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Turbo add on for non turbo A4 1.8

imported_bearboy Sep 9, 2004

  1. imported_bearboy

    imported_bearboy Guest


    My friend has an A4 1.8 without a Turbo. He wants to know if one can be fitted, how easy, cost etc?

    I've told him it would be better to sell his and buy a 1.8T.

    What do you think?

  2. PaulRS3

    PaulRS3 Well-Known Member

    id agree.

    cheaper to insure a car that is already a standard turbo than the insurance on converting one.

    easier to sell on after too.

    most people will accept remaps etc, but would probably be wary of a turbo conversion on a car that didnt start out with a turbo.

  3. Bearboy, you're right. Give your mate a slap round the chops and tell him to get the idea out of his head. There are soooo many complications when you're either fitting turbos to N/A engines or doing engine swaps - it's hard, frustrating, expensive work.

    Chances are, if he has a decent car at the moment, selling up and upgrading to a 1.8T would only cost a few hundred. It's all about getting a good price for what you've got and getting what you want for a good price too.

    Let's say he gets 2500 for the 1.8. Then he bags a turbo for 3500. Yes he would have spent a grand to get it, but would he rather spend more than twice that on a time-consuming project that might not even guarantee a good result?

    Turbo installs / engine swaps CAN be done, but it's only worthwhile if you can stomach the empty wallet and if you're creating a car that's not available 'off the shelf'. (Hence all the sodding supercharged Saxos / Corsas etc!!)

    The fact that Audi already produce the A4 with the turbo engine ready to go makes it a much better proposal to sell up and upgrade.

    Get him told!


  4. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    [ QUOTE ]
    Drew 2226 said:
    Give your mate a slap round the chops and tell him to get the idea out of his head

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