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is that spam or educated french ramblings... MODS? :)

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I'm going to say uneducated french spam.

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is that spam or educated french ramblings... MODS? :)

I'm going to say uneducated french spam.

hope these aren't referring to me!

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No 'twas random spam :lol:

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Anybody know how much it would cost to have a lupo gti converted to a 1.8T?

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I own and built a Lupo GTI with a 1.9 TDI LUMP AND 6 SPEED.

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I own and built a Lupo GTI with a 1.9 TDI LUMP AND 6 SPEED.

Paz, you're a tool. You keep posting the same crap everywhere.

People may care about the car but you're a tool so nobody gives a toss, give over already.

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Ok Iv looked at all the engine conversations on the thread.

Most are 1.8t. Which makes a lot of sence to do.

But what are they like to drive after its been done? Are they very front heavy? Handling ok?

I would love to do this to my lupo but also want to keep it light with a nice weight distribution

A few alternative ideas others have mentioned to me are :-

Fit a full bike engine - either keep as front wheel drive. Or rear mount the engine and make rear wheel drive.

Or look at other small engines with turbos rather then 1.8t. Some thing like a r5 gtt engine. Still 1.4 but turbo'd

I may get a lot of backlash as not vag etc. but ideas people have given me and just seeing if any ones done this before or similar

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I Find mine ok to drive - just easy to spin up - but that's expected right? lol!

I haven't done anything special to it as far as the set up goes but it doesn't seem front heavy at all.

I have heard a front ARB is a massive investment.

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Cheers for that

Yeah would expect a lot of wheel slip I guess.

Iv got my own garage. But never taken on a big project like an engine swap other then direct swap ones.

Would like to get my lupo over 150 / 200 bhp and keep it nice and light

But try and keep outgoing low by doing a lot myself.

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Anyone ever tried a larger diesel conversion, 1Z/AAZ for mTDi purposesssssss

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Would a 1.8T 20V engine out of a Skoda or Golf fit without some serious cutting and welding?

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you will need a new gear box o2j is good and you will need to make or get a down pipe made and cat back yes

matt

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i have a 2litre 8v mk4 golf engine laying around, ive been seeing some of these build threads, they look a ballache, but has anyone got any info for me with the looms? which driveshafts could i run or would i have to get some new ones cut and rewelded to suit? forever wishing to drop it in my mk1 arosa -.-

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i wouldnt bother tbh the 2.0 8v golf engine has got to be one of the worst ever made, under powered and no torque if your gonna do a swap you need an engine worth the effort theres a reason nobody has done it before, youd be better off using a lupo/polo gti engine

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i wouldnt bother tbh the 2.0 8v golf engine has got to be one of the worst ever made, under powered and no torque if your gonna do a swap you need an engine worth the effort theres a reason nobody has done it before, youd be better off using a lupo/polo gti engine

im not about the power though im only rocking a 1litre and motorways are killing me, and i was told the polo gti engine loom had to be cut and splined? what about the 100bhp lupo engine ?

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My. Mk1 arosa 1.8 turbo still to be mapped but should be around 320bhp

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