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Re: will the w8 fit where a vr6 does (TRYNTRUEA2)

Already got the ultimate swap dreamed up huh? I don't know the answer but remember, the W8 was designed for longitudinal mounting, and the VR6 (of course) is a transversely mounted motor. That would make things uhh... difficult.
Do this: Get yourself an rx7 gen II rear-end, susp, and tranny to mount the W8 up to. Cut a HUGE hole in the firewall and do a rear drive mk2. COOL

Some guy has a front mounted 350 chevy in an old Bug near where I live. Christ. That thing makes me scratch my head every time I see (hear) it. Imagine the W8 burble coming out of an old GTi.!
 

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Re: will the w8 fit where a vr6 does (TRYNTRUEA2)

The W8 takes up about as much space as a V6 (no R)....don't know if that helps. A W8 swap would cost a fortune anyway....especially if you did RWD.
 

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Re: will the w8 fit where a vr6 does (TRYNTRUEA2)

4.0L W8: 420 mm long x 710 mm wide x 683 mm high - 190 kg weight
202 kw (271 hp) @ 6000 rpm & 370 Nm (273 ft-lbs) torque @ 2750 rpm
 

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Re: will the w8 fit where a vr6 does (john s)

Do you have the 2.8 V6 to compare that against?
 
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