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Full AWD swap into VW GTI body


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#1 yellowjacket500

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:12 AM

Was looking into doing an AWD Subaru powered VW rabbit GTI, they are just so light and small I think it would be sweet, especially building it for a turbo as well.  Just wondering if anyone has seen this done or has any input.  I believe that an Impreza is my best candidate since the wheelbase is around 4 inches longer.  Just not sure if the engine cradle is going to fit between my unibody.  Anyone willing to measure the Engine cradle on lets say a mid 90's Impreza wagon or sedan?  Still in the planning stages and trying to get another rabbit gti body.  Also where do people normally find complete drivetrains on here?  Junkyards? Classifieds?  Any input is appreciated.  Happy modding everyone!



#2 jmoss5723

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:57 AM

i can't offer much help here, but that sounds like a SWEET project! :headbang:

 

Good luck and keep us updated 



#3 obk25xt

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:38 PM

Find a wrecked car it will be your best option, or a half cut from a JDM importer, then you will get the harness etc….

 

My personal opinion is you're biting of a HUGE chunk, and while I titally agree it sounds awesome and would be a cool whip, it is going to be quite the undertaking…… To put it lightly….

 

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#4 Subruise

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:15 PM

i have seen a ejawd swap into a vw caddy (rabbit pickup). it was awesome...get fabbing...



#5 yellowjacket500

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

I am more of a Vw guy. Does anyone know if there is a difference in physical size between the 2.5 in an outback and say a 2.2 or 2.0. Is the sohc smaller than the dohc? The 2.5 in my outback appears to be a little wide to fit between my strut towers.... maybe i am crazy.

#6 Uberoo

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:04 PM

The only way something like that will fit is with the SOHC heads,DOHC are much to wide.Subaru EJ's are all about the same width,the different displacement comes from bigger bores.



#7 Ionlyhave3suubs

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:16 PM

The DOHC 2.5 heads are significantly bulkier than the 2.2. The 2.2 will also have easier spark plug access in a tight engine compartment.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 02:35 AM

Why not just get a vr6 r32 golf and have it all done from the factory?



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:10 PM

Or find one of these

http://www.vwgolfcou...blog/?page_id=2



#10 Numbchux

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:00 AM

I've seen it done with a Civic, and a Celica.

 

You basically cut the "body" from the floor pan on both cars, and swap the body. So the floor pan, firewall, suspension, and all suspension mounts are all Subaru, with the body of your choice over the top.

 

 

There's even a guy doing that with a Subaru STi under a Subaru XT. 



#11 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:18 AM

Why not just get a vr6 r32 golf and have it all done from the factory?

 

Where will be the Fun then?

 

 

I've seen a :wacko: Honda Civic body with a Subaru WRX hiding underneath... 

 

~► http://honda-tech.co...d.php?t=2763036

 

Anything is Possible with enough time, money, tools and Patience;

 

and basically what they did then, was described best by Numbchux:

 

 

... You basically cut the "body" from the floor pan on both cars, and swap the body. So the floor pan, firewall, suspension, and all suspension mounts are all Subaru, with the body of your choice over the top...

 

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Edited by Loyale 2.7 Turbo, 05 August 2014 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 09:46 AM

Your truly best bet is to go to the auto auctions and purchase a wrecked STi that only has exterior damage. People seem to wreck them left and right because they watch F&F movies and don't realize it's all CGI and their WRX can't fall out of an airplane and still drive  :banghead:  

 

They can't run that much in the auctions as I see people buying a bunch of them for the purpose of parting out rather than fixing. Figure $3k-8k depending on condition. A flood car might be ideal as the parts that got wet won't matter, and as long as it wasn't started since the flood nor have standing water in the engine. ECM may or may not work depending how wet everything got. A replacement ECM would be cheap anyways, but the flood car shouldn't have the physical damage and most people shy away from them as rebuild candidates anyway as used lots won't bother with them.



#13 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:34 AM

Your truly best bet is to go to the auto auctions and purchase a wrecked STi that only has exterior damage. People seem to wreck them left and right because they watch F&F movies and don't realize it's all CGI and their WRX can't fall out of an airplane and still drive  :banghead:  ...

 

 

 

I Agree...

 

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...only Loyales Can... Just Kidding  :D 

 

The Auction for a wrecked STi is Good idea.

 

Kind Regards.



#14 impoutback 97

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Posted Yesterday, 05:03 PM

2.0 sohc x 2.5 short block = high compression. same size as a stock 2.0 but like boring it out to a 2.5 piston size.






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