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    1. #151
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      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      I've always wondered if that turbo setup would work on a Gasser. Nice to see some updates!
      No Bueno really unless you modified it a ton and it's not worth it IMO... No wastegate, non intercooled and not many ways to re-do the intake.

      Don't get me wrong I love this kit. Just not a gasser thing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 01 View Post
      No Bueno really unless you modified it a ton and it's not worth it IMO... No wastegate, non intercooled and not many ways to re-do the intake.

      Don't get me wrong I love this kit. Just not a gasser thing.
      The stage 1 callaway was non intercooler. Don't know much about the wastegate setup. My biggest concern is fueling.

    3. #153
      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      The stage 1 callaway was non intercooler. Don't know much about the wastegate setup. My biggest concern is fueling.
      It wouldn't really be worth it to try and make the BAE kit work for a gasser. There's nothing that this kit does any better, and like 01 mentioned, it does quite a few things worse than much more common turbos. There's no wastegate on this turbo, which means that in order to limit boost the turbo is internally restricted so that it can't flow more than enough air to built 9-10psi.

      The only thing I would want off a BAE kit for a gas motor would probably be the exhaust manifold. I'm pretty sure it shares the same flange as the TD04 turbo.

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      It's about damn time

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      Finally an update on the Rabbit.

      Didn't work on her at all over the winter even though I installed a Modine in the shop to keep it warm, but hey I'm getting back on track now and that's what counts right?

      There have been a few changes to the plan since the last posts, but most of them are pretty minor at this point. Mostly just changes to simplify/shorten the build time.




      After what feels like an eternity of waiting and enough frustration to last a lifetime, I was finally able to get a windshield successfully installed. Two pieces of glass were broken by Safelite on the install, but eventually they were able to find a gasket that worked. Oddly enough, the MK1 Autohaus gasket that everyone rants and raves about was far too thick for the window and caused the glass to crack during the install both times. After switching to their own gasket the glass fit, albeit with a bit of persuasion.
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      Few Other Things:
      • Engine timed and quintuple checked
      • Brakes bled
      • Ordered complete door seal kit from MK1 Autohaus (ouch $)
      • Flipped the axle back to stock configuration and removed the air suspension parts. Deciding to simply things in the interest of finishing it before I die of old age.
      • Found a piece of (used) solid rear glass online earlier this week and ordered it.
      • Reached out to MicroCaddy about getting a roll pan ordered (next week?)
      • Finished gluing the carpet down. Still not happy with the fitment, but it'll have to do for now.
      • Installed the shift linkage (still need to adjust it to spec)


      Next Steps:
      • Fabricate 2.5" stainless v-banded down pipe, mid pipe and tail pipe. (materials are all on hand and ready to go)
      • Paint remaining few body panels. (doors, hood, front fenders)
      • Wiring
      • E-brake tube repair

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      Just an FYI you probably had the wrong year glass. Needs to be from an 85-89 Cabriolet to be rope in from satellite. Basically everything else is glue-in dimensions. Been there done that

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      Just an FYI you probably had the wrong year glass. Needs to be from an 85-89 Cabriolet to be rope in from satellite. Basically everything else is glue-in dimensions. Been there done that
      Wow, you think by now they would have figured that out and corrected the issue. Too bad I'm just finding out now!

    10. #160
      Not much exciting to report from over the weekend, but progress is progress.

      • Rear glass arrived safely from Washington. It actually turned out to be VW branded, which I was pleasantly surprised to discover.
      • Ordered a roll pan from MicroCaddy

    11. #161
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      What was the snag on the air suspension? The fronts? I'm planning on doing a similar rear setup like yours. Any interest in selling your parts? I was planning on eBay-ing most of it, but I would much rather help fund this amazing build


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    12. #162
      Quote Originally Posted by Willderbeast View Post
      What was the snag on the air suspension? The fronts? I'm planning on doing a similar rear setup like yours. Any interest in selling your parts? I was planning on eBay-ing most of it, but I would much rather help fund this amazing build


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      No snag, just decided not to run it. My original plan was to use this truck as a parts hauler for my business, but about 8 months ago I picked up an '06 Sprinter van that does everything that I need and more. Since I won't need to rely on it for hauling bikes anymore I can skip out on having to deal with the potential issues that having the air suspension might bring.

      I ended up taking all the air management pieces and installed them on the Sprinter where the spare tire used to live. I now have on-board air for filling tires and emergency air tool use

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      Quote Originally Posted by PnZrFsT View Post
      No snag, just decided not to run it. My original plan was to use this truck as a parts hauler for my business, but about 8 months ago I picked up an '06 Sprinter van that does everything that I need and more. Since I won't need to rely on it for hauling bikes anymore I can skip out on having to deal with the potential issues that having the air suspension might bring.

      I ended up taking all the air management pieces and installed them on the Sprinter where the spare tire used to live. I now have on-board air for filling tires and emergency air tool use
      That's awesome! The caddy is sweet, good luck I bought my caddy for pretty much the same reason, but a sprinter is definitely more ideal lol


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