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s4 t2 swap into s4 na

Old 02-22-2011, 12:41 AM
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looking for what to expect for problems my plan is to do the drivetrain swap then the engine later (i know i should just do it all at once) but im looking for a complete t2 long block i might try venus later and i really want to get a new harness for it so i dont have any issues but i really dont wanna pay 900 for a new one from corksport is there any places that sells new ones besides corksport
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:11 PM
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Painless wiring can make full wiring harnesses, not sure how much they charge though....
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:30 PM
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Ok ill check them out
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:44 AM
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Havent found anything about painless doing harness for it
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:42 AM
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Depending on your knowledge of both of these cars you might be in for a treat. I've don this swap with a j-spec turbo. it wasn't as easy as I thought when it came to the wiring. placement is fairly simple. Know these facts first. 1. the differential yolks are different ( the stock t2 has a larger mounting pattern) I actualy drilled holes in my n/a diff yolk to fit my t2 drive shaft. I don't recommend this but it did work for me. Also the gear ratios are different. I found my t2 engine running at a higher rpm than with the stock n/a transmission. for the wiring, you need to find out what ecu you have and what your injector impedance is (ohms) some are 0.8 that require a resistor and others are 13 ohms that can run direct from the ecu. there also will be a few wires for the knock control unit that may need to be installed. As you can see there are a lot of plus & minuses when it comes to the wiring. I recommend knowing every single wire by heart so that none are left out. My car was a whole new one with that T2 in it. I still had a few bugs that I couldn't fix (considering I had to run the n/a ecu) but it still ran great. Good Luck!!!!
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They wouldn't list it on their site, you'd have to call them. When I did tractor maintenance we swapped cabs with one from a different year and different trans. We called painless and gave the details on what we were doing and they shipped us a new harness
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