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Hi!

I´m new on this forum but i have owned my Lupo for 3 years.

I´m doing a 1,8t 20v conversion on my little green friend this winter and i´m nearly done,

only exhaustsystem remaining.

Pictures can be found in this link: http://www.gtiklubben.nu/forum/showthread.php?3453-Lupo-1-4-16v-blir-1-8T!/page17

The forum is only in swedish but there´s always pictures to look at : )

My Lupo.

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The 20vt engine fitted.

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Lupo is ready to start for this year, all mods are done! Here´s a pic of the engine! And another of Lupo down on his feet again...

Hi! I´m new on this forum but i have owned my Lupo for 3 years. I´m doing a 1,8t 20v conversion on my little green friend this winter and i´m nearly done, only exhaustsystem remaining. Pictures ca

Now Lupo is started finally! After a bit of trouble with air leakage around the injectors it now running fine and steady. The throttle response is much better then last years setup so it will be ni

Thanks everyone!

I was going for factorylook, just like VW had built one :)

Google translate looks like sh*t when it translates from swedish to english.

Very different grammar, looks as if i dont know a bit english : )

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I started Lupo with th new engine today for the first time.

It started directly and ran perfect (without exhaust...)

I ran it for about 3 min with no leaks of any kind.

Next saturday im going to make the downpipe with cat.

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Thank you, thank you!

Today i´ve mended a broken brakepipe at the worst place possible,

behind the load sensing valve on the rearaxle.

My own fault its broken too... :)

On thursday im getting a visit from the department that handles modifided cars,

They do a checkup during the building of the car so it passes as road legal later on.

Hopefully there will be no trouble passing the first check.

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First check passed with minor hints about the fastening of the the rear brakepipes.

I´ll haveto mount a couple more clips on the rearaxle for the pipes and then it would be ok.

I also maneged to "dress up" the battery with som padding from a Golf Mk5 and half a lid from an LT35.

Here´s how it looks.

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This rocks B)

I like the idea that they come to check your car during the build, I expect that is similar to the new rules that have come in force here although we just have a single test at the end of the build.

I am loving the o.e styling that you are doing, it's exactly how I would do one! ;)

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This rocks B)

I like the idea that they come to check your car during the build, I expect that is similar to the new rules that have come in force here although we just have a single test at the end of the build.

I am loving the o.e styling that you are doing, it's exactly how I would do one! ;)

Yes its a good thing that gives you a chance to correct things before the real check.

o.e.m look is what i was aming for :)

People that look at the car should haveto wonder what has happend, not see it directly.

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This weekend Lupo got some new eyes :)

Bought me a set of dark tinted headlights and flashers from germany.

Also got me a set of Leds for parkinglight and licenseplate.

Here´s how it looks:

Before

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After

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This weekend Lupo got some new eyes :)

Bought me a set of dark tinted headlights and flashers from germany.

Also got me a set of Leds for parkinglight and licenseplate.

Here´s how it looks:

Before

After

Looks awesome Norpan!

What type of bulbs are the parking lights and license plate lights?

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A little update....

Today i got my 1,8 20vt conversion roadlegal in sweden, such a relief : )

All the money i spent on this project is worth every penny when ever you get to drive it :)

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Yesterday me and Lupo went to Dahlbäck Racing to get some more power under the bonnet.

It went well, i got MTM-stage 2 ecu program cause i already had full exhaust and big airfilter.

So now its 214hp and 320nm in little Lupo. :)

Nice power curve and the Lupo feels like any normal car when you use it for everyday transport, very nice!

Also got my new tires for my 17":s an the new dimension will be 185/35/17", mmmm!

A little prewiew:

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The fit looks great mate,Fancy doing mine for me? Could you tell me where i can them front lights from?

Thanks

Hi!

I´m new on this forum but i have owned my Lupo for 3 years.

I´m doing a 1,8t 20v conversion on my little green friend this winter and i´m nearly done,

only exhaustsystem remaining.

Pictures can be found in this link: http://www.gtiklubben.nu/forum/showthread.php?3453-Lupo-1-4-16v-blir-1-8T!/page17

The forum is only in swedish but there´s always pictures to look at : )

My Lupo.

50920111217244c41.jpg

The 20vt engine fitted.

7692011121819d3da.jpg

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My headlights was ordered from: www.carparts-online.de

I´m not up for another conversion really, and as bickerton say i´m in Sweden :)

Hiya mate thanks for getting back to me about the lights,oh and yes I would bring my car to you out there if you was up for doing another one as I luv the way you have done yours.

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Hiya mate thanks for getting back to me about the lights,oh and yes I would bring my car to you out there if you was up for doing another one as I luv the way you have done yours.

Thanks! Nice to hear you like my work so much that you considering taking your car to sweden :)

I got my new tires on last week and now the wheels are on the car and i had to adjust the coilovers down

about 2cm to fill out the arches :)

A couple of new pics then...

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Last weekend me and Lupo went to Bugrun, scandinavias biggest VW meet.

On my way home in hope of leaving a bit earlier i went to get Lupo from the show area and found

a note i was happy to see, it said: You have a price winner please contact us"

I had won "Best engine" award, not bad i think :)

Here is a pic of it at the show! More to come!

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I can confirm that this car was well worth the price!

Hej på dig, trevligt att se dig här :-) Grattis till priset i helgen! Du, jag tänkte på en sak, Kolfiber folien ni köpte i helgen, vilket märke kom den ifrån? Blev lite sugen såhär i efterhand.. !

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I can confirm that this car was well worth the price!

Hej på dig, trevligt att se dig här :-) Grattis till priset i helgen! Du, jag tänkte på en sak, Kolfiber folien ni köpte i helgen, vilket märke kom den ifrån? Blev lite sugen såhär i efterhand.. !

Tackar!

Folien kom från ett företag som håller till inne på mantorp området och pysslar med foliering och dekaler, kommer inte ihåg namnet dock.

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Now the Lupo has been running nicely all summer, apart for a few weeks when it was in the bodyshop to get well again after

being hit by a truck or something while being parked. i´ll never know so...

Soon it will be time for some winterupgrades and for this season i´ve planned for a new gearbox, fuelpump and Audi S3 turbo+manifold+custom ecu.

The gearbox is a 0A4 (02JB) from a Caddy tdi and it will be fitted with a peloquin diffrential.

For fuelpump i will go for a Walbro in-tank.

For the engine uppgrade i´m planning to use a k04 turbo+manifold from an S3 and i will go for the S3 injectors and a custom ecu program that will

give the engine around 285Hp, i think that it will do in a Lupo but you´ll never know : )

Time will tell if i can make all uppgrades this winter but i´ll try...

For now the Lupo is getting a Roofspoiler from rieger and pop-out rearwindows next week.

Here´s a pic on my way home from a show chased by a friends 500hp Golf Mk1 Turbo, i didnt stand a chance... : )

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