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I have a 2013 Audi S4. I've had a jetta mk4 2.slowL, Audit TT 1.8T... I am getting a mortgage. My car payment has to go, along with the Audi S4. I want to keep my equity I get out in cash form. MEANING no buying a 15k Jetta for now. I toyed with buying a project golf about a year ago and never did. I didn't have a garage of my own or a lift anymore. That will change in a few months. I am selling the S4 and picking up a golf II. The golf will be a daily for a few months until I get the mortgage underwritten and some house improvements done. Once I do that I will get another car payment or buy a 2010+ jetta, accord, etc. Something I can wear dress clothes in and not get nasty. When I do that, the build will begin. It is time to get something that I can put character into.

My goal: stripped interior, race car status. OR, have the interior restored. I can't decide. Either way A/C, will go and the car will not be driven much aside for the joy rides or weekend special.
I want to be the guy who lives to crush 200k porches in my 3000.00 car. If I could simply ask how do I get 1000hp I would. But that is a stupid question.

What motor? What Tran? Why?

The G60 - with the stock blower, do people remove those and add turbos?
The 16v option, which engine code? What blocks are basically the same across the engine revisions?

I am in Birmingham, AL.There are no decent machine shops around here who can help me out. Is there a known VW specialist who can hook me up with upgrading my crank, rods, cylinder block, etc? Is that all necessary to get close to 1K hp at the crank?
If I am going to have 500+ hp, I want awd. How does AWD limit me in engine selection? Was the Synchro the only AWD option in these platforms (jetta included)? I know in the mk4 platform you can pull the quattro system from a TT if you wanted it.
I like the body of the late 80's GTI II limited, 3 door hatch. I have a feeling I won't find the car with everything I want stock, or the limited edition for that matter. I may buy a block and build the motor outside the car and swap it in later if that is the route I have to go.

I know there is a lot of information out there. I am beginning to read build threads, but I want to know what is best to start with keeping my end goals in mind. I may buy something in the next two weekends or so if I have time to drive however far it is for my new family member.

And don't worry, I know a tiny car with a small wheel base outputting tons of power is a ridiculous request. I am doing this for the novelty.
 

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that white mk1 :eek::beer:

3000 won't get you anywhere close to that. maybe 30k though.
I was referring to the book value. I imaged I would put 15k into the motor when everything is finished. 30k is a bit unrealistic. Anyway... if anyone can give some quite insight to my questions that would be great.

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... I am selling the S4 and picking up a golf II. The golf will be a daily for a few months until I get the mortgage underwritten and some house improvements done. Once I do that I will get another car payment or buy a 2010+ jetta, accord, etc. Something I can wear dress clothes in and not get nasty. ...
Clean the interior of your Mark II. Solves a whole lot of problems for you.
 

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So you want to total your car? :confused:

When you choose your Porsche, make sure you know the driver.
I'm going to get trolled asking advice on what block to build from... got it. My phone auto corrected the word porsche on tapatalk (ftr). I will just troll the tech forums for block in. Thanks, it's been a pleasure. I almost had forgotten why I stopped going to car meets in my area...
 

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Nobody can help you with this 1000hp awd mk2 because it's a pipe dream.

A more realistic option would be to buy someone's 1.8T swapped car and go from there.

Most of your original post comes across as trolling, or you're just really naive about what it takes to build a 500+ hp awd mk2. let alone 1000hp. :beer:
 

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Nobody can help you with this 1000hp awd mk2 because it's a pipe dream.

A more realistic option would be to buy someone's 1.8T swapped car and go from there.

Most of your original post comes across as trolling, or you're just really naive about what it takes to build a 500+ hp awd mk2. let alone 1000hp. :beer:
I am naive. That's why I made a post. I realize 300hp fwd is realistic. I think an 800hp build to the wheels is doable. It has been done. I realize it will require forged and billet internals. If I can take apart a 2jz, I don't see why I couldn't do it to a 1.8, 2.0, etc. I want to know what platform I can start with so I can minimize the amount of custom machining or forging that has to be done. I don't expect to be done in a year. The block would be out of the car for a year I bet. I know what I am getting into to. I need a cheap temporary DD. Why not start my pipe dream after?

My main conern is the block, and drive train. Clutch masters doesn't exactly make a kit for this.

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I'm going to get trolled asking advice on what block to build from... got it. My phone auto corrected the word porsche on tapatalk (ftr). I will just troll the tech forums for block in. Thanks, it's been a pleasure. I almost had forgotten why I stopped going to car meets in my area...
If you wanted to know what block to build from, then why didn't you just say so?

That small book you dropped at first conveyed a lot of meaning (little of it good), but none of it seem to pertain to which block & trans to start with for a build.

Would have been a very different thread if you started out with. I am getting a golf. What the best swap I can shoehorn into it for maximum power for $X,000 and still drive it regularly?

(Personally, you lost me with that comment about not wanting to mess up your dress clothes in a Mark II.)
 

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If you wanted to know what block to build from, then why didn't you just say so?

That small book you dropped at first conveyed a lot of meaning (little of it good), but none of it seem to pertain to which block & trans to start with for a build.

Would have been a very different thread if you started out with. I am getting a golf. What the best swap I can shoehorn into it for maximum power for $X,000 and still drive it regularly?

(Personally, you lost me with that comment about not wanting to mess up your dress clothes in a Mark II.)
I won't be wearing a tie to work for a few months while the mkii is a dd. I meant after I am settled in and ready to tear the car apart I will purchase a cheaper daily driver compared to the s4 I have now. You're right. I gave too much information.

I don't have a budget for the project, I just want to see what I can accomplish, the motor will be build slowly I'm sure as I will just cash flow everything. The rolling body will likely live in a tent outside while the motor is being done so I can use the garage. See there I go again with the information.



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Building a car will suck you dry if you don't set some limits for your self. Doesn't matter where the money pit was manufactured.

What you are looking for sounds like a seriously hopped up 16 valve T of some nature - not my game so I am going to shut up about it.

Do know you will want to do a five lug swap, Corrado brakes up front and rear discs with either Hawk or Porterfield shoes.

You don't want to piss people off, don't talk about your other cars and plans AND DON"T SUGGEST YOU HAVE TO DRESS DOWN TO DRIVE A MARK II.

You want to flash confidence, step out of a worn stock looking 20 year old car that runs a lot better than it should, dressed well, and know why you are there, where you are going, what you are doing and how to get it done AND DO IT without trying to draw attention to yourself.

(This coming from someone who has pants and slacks altered so I can wear tanker boots polished to a high shine, (including the buckles) with a suit and tie.)

Am done with this thread..... A tie is too good for a Mark II means the thread is too good for me.
 

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Coming from someone who is a service advisor at a cadillac dealership, I wear dress clothes everyday and usually run a lint roller over my pants and check my shoes before I get into my car because I'm more worried about getting my mk2 nasty. Not the other way around.
 

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Did you look at the ads I posted? The interior want exactly clean. I don't plan to restore it while it's the DD. I actually am not sure what I will do to the inside. I very well may gut it and build a cage, or if the build goes flat, restore the interior.

Thanks for the note on the 5 lug conversation. It's one of the first faq. Threads I read from a stickie. I never said the mkii wasn't good enough. I rocked dress clothes in my mk4 with cloth interior.

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