Custom work such as?1. Very cost prohibitive as it would require alot of custom work..
Source for conversion parts or sources for 1.8T parts?2. Few (trust worthy) sources for parts and experience in this country..
Right3. Many people are still paying off the car, so a transplant of such proportion could be a major turn off. Versus in the UK and Europe where the general platform has been around for a decade or so..
Oh my friend it is very much available.4. Engine is not as available in North America as Europe as it wasn't a "native" engine in this country, and was usually used in what are considered marque brands..
Right understood.5. Current options available using the stock Toyota engine that comes with car meet MOST owners desires. 250-300HP fits most owners desires and that is fairly straight forward to achieve with our engine.
6. I believe the 1.8T was only used up until 2005 when VW switched to the 2.0T. That would mean that under Federal emissions law, that the 2005 Elise would be the only car legally able to accept the engine.
Not really, given that with an ECU flash you're in the 260hp range with the 225hp 1.8T engine. With the APR Stage 3+ KenRK mentioned you can make good power with the stock internals; but, that kit will run you about $9-10K when all is said and done. And then there's the cost of the conversion.
The kit on my car was installed after I popped the motor playing out at the Autobahn Country Club. Since everything was out we did Pauter billet riffle drilled rods as the motor was built as was suggested by APR if the car was to be tracked (and mine was tracked a ton!) but there are plenty of guys out there running the stage 3+ kit on the street with the stock internals of the 225 motor (which does have stronger internals to start with over the more commonly found 180 hp 1.8T motor)And that was on stock internals (pistons, rods etc.)? If so, not bad at all.
Sure, but so can the 2ZZ.i believe the tt engine can easily go to 300hp without too much effort or internal work
Considering the 2ZZ-GE came in far FEWER vehicles than any 1.8T motor ever could I would say yes the tuning potential of the 1.8T is by far greater than any Toyota engine ever could be (even the 4A-GE).
225bhp Audi TT motor is cast using a different block and internals.Some users have taken the stock internals to 440hp with no issues.Stock VW/Audi 1.8T block found in the more common chassis will take 300whp/380hp without needing connecting rod changes.i believe the tt engine can easily go to 300hp without too much effort or internal work
It is iron block yes but the block itself weighs 42 lbs more than the aluminum counter parts.Dunno, but I think it's an iron block.
...i'm not sure if you phrased that sentence with quite the meaning you intended - you do realise that fourty-odd pounds of additional weight is a bad thing, non?..It is iron block yes but the block itself weighs 42 lbs more than the aluminum counter parts.