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88 Gtu To Tii

Old 02-12-2004, 12:32 AM
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I have a 1988 GTU mint condition with blown seals in the rear rotor. Can I do a tII swap for under $3,000.00US. The tranny in the car has about 800 miles on it ;/ Will it hold up turbo II power? Also will the stock GTU rear end hold up aswell? Will the tII motor just drop in and the tranny bolt up and use same drive shaft or is a stubby needed? or what not Any info would be great if I wasnt so damn tired I would do a search thank you all in advance.
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Old 02-12-2004, 12:51 AM
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The NA to T2 conversion is the same really for a GTU as it is for any other model(except t2 of course)





Your NA tranny will bolt up..will it hold up to the power? ...for a while...





If you keep your NA driveline..doing it for 3K can be done, its not a task to be completed by the impatient or new mechanic...





1Revvin7 did just what ur asking GTU to T2..but he did the entire driveline, etc..



I went from an '88 SE to a '91 T2..big pain in the ***..



If you do decide to do the swap..stay in the same series, you have a series4 car, go w/ a series4 T2('87-'88)...you'll need the engine, harness and ecu for starters...
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Old 02-12-2004, 12:57 AM
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There was a thread we had a while back...ignore my original link..but scroll down through the thread, u'll find some usefull info



https://www.nopistons.com/forums/ind...howtopic=12743
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:32 AM
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With 3k you could definately do it and have enough to do a drivetrain swap..
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Originally Posted by Rotaryman88' date='Feb 11 2004, 10:51 PM
The NA to T2 conversion is the same really for a GTU as it is for any other model(except t2 of course)





Your NA tranny will bolt up..will it hold up to the power? ...for a while...





If you keep your NA driveline..doing it for 3K can be done, its not a task to be completed by the impatient or new mechanic...





1Revvin7 did just what ur asking GTU to T2..but he did the entire driveline, etc..



I went from an '88 SE to a '91 T2..big pain in the ***..



If you do decide to do the swap..stay in the same series, you have a series4 car, go w/ a series4 T2('87-'88)...you'll need the engine, harness and ecu for starters...
well, i was going to do the same thing because i am getting a 87 t2 for free from a a kid how crash it. the engine is not fucked up ( under 40K on it ), just the body is really really bad. but i have a 89 GTU that has an engine that is on it last leg. so what you are saying is that it is a big pain in the *** because the 87 is an S4 and i have an S5?

what was so bad about the swap?

i hope the spelling is better then my other posts!
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Old 02-13-2004, 09:06 AM
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You could do it for 3k.



Jspec---$1000

Tranny---$300

Rearend---$400

Standalone ECU----$1000



That should just about do it.



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Originally Posted by surfmon' date='Feb 13 2004, 11:06 AM
You could do it for 3k.



Jspec---$1000

Tranny---$300

Rearend---$400

Standalone ECU----$1000



That should just about do it.



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There is a lil more to it then that...the small things stack up quickly...he cant do it for 3K if he goes standalone, even using Microtech(less expensive)...unless he gets a hella deal on his parts.







And yea..if u have an s5...get an s5 engine, etc. The interior harnesses that plug into the ECU are dif between s5 and s4..if you get an s4 engine and ecu..you will have to swap your entire interior harness which is def not what you want to do..trust me, i did it,lol...standalone is best..but pricey.
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Here is my writeup for t2 swaps. I don't have any parts available right now, but this outlines everything you need to know on the swap itself. Good luck.
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Would help to copy in the link, huh.



www.rotaryresurrection.com/turboconversion.htm
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