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd5aq...e_gdata_player
      Last edited by ThatA4T; 03-21-2012 at 11:30 AM.

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      03-21-2012 02:41 PM #5
      nuff said!

      and a 9.8 in the 1/4mile... dang.

    6. 03-21-2012 02:51 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Kwabena View Post
      nuff said!

      and a 9.8 in the 1/4mile... dang.
      That's the goal eventually. But gotta take this build in stages or it will never be done.

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      03-21-2012 03:14 PM #7
      Holy build man!! This is awesome!!! Cant wait to see the process in this, ill shure be watching this thread

    8. 03-21-2012 03:50 PM #8
      What transmission can you use for this?

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      03-21-2012 04:15 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatA4T View Post
      The power that can be made out of the vr6 is the main reason. The engine has so much potential and when mixed with all wheel drive it is absolutely ridiculous. Plus the swap is somewhat unique, although it is starting to become more popular, it still has not been don't "that" much. When I lost compression on cyl 2 of my 1.8t I originally planned to build that engine. But, for the cost of a 2.0L stroker build I would still not be getting the power I really wanted to make. And many people are still having problems with their stroker builds and tuning. The vr6 has been proven time and time again that it can make serious power, which is what I'm looking for. Plus just the sound of the vr is more than enough to justify the swap
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    10. 03-21-2012 05:44 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by wolfcastle View Post
      What transmission can you use for this?
      034 sells an adapter plate to run the stock trans for either b5 a4 or s4 my plans now are to run my stock a4 5 speed which I have bolted up currently. But as soon as I boost it ill need to swap to the s4 6 speed as well as driveshaft, rear diff and all 4 axles. If not ill blow my 5 speed immediately lol

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      03-21-2012 06:04 PM #11
      You really stepped up taking on this project Jordan. Way to go
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    12. 03-21-2012 07:45 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Beitz DUB View Post
      You really stepped up taking on this project Jordan. Way to go
      Thanks hardey. when I'm done can I have a job? Haha jk

    13. 03-21-2012 08:48 PM #13
      Pretty cool. Is that headliner suede a pre-stitched pattern or a stitch-look? Or did you have that all custom done? Looks really good.
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    14. 03-21-2012 08:57 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by GTi2OV View Post
      Pretty cool. Is that headliner suede a pre-stitched pattern or a stitch-look? Or did you have that all custom done? Looks really good.
      The suede is a material called suedeliner. Which I had stitched by my moms friend and I wrapped everything.

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      03-21-2012 09:30 PM #15
      Definitely going to be watching this

    16. 03-21-2012 11:04 PM #16
      If anyone has or knows of a b5 s4 front bumper, damaged or not, that I can buy please let me know. I'm having a Hell of a time tracking one down.

    17. 03-22-2012 01:48 PM #17
      Quick question. In deleting my evap system, can I just leave the evap hose vented straight to the atmosphere? Or do I need to keep the purge solenoid on and plugged in and vent to atmosphere? I know most guys keep the solenoid plugged in and vent to atmosphere. Just wondering if its necessary.

    18. 03-26-2012 02:24 AM #18

      who needs fender liners when you can shave and tuck your wheel wells

      more stripped goona be able to pick it up and carry it around soon

      got that mad camber

      welding

      best table ever

    19. 03-26-2012 11:36 AM #19
      Undercoating and wheel wells have been determined. Durabak smooth finish Bedliner will be sprayed in all 4 wheel wells as well as the whole underside of the car.
      Last edited by ThatA4T; 03-26-2012 at 12:05 PM.

    20. 03-29-2012 04:09 PM #20
      So ya... Dash is 95% out Haha and let me tell u, what a fantastic job Haha they put these together with the intention of them to never be removed. The routing of the wiring is stupid. Doesn't take long but sure is a hassle can't wait to re rout the wiring in a much more orderly fashion. And re rout my added wiring to look oem. Pics to follow tonight

    21. 03-29-2012 11:44 PM #21

      dash and complete car wiring harness is officially out. what a pain. cant wait for the re install.


      made some use of the lowered skateboard

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      03-30-2012 01:12 PM #22
      Good stuff!! I've been thinking about doing this swap ever since I saw USP run 9s. Let me know if you want some help wrenching!
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    23. 03-30-2012 01:21 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by JakkoVR View Post
      Good stuff!! I've been thinking about doing this swap ever since I saw USP run 9s. Let me know if you want some help wrenching!
      I'm always down for an extra hand in the garage. Where r u located?

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      03-30-2012 01:23 PM #24
      Just moved to Arvada!
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    25. 03-30-2012 01:36 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by JakkoVR View Post
      Just moved to Arvada!
      Not too far at all pm me ur number

    26. 03-31-2012 12:36 AM #26
      Need color opinions

    27. 04-01-2012 04:30 AM #27
      I'm in too deep. Parting out pm me if u need anything.

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      04-01-2012 11:15 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatA4T View Post
      I'm in too deep. Parting out pm me if u need anything.
      WHAT???

    29. 04-01-2012 11:38 AM #29
      Wow, that was fast, really?
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      04-01-2012 11:44 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatA4T View Post
      I'm in too deep. Parting out pm me if u need anything.
      April fools yo!
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      04-01-2012 12:39 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by JakkoVR View Post
      April fools yo!
      Haha that's what I was thinking
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    32. 04-01-2012 03:29 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Beitz DUB View Post
      Haha that's what I was thinking
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      04-11-2012 10:44 PM #33
      Whoa nice

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      04-12-2012 07:58 AM #34
      I'm definitely going to be watching out for this thread. Keep up the good work!

    35. 04-16-2012 11:50 PM #35
      Sorry guys been slow with updates. Body work has started pass side fender is getting close to complete got shaving moldings and side marker light. Holes in doors will be welded up this week hopefully. So body work can start on those. Need to get this thing painted so I can get it rolling again to cage it and get started on engine build.
      not quite but gettin there

      and not even close haha


      may have gotten a little side project to distract myself no updates on the audi

      Last edited by ThatA4T; 04-16-2012 at 11:58 PM.

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