Re: Turbo a 16v? Has anyone done it? (Scooter VW)
Well it all depends you see! For about 8-10 G's you can have a 1.8T swapped but will it have everything you want? See if you did that swap and replaced the Stock Turbo for a T3/T4, you'd want a new intercooler, piping etc, you might even need a stand alone engine management system which can cost like 2G's right there, then you still need time on the Dyno to Fine tune it figure another $500 at least to get a basic map to work off.
Either way now that you have power lets say conservatively 300HP (not hard to do with the proper fuel management and a t3/4) you need to be able to control it, so you now you want bigger brakes, suspension, clutch, Quaife maybe even a strenghtned tranny. Quaife will be about 800-900 bucks, clutch about $400-500 bucks, etc. It all adds up real fast. At least with a 1.8T swap you will more than likely have a "NEW" or low mileage engine.
if you rebuild your engine, you will look at having to beef up what you have now, rebuild it, then add a turbo t3/4 can be had for around $600 to $800 bucks, if you get an external wastegate you will be out another $400 bucks at least, you'll need a custom exhaust manifold, intercooler can run ya about $800 and up, custom intercooling pipes, custom (at least) 2.5 inch Down pipe, 2.5 inch cat and cat back. strenghtned tranny, Quaife, new clutch, suspension, stronger motormounts, engine management etc, either way it will cost ya.
But I think 10G's to make your 16V scream can be a good start if you don't have to pay labor (DIY).
or you can drop off your car at http://www.adrenalinmotorsport.com/
and pay $1050 and get:
This is taken from their website
Our 1.8T conversion includes the following:
Transverse Audi 1.8T Motor not Volkswagen
ECU upgrade 1Bar chip APR
Adrenalin Custom Big Bore Throttle Body
Adrenalin Custom 2.5" T-304 stainless downpipe
Adrenalin Custom Cat-Back stainless exhaust w/Brullen stainless muffler
Dyno Sheet for your car
You'll probably end up with about 190ish WHP, trust me, not something to be ashamed about. They did not do my car but it sure is fun to drive.
And your motor is new
[Modified by 1.8T A2, 12:40 PM 2-17-2002]