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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old July 24th, 2008, 08:51   #1
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Arrow AWD Conversion For Jetta MK4?

Well it is short of a far out idea, but I was wondering if anyone out there had any opinions to give about the possibility of converting a 2003 Jetta 1.9 TDI from FWD to AWD. One thing I am fuzzy on is weather the MK4 Jetta is based on the A4 chassis or the A3 chassis. Different sites say they are different chassis so i don't know. But Audi vehicles come with AWD, so would it not be possible to take an audi rear end and Trans and put it in the jetta? And would the TDI (upgraded to 110 hp with new injector nozzles) have sufficant power to do this? Just throwing this out there for discussion

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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:08   #2
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why not just get MK4 AWD parts???

(to you US guys, MK4 comes in AWD in europe) - import the parts.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:34   #3
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See that is what I was looking for, good to know .

Now I just need to figure out what parts I need and how to get them over the good ol' USA without paying an arm and a leg.

Any Help with this one?

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Old July 24th, 2008, 10:02   #4
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Seems to me there was a guy a few years ago (mid-2003/04?) that took a couple of flood-damaged .:R's and transplanted the pertinant bits into a beetle & a Jetta. No idea if the cars are still around or not, but that would be an alternative. Find yourself a wrecked .:R, then you'd just need to source the correct trans (& possibly a diff) for your application.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 10:05   #5
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you really need a body, since the body is quite a bit different on the rear end to make room for the AWD system.

That's probabbly he biggest thing.

best idea would be take a R32 that is already here and swap it to TDI
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Old July 24th, 2008, 10:36   #6
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Yeah. Different rear floorpan, different gas tank, different rear suspension (of course) and then all the awd bits and ECU stuff.

There is a shop in California that does these conversions but they charge about $15,000 to do it. There have been a few people that have done this to their MKIV jettas/Golfs themselves but I believe the parts alone were in the $5K range and if you aren't handy with a welder then it's not gonna happen.

We can certainly all dream though. I think if my car was awd then I'd be in heaven!
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Old July 24th, 2008, 10:41   #7
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You could just pick one up in Europe (they use the 24 valve VR6 engines) for around $7,000. Put it in a shipping container and ship it over as a box of toys!

Much cheaper.
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AWD Jetta...is it possible?

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too bad it takes a floor - I just found a guy selling all you'd need except the floor from a TT 225hp.... 6 speed tranny and all....
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