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    Thread: XPALENDOCIOUS's VR6 Turbo Quattro Golf

    1. Member xpalendocious's Avatar
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      04-27-2012 07:51 PM #1
      Having been working on this project for the last few years, I have thought of many thread titles but decided to keep it straight forward. "VRT MK2 With a Twist" always seemed to fit. But anyways.

      I'm scramble brained. I don't have time or money like I used to when I started the project. This thread will include updates of my customer cars, other projects, camping trips, dogs, beer and maybe a debut at Wuste 2012. Something about starting a family really ate into my car hobby time. I plug away on this project as I can, miss deadlines about every time I make a deadline, usually end up creating more problems than solutions because I am set in my ways. I was the head tech at Tomas Sport Tuning for the last 7 years, and recently left there and got a boring job that pays more and has benefits and retirement stuff. Yawn.

      Some history - my parents bought me an 89 GTI 16v when I was 16. I went through several changes on that car - 1.8 16v, then 2.0 16v, then ABA16vT, then VR6 (actually a handful of vr6's), and then turbo vr6. I was addicted to power. I was full time at Tomas Sport Tuning, had no living expenses, loved my car. It was easy! Schimmel 3.0L with big valve head. DTA standalone (chip tunes were no good back then). Quaife 6speed trans. Wilwood brakes. Air ride, coilovers, rims here rims there. Resprayed by Bryce Anderson (2deepN2dubs). I did what I wanted with that car. Best dyno number was 575wph. With the gearing and final drive I had, I was able to top the car out at GPS indicated 198mph, later gear calculator confirimed. Melted a piston. Put a junkyard block in there dyno'd 550whp. Did another top speed run - melted cyl 5 exhaust valve and destroyed a few other expensive things. Put junkyard head on with a little bigger cam netted the same power.



      So what do you do when you have a 550whp GTI that doesn't get traction until ~110mph, ****s out expensive axles if you put drag radials on, and is all around everything you wanted? you change it. Decide you want AWD. not some sloppy clapped out syncro drivetrain that you already sourced and purchased. You want Quattro.
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      04-27-2012 07:51 PM #2
      Enter round 1. I wanted to go fast, nothing else mattered. I bought a 1995 Audi 90 quattro with the intents of putting the quattro running gear into my golf. After adapting my vr6 into the Audi for some testing before I cut my car up, it was time to convert my car to a longitudinal vr6 turbo quattro. I got it on the road about 2 years after I started, with a lot of loose ends to to wrap up. It didn't have a center exhaust/driveshaft tunnel, the 8 point roll bar I built wasn't kid-seat friendly, the dashboard didn't fit with the rollbar, the cooling system didn't have fans, the fuel tank didn't have a proper pickup, etc.








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      04-27-2012 07:52 PM #3
      I had a kid along the way and found that I was no longer interested in maintaining 3 modified mk2's and this quattro project had gone off in a direction I didn't like. Compounded with owing the IRS a ton of money from playing games with my taxes, it was time to consolidate my cars. I needed to part the blue mk2 and recoup some money, and put all the go-fast parts onto my now stripped blue shell. I took the tube-front that I built for the black one, and improved everything from there. I am taking on round 2 in several steps. I am getting everything in the front of the car 100% the way I want it, getting the center tunnel done, then converting it to quattro last.

      So you start with a PVW cover car







      And then you part it out.



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      04-27-2012 07:52 PM #4
      And for part three I will get us close to up to date.

      First up was to finish what I was overwhelmed by on the black car - the exhaust tunnel.

      So my fiance and I went to the junkyard and cut the tunnel out of a b5 a4 quattro.



      Then i fit it to the mk2









      Learn that with a driveshaft taking up the exhaust tunnel, you need to make a pocket to route the exhaust through







      Next, you shave your engine bay






      Finally you can start with the exciting stuff! This is all mock-up - nothing welded









      Smurf blue spray paint - you can't see this with the car assembled and I have no $$ to pay a pro



      New intercooler location and hot side pipe





      Modified the oilpan for subframe clearance and better front ground clearance



      Ended up breaking the pan first time I drove it



      Mounted the Audi steering rack to the firewall












      Start doing final assembly. Replaced the engine block while i was in there



      Turbo inlet



      Got some cheap wheel adapters from ebay to convert from 4x108 audi to 4x100 VW. just using these to help determine what width hubcentric spaceres to get or possible redrill to get the fitment I want





