Registry: 1993 Volkswagen Corrado Turbo Conversion

John F.'s 1993 Volkswagen Corrado Turbo Conversion – “3.0T”
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  • Brand new shoes and clutch this year - 2016!

  • 3.0T with Shrick Intake

  • Angles baby.

  • New Konig Rollers for period correct appearance.

JE 3.0L VR-6 low compression pistons (9.0:1)
Schrick VGI Intake (VGI Removed for Turbo)
Stock Cams
Bosch 375cc/min fuel injectors
.26 gapped Bosch copper spark plugs
Ported and polished head
Engine block bored out to 3.0L painted black and blueprinted
Lightened and balanced crankshaft
K&N P-Flow air filter
Drilled-out 70° thermostat
New valve kit
Mocal secondary oil cooler
Boost Engineering cast custom exhaust header
Y2K Mk II VR-6 stainless steel head gasket
MAF sensor custom-made flange to translate 625 CFM=300 CFM to computer
Handmade 3" down-pipe
handmade 3" aluminumized steel exhaust line
Genie Stainless steel muffler with Magnaflow 4" rounded stainless tip
Lightened aluminum idler pulley
5 way vacuum ' T ' for tapping boost gauge
Relocated charcoal canister to accommodate custom air intake

Garrett GT32R Stage III turbo kit from Boost Engineering (625 CFM)
12 lbs of settled boost
Stock VW 1" Blow off valve
Upgraded Wastegate
Boost Engineering intercooler
Blue silicone intercooler hosing
Powdercoated intercooler tubing
Custom adapter flange precision cut under high-pressure H20 to connect to Schrick intake

Electrical, Security & ICE
Boost Engineering custom programmable ECU chip (no limiter)
VW 258DJ computer
Compustar full feature alarm w/ auto start & turbo timer
JVC KDSH-707 CD/MP3 player with aux in for cassette
Peerless Definition 5.1 component speakers
Audio Research 4x6 rear speakers
(2x) MTX Thunder 4200x
Digital Designs 4510 4/4 10" subwoofer
Fibreglass subwoofer enclosure, amp rack, and finishing panel for trunk

Quaife 6 speed tranny
Quaife positrack differential
Gutted 02J shifter and tower assembly out of Mark IV GTI
ACT Racing clutch
Machined VW clutch flywheel lightened by 7 lbs

Bilstein PSS Coilover suspension kit. (5 way adjustability and tuned dampening, and ride-height).
3 Neuspeed stabilizer bars (front/rear/engine mount)

Brake and Wheels
Wilwood 4 piston front caliper set
StopTech high-tempered 11" front cross-drilled rotors
TRW rear calipers
Brembo rear cross-drilled rotors

4 Konig Roller 16x7.5 " rims.
Hand crafted one piece hubcentric ring with built-0n spacers. Matches 57.1mm VW hub to 73mm wheel hole.
4 Nitto Neogen 205-45/16 tires.

Custom leather Ricaro interior with heated seats stitched and embroidered with colour-matched thread to exterior colour.
Momo Commando steering wheel
Momo shift knob
Audi TT Coupe pedals
VW performance instrumentation cluster
SDS air/fuel ratio gage
Autometer mounting pod
Splitfire turbo boost gage
Autometer EGT gage
Custom 3.0T badge to replace Karmann badge in console
VW cupholder kit
Custom restored roof-liner after catastrophic 2017 flooding

Mercedes Benz code 685 suburst yellow paint
VW Euro H4 headlights w/superwhite bulbs
Remanufactured Hella fogs (new 2016)
In.Pro. clear/red custom tail lights
SLC front bumper rebar to accommodate Hella foglites
5 rear brakelight conversion
Smoked side marker lights with amber LED bulbs (flashers)
Custom worked Oettinger grill (cross-hatch removed and remoulded to match reiger lines).
Freedom Design rear spoiler
Reiger bumper cover
Bonrath Monowiper
Rear winshield and opera windows tinted 35% Grey
Custom international license plate
Handmade 3.0T badging
Custom 3.0T Muffler plating.
Golf A3 rear protective mudflaps and front moulded mudflaps
BMW 318i Side Skirts made to fit
Black windshield sprayers to spec
Removed body-side mouldings for uniform colour matching
Colour matched door handles
Hand cut 3M Stoneguard film lower half, front to back.

