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    Default zetec vanagon???

    maybe i missed it, but im surprised no one has posted here about this before.

    a guy at work came in sat and sun to help cover for vacationing co-working and through him i found out that vdub vanagon are being converted to zetec in the same way that 3.0's are swapped into 'tours

    i had no idea...just did a quick google a quite a few pages came up

    he already owns a vanagon, still stock at this point and just picked up his zetec engine from a salvage yard last week....he says only the 03-06 zetec works and any water-cooled vanagon

    and apparently, there's turbo kits

    first i've heard of it, thought it was pretty interesting. anyone else know about this swap?
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    one question comes to mind: why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baco99 View Post
    one question comes to mind: why?
    Why not?

    I think gdub made a valid point about how a 3L goes into a 'tour.

    i can only imagine a zetec is quite an upgrade to a vanagon motor. Especially if its turboed. Actually sounds pretty neat.
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    Another common conversion is the WRX motor into the Vanagon:

    http://www.vwrx.com/



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    LOL. people will race just about anything, I guess.

    Put a Zetec on this and see how fast it will go
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    WRX Vanagon?! That's awesome! My dad used to have one. That thing was beat to hell! Hahahah it was a trooper for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baco99 View Post
    LOL. people will race just about anything, I guess.

    Put a Zetec on this and see how fast it will go
    They could be saying the same about a 3l on a tour >.>
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    I have to put a front y pipe in one of these POS 's on Wednesday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees25 View Post
    That picture leaves me speechless. I can't think of anything else to say about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mywhip View Post
    They could be saying the same about a 3l on a tour >.>
    you could, but that's less of a stretch. the contour is a car, with a suspension and enging balance that is well suited for performance mods. it's not a boxy people mover with the engine in the wrong place.
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