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Old 03-14-2011, 10:51 AM   #64771
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I agree with the majority...buy svt or d23 for now

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Old 03-14-2011, 10:54 AM   #64772
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Buy This

Swap over all my aftermarket parts from other car. Swap ECU (so I has the tune)

then ?
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:06 AM   #64773
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I have to agree with kevin. Logic wins here. Maybe it's cause my car hasn't driven in like 4 years but i'd love me a $1k beater right now.

Just don't see the point when g is ultimate goal.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:10 AM   #64774
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Swap over all my aftermarket parts from other car. Swap ECU (so I has the tune)

then ?
getting warmer.
but you just totalled one of these and know insurance wont give you more than $4k for it so i'd search for either a GLI or a 1.8t thats closer to $5k rather than 6k

also that would obviously change our agreement on what your car is worth to me.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:11 AM   #64775
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How you figure? You said you didn't need exhaust / intake, and if your going bigger turbo wouldn't you be getting a different tune anyway?

Was the cheapest 1.8T manual I could find within 100 miles Has $30k less miles, and leather interior, It should cost a bit more.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #64776
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How you figure? You said you didn't need exhaust / intake, and if your going bigger turbo wouldn't you be getting a different tune anyway?

Was the cheapest 1.8T manual I could find within 100 miles
because without the aftermarket parts I lose half of the stuff I planned to part out
I would still need the ECU and for $50 more I can get it IMMO defeated so I can at least run the swap to start.
I'd plan to do the whole swap first with as much OEM stuff as possible to get any driving issues fixed first then buy big turbo stuff. I wouldnt want to drop 2-3k on big turbo parts just to have the car not work.

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Strip mk4 down completely by end of April
drive mk2 diesel powered to southern wothersee.
as soon as I get back begin swap with your engine/trans.
use entire mk4 harness/ecu (which will require removing entire dash of course) that way it's still OBDII and I have all the little features like variable speed wipers.
During swap process ECU would be sent out to get IMMO defeated so that it would work with any ignition I wanted.
Drive mk2 1.8t stock turbo the rest of summer.
Pull engine this fall while its still warm ish
Build engine and big turbo over winter
Drop engine/BT back in in the spring.

If you keep exhaust/intake thats $500-600 worth of parts I can't sell
if you keep ecu I have to spend $650 getting the stock ECU flashed/defeated vs $50 to get the ecu in your car defeated.
which makes the whole project about $1200 more expensive on my end.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:23 AM   #64777
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Brad d, brad y is right.

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Old 03-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #64778
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Aku, I think you need to think a bit more about your decision. I think you are letting emotions cloud your judgement on what a good car would entail for you in this situation. Id say just get something solid to get you by till you buy the g. Then either sell the car (plenty of time to get what you want outta it b/c you will have another car so no pressure) or you can mod it and take your time with it b/c again you will have another car. After all you are looking to get the G the end of this year? Get a cheaper solid car like a focus st or svt, as STOCK as possible. Save money up over the year so you can get the G and then you have some money to invest in G or in the other car. Or at that time sell the focus, use that money and the money you have saved up to buy EXACTLY the car that you want to spend your time modding. This is exactly the route I wish I had gone and left the focus mostly stock and built up another car, but alas im already too far into the focus to not bother finishing it and just making that my toy car until I have a better job and can afford a different car that I would prefer to mod to hell.

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Old 03-14-2011, 11:25 AM   #64779
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:30 AM   #64780
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I just am looking for something that's respectably quick and has decently low milage since I will be driving it everyday. I don't want a daily driver to be a car I'm un happy with.
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