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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Bostig vs. subaru with stock auto transmission Reply with quote

This may be a long shot, but does anyone have an educated opinion about which of these two conversions might be a better choice paired with a stock automatic transmission?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't driven a Zetec/AT combination but the Subaru 2.2/Carat AT I drove was really lively!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear. Do you know if the suby 2.2 you drove had a stock transmission, or was it re-geared?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Beard wrote:
Good to hear. Do you know if the Suby 2.2 you drove had a stock transmission, or was it re-geared?

Thanks!


Stock - and stockish tires, too, as far as I recall. I would have noticed if the tires/wheels were different, I'm sure.

It was one of Paul Guzyk's installations and provided the impetus to making my own van squat that hard on acceleration! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm doing a Bostig conversion on my '90 Westy Multivan with a stock AT. Jim at Bostig highly recommends the stock AT without beefing it up. However, there are very simple modifications to change shift points if desired. See this thread for more Bostig/AT info: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=573287

I don't think the choice between Subie 2.2 or Ford Zetec matters much when contemplating mating it to a stock Vanagon AT. They both have around 130HP. What matters is: reliability, simplicity, maintenance, hours of labor to install, and availability/cost to replace the conversion engine when/if it fails... Bostig wins all those categories hands down.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThankYouJerry wrote:
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....... What matters is: reliability, simplicity, maintenance, hours of labor to install, and availability/cost to replace the conversion engine when/if it fails... Bostig wins all those categories hands down.


You forgot to say " In my opinion" , because I would sure disagree
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

levi wrote:
ThankYouJerry wrote:
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....... What matters is: reliability, simplicity, maintenance, hours of labor to install, and availability/cost to replace the conversion engine when/if it fails... Bostig wins all those categories hands down.


You forgot to say " In my opinion" , because I would sure disagree


It's all opinions. I thought that was assumed. Please expound on yours.
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