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Hessian

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VR6 Turbo?
« on: September 29, 2008, 01:55:10 AM »
how much work is it to throw a turbo into a 98 GTI VR6?
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Re: VR6 Turbo?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 04:18:44 AM »
There are a few kits out there which makes it easier... if you piece together the kit yourself it is definitely a timely process.

There are a few local vr6 turbos in CO... you might want to check the local RM forum on VWVortex to get advice from the guys who have done it.

I know Joel @ RS Motorsports has done a few, 303.432.8989
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Re: VR6 Turbo?
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Re: VR6 Turbo?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 06:00:25 PM »
hey thanx for the info... i have another qustion. would i be better off to go with the 1.8T?
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Re: VR6 Turbo?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 07:08:34 PM »
Are you talking engine swap a 1.8T into a car with a VR6?

I do not know, but it seems like an engine swap would be A LOT more work.  Slapping a turbo, some plumbing and a controller (manual or software) seems like a lot less work.
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Re: VR6 Turbo?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 12:33:31 PM »
well i am still in the market lookin to buy a GTI, i found one i think i want which is the vr6. just tryin to do my research and figure out my best option to throw my money at ya know
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Re: VR6 Turbo?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008, 12:41:24 PM »
Ahhh, yeah if you don't have the car yet....looking at  MKIV 1.8T is not a bad option. Easy and relatively inexpensive to modify. The turbos love our high altitude and cool mornings.

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Re: VR6 Turbo?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2008, 01:25:33 PM »
Possibly a better place on VWVortex is the Technical / Forced Induction forums.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zeroforum?id=113

I would do more reading and searching than posting for a while in there. All of your questions will almost certainly have already been asked and answered many times.

What's your budget like?

Are you into building/tuning yourself or do you just want a quick VW?

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Re: VR6 Turbo?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2008, 02:37:06 AM »
well i am a lil bit of both. i definitly want a quick VW and would love to do at least some of the work myself. although i am not exactly mechanically inclined... gotta have someone lookin over my shoulder to do the more in depth work.
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