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Old 06-27-2012, 09:36 AM
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:15 PM
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:08 PM
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:36 PM
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I actually love the rear bumper rally posted
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:02 PM
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Yeah I really like that rear bumper. Looks like it is in dev at Garbino. To bad it isn't finished I would order that instead of the JCW.

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:50 PM
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Well duhh...what I am getting at is 15-20k for a stock 1.8T or 2.0T conversion (motor, trans, kit, labor, nickel and dime parts) that nets 200-290whp bolt-ons.

Now sticking with the MINI motor for 4-5k Head, Cam, Header, Meth, and Tune nets you 250-280whp. Then take it to another level with the MINI motor...stroker, rotrex/turbo, vipec plugin standalone, os giken clutch/LSD thats 10-12k ish if you have gotten already any variation of head, header, cam, meth. Whole enchilada from stock motor to 1.8L Stroker, etc is about 20k less then starting with a 15-20k swap as a start to get to 300whp, or 400+whp whatever the goal.

Sure it would be cool and all but really when it comes to performance you go with the best setup that is known and works best.
In all honesty, if we are talking R56s, the 2.0T would be a great swap. $20k, I think not. Like I said the engine and tranny can be acquired fairly reasonably. I dont think you would be any where near $20k if you did the on your own.

Plus the TSI has a much larger aftermarket the the N14 in my car and make much larger power figures. So I personally dont see the problem with it, nor do i think it would cost you $15-20k to do.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:08 PM
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With anything never been done before which it would be if you were to swap a 2.0TSI in a R56 your going to have issues arising along the way. So $20k is a pretty good guesstimate of what it would take to work all the bugs out and get it to be just right and problem free. Nothing is perfect the first time when its never been done before.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:27 PM
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Thinkmini charge about £10k drive in drive out with them sourcing all the parts, could be done for about £5k if you source a lot yourself but stuff like custom driveshafts etc are what costs the money
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:37 PM
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With anything never been done before which it would be if you were to swap a 2.0TSI in a R56 your going to have issues arising along the way.
As opposed to doing crazy engine builds with MINI engines. Those things are totally problem free, right?

Anyone who pays a shop to do an engine swap should have their modification-license revoked. The fun of a swap is the swap itself....do it yourself
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:43 PM
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The driveshaft shop can make a custom axle at a reasonable price so I dont see that being a huge issue either. Sure you need some custom mounts, brackets, etc. But other than that the 2.0T is a fairly small engine just as the 1.6T, has a full range of aftermarket.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:24 PM
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And I think that you could recover the cost of the VAG-engine/-gearbox by selling your stock engine/gearbox...
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:45 PM
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And I think that you could recover the cost of the VAG-engine/-gearbox by selling your stock engine/gearbox...
Exactly, looking through car-part.com it looks that the MINI engines/trans are worth more than the MK5 FSI engine is.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:48 PM
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Regardless of whether or not one of the MINI Dick-Stroker engine tuners could make a faster engine, I'd swap in a VR6 Very few FWD engines sound better than a VR6, the cost is inexpensive, the performance potential is huge, and the aftermarket is vast.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:12 PM
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I'd swap in a VR6 Very few FWD engines sound better than a VR6, the cost is inexpensive, the performance potential is huge, and the aftermarket is vast.
This turbocharged in a Countryman with AWD would KILL
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:12 PM
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Regardless of whether or not one of the MINI Dick-Stroker engine tuners could make a faster engine, I'd swap in a VR6 Very few FWD engines sound better than a VR6, the cost is inexpensive, the performance potential is huge, and the aftermarket is vast.
VRT makes me wet.

I wonder how hard that would be to get in there haha.
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