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pruettpack 10-26-2012 06:16 PM

Subaru in a bug
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Killing Machine: 1973 VW Beetle with a Subaru WRX STI 2.0-liter Turbo Engine - Carscoop

what would it take to make this possible?

Not sure if I posted this right, sorry if I messed it up

letterman7 10-26-2012 09:18 PM

A popular conversion for the buggy crowd; Yaughn and Brett are putting Suby's in their cars. It's a matter of figuring the radiator placement, plumbing and electronics, though anymore even that's become easier. Lots and lots of topics out there in other forums, see this particular thread for the buggy crowd: Subbug - Subaru Power

That should answer quite a few of your potential questions!

delbertinie 11-08-2012 09:27 PM

after looking at that link it looks like its possible to use the subby 5 speed too .
does anyone know if there is a adapter plate for the vw tranny made or the porche 5 speed.

its looks like a huge task but I'm would like to find another vw pan and make it happen then transfer pans. or at least cut the parts off the other pan and weld them to mine when I make it work.
I want to leave mine in one piece and keep my car on the road until after I got it worked out.

letterman7 11-08-2012 10:23 PM

Yes, the guy in Australia makes the engine and drivetrain possible to swap into a RWD car using just the front drive flanges for the 4WD Subaru transaxle: Untitled Document He also manufacturers ring and pinions to "flip" the drive of the Subaru transaxle to run the engine and drivetrain in a rear engine configuration. If you want to run the Subaru engine with a Porsche or VW transaxle, Kennedy Engineering makes the adapter plates: Home

ydeardorff 11-18-2012 02:36 PM

Getting the whole lump into the car is very straight forward. has the template for the main engine mount. The transmission with some minor mods slides right into place, and even bolts right up to the stock VW shifter shaft.

However, the flipped diff is a kit that costs 2500 bucks. Unless you are a transmission specialist having it properly installed will run you another 3 to 400.

Running the electronics are easy. Everything just plugs right in (using OEM to OEM). The biggest hassle aside from the cash to convert the trans, is running the cooling system, and the custom exhaust.

But the cool factor is only an add on to the reliability factor of having the subaru drive train.*rock on*

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