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VW Rabbit with a Turbo 2.8 L VR6

1984 VW Rabbit with a Turbo VR6

Chris Coulter enjoys swapping motors at his Schwa Motorsports company outside of Kansas City. You may remember his Fiero with a turbo VR6 we shared earlier this year. Today we are sharing his 1984 VW Rabbit project. Chris started by installing a 2.8 L 12v VR6, subframe, and steering rack from a 1998 VW GTI. The VR6 features a Turbonetics Super 60 turbocharger, Tial 38 mm wastegate, Triumph throttle bodies on custom intake manifold, 42 lb injectors, and a Megasquirt MS3 ECU. Chris also installed a Ford V8 radiator in the back of the car to improve weight balance and cooling. He paired the motor with a 02J five-speed manual transmission. The car rides on D2 Mk1 coilovers and Audi TT 17-inch wheels covering GTI front brakes and Mk4 rotors with Rabbit calipers in back. Listen as Chris discusses the project while driving the Rabbit.

1984 VW Rabbit with a Turbo VR6

1984 VW Rabbit with a Turbo VR6

1984 VW Rabbit with a Turbo VR6

1984 VW Rabbit with a Turbo VR6

1984 VW Rabbit with a Turbo VR6

1984 VW Rabbit with a Turbo VR6

Source: Schwa MotorSports

3 thoughts on “VW Rabbit with a Turbo 2.8 L VR6”

    1. Yeah I’m kicking myself for not having the Baja done for last winter, would have been a blast, hopefully get it nice and enjoyable by this winter to have some fun in :p

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