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wolfe2118
11-08-2014, 05:46 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/silva1/Shared%20photos/10501914_10205149914646422_5165614751636123065_n_z ps2cfeed8e.jpg

GrapeBandit
11-08-2014, 06:07 PM
1) lighter than s4
2) slower than s4
3) 161lb driver need to get his weight up lol

good cross balance though. thats the most important for handling[up]

bhusted
11-08-2014, 06:20 PM
1) lighter than s4
2) slower than s4


Not sure how you figure that. I don't remember which engine code wolfe used for his swap, but the AWN V8 is 306hp and 302 ft-lbs. The APB 2.7T is 254hp and 258 ft-lbs.

wolfe2118
11-08-2014, 06:43 PM
3) 161lb driver need to get his weight up lol


And the 161 lb driver is 5'7" and has no intentions of becoming a fat ass.

GrapeBandit
11-08-2014, 06:59 PM
Not sure how you figure that. I don't remember which engine code wolfe used for his swap, but the AWN V8 is 306hp and 302 ft-lbs. The APB 2.7T is 254hp and 258 ft-lbs.

bcuz stage 1 ecu has more than 306hp/302tq. it will eat the v8

wolfe2118
11-08-2014, 07:23 PM
bcuz stage 1 ecu has more than 306hp/302tq. it will eat the v8

I'm not getting the point you are trying to make. I'm not trying to tell people what engine is faster(I do know which one is more reliable though), I just wanted to add to the V8 discussion. People have asked in the past what the weight difference is with the 4.2 in the front of it. Since it's not something that you can find just about anywhere like the S4, it's not as well documented as a car that can be found at a car lot.

Corrado_Guy
11-08-2014, 08:09 PM
My 1.8T makes more power than a V8 but the two motors are so different. My buddy had an A6 V8 and then a S6 V8 and what these motors have is a very flat torque curve that starts low and keeps going. There is truth to the saying there is no replacement for displacement. In city driving or when you just stomp on it the V8 is going to go whereas the boosted motors have to wind up. My 1.8T really yanks the car forward but the V8 just has instant power. I don't know about reliability on the V8 though, I can tell you I have only blown one turbo and a coil in the 5 years my car has been modded and otherwise it has been dead reliable. Personally I would keep the 4 banger because I like the power delivery but you can't knock the V8 and it is a fairly simple swap for something unique. The total weight is not bad either, I think the fully loaded 1.8T quattro is around 3,350 - 3,450 so the V8 isn't all that bad. Although you get a bigger motor it is all aluminium other than the obvious things so the weight is not that bad.

GrapeBandit
11-09-2014, 05:06 AM
I think I remeber hearing somewhere a while ago that the 4.2 long block weighs 100lbs less than 2.7t long block

raudiace4
11-09-2014, 12:05 PM
And the 161 lb driver is 5'7" and has no intentions of becoming a fat ass.

LOL