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hey all
im considering buying a crashed GTI with a vr6 and a 5 speed. i have an 89 Golf 1.8 8v 5 speed manual. I want to swap the engine and tranny from the GTI. What years of GTI will work? Will the VR6 engine fit at all? the tranny?
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the best donor car would be a corrado. Since they're both a2's all you need to do is swap out the subframe and the engine and tranny will bolt right in. If you can't get a corrado then get a 93 to 99 gti or jetta. A passat is the hardest because alot of the parts don't fit right in the a2 engine bay. Other than that it's pretty straight forward. Check out futrell autowerks web site they have a step by step with pics when they did a swap a little while back. They spell it all out and let you in on some of the tricks that you'll need to know in the future. Good luck and keep us updated on the progress.
 
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