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    V8 powered MR2 build

    I'm starting my new build in the next few weeks. The drivetrain arrives this thursday. Needless to say I'm really excited so I'm starting a build thread. Engine is a 4.2L v8 out of a 2001 audi a6, chassis is a 1991 USDM MR2. Transmission will be a 6 speed manual. This will be the most unique engine swap I've ever done, probably also the most labor intensive, with only a few pioneers who have attempted this swap (and only one running as far as I can remember). Here's the car:



    And what the motor is going in (my 3vz-fe powered 3.0L v6 mr2):


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    you crazy man... you crazy...

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    You should call that build : poor man's R8

    I'm subscribed for the epicness to come!
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    ahh, longitudinal 4wd v8, with half shafts, to the rear wheels and the rear drive shaft snubbed off?
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    whoa 3L MR2 isn't enough! This guy is one bad dude

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    Inspired by Paul woods AW11? Lol

    Looking forward to seeing the outcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugwillis View Post
    whoa 3L MR2 isn't enough! This guy is one bad dude
    A bad enough dude to rescue the president from ninjas?

    What transmission was hooked up to the 3vz?

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    Paul Woods' mk1 just showed me that it is possible, I'm more inspired by "real" supercars, they are all longitudinal and at least v8. I want a real supercar, but can't afford one, so I'm going to build it. Also, my car doesn't sound aggressive enough and needs to be faster lol. Paul Woods and that esprit both use the ABZ out of the S8 with 340hp, mine is from an A6 so only 305 hp, but the room for improvement is there.

    Quinn - not 4wd transmission, 6 speed 2wd diesel transmission, audi has longitudinal front wheel drive transmissions.

    Aaron - the 3vz-fe bolts up the the factory MR2 transmission. The 4-cyl tranny gearing makes the 3vz much more lively, but it kills the top end and fuel economy (4k rpm at 110km/h). My 4-cyl tranny has an mk3 trd HLSD in it too.

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    Gear ratios in the diesel tranny might be strange? Taller final drive?

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    Wow! man this crazy.. are you going to lengthen the body of the car?!
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    Cool! I'm amazed theres enough room to fit a v8 in there.

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    You must be cutting into the rear trunk? Make that **** fit, style on Ferrari's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by widebodystarlet View Post
    Aaron - the 3vz-fe bolts up the the factory MR2 transmission. The 4-cyl tranny gearing makes the 3vz much more lively, but it kills the top end and fuel economy (4k rpm at 110km/h). My 4-cyl tranny has an mk3 trd HLSD in it too.
    Badass! I never knew they fit. That would have saved a lot of people that I knew back in the day a lot of trouble.

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    Not lengthening the body, Hopefully the rear trunk should be unaffected, I will be losing all space behind my seats though, the new firewall will be directly behind the seats.

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    So much awesome. Can't wait to see how this pans out!

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    Definitely subscribing to this. Looking forward to updates!

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    Something finally arrived today:



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    This is going to be a rad project! After rebuilding the heads on my A4 2.8 30V, I've thought if I ever crash the car the engine will go into something else! Before you buy the special polydrive bit if you ever need to remove the heads let me know.
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