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    Thread: Just finished 1.8T conversion

    1. 05-14-2015 03:20 PM #1
      Just finished this project for my daughter.......and no I'm not adopting!! 90 Cabriolet with a AEB 1.8T with K04 turbo, 3" trackslag downpipe and charge pipe.

      Yes it's an automatic!! I was going to put a 5 spd in it but said how many auto 1.8T's do you see? Just wanted to be different and it's not a hot rod, just a nice driver!!

      The red is a wood grain print and was put on through hydro dipping or water screen transfer printing.

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      84' Rabbit L - 1.6D, 1991' Cabriolet Etienne Aigner Edition-Blue
      05-14-2015 03:24 PM #2
      wow this is extremely clean. Not a big fan of the red / chrome but I can certainly respect how much effort that all took!!!

      Really nice work. How about some interior pics? Spec's on the wheels / tires / suspension?

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      05-14-2015 05:02 PM #3
      Saw this at Waterwerks Spring Edition, looked great! Was trying to find the owner of it so I could talk about how you went about recovering the rear seat with the Recaro material and much of a bitch it was.

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    4. 05-14-2015 05:19 PM #4
      Thanks!! I took the rear seat and 3-4 jetta rear recaro seats and had Beaverton auto upholstery do it.

      Cost $450 just to have it done but they did a great job.

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      05-15-2015 04:09 AM #5
      That is damn fantastic. Color scheme isn't for me, but who cares on that. Its a damn 1.8T, well done.

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      05-17-2015 12:43 AM #6
      Wow. Fantastic.

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      05-17-2015 05:54 PM #7
      Amazing work, looks awesome.
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    8. 05-21-2015 12:33 PM #8
      Been driving it for the last week and if anyone has any apprehensions on putting anything behind these autos....I say do it. This thing drives great and with the extra power from the 1.8t makes it a nice car. I just did a 1.8t swap and 02J in my 87 GTI and wished I would of put an auto in it!! Definitely doesn't have the power mine does but it has plenty. My car is all go and this one is all show!!

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      91 Burgundy Etienne(2), 06 2.5L Jetta, 08 GTI 2.0T
      05-21-2015 03:45 PM #9
      Almost afraid to ask, but how much money did you put into this?

    10. 05-21-2015 10:06 PM #10
      Well.....I had to completely rebuild the motor. Just in parts and machine work was $2000. Everything is new, bored, rebuilt head, etc. the polishing and hydro dipping was $1000, intercooler and braided line was $400, turbo was $300, exhaust manifold ceramic coated $100, downpipe and charge pipe $550, new brakes and rotors $250 plus misc stuff.

      A good $4500....... driving it......priceless!!!!!

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      84 Rabbit Convertible, RIP 92 VW Cabriolet Diesel :(
      05-21-2015 10:18 PM #11
      This thing looks great. I really like the red and chrome look.

      for hydrodipping. Looks really good.

      What auto trans did you use? and do you have any pictures of the build/more pictures of the car? If so, please upload!!

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