      My son helping me





      He loves keys



      Temporary finished look. Going to redo the intake manifold with throttle body pointed towards the rear


      Together with my fiance's car



      Radiator fans and intercooler heat exchanger location



      so i will have to dig around for more pictures. Interior is all back together and the front end is all mounted. i have about 200 miles on it. Still have the stock mk2 rear beam in place, just getting all the kinks in the front end sorted out
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      04-27-2012 08:18 PM #5
      Damn Kev' no wonder you never had time for my 1.8T swap

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      04-27-2012 08:35 PM #6
      Holy fawk!

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      04-27-2012 09:01 PM #7
      update 3 complete

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      04-27-2012 09:01 PM #8
      WOW!!!

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      04-27-2012 09:12 PM #9
      This is getting better and better

      I hope you gonna finish it be4 Vegas great work

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      04-27-2012 09:16 PM #10
      I dont really think i will have it finished. I might tow it down there. Ive never towed my cars anywhere, always enjoyed driving them. But with a kid and a new job I can't risk issues.

      Where can I buy a grille to replace mine, that will accept a metal lower trim piece?

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      04-27-2012 09:23 PM #11
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      04-27-2012 10:00 PM #12
      Now top that, 94volkswagen.


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      04-27-2012 10:06 PM #13
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      04-27-2012 10:50 PM #14
      he we have something in common, both owe money to irs, I have a kid comming soon and we are building a VRT. except your project is insane and mine is just a learning curve for me. good work so far cant wait to see it finished.
      I do work on cars, anything short of engine and transmission rebuilding can be done. welding, custom and aftermarket as well as regular repairs. IM me for details, shop is in WOodbridge.

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      04-28-2012 12:26 AM #15
      heh i already paid the irs off

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      04-28-2012 12:31 AM #16
      Awesome job Kev!
      Can we go for another ride please?
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    17. 04-28-2012 12:42 AM #17
      the black car went 198 mph?

      wow. on salt flats?

      it's going to be fun seeing the blue one rebuilt. holy ****!

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    19. 04-28-2012 01:06 AM #19
      Amazing work so far. I'm more than impressed.

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      04-28-2012 01:28 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by xpalendocious View Post
      I dont really think i will have it finished. I might tow it down there. Ive never towed my cars anywhere, always enjoyed driving them. But with a kid and a new job I can't risk issues.

      Where can I buy a grille to replace mine, that will accept a metal lower trim piece?

      This is what I found , I hope I finish my turbo MKII but is only 1.8T

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      04-28-2012 02:08 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by mk2pal View Post
      Awesome job Kev!
      Can we go for another ride please?
      me=
      Dan,
      Thank you for your countless hours welding for me. You have really helped me get the car to where it is. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer you another drive. I took the 288 cams out and put stock cams back in. The new found torque stripped all the teeth off of fourth gear. Doh! Once its complete you definitely have some driver's seat time lined up.
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      04-28-2012 02:10 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by black gti View Post
      the black car went 198 mph?

      wow. on salt flats?

      it's going to be fun seeing the blue one rebuilt. holy ****!
      nah, on a local freeway. stupid? yes?

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      04-28-2012 02:31 AM #24
      sweet jesus! I commend you, dear sir!






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      In for build

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      04-28-2012 03:06 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by xpalendocious View Post
      nah, on a local freeway.
      Not 680?

      I met you and yours in Half Moon Bay this year. Hope to see you in Vegas!

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      04-28-2012 04:37 PM #28


      Holy Hell Kev dude.guy i can't wait to see this progress to a finished product...
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      killin it ! thank you for sharing... in for the win on this one
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      04-28-2012 04:58 PM #30
      keV I don't know what to say bro.... Wow to chop up a badass cover car and make it a even more a badass cover car smh you are a beast

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      04-28-2012 05:19 PM #31
      Build 500+ HP longitudinal turbo VR6 quattro MKII

      Roll cage won't allow for child seat to fit

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      04-28-2012 05:55 PM #33
      That is ****ing awesome! Nice work!


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      04-28-2012 06:15 PM #34
      Awesome!!

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      silly kevin, audi transmissions arent made to handle furious vr6 turbo's
      brushed the teeth off 4th gear

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