ultimate vanagon

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Franz
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ultimate vanagon

Postby Franz » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:56 am

In the shop for a bit of upgrades. It currently its has a 2.0l 8 valve engine from a jetta. The main issue is lack of power. I'm going to replace the engine with a ee20 turbo diesel Subaru from Boxeer

While we're at it the drive train is going to get some upgrades too. Differential lockers and synco de-doupler.

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby john jones » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:01 am

oh boy.... #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o I'm gonna be eating some crow over this.. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) #-o #-o #-o #-o
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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby vwfool » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:22 am

At least Andy can be your "on-call" Subaru consultant.

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby paul sexton » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:33 am

john jones wrote:oh boy.... #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o I'm gonna be eating some crow over this.. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) #-o #-o #-o #-o

Ah, what the hell? It all spends...

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby paul sexton » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:37 am

Franz wrote:In the shop for a bit of upgrades. It currently its has a 2.0l 8 valve engine from a jetta. The main issue is lack of power. I'm going to replace the engine with a ee20 turbo diesel Subaru from Boxeer

While we're at it the drive train is going to get some upgrades too. Differential lockers and synco de-doupler.

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I've been internet trolling quite a few of the vanagon engine swaps. Mostly Subaru, but also one using a Ford four cylinder. All Utube, all amateur. Interested to watch a conversion under Franz' hand...

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby andym » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:01 am

Stock work just fine-JJ
Dumb-JJ
You fuckers need Jesus-JJ

Yo jj Subi swap at KCW? Hahahahhaha!!! You've opened the flood gates, you'll have a line of swaps waiting now..
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Maybe Subaru parts could fix it?

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby andym » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:03 am

JJ how's it feel being a Subi swap shop? Man I'm gonna bust your balls!!

Franz, badass man!! It's gonna be a challenge but I got your back, if you need help, ask!! First thing, move the oil dip stick so you can check the oil by flipping down the license plate!!
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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby john jones » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:12 am

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby splitpile » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:17 am

I've done a few vanagon diesel swaps ,except I used 1.8 TDI diesels converted to non TDI. You can buy all the conversion parts, bellhousing, mounts exhuast, oil pump, slanded pan etc pretty much off the shelf. Always wnted to do a suburu diesel swap. The only one I have seen was in a split window single cab and he also used the suburu 5 speed trans with the Aussie conversion (won't work in a syncro). Cruises at 80 mph getting 35 mpg.

There used to be a guy in santa barbara that specializes in vanagon suburu conversions and syncro suspension upgrades (he makes all the stuff in house).

I'm going to be watching this one. Did you get a brandnew engine or a low mileage one?

Small Car Performance makes all the subu deisel coversio suff
Shit load of buses and even more parts

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby Franz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:26 am

Fully disassembled. The transaxle and diff are going to AA Transaxle for lockers and a decoupler. I think we're going up a couple of tire sizes too. Burly makes some custom trailing arms that will take up to a 245/75/16 -30.5" overall diameter. I need to call all these guys to get some guidance. Probably get tire and chassis stuff figured out, then we can decide on gear ratios.

Burly Motorsports has big brakes, and 930 cv axle conversions too.

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8 valve from mk2 was not a good swap for a heavy syncro. It was kind of akward to work on as well.
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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby vwfool » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:25 am

Wow. Way to many moving parts for me. I am getting a headache looking at that.

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby Franz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:18 am

And it bleeds anitfreeze all over. Yuck.

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby jb » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:20 pm

Holy fuck Andy......you broke Jones #-o #-o that's it I'm out, I can't watch! [-( hahaha

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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby andym » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:48 pm

Don't resist, JB!!! Jones did for years...
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Re: ultimate vanagon

Postby john jones » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:57 pm

Jones hasn't touched it... [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X
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