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My 6 year... but finally running Corrado VRT build.

Building a '90 corrado vr6t. I don't care how "played out" it is. I've always wanted a corrado and a vr6 car. You do you, if you got problems with it.

Anyways im Brett.... from PA originally, currently stationed in Italy.

Ive driven mostly honda's for the last 10 yrs. well mostly preludes. as im on my 3rd & 4th currently as well as owning this 'rado. I call it the Blasphemy build since its my first VW. & most ppl didnt think id ever be in a vw. especially with all the vw/honda hate that existed in my hometown of Quakertown, Pa. but as of Aug. '11 i have been stationed in Sumter, SC. and have the privledge of knowing and becoming friends with a guy named Brandon (websaabn) and he has done nothing but try and convince me to join the dark side all while fully accepting and allowing me to play with my hondas at his place. which is already hoarded with his wife and his' vw's.

So i bought this C as a shell about 2 weeks before i deployed for $1200. Nothing crazy done. decent exterior, black leather interior in good shape. with a passat moonroof conversion started, custom fitted thermal catback, oem wheels w/ coilovers.

ive been given a short block 12v. vr6 that was previously running high 11's in the old owners gti. but im not betting on the C doing that for me. Im peicing everything togeather slowly to build it right.

It'll be getting a few things internally to strengthen up typical failure components. maybe a PnP head. ill be porting the stock manifold upper section for a bit more flow and making my own ramhorn style manifold from there to mount my Holset Hx35. i already have a few parts left over from a previous boost build i was working on. so we'll see what can be recycled and go from there but ill basically be doing all the piping myself with a good deal of help from my buddy.

So I'm building this motor to be stout and reliable. I want the power but I don't want to worry about it blowing up anytime in the near future.

I want to aim for 475-500 for now & in the future when I get a Trans fully built and get some nice axles then I'll have the tune adjusted and go for the. 600-700 range.



Engine & Trans:
2.8L mk3 - VR6
BFi Stage 1 mount kit
Lugtronic Standalone ECU
Lugtronic CE2 P&P custom engine harness
4 Bar Map Sensor
Wideband 02 sensor w. ecu direct connect
Boost Solenoid
Techtonics 268 vr6 cams
Obd1 tb.
Custom SMS log intake manifold with fuel rail and lines
Thermolic spacer for head to intake manifold
Schimmel 12v plug wires
Schimmel performance billet oil filter housing & turbo oil feed port.
Mishimoto Oil Cooler kit (19 Row)
Motul 8100 Xcess synthetic Oil. 10 qts.
OEM corrado vr6 radiator *new*
2-12" slim fans & mount kit
Samco coolant hose and clamp kit
Gruvenparts Aux. waterpump bracket
Gruvenparts Radiator neck - corrado
Gruvenparts Coolant Y pipe
BFi Coolant kit (coolant necks, gaskets, thermostat)
O2a vr6 Trans. 109k. On it
New FTE Clutch Master Cyl.
New Febi Slave cyl.
Peloquin O2A LSD
Stage 4 clutch kit from clutchnet
Aluminum flywheel from clutchnet.
Gruvenparts Short shifter bracket kit
Gruvenparts Stainless steel Shifter block
Solid shift bracket bushings
Shift relay lever
New clutch fork bearing.
Trans gasket/seal set.
3x 1 liter gear oil.
Redline MT-90 trans fluid x2
Shift bushing rebuild kit
Vr6 sai plug
Gruvenparts Hood cable clip
Gruvenparts- Tensioner, Alt, Water pump, p/s pump & crank pulleys...
Mandrel Bent Solutions 3" SS exhaust.
Vr6 fuse box
new *working* hood release cable
Assorted vacuum lines in bulk.
10' - 1/8"
10' - 3/16"
10' - 1/4"
10' - 3/8"
10' - 1/2"
*new maintenance items*
Temp sensor
Oil temp sensor 0-150
150 psi oil pressure sender. VDO
Rpm sensor (crank sensor)
F/I coolant temp sensor
Aux. water pump sensor
A/c fan control temp sensor
O-rings & clips
Oil pressure switch
Low temp fan switch
Oil cooler w. gaskets
Belt tensioner
2x cam sprockets
Block gasket set
Head gasket set
Valve cover gasket set
Oil filter gasket
Starter
Bosch alternator.
Steel oil pan & gasket
Dipstick funnel
Radiator mount bushings
VR6 exhaust gasket x2
Oil filter bowl drain bolt
Bosch Auxilary water pump
Water pump assembly
Meyle Oil pump w/ pickup and screen
ContiTech Serpentine belt (w/o a/c ...w/ p/S)
Single row Timing chains kit.
Fwd crankshaft seal
Bolt kits: water pump pulley, water pump, engine mounts, thermostat housing.
Fluidampr crank pulley
Arp exhaust studs + hardware


