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Old 02-20-2007, 06:58 PM
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vdub engine help!!

hey everyone i have a 1980 vw rabbit convertible i don't know what engine to drop in it because there are so many vdub engines out there if you got any suggestions leave a tag or msg lol thanks:thumbsup:

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drop a vr6 or a g60 thats what i would go with i have a 92 passat wagon g60 supercharged
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hey that a good idea lol but wont a vr6 waste gas on me i was thinking a vr6 or a 1.8t and a 16v dohc but thanks for the suggestion
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:41 AM
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hey that a good idea lol but wont a vr6 waste gas on me i was thinking a vr6 or a 1.8t and a 16v dohc but thanks for the suggestion
VR6's won't waste any more gas then a 1.8t or 16v that's modified....

anyways... It depends on what you want, and how much you want to spend and how much you want to modify.

For a rabbit, I'd stick w/ a 4cyl almost... so 1.8t, 2L 8v (good/best option as it's cheep, strong and can be boosted for extra power fairly cheep as well), 1.8/20 16V, not bad either. G60's IMO aren't worth it unless u'r a die hard G60/VW fan and you actually like having a POS charger under your hood that's ready to blow up at any time.

IMO, 2L 8v + a turbo will be the cheapest option and will give you the most fun as well. 200-230WHP is not an issue with a good tune and intercooling.
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i have a g60 stock right now and to tell u the truth its pretty quick but i like my 2.0 16 valve better good top speed but not dat good on take off but u can get the g60 with the porton polished 16 valve head and audi tt 2.0 bottom end and ur good to go thats wat i have in store for my g60
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it sounds good and all but what 2.0 are you talking about from the new Volkswagens or the early 90s let me know thanks because i just need something to fool around with just a bit of power i need
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It's not the engine I have a problem with... and actually a G60 long block is built quite strong from the factory because of boost. So if I were you, I'd junk the G-ladder and turbo it.

It's the G-ladders that suck themselves, not to mention they're expensive to replace/rebuild, and you need to rebuild them a lot, especially if you run them @ a higher boost pressure.

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i have a g60 stock right now and to tell u the truth its pretty quick but i like my 2.0 16 valve better good top speed but not dat good on take off but u can get the g60 with the porton polished 16 valve head and audi tt 2.0 bottom end and ur good to go thats wat i have in store for my g60
The earlier ones from a MK III Golf/Jetta... There's plenty around, and they're cheap... Early to late 90's 2L's.

They're not powerful, and making power with them NA is something you can forget as well.. but they're reliable! And like I said, w/ some boost they can be a ton of fun!

Specs on the 2L are: 115 HP @ 5,400 rpm; 122 ft lb @ 3,200 rpm - it'll be peppy in the Rabbit for sure.

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it sounds good and all but what 2.0 are you talking about from the new Volkswagens or the early 90s let me know thanks because i just need something to fool around with just a bit of power i need

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2L 16v. I tuned a 77 rabbit with a 2L 16v turbo, and it was fun to say the least
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That I can imagine... :thumbsup:

2L 16V N/A or Boost is obviously better then the 2L 8v, but the 8v is still the cheapest route... for cost of motor and for going (initially) boost. That's why I suggested it.

BTW, how's u'r powerhouse doing?

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2L 16v. I tuned a 77 rabbit with a 2L 16v turbo, and it was fun to say the least
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