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new and scared of the dub

Postby digsmk3 on Mar Thu 12, 2009 8:49 pm

hey guy (gals) i am new to the dub scene,converted from hondas. anyway my wife has a 88 cab. karm. auto and bad motor ,I have seen a couple of yous guys have used the mk3 2.0 for a transplant.that is really sweet she wants her car to run i want it easier to travel with a more modern tech. So what i need to know is what i need and how hard is this swap.motor and trans i want a stick . thanks for your time my mk3 jetta will be on the road soon so so can't wait to have a sweet dub........................................

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Re: new and scared of the dub

Postby kompressorgolf on Mar Fri 13, 2009 9:09 am

having personally driven a cabby with an ABA bottom end, they run like stink, now all you should need is that ABA 2.0 commonly found in and mk3 golf or jetta an ABA head gasket, now the block is about 1/2 inch taller than stock so you will need an aftermarket downpipe. other than that all motor mounts will swap and it should run just fine on that CIS/ CIS_E. if you were in bozeman we could do it in about a day tops if we had everything. easy swap and welcome to the darkside. :laughing: :beer:
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Re: new and scared of the dub

Postby Checkers on Mar Fri 13, 2009 10:54 am

Welcome to the dark side as well!

As B-dub said, we could do your swap in a day so too bad you're not here haha. I'm swapping a G60 with a 5spd into my fiances Rabbit Convertible within the next year or so probably so you will have to stay tuned if your swap will be a long ways out.

We'll all ask around but I'm sure someone has an ABA they would sell cheap. Shit, maybe we'll shoot up to the Zoo one day and swap it at Aerons shop, you might just have to throw a Warrior Autoworks sticker on it if we do that though!
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Re: new and scared of the dub

Postby digsmk3 on Mar Fri 13, 2009 11:32 pm

thanks for the info, i really appreciate it. probably won't be swapping the motor for a few weeks, have to find all the parts. do you have any idea of what tranny i should use? (her's is shot). we will probably stick with the auto but we're thinking about making it a 5spd. besides a tranny is there anything else i need to get to make the project go smoothly? Thanks again.

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Re: new and scared of the dub

Postby kompressorgolf on Mar Sat 14, 2009 9:28 am

BY ALL MEANS GO MANUAL NOW! its a very easy swap in a cabby also, youll need the tranny cables linkages rear motor mount and pedal cluster. the only modifying is cutting a small hole in the firewall for the clutch cable. you wont benefit much of that swap with an auto-tragic. plus auto;s are actually pretty hard to come by, where as the 5 speed you can use any 4-5 speed from 1974-early 1999 in most cars.they all bolt right up, you will need to know what trans it is, so you can get the correct clutch pack. your up to a two day job now :lol:
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Re: new and scared of the dub

Postby Checkers on Mar Sat 14, 2009 10:21 am

Yeah man, the 5spd swap is going to be easy! Automatic will just cause problems down the road.
My fiance wants to keep her auto too but it's not possible with the horsepower her car is gonna have.
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Re: new and scared of the dub

Postby digsmk3 on Mar Sat 14, 2009 1:13 pm

the wife hates the auto but me and my brother-in-law thought it would be too difficult to swap it to 5spd but it doesn't actually sound that bad. thanks guys!

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Re: new and scared of the dub

Postby Roadhog on Mar Sat 14, 2009 1:50 pm

Checkers wrote:Yeah man, the 5spd swap is going to be easy! Automatic will just cause problems down the road.
My fiance wants to keep her auto too but it's not possible with the horsepower her car is gonna have.


A built auto will handle more power than an 020 or 02A. Though its $$$$.
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Re: new and scared of the dub

Postby Checkers on Mar Sat 14, 2009 10:27 pm

Exactly Spence!
Like I said before, I know myself, kompressorgolf, and IBGolfin could head up on a Sunday and help you swap everything in a day for :beer: :beer: :beer: !
I've even got a tranny I would give you.
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Postby Checkers on Mar Sun 15, 2009 8:26 pm

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