Yeah...I know this has been beaten to death. I searched but didn't come up with a with much. I've got a 1.8L MK3 Golf CL.
I want to stay 4 lug...is that a problem? Do I absolutely need VR suspension or?
You'll need to convert your rod shifter to the donor car's cable shifter. You'll also need the Tranny's Clutch Master and slave cyl. Do yourself a favor and get a MKIII VR6 Clutch master cyl. DON'T use a VR passats (I learned the hard way...)
Your main power wire will need some noodling to reconnect to the fuse box but it's nothing major.
All in all a pretty straightforward swap. You'll be better off if you have a MKIII VR donor car and you can rob parts off of it as you need them. I used a VR Passat for my swap and it was o.k. except for needing the clutch master cyl from the MKIII. The passat's pedalbox is different and the clutch master cyl. has a SHORTER rod in the passat.
Hope this helps!
A forum community dedicated to all Volkswagen owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, new releases, and more!