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First, a quick note to newcomers:
VW has NO plans of creating a new Corrado. If you've seen "concept" photos floating around the net, they're FAKE.
Sorry for the harsh tone, but we get plenty of threads from people asking about "the new Corrado," which doesn't exist in real life.
Another note - this thread was started to collect photos and mod lists, check here if you want to find out about other user's cars: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1237305

Back to the FAQ:
The intentions behind creating this FAQ are twofold: 1) to provide basic information to newcomers so that they can ask informed questions, and 2) to provide a reference source for common information to the regulars.
If you have a question that you think is common, or if you're new and need some background info about Corrados in general, please spend a few minutes looking through this FAQ.
THE FAQ TABLE OF CONTENTS:
General Corrado topics:
-Buying a Corrado - what to look for, how much they're worth
-1.8t Conversions
-Tinting your tail lights, Aftermarket tails
-Euro lights
-Sunroof Problems, Fixes, etc.
-Dyno results with various modifications
-Body kits
-Suspension Modifications
-Putting a vr6 into a g60 Corrado, and swapping other parts between the two models
-Carbon fiber hoods
-Oil and water temps, causes of abnormal temps and fixes
-List of tuners and parts sources for OEM and aftermarket parts
-Jacking up a Corrado, and placement of jack stands
-Gear ratios and tranny swaps from other cars
-Storing your car for the winter
-ABS repair and diagnostics
-FPR's - how they work
-Custom interior work
-What to do if your passenger's side footwell gets wet when it rains
-Timing chains and clutch install on a VR6 Useful for g60 cars, too - gives instructions for removing the tranny.
Audi A4/A6 door handle how-to
-Corrado drivability troubleshooting tips
-Corrado recall information
-MFI and MFA
g60 topics:
-G60 Rebuilder Ratings (from the g60 forum)
-Rebuilding the g60 Charger
-BOV's, the boost return hose, and related topics
-Turbo conversions for the g60 Corrado
-16v g60 Information
-Checking the boost on your MFA, What boost you should have with different pullies, etc.
-Overview of g60 modifications
-4 lug to 5 lug conversion (ie, swapping the 5-lug setup from the SLC on to a g60)
-Removing the g60 charger
-Automatic to Manual transmission conversions
-Removal of the bumper and stock intercooler
-Motor mount options - OEM and aftermarket
-Exhaust systems
vr6 topics:
-12v VR6 Forum FAQ (Lots of good info!)
-Headgasket problems and fix info
-Cooling system problems and coolant info
-Timing chain, guides and tensioners
-Chips for the vr6 engine
-SLC Air Conditioning Information
-How-to Guide: Replacing vr6 timing chains

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One of our forum members, SLCorrado, has been cool enough to set up an image hosting site for us to use. The address is www.hostdub.com - go there and check it out if you are looking for a place to host images for posting on these forums!
-Nate

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Modified by yellowslc at 8:41 AM 2-8-2009
 

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Re: CORRADO FAQ - READ THIS FIRST! (SaabFan)

To start things off on the right foot, here are some threads about buying a Corrado, problems to look for when buying one, and/or what forum members think of specific cars for sale that people are considering:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=516340
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=504786
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=499472
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=474229
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=465765
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=451468
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=449434
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=439898
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=429406
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=419268
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=395876
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=389417
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=387373
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=375510
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=351040
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=317871
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=282238
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=212961
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=202858
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=187410
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=179771
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=177227
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=175516
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=166679
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=168534
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=163526
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=161742
-Nate


[Modified by SaabFan, 12:45 PM 10-28-2002]
 

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Re: CORRADO FAQ - READ THIS FIRST! (SaabFan)

Here are some about rebuilding the g60 charger, where you should or shouldn't get it rebuilt, why or why not to rebuild it yourself, what parts should or shouldn't be used, how much a rebuild costs, etc:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=542088
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=459731
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=421076
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=417929
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=405252
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=402143
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=403311
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=384754
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=372922
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=359706
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=373080
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=354762
Those were all from in here (Corrado Forum.) The ones below are from in the g60 forum, and may (or may not I suppose) be a bit more helpful and technical in nature:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=539589
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=532459
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=536081
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=531031
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=505989
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=500597
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=494430
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=473657
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=461342
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=446959
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=429062
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=418383
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=402844
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=357864
-Nate
 

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Re: CORRADO FAQ - READ THIS FIRST! (SaabFan)

Some threads where users have posted dyno results or scans of dyno graphs. These posts are an excellent source of info if you're wondering how much power you'll make with certain modifications.
For the g60 engine:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=182705
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=121754
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=479629
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=477154
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=470545
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=460409
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=448017
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=444568
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=373481
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=372273
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=365680
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=232733
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=200800
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=118881
And a special g60 dyno run thread:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=305302

