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    Thread: What I've been up to. 24v swap on lugtronic standalone content.

    1. Member Gaets's Avatar
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      05-11-2012 01:57 PM #1
      So I haven't posted anything about this project yet. I wanted to keep it pretty much under wraps until it was almost done. I just fully rebuild my 12v less then a year ago, but I quickly became bored with it. I messed around with the idea of rebuilding my Z-Engineering supercharger but then found a full 24v swap in Rochester New York for a great deal. I sold the charger to a local friend and then made the 16 hour round trip to pick up the engine. Originally I was planning on using the stock ECU and mating the 12v and 24v wiring harnesses together. Then in February I contacted Lugtronic and talked to Kevin about my options using his setup. Once that happened the ball really started rolling. Its been nonstop work since then to get the car ready for SoWo. This will be my first time making the trip to Georgia and Im really excited it for it. Cant wait to catch up with old friends and make some new ones! See you guys next Thursday

      How it looked last summer. Build thread here if you're interested.









      The start of the swap, First test fit.



      Pulling the 12v harness out





      Painting the engine



      Wiring





      Engine back in







      A bad cell phone picture but pretty much how it sits now. Still a few things to finish up. Ill have more pictures soon.



      See you all Thursday in Helen, Ga
      Last edited by Gaets; 05-12-2012 at 12:51 PM.

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      05-11-2012 02:43 PM #3
      yup. Thats awesome. Cant wait to see it.

    4. 05-11-2012 02:46 PM #4
      how difficult is the wiring on this?
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      like can yu take the uni body off

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      05-11-2012 02:48 PM #5
      Very very easy, Kevin did a great job with the wiring harness. 3 plugs right into the stock fuse panel and all the stock connectors for the engine. It only took about an hour to install the full harness...and most of that was cutting holes in the fender well for the wires to pass through.

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      05-11-2012 02:52 PM #6
      Do the 24vs use the same mounts as the 12vs?
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      05-11-2012 03:13 PM #7
      Very sweet!

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      05-11-2012 03:14 PM #8
      wow! wish i was going to SOWO. i still haven't really gotten to see your car in person. VAG fair?
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    9. 05-11-2012 03:21 PM #9
      the MK4 harness just plugs right in? thats pretty awesome. i really want to do this swap in my car. just gotta find a donor.
      Quote Originally Posted by dirtbaggg View Post
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      like can yu take the uni body off

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      05-11-2012 03:52 PM #11
      Bad ass! I'll see you on Georgia. I'm making a "slight detour" to pick up a buddy in Kentucky.
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      Fuckyeah! I cannot wait to check it out dude
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      how are slowing that pig down! More power more braking eh.
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    16. 05-12-2012 12:26 AM #16
      so smooth

      I like how it looks like a cabriolet in the last pic!

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      05-12-2012 02:30 AM #17
      Thanks guys definitely looking forward to showing it off next weekend.

      Quote Originally Posted by CodeMan View Post
      Do the 24vs use the same mounts as the 12vs?
      Yes you use the 12v mounts, they pretty much bolt right up to the 24v block. The front needed a little modification to clear the oil cooler and a spacer for one of the starter bolts. I used an 02a trans so that bolted up just same way it would on a 12v.

      Quote Originally Posted by kinkerstinker View Post
      wow! wish i was going to SOWO. i still haven't really gotten to see your car in person. VAG fair?
      Ill be there

      Quote Originally Posted by Flipdriver80 View Post
      the MK4 harness just plugs right in? thats pretty awesome. i really want to do this swap in my car. just gotta find a donor.
      No, Im using a lugtronic standalone setup. To use the stock mk4 ECU you need to splice the 12v and 24v harnesses together.

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      05-12-2012 09:34 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by JDMillhouse View Post
      cant wait to see it at SoWo...
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      05-13-2012 07:31 PM #19
      Cant wait till i do my first burnout in this thing at sowo.

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      05-14-2012 12:15 PM #20
      super stoked to drive this thing all ****in' day.
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    21. 05-14-2012 04:30 PM #21
      Always loved this car. Love it even more now

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      05-15-2012 01:23 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      super stoked to drive this thing all ****in' day.
      Cant wait until Thursday

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      05-15-2012 10:34 AM #23
      I always liked your car! I can't wait to see it this weekend.

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      this is gunna be sick as hell
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      sowo will be a great unveil cant wait to meet you
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      05-15-2012 12:21 PM #26
      gaets changing his brakes last night








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      05-15-2012 12:53 PM #27
      car looks great so is he driving it??
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      05-15-2012 01:32 PM #28
      Thanks for the pics tommy

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      car looks great so is he driving it??
      Sure am, Leaving Maryland around 2am Thursday morning.

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      05-15-2012 01:48 PM #29
      thats sweet how does she run??

      how many ppl have done the 24v swap i haven't ever seen any
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      05-15-2012 01:58 PM #30
      It runs great. It could still use a little better tune. I dont have the variable valve timing working yet. Im not too worried about it yet. Im just concerned with making it to sowo There are a few other 24v swaps around, you see them on here from time to time.

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      05-15-2012 02:10 PM #31
      thats pretty sweet im pretty sure it will be more common once ppl get the idea how to do it and the economy picks back up
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      05-15-2012 02:24 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Gaets View Post
      It runs great. It could still use a little better tune. I dont have the variable valve timing working yet. Im not too worried about it yet. Im just concerned with making it to sowo There are a few other 24v swaps around, you see them on here from time to time.
      Don't rush it neva pays to rush! From previous accounts I tell my customer that when its done its done! Nice tho well done would of went with a beafier setup with the brakes tho. I see too many fast cars that can't brake for shat and the end result is woods!
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      05-15-2012 03:35 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Gaets View Post
      2am Thursday.
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      05-15-2012 03:48 PM #34
      ill take ol 12v ok thanks

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      Quote Originally Posted by JDMillhouse View Post
      ill take ol 12v ok thanks


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