Motor work done at Schimmel performance:
Vr6 short block
- honed, decked, hot tanked.
- 8.5 comp. pistons
- 83mm. .080" overbore
- forged 4340 rods
- rings, hd bearings (main, rod, thrust, inter)
- ARP rod bolts
- ARP main studs

Head + work.
- hot dipped + resurfaced.
- port/polish
- new exhaust studs
- ARP head studs
- Crank, polished and balanced.
- Ferrea intake and exhaust valves
- Ferrea heavy-duty valve Springs
- Ferrea titanium retainers, valve guides and seals, and valve Locks.



Turbo misc:
Garrett gt3582r
Treadstone T4 Turbo blanket
Treadstone Performance Manifold & hardware
Tial 38mm wastegate. - 1.5'' outlet diam.
dump tube parts- 1.5" ss 90' weld el, 1.5"x16" x 2 ss straight, 38mm wastegate flange x 2, gaskets
Treadstone Performance Intercooler. TR18t 20"x 2.5"x10.5"
Tial 50mm BOV
B&R turbo coolant line kit.
turbo oil fittings an gaskets
t3/t4 turbo oil return flange -10an + gasket
t3 oil feed gasket
5 sets of vband clamps and flanges
Frozenboost:
2.5" aluminum Intercooler piping
14x t-bolt clamps
6x 2.5" straight couplers
2x 3.25"-2.5" reducer couplers




Fuel:
6x840cc Siemens high impedence injectors.
Bosch 044 fuel pump.
TreadstonePerformance 044 mounting bracket
Fuel pump rewire.
SX fuel pressure regulator
SX inline fuel filter
Go Autoworks- -6AN Fuel line from the tank to the fuel filter
Go autoworks- -6AN fuel line from fuel filter to fuel rail
Custom Surge Tank w/ mount for inline pump and new fuel filter.
Gruvenparts Vr6 fuel line brackets
Inline fuel pump brackets & accessories



Chassis/suspension:
Passat sunroof conversion.
90mm front lip
French spec g60 headlights. Smoked housings. W/ electric adjusters.
(Euro ecode) - electric adjusters w/ switch and custom harness.
Grill/headlight eyebrow lip
Eurosport front upper stb.
Spoonfedtuning - g60 badgeless grill
spoonfedtuning - c/f wiper cowl
spoonfedtuning - c/f rain tray
spoonfedtuning - c/f us spec plate holder
spoonfedtuning - fiberglass extended wing
Prothane polyurethane suspension kit.
Heavy duty front strut bushing kit
Polyurethane rear bushing kit
Cult Society (fog delete) air ducts
Blacked out tails.



Wheels & Brakes:
SSR Decolte GP-0 17x8 all around.
5x100-5x114 hub/wheel adapters
Mk3 gti front brakes
Brembo rear rotors
Hawk rear pads
New rear axle bearings.
New Brake master cylinder
New Power steering pump



Interior/electronics:
Euro manual seatbelt swap. (In Black)
(New beetle) black leather headrests
Tan leather door cards
Tan leather rear seat.
Momo steering wheel
Momo hub adapter
Autometer cobalt series- fuel pressure & coolant temp gauges
Custom Center vent gauge pods
spoonfedtuning - vr6 green illuminated gauge face set
spoonfedtuning - corrado floor mats
Optima red top batt.
External mount Batt. posts
Pioneer AVH-x2600bt head unit.
Infinity reference 5020cs 5.25"
Infinity Kappa 2way 4x6"
Infinity Reference 4" mids


Still need:

Probably something.






