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Go to last page for most recent updates. Currently running 423bhp. How she stands at the moment. Hello, Before I start I just want to say a quick something to all those people who go on about people who pay for these kinda things and don't get a finger dirty! Its not that I don't want to do my own conversion, I'd love to do it myself but I don't have the skills required or the time that would be needed. Things that I can do myself like brakes, suspension and other bits and bobs I have but this is just too far past me, Lol! But hey if you wanna have a pop at me feel free lol! My car is a 1.4sport on a 1999 plate. I've already uprated the brakes to 280mm G60's on the front and it has black diamond drilled and grooved discs all the way round with black diamond pads as well! Its lowered on FK highsport silerline coilovers and is currently runnin on G60 steelies. The car is being done by PSI Tuning in Stoke on Trent who've had the car for about 3-4 weeks now. They've not long finished off the custom mounts and have the engine sitting where its going to be going. The engine is a 225bhp lump with a five speed box on it. Here are the pictures during.... Thanks for looking, I'll keep you updated on the progress. Sam.
I'm in abit of a pickle I'm currently undergoing loads of research on doing a 1.8t conversion in my 1.4 arosa MK1 but havent found anything to really help me as seem to be done all on lupos I know there pretty much the same has anyone here done his conversion themselves I know that I need: shorter L/H driveshaft with 100mm inner Standard R/H driveshaft with 100mm inner Bigger breaks probably from gti lupo Smaller engine fan Conversion engine and gearbox mount (found someone who sells them on eBay for £250) Wiring loom needs either changing or soldering engine bay side idk what way is easiest (idk what the fxck I'm doing with the loom all help will be greatly appreciated) Pedal box for throttle as 1.8t are fly by wire Different clutch pedal What Im not sure about Do I use the same fuel pump? Do I need to cut the chassis ? Do I need to weld anything ? What do I do about exhaust is that something I'm going to have to get custom made ? What do I do about the immobilizer from the 1.8t engine, do I need to change key barrel etc ? If I have missed anything or got anything wrong please let me know as don't want to come into any problems during my conversion Thanks for reading All help will be greatly appreciated Tyler.
hi i dont know if this has already has been posted or not i cant seem to find it if it has! i will be getting an engine conversion done in the near future to a 1.8t and i was just wondering as to what gearbox would be the best to fit? should i stick with the gearbox that is with the original engine or should i change it to something else?? any help would be greatly appreciated. cheers peeps or any links to some gearbox threads