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VR6 Engine swap?

Ok so ive been thinking about swapping my 2.0 in my trek for a vr6, if i do this wat else will i have to convert over?
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haha greeeaaatttt. so if i can buy a vr6 for like 450, how much more do u think ill spend
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it would be easiest to just buy a wrecked mk3 with a vr6 and swapping everything onto your shell. if you do a vr swap you will want to do it right. with full 5 lug hubs, suspension, trans, engine, harness, radiator, exhaust system, ext ext ext

sometimes you can get lucky and peice a swap together but just getting a full donor car is easiest. thats what im bout to do to my jetta and im already in the prosses on my mk1 cabrio...course thats a difforent beast alltogether. damn fab work

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lol, k thx, im still thinking about it then bc im not mechanic at allll but like a couple of my friends are but i didnt know i practically had to build like a whole new car
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i have a general rule of thumb. if you have to ask where to start and have no clue whatsoever how to do it, you shouldn't be doing it yourself.


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lol, k thx, im still thinking about it then bc im not mechanic at allll but like a couple of my friends are but i didnt know i practically had to build like a whole new car
welcome to the world of cars. im going to have to agree with gti a lil on his post. if you dont know anything about cars, and havent had a vw before...then i would not suggest you do the swap. at least not without someone who has done it. iv done a lot of swaps on a lotta rigs and just thinking about doing a full vr swap in my jetta gives me a headache.

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ya lol i kinda dropped that idea, im just gonna make the car look good with tint, smoked out lights all around , a 1.5" drop , some rims and that would prolly be about it. but its not gonna pull bc of the damn 2.0 but its w.e
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my 2.slow pulls just fine. you would be suprised what small bolt on mods will do.

go get an exhaust, cut your box and slap a cone filter on it, chip your ecu, get some good suspension under it, cam, adjustable cam gear, valve springs, retainers, and a decent dino tune will get you the pull you need

it wount be a racecar but it will shut down any naturally asperated civic you run into

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my 2.slow pulls just fine. you would be suprised what small bolt on mods will do.

go get an exhaust, cut your box and slap a cone filter on it, chip your ecu, get some good suspension under it, cam, adjustable cam gear, valve springs, retainers, and a decent dino tune will get you the pull you need

it wount be a racecar but it will shut down any naturally asperated civic you run into
you don't need a dyno tune for these cars...they aren't subaru's. you put a chip in it and go.


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you cant dyno/street tune the mk3's?

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my vr6 is shuttin down civics all around and its still stock!!! gotta love german engineering. but about throwing on a chip, ive been finding that alot of chip mods are prone to engine ping-ing, which is a TOTAL no no in my book even for some extra horses. any thought?

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then you aren't running premium. you must run premium in a chipped engine due to optimized a/f ratios.


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its true...when i bought mine it recomended i use 92 octane...which i did already

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well not to try and start a whole new thread about the same idea...but im thinking about trying the swap in my 96 2.0 GL jetta to a more productive VR6. any pointers as to what i should look for in a donor car?

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