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Old 11-02-2010, 11:04 AM   #51
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The 205 won't run the AVCS on the 207 heads. Will also need a tune. There's a bunch more involved with AVCS and the 16bit ecu, I'm not keen on that information but it's in plenty of places on NASIOC.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:42 PM   #52
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OMG! Im in love...I always loved them bugs and now i love the subies. Now we can have both!!! How many weeks did it take?
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Old 11-06-2010, 02:16 PM   #53
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Most projects like this are measured in years, not weeks. At least mine is...
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:47 PM   #54
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Check out HotVWs magazine, there are tons of places in California that do these swaps into sandrails and baja bugs all the time. Also, check out thesamba.com and look up a user named Jackrizzo or Jakrizzo. He calls his project The VWRX.
Also, my brother-in-law is still active in the VW drag racing scene. If you have a high HP engine like that of the STi, you will eventually have to invest in a transaxle built for that kind of power. We are currently using a Mendeola transaxle in our drag car, and they build trannys for dragsters, sand-drags, and baja-racing.
His VW currently runs 6.60's in the eigth-mile on a naturally-aspirated dual-Weber 2180cc, without nitrous, and still running all steel fenders, doors, and decklid and hood.
Beautiful car by the way!
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:07 AM   #55
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Good sunday mornin' read,thank's
the car look's great.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:27 AM   #56
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Good sunday mornin' read,thank's
the car look's great.
What he said. Always have dreamed of a Speedster or 356 replica with a Subaru motor in it. This thread motivates me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:04 AM   #57
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:19 PM   #58
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If you have a high HP engine like that of the STi, you will eventually have to invest in a transaxle built for that kind of power. We are currently using a Mendeola transaxle in our drag car, and they build trannys for dragsters, sand-drags, and baja-racing.
http://www.subarugears.com/
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:02 PM   #59
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hi great car,
but i have a question because i want to make it, the sti comes with a 4 wheal transmission so how to put this engine in a beetle which has a rear wheal drive transmission and a rear engine?
thanks.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:02 PM   #60
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Ive got a '62 Beetle & normally like to keep things a little more on the stock side but I really like this build.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #61
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hi great car,
but i have a question because i want to make it, the sti comes with a 4 wheal transmission so how to put this engine in a beetle which has a rear wheal drive transmission and a rear engine?
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1) He's using a VW transaxle.
2) See the post right above yours.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:12 AM   #62
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holy crap, that thing must be scary to drive...
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:50 PM   #63
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nice. Must be crazy fast
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:57 AM   #64
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The original build thread is over at http://www.dunebuggyarchives.com/for...ow.pl?tid=1491

He (as am I) is using a swing axle transmission so the subaru transmission with reversed gears is not an option without converting the car over to IRS. In the process of converting the AWD Subaru trans for use in a rear engined car, you can opt to not use the driveline components would that go to what is normally the rear axle on a subaru. It's all on the subarugears website. I can't wait to see more updates after the new trans is in.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:46 PM   #65
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Well, I have had the car running for a while now. The gearing of the new tranny is so much more streetable! Now that I have a tranny that withstand the hp, I couldn't resist the temptation to up the boost and get some real power out of the new JDM V7 STI, so I took it from 9psi to 19psi!! It sure does run well now - not that it didnt before. From what I have read, they say that 1psi is equal to 10hp. If this is true, that means its putting out another 100hp, and it feels as if it just might be!

So, I took it to the dragstrip a couple weeks ago.... On a last minute of "what do you want to do tonight" my wife asked, I said lets take the VW to the races.. She said, lets go! I had to go and install the seatbelts in the back seat so that I could get our 3yr olds car seat in, and after that we were off. On the way, I romped on it a couple times, and I look back and my son has a smile from ear to ear while the wife was white knuckled!! Ha!

I get to the track, everyone was looking like who's the idiot bringing a VW to the dragraces! I only made two passes, the first was against an early 90's 5.0 Mustang. It sounded good (what 5.0 mustang doesn't) and had some aftermarket wheels, tires, and big cowl duct hood. Im thinking there was some performance parts under the hood. We get into the staging lane, he's doing a big old smoking burnout, while I just drove around the water and went up to the line and waited. I hadn't had an adreneline rush like this in a long time! He pull up and the lights go green, I bogged it off the line and passed him right up. When the boost came on in 1st, it spun the tires all the way to 8000rpm, shifted to second and it continued to spin all the way thru 2nd, into 3rd with a chirp and crossed the line. I look back, and it looks like the Mustang is between 1/2 and 3/4 track. He just got smoked by what he thought was a VW!!! HA!

The second run was against an 03ish Mustang Cobra! It thinking, now we are going to have some competition! We get up to the line, still no burn out for me, and I went a bit faster, but he went the same et and mph as the previous mustang. That means the 1st mustang had a bunch of work done to it!!

Below is a pic of the time slips and a poor quality video of the 2nd race against the Cobra.

Is most had said early on, to put the radiator up front, I have now made the decision to do so. I am very confident that I could make it work in the back, but I would be alot of trial and error until I felt 100% confident in the set up. I just dont have the time or patients! I have ordered a radiator which will be installed in the spare tire location with some ducting from below.

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Old 07-18-2011, 12:27 AM   #66
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THat's one quick bug. Nice project. I almost pulled the trigger on an all original no rust beautiful 1970 914 to do a Subaru swap into, but just couldn't do that to a survor like that.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:33 PM   #67
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What Transmission did you end up going with?
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:37 PM   #68
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anybody have a sti motor for sale
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:28 AM   #69
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What Transmission did you end up going with?
I seem to remember reading on another forum he posted on that he got a Rancho Type 1 swingaxle.
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:44 PM   #70
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Awesome Bug!
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