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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:04 pm    Post subject: Subi bug =D Reply with quote

Today i take the first step to start my swap all help/advice is welcome with open arms =D.i went ahead and got a ej20t for a reasonable price 800 with less then 60000 miles from a sti

i plan to use a mega squirt ecu and harness for the motor was looking to swapping the the transmission but was having a bit of trouble deciding and trying to keep it within a reasonable budget my transmission in bug isnt at its best so advice on what route i should take for this is on top priority i still havent gotten as far as figuring out the radiator and lines i will use.. as for the muffler has i have a shop that will make one for cheap

below is a picture of my gorgeous little super beetle. ive had her for years now and i figured its time to give her some love and attention and a new look as well

i will post as often as i make progress on her
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some will probably not approve, but I look forward to seeing your progress and will keep an eye on your swap. don't know enough myself to help you on trans question.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The transmission can last a while, if you behave with it, unless its about to fail anyway. Look at Joel's build, I think he has some youtube videos describing it, he will be a great resource and is incredibly helpful.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the transmission on mine wont last long with it it grinds from second to third every time with out fail so i figure once the motor is out to deal with that lol and yeah ive followed joels and odx builds
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picked up a few parts last week also ordered my adaptor plate from outfront motor sports
new seats for the bug Twisted Evil came from the same car i got the ej20t from
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and some turbo twist to keep it classy
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i'll keep posting updates as i go by =D
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, another Subaru build. I am in the process of doing the same thing. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have a thread ?? so i can follow yours also
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ron169 wrote:
you have a thread ?? so i can follow yours also


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=578939
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sat at home today waiting for my adaptor and it finally arrive nice quick shipping
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah all my core parts are here so ima work on the body and tomorrow the tranny comes off to get it redone and it will get stripped..

could i mount the engine on the tranny with out needing a motor mount ? or am i in need of one?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

small update got a new clutch kit from Outfont Motorsports last week taking some time off this weekend to put everything together =D ive just been gathering parts and now i have all i need . ima try to figure out later how to run the swap with AC picked up a rad from GhiaNut .. i wont post pictures until maybe monday at best and hopefully everything will run smooth Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remember that the radiator and intercooler must be mounted in the front to work properly. We tried several ways to mount the radiator in the rear of my buddy's car and the only way that even halfway worked looked like crap because we used a honda civic radiator flush mounted in a cut up decklid.
We also tried mounting it behind the rear seat with a large hole cut in the firewall, but could never get proper air flow, and even when we got it to kind of work in the back, we had to have a large fan running all the time, and couldn't drive it very hard.
So yeah, radiator goes in front Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dropping by for a little update =D
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MMMM thats a little big
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CUTTING!!!!!
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and some tire porn
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can any one point me in the direction for a jdm ej20t gc8 ver 3 wiring diagram ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stripped most of the motor today and put on my KEP Adapptor ,, wouldnt sit flush so i thought it was bent .. it ended up being that the turbo bracket was in the way so i trimmed it down a bit and bam it went on Very Happy just a note for people when they go tru the swap with turbo motors... its been raining so have to wait for Saturday forecast seems clear then
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

howdy guys back for some more progress pictures


plate is finally on
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some hard negotiation that lasted about 30 minutes of me thrusting and wiggling the motor and BAM!!!
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Twisted Evil

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and a new starter

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Sorry for the sideways pictures .. LOL Just till your head to the side for a better view of it Confused .. had to cut the back firewall out as you can see so i plan on making a sweet litte access port to the motor/ clutch cable if ever need it .. more to come
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coming along well Ronald, what are you doing about the intercooler?
Going to duct air through it or swap to a w2air chargecooler.
that is the best solution as its very hard to duct enough air to an a2a one
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im a little tight on money at the moment i had an idea for the intercooler
i was going to make a custom fan shroud and mount it on there then add a scoop to where the rear vents are below the window .. if i could find one locally for cheap it be great but like parts for subies are hard to come by here in miami unless you go to the dealership and then they charge you an arm and a leg..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vwkirb wrote:
The transmission can last a while, if you behave with it, unless its about to fail anyway. Look at Joel's build, I think he has some youtube videos describing it, he will be a great resource and is incredibly helpful.


Yes of course, he is a very helpful guy
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