Extras, not being used. for sale..... :)
Innovate motorsports wideband
Cx racing intercooler.
Holset HX35 turbo
T3 turbo blanket.
SS 304 T3 divided flange
Treadstone Performance - turbo manifold piping w 4-1 collector and t 3 flange.
Passat vr6 engine harness
Passat Obd1 vr6 ecu
Gruvenparts- billet crank pulley.



way more to come with time. looking to read up on things & hear from people about the do's and dont's with a C. im sure ill meet some of you once its up and running its been yrs since ive been to a nice meet and i want to get back into it. See you at H2O if they stop getting retarded. :thumbup:

Anyways, how about a few pictures...



& with my '97 SH prelude.



Took out the interior the night before i left to prevent mold that was starting, due to a leak. *temp fixed btw.


the harness and ecu


the... obvious.
 

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haha.. its funny cuz we were actually planning a build from the other side of that spectrum, using my 91 prelude. but i ulitmately decided i wanted to drive the project at some point in the next 2 yrs.

and i appreciate the open mind towards the honda.

heres some better shots of both of my preludes when the 91 was in its prime and the 97 as she currently sits.






& my works im almost done refinishing.
 

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and i appreciate the open mind towards the honda.

heres some better shots of both of my preludes when the 91 was in its prime and the 97 as she currently sits.

:thumbup:

My favourite model from Honda (besides the NSX) and very nicely modified/not "ricey" at all if I may add :thumbup:
(I was actually going to buy one - white Type S 2.2L with red leather interior) before I bought my Corrado)
 

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You can tell this is going to be a weak thread when there are more pictures of a prelude than the Corrado.
hell yeah man... you can bet on it. it might have a little something to do with the fact i owned it for a week and a half before deploying 2.5 months ago..... just saying. ;)

Welcome, I have seen you in here buying up parts:thumbup: I'm located in southeast Pa. When are you coming home? Welcome to the Dark side... I have a feeling you will always own a VW in your stable for now on. I don't hate Honda's as long as their not riced out:thumbup:
should be home in april/may. not sure when ill be home to PA after that im weighing a trip to japan to visit a female of interest. & i feel you may be correct on your predictions

sweet! good luck with build. im doing the same thing, swapping a vrt into my g60. im just collecting parts. i hope it turns out. i may have to ask a couple questions:cool:

:beer::beer:
well anything im able to help with along the way ill be glad to drop some knowledge. good luck with yours man.
 

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nahhh. no mama'san. shes an american, shes just been over there teaching english for the last couple years and i rather she wasnt. frustrating but w/e. :D

wanted to paint the prelude after my return but ill be using that money plus some to take the trip if i do. quite the predicament.
 

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Wanted to say hello & do a quick intro, since no one knows me besides a few guys.

whats up, im Brett. 27yrs old... & am from PA originally, currently living in SC. but cant talk about where i am at the moment. (deployment) :sly:

Ive driven mostly honda's for the last 10 yrs. well mostly preludes. as im on my 3 & 4th currently as well as owning this 'rado. This is a blasphemy build since its my first VW. & most ppl didnt think id ever be in a vw. especially with all the vw/honda hate that existed in my hometown of Quakertown, Pa. but as of Aug. '11 i have been stationed in Sumter, SC. and have the privledge of knowing and becoming friends with a guy named Brandon (websaabn) and he has done nothing but try and convince me to join the dark side all while fully accepting and allowing me to play with my hondas at his place. which is already hoarded with his wife and his' vw's.

