Last post on Aug 16, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Electrical, Engine
Nov 29, 2007 (5:36 pm)
What needs to be done?
Well, to get the motor to work, you need to convert to 5 lug hubs in the front. You'll probably want to do itto the rear too, although it isn't necessary. Now is a good time to ditch the rear drum brakes in favor of discs.
this is wrong. Stop telling people they need to swap to 5 lug. There is nothing wrong with drum brakes either, stopping wise compared to the small stock rear disc brakes are virtually the same
#8 of 10 Re: STOP POSTING [reflex_tuning]
Nov 29, 2007 (5:47 pm)
Anytime you upgrade power, you will also want to upgrade your suspension and brakes as well. It just makes sense to do that. I'm not sure you need to go as far as swapping hubs, but I'd go with at least upgraded pads perhaps Hawk HP+ in the front and I'd look at some upgraded springs, struts and swaybars as well.
#10 of 10 vr6 swap with disc brakes
Aug 16, 2009 (6:56 pm)
Why would the manufacturer put 5 lugs on the vr6 if it didn't need it ..For one, the manufacturer is all for cutting manufacturing cost, and it would have been cost effective to just use 4 lugs..But It Isn't Safe! Paisan is totally right..The 2.0 suspension can not carry the weight of the vr6, it would be loose..and roll like crazy..I would upgrade to disc brakes...the faster you go the bigger your brake, otherwise you gonna run into trouble..I don't know anyone that would do a vr6 swap and NOT change the breaking system with it...Why would you keep drum brakes when you could have disc...even if money didn't permit, i would suggest you don't do the swap. until you can do it right .. As far as disc to drum..there are disadvantages and advantages..most of the stopping force is done at the front. About 70% of the work is done using the front brakes...so using stock rotors from a 2.0 for a vr6 swap wouldn't be smart..plus if you are ever going to upgrade the motor, performance wise, you will definitely need to upgrade braking suspension etc. as paisan suggested...peace out have a nice day