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    1. Member VR6DUBcity's Avatar
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      08-20-2012 10:39 PM #1
      Throwing it out there:


      VR6 swap my 93 Fox.

      Things needed:

      Custom mounts
      Hollowing/cutting of shell to mount trans
      Beefed up suspension
      Mk3 dash
      Mk3 VR cluster


      What else am I missing?
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      08-21-2012 12:46 AM #2
      That will be a very nose heavy fox. And they are already kinda biased towards the front....

      But "dream on, dreamin will make ur dreams come trueee"

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      08-21-2012 09:54 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by denver_fox View Post
      That will be a very nose heavy fox. And they are already kinda biased towards the front....

      But "dream on, dreamin will make ur dreams come trueee"
      It would be more or less a daily driver with a little bit of fun. I'm trying to figure our all that I'd have to do to make it applicable.
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      08-21-2012 12:23 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6DUBcity View Post
      ......
      What else am I missing?
      Cutting up the front end as well to make it fit.....and the improbability drive from Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

      If you actually accomplish this you will be the first.....Good luck and excuse my sarcasm.....too many times this Forum has seen people talk about these swaps without finishing it

      Once again, Good luck and Kudos if you do it
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      08-21-2012 12:27 PM #5
      Give this shop a call I've been told that they have done a vr swap.
      (303) 432-8989 They should be able to help you out.
      Good luck

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      08-21-2012 12:36 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 1993vw fox View Post
      Give this shop a call I've been told that they have done a vr swap.
      (303) 432-8989 They should be able to help you out.
      Good luck
      On a Fox?! I call shenanigans....pics or it never happened

      Dont forget about sourcing a longitudinal transmission to bolt up to the VR6
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      08-21-2012 01:34 PM #7
      I agree with j-boogie.

      Whatchoo talkin bout, Marcus??

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      08-21-2012 05:24 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by j-boogie253 View Post
      On a Fox?! I call shenanigans....pics or it never happened

      Dont forget about sourcing a longitudinal transmission to bolt up to the VR6
      Quote Originally Posted by denver_fox View Post
      I agree with j-boogie.

      Whatchoo talkin bout, Marcus??
      I haven't seen it but I've been told about it by a couple of people.

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      08-21-2012 02:09 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 1993vw fox View Post
      Give this shop a call I've been told that they have done a vr swap.
      (303) 432-8989 They should be able to help you out.
      Good luck
      Thanks!

      I've done some research, and it will require a hell of a lot of custom fabrication. The VR motor should fit in the bay, but the trans will not even closely fit so that will have to be cut up and custom made ( mounts and trans area ), then we've got the front end being ridiculously heavy. I was talking to a few people about the possibility of an e30 rear into it. That should distribute the weight a little better and even give it a rear wheel drive capability. I'm also worried about the front end not being able to operate properly.

      I'm looking into this mainly because I'm starting to realize that parts for these cars are becoming harder to find. Not to mention a VRT would be amazing in such a light car. Great track use
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      08-21-2012 03:33 PM #10
      Why bother with a VR6 when a 1.8t will fit in our engine bay, bolt to a stock transmission and have more potential? Custom motor mounts get the motor in the bay... everything else after that should be do able with OEM parts besides the exhaust portion.

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      08-21-2012 04:14 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by doppelfaust View Post
      Why bother with a VR6 when a 1.8t will fit in our engine bay, bolt to a stock transmission and have more potential? Custom motor mounts get the motor in the bay... everything else after that should be do able with OEM parts besides the exhaust portion.
      Since when does a 1.8t have more potential than a VR6? VRT puts out WAY more power than 1.8t.
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      08-22-2012 11:44 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 1993vw fox View Post
      Give this shop a call I've been told that they have done a vr swap.
      (303) 432-8989 They should be able to help you out.
      Good luck
      I called them and they haven't done a VR6 in a Fox. They've done quite a few 20v 1.8t swaps, but never a VR6 in a Fox
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      08-22-2012 12:06 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by j-boogie253 View Post
      I called them and they haven't done a VR6 in a Fox. They've done quite a few 20v 1.8t swaps, but never a VR6 in a Fox
      I knew it. Shenanigans. A 20v 1.8t sounds crazy...and probably expensive just like the vr. I'll just stick with good ol cheapie 8v's of trustworthiness!

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      08-22-2012 02:10 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by denver_fox View Post
      I knew it. Shenanigans. A 20v 1.8t sounds crazy...and probably expensive just like the vr. I'll just stick with good ol cheapie 8v's of trustworthiness!
      I'll do some research on 1.8's and go from there. Thanks guys.
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      08-22-2012 02:18 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by denver_fox View Post
      I'll just stick with good ol cheapie 8v's of trustworthiness!
      ditto. plus they are easily built to 120-130 hp, which is plenty fun in a light FWD car with no limited slip.

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      08-22-2012 09:37 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by j-boogie253 View Post
      I called them and they haven't done a VR6 in a Fox. They've done quite a few 20v 1.8t swaps, but never a VR6 in a Fox
      Sorry for the misleading. It just what I've been told. Good luck with your project.

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