The 24v 02Ms use a "cover plate" between the engine and trans. I don't think its thick enough to complete stop the rubbing, but it can't hurt.
02M301159F - http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-R32_MKIV--3.2/ES272445/
That will be my goal, however Im not sure Ill be ready for those guys by then..If you're at TX2k next year, I need a ride. Car is looking more and more badass man. :thumbup:
Thats a long haul, but you are welcome to check it out anytime... I should be doing some test hits at bandamire late summer..I am from VT and I would make a trip to you just to see thing in person. Amazing build you have here :beer::thumbup: