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josh baker
09-27-2016, 04:07 PM
hey all, kinda new here. been lurking for a while. i know this isnt a4 specific but didnt know where to put it. so i traded a quad for this bagged and bodied s10 that was unfinished and in pieces.

this is the current look


josh baker
09-27-2016, 04:09 PM
it had a stock 2.5 4cyl with no aftermarket support, and was slow.

me and a buddy bought a 97 a4 with no title. i kept the drive train while he took most of the interior and lights. one day, sitting in the garage, i decided i would try and make the 1.8 fit in the s10. i used the audi 5spd.

audi torsen welded up fo rwd. no front shafts were used

the 1.8 is stock except for 3" catless dp, cheap metal diverter valve, and icm delete with newer coils


built 2.5 exhaust from dp back

josh baker
09-27-2016, 04:13 PM
found an intercooler on ebay that fit my opening. its on the left side of the pic. planning a full front mount later.


bed cover, cedar, just because

josh baker
09-27-2016, 04:23 PM
audi's rear diff is different than every other axle ive found. all solid axles ive found have the ring gear on the left. audi's is on the right. didnt find that out tilli had it running. 5 reverse gears, 1 forward. so after some brainstorming and almost giving up, it came to me. i needed to flip the axle, but doing that makes it high pinion and the pinion bearings cant get oil. in comes toyota to the rescue. toyota high pinion third, flipped over to low pinion, puts ring gear on right side. bam, now 5 forward, 1 reverse. had the toyota shafts machined for 5 lug s10 pattern and s10 blazer rear disks. toyota driveshaft and audi 2 piece combined to get me moving.


this was the hardest part of the swap to me. $800 in an axle, not knowing if it would work and survive. as of right now, i have put about 1200 miles on this setup.

josh baker
09-27-2016, 04:27 PM
turbo to control arm clearance, fully aired out.



09-27-2016, 04:43 PM
This is awesome! Nice work man [wrench][drive]

did you have to fabricate your own motor mount brackets and subframe?

09-27-2016, 04:47 PM
Wow, this is pretty bonkers. Impressive problem solving with the rear end!

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josh baker
09-27-2016, 04:57 PM
thanks guys. engine mounts are sitting on 1.5" round, 1" tall rubber bushing right on the s10 frame

josh baker
09-27-2016, 05:12 PM
couple questions. i have a Innovate ot-2 system. it is a wideband with datalogging and bluetooths to iphone. i put an extra bung in my down pipe for it, but then thought, can the wideband be signaled into the ecu through the second o2 sensor? for future tuning purposes? also, what does everyone think of the revo tuning for the aeb? would i benifit from full 3" exhaust? would swapping to me7.5 be better?

09-27-2016, 05:14 PM
this looks freaking awesome!

good work on fitting it, looks right at home

09-27-2016, 07:27 PM
This Ian why I wish I knew how to weld and fab. This is sick dude.

josh baker
09-30-2016, 03:10 PM
weighed it as is, 2940 with me and a half a tank of gas

10-01-2016, 01:50 AM
This is awesome. AEB which I believe is me5 has no wideband for the ecu, you would have to swap. How did you end up supporting the trans?

josh baker
10-01-2016, 06:29 PM
i know there is no wideband, i have one. can i input through the rear o2 was my question

made a little bracket from the bottom 2 bolts on the tailhousing to the s10 stock crossmember

10-04-2016, 05:17 PM
I approve of this 110%

josh baker
10-26-2016, 06:12 PM
so i ordered a reflect tuning stage 1 ecu. from what i read, seems to be a decent company. anyone have thoughts on them?

10-26-2016, 07:34 PM
I love my tune. Inexpensive and does just the same as the expensive ones.