AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

20vtlegend
Enlisted
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Gauteng

AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby 20vtlegend » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:08 pm

Do you guys think it can be done or not??
Speak softly and carry a BIG stick...

tamper_man
Cadet
Posts: 954
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 11:40 am
Car Make: Jaguar
Car Model: X-Type 2.2D
Membership No: missing
Location: Cape Town

Re: AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby tamper_man » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:36 pm

If you have enough money, anything's possible, but the question you should be asking is WHY? The Audi 4.2 V8 is a very heavy engine (compared to the 4 cyl it replaces) and will need substantial modifications to the suspension of a Mk 1. The car will also be crap around corners.
Current: Jaguar X-type 2.2D
Ex: 2000 Citi 1.3

Howie-WP
VWCSA Member
Posts: 12468
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2002 11:45 am
Membership No: 2033
Location: Cape Town, SA

Re: AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby Howie-WP » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:43 pm

20vtlegend wrote:Do you guys think it can be done or not??


:lol:

20vtlegend
Enlisted
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:58 pm
Location: Gauteng

Re: AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby 20vtlegend » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:09 pm

cos i recently got my hands on the 2007 v8 motor..

and i already have a turbo mk1,

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=43081&hilit=20vtlegend

i also have another 2 door body.. So was just wondering.. :D
Speak softly and carry a BIG stick...

User avatar
sixteen10
General
Posts: 9395
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:14 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: 2008 .:R32 DSG
Membership No: 1135
Location: The Vale 1610
Contact:

Re: AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby sixteen10 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:42 pm

20vtlegend wrote:cos i recently got my hands on the 2007 v8 motor..

and i already have a turbo mk1,

http://vwclub.co.za/phpbb3/viewtopic.ph ... 20vtlegend

i also have another 2 door body.. So was just wondering.. :D


DOIT :D
2008 DBP GOLF V .:R32 ... CULT STATUS
GruppeM | Milltek | Decat | H&R | Haldex Gen2 | HPA | OEM + | BBS | Koni | Performance LEDs | UNIbrace | Whiteline | Ziza H7 | Yokohama
Image

User avatar
nhunter
Major
Posts: 3611
Joined: Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:55 am
Location: Jhb

Re: AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby nhunter » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:57 pm

Rear mid mount ala Clio V6 :evil:
'05 VW Passat 2.0 TDI Highline
'06 Toyota Yaris T3

:( Ex '96 Golf MK3 VR6 137hp and 185nm @ KAR
* Shaved front * Koni * Eibach * SMT6D * 268's * Flowed Head * VF Engineering * Recaro * H&R

User avatar
sjs
Lieutenant-Colonel
Posts: 4554
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:13 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: ABF Citi Golf
Membership No: 1315
Location: JHB
Contact:

Re: AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby sjs » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:55 pm

nhunter wrote:Rear mid mount ala Clio V6 :evil:

Ya, I would do that if I had the cash! Mid-engine will be really nice :evil: can you shoehorn the motor in there yourself cos you are gonna need alot of fabricating done etc do you want it to be rear-wheel drive?

User avatar
porno_ster
Lieutenant-Colonel
Posts: 4015
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:26 pm
Membership No: missing
Location: 7de Laan
Contact:

Re: AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby porno_ster » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:58 pm

You'll need three things; money, time and skill, with money being the most important, because it can buy any of the other two if they are short in supply. Good luck if you decide to do it!

I know it's a bug, but here's some inspiration:

http://bb.bbboy.net/vwengineconversions ... &thread=31
His: '14 Amarok 2.0TSi, '05 WRX STi, '98 356 Speedster Rep, '76 Dodge D100 383, '79 Golf LS, '74 Datsun ute
Hers: '10 Mitsubishi Outlander

User avatar
Jetta2
Field Marshal
Posts: 13595
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 12:32 am
Car Make: VW, VW, Aprilia
Car Model: Mk2, Mk3, Aprilia Tuono V4
Membership No: 1087
Location: Menlo Park, Pretoria
Contact:

Re: AUDI 4.2 V8 in a Rabbit

Postby Jetta2 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:36 pm

IIRC, there was a thread on VW Vortex a long time ago on this, but built into a Mk2 shell.
Tried searching for it, but no luck.

Dude had the motor, 'box, suspension, the works built into the shell, motor in front, rear wheel drive.
1989 Mk2 Jetta 2.0 8V-T
1996 Mk3 Golf VR6
2013 Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC

Return to “General Tech Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Gnwconnect and 23 guests