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Old 14-12-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default VW ~ Audi engine?

Just curious why so few picked to use VW 4 cyclinder engines? They even made one with 20 valves.
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Old 14-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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Size and weight i think. The 20v are 1.8 turbos big units lol
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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My cousin does VW swaps, he's done alot of 20v turbos in mk2 golfs and even he says pushing one into a mk1 golf aint fun, so in terms of a mini...

You can put an engine where you want if you got the ability/funds but most people want them up front so as mentioned above the choice comes down to size and weight
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:23 AM   #4
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1.8 turbo has been done
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:30 AM   #5
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Size and weight i think. The 20v are 1.8 turbos big units lol
anyone happened to know the weight of 20v vs B series Vtec?
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #6
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Honda b16 105kg
not sure what the 20v is i'm still searching
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:55 AM   #7
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Cast iron blocks and that head is suuuuuuuper heavy

No way lighter than a honda b and I'm guessing not lighter than a c20 either

Then put the box weight on and all the other basic ancillaries needed...
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Old 15-12-2012, 01:02 AM   #8
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not sure what the 20v is i'm still searching
Found 165kg dry and I think thats just the lump

With a mini track it will be like Jordan - seriously top heavy!
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Found 165kg dry and I think thats just the lump

With a mini track it will be like Jordan - seriously top heavy!
now that is pretty heavy. didn't know that VW's 20v wasn't all alloy!
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It's a heavy lump, and the inlet isn't the most compact design I've seen.
I'm surprised the 1.4 TDI lump isn't used more, 3 cylinder. There's a 1.2 version that's full alloy and light as hell.
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I think an ABF 2.0 engine might be a good conversion at the front, similar power with C20xe
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It's a heavy lump, and the inlet isn't the most compact design I've seen.
I'm surprised the 1.4 TDI lump isn't used more, 3 cylinder. There's a 1.2 version that's full alloy and light as hell.
Isn't this the one z-cars are developing a kit for?
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Old 15-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #13
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Isn't this the one z-cars are developing a kit for?
Not sure if they're doing a kit for it or a one-off, but there are a few pics of a conversion on their FB/Twitter.
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:25 PM   #14
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There is someone on here who is trying to do the.conversion into a van. Made a very.nice.tubular frame i think.

Can't remember their name now
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There is someone on here who is trying to do the.conversion into a van. Made a very.nice.tubular frame i think.

Can't remember their name now
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