Corrado Club of America "Corrado of the month" October 2002
Club le Fiacre Exotic Carshow - Special Mention - Mont-Joli, June 2002
Turner VW Das Autoschau, Kelowna, 2016 - 5th place.

B.F. Goodrich street drag racing series - Matane, Qc, 2003, 2004
Great Canadian VW Show, Vancouver, 2005
Turner VW Das Autoschau, Kelowna, BC, 2016

Parts furnished by RPI-Equipped, Langley, BC
First series of mods done by Westmount Motors, Port Coquitlam, BC
Body and paint by AMG

Motor rebuilt and bored out to 3.0 litres and turbo added by Boost Engineering, Rimouski, QC, 418-723-5855

Interior done in leather by Northwest Automotive Interiors, Vancouver, BC, 604-216-1106
Car perfected, ICE/securitiy done, wiring done, and front end built by Moe Esmail of Puresonic Technologies, Burnaby, BC, 604-537-3635

Spray up from bottom and 3M Film all round.

Car flooded and almost destroyed. Resurrected.

Currently Maintained by
Shawn van Neer - VND Motorsports
Vernon Volkswagen

Vehicle Information

Owner: John F.   [nw-b5]
Location: Kelowna, BC, Canada CAN
Status: Running

Model Year:1993
Original Colour:Alpine White
Current Colour:Suburst Yellow
Odometer:195,000 miles
Engine Type:3.0 VR6
Transmission:Quaife 6 Speed
Last Updated:2018-05-03 13:37:10


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Member Comments on Registry: 1993 Volkswagen Corrado Turbo Conversion   ↵
Rated 10 out of 10 based on 7 ratings
2011-05-19 10:28:18 # 3041
Comment by Skye Nott
Rating: 10/10
Nice, very nice
2011-07-22 22:59:53 # 3351
Comment by Jake H
Rating: 10/10
2011-08-30 14:42:24 # 3504
Comment by Malcom Duggan
Rating: 10/10
Very nice!!
2014-02-15 00:40:21 # 14158
Comment by Paul Farris
Rating: 10/10
Please Give me a call this sounds like you know what you are doing when it comes to car modifications.
Please give me a call very interesed in this car I like it in Yellow.
I was looking for a 1994 but this one may be better to buy than a 1994 or a BMW I am reviewing at this time.
Paul farris 678-654-9807
2014-07-01 23:16:48 # 18451
Comment by Russ B
Are You Interested In Selling This Car
2014-07-07 00:06:46 # 18617
Comment by John F.
The answer to that is not at the present time. The car is still going strong.
2017-03-22 07:46:06 # 41146
Comment by Derek T
Rating: 10/10
What a great looking car. Would love waking up with this in my garage!

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2018-05-03 13:37:10

Changes from 2018-05-03 13:37:10 to previous 2016-07-17 21:02:22
Mileage 182,000 → 195,000
Changes from 2016-07-14 17:27:45 to previous 2016-07-14 17:19:18
Mileage 293,000 → 182,000
Changes from 2016-07-14 17:19:18 to previous 2015-10-23 19:52:51
Mileage 287,000 → 293,000
Changes from 2015-10-23 19:51:45 to previous 2014-09-15 17:56:37
Mileage 275,000 → 287,000
Changes from 2014-09-15 17:56:37 to previous 2014-07-07 00:13:00
Mileage 142,830 → 275,000

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jan 1, 1997 John F.  CAN Added to Registry (ID 9767)

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