So i bought this C as a shell about 2 weeks before i deployed for $1200. Nothing crazy done. decent exterior, black leather interior in good shape. with a passat moonroof conversion started, custom fitted thermal catback, oem wheels w/ coilovers.
Welcome to the dark side my guy :wave: i dont harbor any real hatred for hondas myself. ok i do towards every civic i have ever seen in my entire life...especially the ones with the can mufflers on the back that sound like their doing 50mph when really only doing 15mph while bouncing more than a pogo stick... but thats neither here nor there!

Wanted to say welcome, best of luck with your corrado build (
 

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well thanks man. appreciate the kind words.

I do have a 91 prelude aswell so you were almost in the right generation with the 87 comment. the 97s got a huge facelift coming as soon as i get the balls to drop 2g's on a paint job. new lip kit, new mid wing, headlight eye lids and my meister s1's as soon as i assemble them and get tires.

on a more related note. i just purchased a set of g60 french headlights w/ electric adjusters and a headlight/grill brow from VW_sporting.. a member on here. good dude. shipped fast and very quick with the responses. def. willing to do buisness with him again.


i think i need to buy a new grill though. i believe mine to be a slc grill, judging by how its sticking out as far as it is. i remember reading the headlights stick out further on g60's with slc headlights so this would only make sense..... anyone have thoughts??
 

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Just got on germanautoparts.com & ordered a ton of gaskets and seals and sensors for the rebuild. As well as a starter, steel pan & shift relay lever.

Got some pictures of parts for the build from my buddy who's storing everything for me.











Headlights should be in tomorrow & The eyebrow soon after.



Still a long ways to go. Off the top of my head...

-AN fittings
-Intercooler and misc turbo piping
-turbo manifold pipes. (Making it myself)
-intake manifold
-Fuel pump
-g60 grill
-Clutch
-Batt relocation setup

Etc...
 

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well thanks man. appreciate the kind words.

I do have a 91 prelude aswell so you were almost in the right generation with the 87 comment. the 97s got a huge facelift coming as soon as i get the balls to drop 2g's on a paint job. new lip kit, new mid wing, headlight eye lids and my meister s1's as soon as i assemble them and get tires.

on a more related note. i just purchased a set of g60 french headlights w/ electric adjusters and a headlight/grill brow from VW_sporting.. a member on here. good dude. shipped fast and very quick with the responses. def. willing to do buisness with him again.


i think i need to buy a new grill though. i believe mine to be a slc grill, judging by how its sticking out as far as it is. i remember reading the headlights stick out further on g60's with slc headlights so this would only make sense..... anyone have thoughts??

They do, the VR6 lights dont fit quite right on the G60s. that said, im rocking VR6 headlights in my corrado atm becuase i couldnt find G60 lights around. you cant really tell unless you look for it, ya know?
 

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Gotcha. Well the eyebrow that's coming with the headlights is made for use w the g60 headlights and grille so I doubt tht it'll mount over the slc grille.

Headlights showed up today.



Buying a set of 5x100 - 5x114 adapters tonight or tomorrow & just paid for a set of black leather beetle headrests.
 

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I cant wait untill i am out of the service as well. i plan on stripping everything out of my corrado, engine, harness, interior, EVERYTHING. Then doing a complete make over on it, new paint, newer dash conversion, ETC.

on the other hand, i kinda wanna trade my G60 for an SLC, in which case i still wanna completelly strip it and redo the paint, ETC lolol :laugh:
 

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I hope you guys that are getting out are able to follow through with your plans on building your cars. I've been out for 3 years and all I've been able to do is add to my parts pile while the car sits neglected. :rolleyes: Good luck on the build! Maybe it will motivate me to do some work on mine for once and quit buying guns. :peace:
 

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I hope you guys that are getting out are able to follow through with your plans on building your cars. I've been out for 3 years and all I've been able to do is add to my parts pile while the car sits neglected. :rolleyes: Good luck on the build! Maybe it will motivate me to do some work on mine for once and quit buying guns. :peace:
Lol I'm not a gun nut, I'm a car nut. All my time when I'm out will be devoted to either school work or my cars
 
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