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    Thread: My first Scirocco Build thread 88 16v

    1. Member Sanityana's Avatar
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      06-06-2012 01:36 PM #26
      Appreciate all the good feedback, those old hoses absolutely have to go

      Trying to work out a swap with a friend for a new set of 195/50/15's. If I can clean up the rims and get them I'll be in a lot better shape.

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      06-06-2012 04:12 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by red16vdub View Post
      Usually when you run race headers there's no exhaust system so the extra weight won't come into play but any header will crack if you hang the whole exhaust system. Street headers usually have a flex joint at the end of the collector If you get a header without that, you can use a braided stainless flex coupling between the header and the exhaust system, bracing the collector at end of the header to the engine and tranny helps with cracking, but vibration and fatigue still create stress cracks. The better the mounts and hangers the least problems with cracking you'll have.


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      Oh I knew that, but what I meant is they all seem to crack, and the original manifolds are often just as bad by this point. I have one of each, and at any given point, I would not bet money that they are crack free! Not that cracks are good...not suggesting that!

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      06-06-2012 06:02 PM #28
      Yeah... a race header... WITH NO FLEX JOINT (DESIGNED TO PREVENT CRACKING) is less prone to cracking during street use than a street header.
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      06-06-2012 08:50 PM #29
      This header situation sounds pretty bad...

      I've had both race and street headers on other types of cars without all the problems you guys are talking about. Usually the problems I've had were with heat and clearance issues.

      It seems like someone could design a header that was built heavy enough or had some sort of bracing to avoid all the cracking issues.



      Oh, and I got the rims cleaned up and will post pics tomorrow

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    6. 06-08-2012 08:34 AM #31
      Looking good.. I want the new BBM G60 Supercharger Kit !!!

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      06-08-2012 02:08 PM #32
      Was looking at that dreaming too...

      I got the worst of the vacuum lines replaced, the oil changed (King Kong had installed the oil filter, took forever to get it loose), and the throttle body off and cleaned up.

      Now if my friend comes through with a couple of tires I can feel ok about driving it around a little locally this weekend.

      I've also been fighting a summer cold, been doing theses little projects in spurts though when I can't stand the couch any longer.

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      06-10-2012 08:51 PM #33
      I finally got to open the rear hatch today after a lot tweaking around with the latch components.

      Everything is back together lubricated and opening easily with the key.

      Small victory but progress none the less

      Hopefully I can get the rest of the basic troubles out of the way in the next few weeks

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      06-11-2012 09:57 PM #34
      If anybody needs these I'd love to do some swapping

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...occo-16v-FS-FT

      Big day for my Scirocco tomorrow it's heading to Import Connection in Charlotte NC to get the shifter rebuilt (thanks Stew!) and a few other odd's and ends looked at.

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      06-13-2012 10:49 AM #35
      Have decided to stay NA for now after much conversation, research, and deliberation.

      First upgrade will be installing the Corrado brakes and upgrading the rotors and pads all around.

      More updates to come as budget permits

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      06-23-2012 03:48 PM #36
      Nice day for enjoying my Scirocco

      What's next?

      The Corrado Brakes up front and mk4 caliper conversion in the back

      Race Header (thanks gatorhator!)

      H&R Sway Bars front and rear


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      06-25-2012 11:28 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Sanityana View Post
      First off,

      Find some decent matching wheels
      Get the emergency brake working again
      Install new shifter bushing


      Quote Originally Posted by Sanityana View Post
      Just got my plate, title, and registration. It's a good day

      Thanks guys for all the replies and interest
      Ahh I remember the day when I got all mine too..although I'm pretty jealous that mine wasn't for a scirocco


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      06-25-2012 09:59 PM #38
      A little side project done tonight.

      Installed a beefed up primary ground wire, cleaned up my ground points, and installed new headlight bulbs.

      Things are much brighter now

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      06-26-2012 03:04 PM #39
      Ordered drilled and slotted Corrado rotors for the front today. When I get them in I should have everything I need to upgrade to Corrado front brakes

      Waiting on my header to get here is killing me


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      07-02-2012 09:47 PM #40
      Header is here, hoping to get it on my car Wednesday

      Still waiting on the Corrado rotors and front brake hoses to get here, but maybe I can get that done this weekend if they make it here.

      Wish me luck with the header install, will post pics

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      07-05-2012 10:14 PM #41
      Some boxes showed up today...



      Hrm...what could be in them....



      Looks like it's going to be a good weekend

      Here's a sneak peak of what's happening next week


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      07-06-2012 09:12 AM #42
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      07-06-2012 12:08 PM #43
      I spy a header without a flex bellow... hope you plan on running one on the before the cat. Keep an eye on those rotors too, there have been many who've had bad luck with the drilled/slotted rotors for our cars. I'm a Zimmerman man myself... but pimpin' ain't easy (or cheap). Good luck and keep up the progress.
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      07-06-2012 01:50 PM #44
      Zimmerman's would be nice, I agree

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      07-07-2012 06:03 PM #45
      Slight setback. Went to test fit then install the new rotors, calipers etc. and I can confirm that upgrading 88 16v scirocco brakes to corrado brakes requires an adapter which I currently do not have to bolt the carriers to the spindles. I had been told it was a direct bolt on but it is not.

      Anybody have a pair of adapters for sale?

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      07-07-2012 07:53 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Sanityana View Post
      Slight setback. Went to test fit then install the new rotors, calipers etc. and I can confirm that upgrading 88 16v scirocco brakes to corrado brakes requires an adapter which I currently do not have to bolt the carriers to the spindles. I had been told it was a direct bolt on but it is not.

      Anybody have a pair of adapters for sale?
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      07-08-2012 09:40 AM #47
      Nice, but $105....OUCH

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      07-09-2012 02:01 PM #48
      Thanks to some help from my friends the Header may make it on tonight, fingers crossed

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      07-10-2012 01:23 PM #49
      Race Header is on

      Before


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      07-10-2012 01:48 PM #50
      As a side note does anyone know which aftermarket front sway bar has enough extra clearance to fit under a race header that is about 2+ inches lower then the stock down pipe?

      H&R? someone else?

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