VW corrado? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-18-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Malibu, CA
Posts: 749
Total Cats: 0
Default VW corrado?

Does anyone have much experience with them? (I remember his lordship hustler may have had one, or some kind of vr6)

I'm looking into one for a good deal and I have always really liked these cars, and loved the engine.

Its a salvage title and was recently rear ended ontop of that, but the damage is minor (bumper cover and support+rear hatch, but still closes and seals) and the price is too good to ignore.

Is there something I should really look out for with these? I know the rear wing beaks, and the synchros can be bad, is there much else?
speedf50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Monrovia CA
Posts: 238
Total Cats: 0
Default

I love them, I have had some friends that had major problems with them. They are always overheating(g60 and vr6) My buddys g60 caught on fire twice! I don't remember why though. If i had some extra cash though, I would get one, I fukin love those cars!
Zarniwoop42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 10:01 AM   #3
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Yes, I had a turbo rado for a year or so, until it disappeared on a tow truck and was never seen again.

The decision is heavily weighted on price. If its a g60, and cheap enough to justify swapping in a 2.0 NA motor (w/ATP or Kinetic turbo kit) or a 1.8t (better) then do it. IF its a vr6, get it now. The VR6 is your daddy. With either motor, you need a Peloquin diff even for daily driving...VW transmissions suck massive *** and love to grenade. They used aluminum rivets at the ring-gear to diff, which of course machine themselves. Timing chain replacement is pretty straightforward. Aside from this, the mechanical side is solid.
The electrical side is a disaster. Buy a multi-meter because you're going to need it. Coil packs will fail continually, fan switch will fail, dash lights will burn out (swap with an mk3 dash), and the spoiler will probably stop working and replacement motors are starting to become worth their weight in gold.

With all this crap said, vr6 corrados are the coolest fwd cars on the road. You lie down in the ************, the engine howls, it spins like a sewing machine because the VR is essentially an L6, and people will constantly ask you what the car is called and tell you how its mega-awesome. Oh, you can bolt on a used vortech with C1's (i think) chip and make 350whp. These cars are really starting to bring a premium. Expect "decent" quality corrado slc's to bring $10k plus regardless of title designation or mileage.

not mine.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 10:19 AM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

My friend had a SC one, red with black leather, man that car was so sweet, except the SC died and the car was slower than my 1.5 automatic civic at the time.
But I have always liked them, ever since I lived in Germany, I would have to agree with Hustler, coolest WWD out there.
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 10:27 AM   #5
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

oh, and if you buy one you're required to put Oettinger's on it.
Mine was the same color with the same wheels. Dusty Mauve ftw!!!oneone

My SRD's had red stictching:

and 488whp/481wtq

I could do 3rd gear high rolls and get a quarter from the dash into the rear hatch area. It was really safe for a 19-year old.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
Elite Member
iTrader: (39)
 
Zabac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: High Point NC
Posts: 4,854
Total Cats: 8
Default

That car was so far ahead of its time, kinda like the FD RX7...amazing.

Hustler, out of all the colors, you had to have the gayest one, wtf? haha
If you ain't rubbin you ain't dubbin!!!
Zabac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 10:51 AM   #7
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zabac View Post
That car was so far ahead of its time, kinda like the FD RX7...amazing.

Hustler, out of all the colors, you had to have the gayest one, wtf? haha
If you ain't rubbin you ain't dubbin!!!
mine would go from 0-172 in less than 1-mile, and ran an 11.8 (with a 2.7 60', lol) at 116mph in the 1/4. I had a "eurosport" 6-speed with custom ratios that I bought off a friend (who had a 740whp gti that he drove daily). 2nd went out to 67, 3rd went out to 114mph, and it did 80mph at 2600rpm in 6th. That car was a monster. I still miss it.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:04 AM   #8
Senior Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MoCo, MD
Posts: 703
Total Cats: 0
Default

Unless you sort the car out like Hustler did, Corrado = Parts car

If you're looking for a VR, make sure the timing chains are in good shape. They usually get sloppy at 100k. The trans has to come out to do them, so not only is it a good bargaining chip if they haven't been done, it's the perfect opportunity to drop in a peloquin or quaife.

If you're thinking of a G60, stop. I realize ATP and all sorts of other companies make turbo conversions and Lysholm swaps, but you can make way more power with either the VR or swapping in a 20V.
pschmidt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:19 AM   #9
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

**** quaife. They suck at life, and told me my 2-week old, $900 diff was not covered under warranty because the warranty doesn't apply to all parts of the diff, only the internals.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:26 AM   #10
Senior Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MoCo, MD
Posts: 703
Total Cats: 0
Default

Peloquin is where it's at.

I sheared the teeth clean off 1st, 3rd, and 4th in an 02A and Peloquin rebuilt the diff under warranty. Chunks of teeth were falling out of the planetary gears as I wrapped it up for shipping.

Peloquin is also $200 cheaper.
pschmidt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:35 AM   #11
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pschmidt View Post
Peloquin is where it's at.

