UK REV 2, REV3 tubby conversion?

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UK REV 2, REV3 tubby conversion?

Post by BALDYMONSTER » 10/07/18 13:36

Remove UK rev 2 rear clip and fit full rev 3 turbo clip.

How long should this take considering you have done this before many times, no real issues appear and you have everything you need?


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Post by shinny » 10/07/18 13:49

If you've done it many times before, don't you already know the answer?

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Post by SonicSW20 » 10/07/18 13:51

Took a few weekends to do mine with some issues (Rev5 / Gen3 Turbo swap), having never done the specific swap before. Could be done in a weekend if you really put the hours in and everything goes right first time, and you have all the preliminary stuff done like clutch done, transmission attached to engine, everything ready to go. It's pretty rare to encounter no issues on an old car though, one stubborn bolt could set you back a couple hours for example.
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Post by SonicSW20 » 10/07/18 13:52

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If you've done it many times before, don't you already know the answer?
I read it as the car is with someone else and OP is paying them for the work, hence why they are asking questions.
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Post by BALDYMONSTER » 10/07/18 14:38

Gazza_DJ wrote:
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If you've done it many times before, don't you already know the answer?
I read it as the car is with someone else and OP is paying them for the work, hence why they are asking questions.
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Post by BALDYMONSTER » 10/07/18 14:39

The timescales posted are what I would have thought as well.
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Post by SonicSW20 » 10/07/18 15:25

What timescale did they give you originally?

Assuming it's a business where they have multiple vehicles in at any one time, they may not be working on yours all day.
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Post by BALDYMONSTER » 10/07/18 15:29

Gazza_DJ wrote:
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What timescale did they give you originally?

Assuming it's a business where they have multiple vehicles in at any one time, they may not be working on yours all day.
The original timescale was two weeks and every other job had been cleared to souly concentrate on mine as it’s my daily.

There was other work,

New struts and top moints
Braided brake lines
Recon calipers and paint
Suspension polybushed
Section of handbrake cable
Fit omori boost gauge in dash where voltmeter was
New dial plasma gauges
Boost controller
Turbo timer
Week alignment

Been well over two months now........
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Post by SonicSW20 » 10/07/18 15:36

2 months? Someone's been slacking then!
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2 months? Someone's been slacking then!
It’s been “ready this Saturday”, or “in the next 24 hours for 3-4 weeks now.......
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Re: UK REV 2, REV3 tubby conversion?

Post by notroubleclubber » 10/07/18 15:47

If your paying for someone to do all that then i bet the bill is about the same as buying a new import lol

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Post by BALDYMONSTER » 10/07/18 15:49

It better not be anywhere near that as a price for the full conversion has been agreed.

The other work is extra.
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Re: UK REV 2, REV3 tubby conversion?

Post by shinny » 10/07/18 16:58

My experience with garages doing large jobs is that the moment your work slips out of the allotted slot, you end up at the back of the queue and everything drags and drags. Been there more than once.

One of many reasons I do as much as possible myself. I understand why that doesn't work for many people though...

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Re: UK REV 2, REV3 tubby conversion?

Post by BALDYMONSTER » 10/07/18 17:00

I get that, and that’s why I do as much as I can as well.

But 10 weeks?

I’m collecting it on Saturday regardless however.
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