Now for the vr6 engine:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=450752
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=458335
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=450997
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=441960
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=437679
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=429542
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=400184
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=415426
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=396616
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=397869
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=374367
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=343173
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=313839
-Nate
 

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Re: CORRADO FAQ - READ THIS FIRST! (SaabFan)

mack73's post about body kits:
quote:[HR][/HR]There are basically 9 companies making 12 front bumpers to choose from, they are 1. ABD/Erebuni/Oettinger, 2. Dietrich, 3. Mattig, 4. Rieger GTB, GTS, R-RS and GTO styles, 5. Zender, 6. Kamei, 7. Seidl, 8. Lumma, 9. RS
1. The ABD/Erebuni/Oettinger are all the same made my different companies- Oettinger made the bumper originally but has since quit, ABD sell one ( http://www.abdracing.com ), also Erebuni sells one- called style 846 ( http://www.groundeffects.com )
2, 3 and 4 (R-RS style) are almost identical. The major difference is in the overall height of the bumpers and the fact that the Mattig requires the use of MK3 turns and fogs. The lowest bumper is the Mattig followed by the Rieger, the highest from the ground is the Dietrich. The Dietrich and Mattig are full replacements, whereas the Rieger is an add on to the stock bumper, Also the Rieger is made out of ABS instead of fiberglass like the Dietrich and Mattig. The Dietrich can be bought directly from Germany ( http://www.dietrichtuning.de ) or through distributors in the US. The Mattig and Rieger can be bought through distributors in the US like RPI Equipped ( http://www.rpi-equipped.com )
4. Rieger GTB, GTS and the Widebody GTO styles are all available from RPI ( http://www.rpi-equipped.com )
5. The Zender is also not made anymore but a copy can be found from Erebuni, On there website its called style 190
6. The Kamei Freedom Design Bodykit can be bought from Rocky Mountain Motorworks under the label Aero Kit G60 and Vr6 ( http://www.motorworks.com )
7. The Siedl “Venus” bumper is made in europe by Siedl Tuning and can be bought from their website ( http://www.seidl-tuning.de ). There is a US copy made by e-strictly foreign but all of there stuff is made very badly so stay away from all of there stuff.
8. The Lumma Bumper. This bumper is also made in europe by Lumma Tuning. It can be purchased from Stroeve Motorsports ( http://www.csi-auto.nl/carshopping/0512 )
9. Lastly the RS bumper, The bumper uses turn signals from A2’s. It can be purchased from TM Tuning ( http://www.tmtuning.com )
Now sideskirts, there are basically 7 companies making 10 different sideskirts, 1. The ones that goes with the ABD/Erebuni/Oettinger kit, 2. Rieger R-RS Infinity, GTB, GTS, GTO, 3. Custom ones made by Zarman on Vortex,. 4. Zender, 5. Kamei, 6. Seidl, 7. Lumma
1. The ABD/Erebuni/Oettinger ones can be bought from the sites previously given
2. The Rieger sides can be bought from the previously listed site
3. Zarman's custom ones can be bought from his site ( http://www.lunchbox3.com/shop/ )
4. Zender sideskirts can be bought from the previously listed sites
5. Kamei sideskirts can be bought from the previously listed sites
6. Seidl sideskirts can be bought from the previously listed sites
7. Lumma sideskirts can be bought from the previously listed sites
Lastly Rear Aprons, There are 8 companies making 10 different bumper options to choose from The last option requires custom modifications to any US spec front chin spoiler, 1. ABD/Erebuni/Oettinger, 2. Dietrich, 3. Mattig, 4. Rieger GTB, R-RS, GTO, 5. Zender, 6. Kamei, 7. Seidl, 8. Lumma, 9. Some people use a stock chin spoiler as a rear apron
1. ABD/Erebuni/Oettinger rear bumpers can be found at the sites listed above
2. Dietrich makes a rear bumper, the only modification is a indent for a license plate in the bumper instead of on the hatch, again they can be purchased at the previously site
3. Mattig does the same thing and Dietrich and makes a bumper with an indent for a license plate; The bumper can be purchased at the previous site
4. Rieger GTB, R-RS, GTO Rear bumpers can be purchased from the previously listed site
5. Zender rear bumpers can be found again at the Erebuni site
6. Kamei rear bumpers can be purchased from the previously listed site
7. Seidl rear bumpers can be purchased from the previously listed site
8. Lumma rear bumpers can be purchased from the previously listed site
9. The Stock chin spoiler takes a lot of custom work; basically it requires cutting the spoiler at the exhaust cut out, and bending the ends to match the contour of the rear bumper. Lastly the ends need to be cut off at the wheel well and end caps glued or plastic welded back on
Pictures for all of these kits can be found at there respective websites. There are many other sources to purchase these bodyparts, I only supplied one such source
[Modified by mack73, 11:12 PM 10-15-2002][HR][/HR]​
 
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