I sheared the teeth clean off 1st, 3rd, and 4th in an 02A and Peloquin rebuilt the diff under warranty. Chunks of teeth were falling out of the planetary gears as I wrapped it up for shipping.

Peloquin is also $200 cheaper.
you're the only person who's destroyed one. I talked to Gary about making a diff for miatas a couple years ago.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 02:56 AM   #12
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Malibu, CA
Posts: 749
Total Cats: 0
Default

Well it looks like I'm getting me a 1992 corrado SLC VR6 for $1300.

Salvage title, and recently was lightly rear ended, so it needs a bumper and hatch, but still, I ******* love this car already. The guy before said there's a 3" exhaust and I don't doubt that, it's loud and sounds 100000x better than my miata. Has neuspeed lowering springs and some KYB shocks, plus a cone filter, recently replaced transmission, urethane control arm bushings, new steering wheel, and recently replaced cooling system.

Some electrical **** doesn't work like the mirror adjuster on the drivers side, the rear wing:( ( I love those things when they do work), A/C, Door handle, and a few other small things, but hey, its not like i'm paying for a perfect car at $1300.

Is this a really good deal like I think? I don't really care what you gays say, because i'm in love with the car already.

This isn't tooo bad of an idea right? $1300 is less than what the car is worth in parts, no? This car is bitchin, picking it up tomorrow if all goes as planned.
speedf50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 02:58 AM   #13
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Malibu, CA
Posts: 749
Total Cats: 0
Default

Oh and hustler, any more info on that vortech with C1's chip stuff? It sounds like a good upgrade, but is that a specific blower or something?

**** this will put back the turbo miata plans some... but i get a corrado.
speedf50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 04:51 AM   #14
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 132
Total Cats: 0
Default

Yeah, that's a good deal. It's been a few years, but I almost bought a corrado from a friend of mine a while back and looked into them. Even then the VR6 models were fetching ridiculous prices. They seem to only have gone up in price.

Should be fun with the suspension. The one I almost bought had a suspension so stiff it would hop every bump in the road, but it sure did stick in the corners!

Be prepared to pay a bit for the needed parts though.
xveganxcowboyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 09:05 AM   #15
Junior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 462
Total Cats: 3
Default

My friend has a Corrado SLC with a nice T4E on. Thing moves out great
BradC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 10:09 AM   #16
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

I had a t4 on mine too, it was durty.

A few companies make a kit with a V1 blower. Its a really easy bolt-on deal, you just have to tap one hole for mounting purposes in the head. At just 8psi, you'll pull base model c5's pretty hard. C1 makes a chip that you just plug in, you can run any injector size, and they cars basically run "almost" as well as a stand alone system. If you're only less than 300whp, then that's what you should go with.

Vr6's howl like no other motor. You can use MK3 parts for the AC system, but most of the other electrical stuff is from MK2 generation cars.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 10:27 AM   #17
Junior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 462
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
I had a t4 on mine too, it was durty.

A few companies make a kit with a V1 blower. Its a really easy bolt-on deal, you just have to tap one hole for mounting purposes in the head. At just 8psi, you'll pull base model c5's pretty hard. C1 makes a chip that you just plug in, you can run any injector size, and they cars basically run "almost" as well as a stand alone system. If you're only less than 300whp, then that's what you should go with.

Vr6's howl like no other motor. You can use MK3 parts for the AC system, but most of the other electrical stuff is from MK2 generation cars.
Sounds sick, I love his car.

He made a custom manifold and did all the IC piping himself, its an air-to-water setup. Pretty clean. I know it was tuned somewhere in the North East...IIRC it was supposed to be the "way to go" as far as tuning.

You are correct too, VRs sound damn sexy. A chick in my development has an MKIV R32, I cannot help but look out the window every time she winds it up

Great cars. Plus the 'rrado is just so damn sexy.
BradC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 10:27 AM   #18
Junior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 462
Total Cats: 3
Default

PS - is that "dusty muave" the same as "black cherry", or was there an actual black cherry (best way I can describe the color of my friends car)?
BradC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 10:33 AM   #19
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BradC View Post
PS - is that "dusty muave" the same as "black cherry", or was there an actual black cherry (best way I can describe the color of my friends car)?
If its purple, its "dusty mauve" and worth some cash. I miss that car.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2008, 10:40 AM   #20
Junior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 462
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
If its purple, its "dusty mauve" and worth some cash. I miss that car.
Dusty Mauve it is then.

Can't be more fun than the Miata though....right?
BradC is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lots of brake parts and other misc codrus Miata parts for sale/trade 8 10-11-2015 03:19 AM
Wilwood Corrado bracket measurements Neilv Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 3 09-12-2015 10:46 AM
MINI 11" rotor instead of Corrado Rallas Race Prep 148 09-17-2014 02:37 AM
My continuing big brake saga ZX-Tex Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 47 07-05-2011 04:07 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:20 AM.