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  • 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?
    It's a shame Tata showed no interest in it. Then we could have had Tatas and Hummers all in one company.

  • #2
    one question comes to mind: why?
    2008 Acura MDX
    2008 Saab 9-5 Aero Sedan

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    • #3
      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.
      Mike
      2014 Focus ST - Performance Blue
      2012 CBR1000RR - Red "Scarlet"
      2010 RG-31: 500lb bomb and it was gone..

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      • #4
        Another common conversion is the WRX motor into the Vanagon:

        http://www.vwrx.com/



        Jim H
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        • #5
          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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          2008 Saab 9-5 Aero Sedan

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          • #6
            WRX Vanagon?! That's awesome! My dad used to have one. That thing was beat to hell! Hahahah it was a trooper for sure.
            Mikey
            1999 SVT #0604

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            • #7
              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 >.>
              Current ride : 2k ford ranger
              Is this better Harry?

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              • #8
                I have to put a front y pipe in one of these POS 's on Wednesday

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Yankees25 View Post
                  That picture leaves me speechless. I can't think of anything else to say about it.
                  '09 Tuxedo Black Fusion SE V6
                  Steeda strut brace, Steeda 22mm rear sway bar, Steeda intake, Magnaflow cat-back, H&R springs, Liquid Metal Wires, Hella Supertones, Billet Grille, and 6k HID's.

                  Planning on buying the Xcal from Steeda with their tune.

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                  • #10
                    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.
                    2008 Acura MDX
                    2008 Saab 9-5 Aero Sedan

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gdub520 View Post
                      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?
                      The Zetec hasnt been used since about 2004, anything newer than that is a Duratec engine. also, there is no difference between the 00+ Focus Zetecs, with the exception of the SVT engine. a pre98 "silver top" Zetec could probably even be used as well since there are few differences, none of which are major with the exception of the timing belt routing and water pump.

                      reading on Bostig's website they say to look for an 01-03 Focus Zetec.
                      TZT Performance http://www.tztperformance.com/
                      officially a troll. '93 3000GT VR4 #2229/2595

                      '00 Black SVTC - sold 5/1/10
                      '97 GL Turbo Zetec - gone

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