VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999
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VW AUDI 1.8T 2.0T Gasoline Engine to Chevy Small Block Adapter Kit, 1986-1999

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  • FITMENT
  • VW ENGINE CHART
  • QUESTIONS

 

This TD Conversions kit allows you to attach any transmission found on a Chevy small block gen 2 V8 / V6 1986-1999 engine (non LS engines) to any 4 cylinder turbo Volkswagen/Audi 1.8T or 2.0T gasoline engine (2001-2014, newer engines may also work with this adapter kit).

This kit makes the back of the Volkswagen engine look like the engine block it is replacing. This means you can bolt any Chevy small block gen 2 V8 / V6 1986-1999 transmission to any 4 cylinder turbo Volkswagen/Audi 1.8T or 2.0T gasoline engine (2001-2014, newer engines may also work with this adapter kit).

 

The 1.8 liter turbo was available in these vehicles:

-Jetta, Golf, Beetle (2001-2006, MK4)

-Passat (2001-2005) 

-Audi A4 (1999-2005 B5, B6)

-TT (1998-2006 MK1)

The 2.0 liter turbo was available in these vehicles:

-Jetta, Golf (2006-2014, Mk5 MK6)

-Passat (2007-2014)

-Audi A3, A4, TT, Tiguan (2006-2014)

All VW/Audi 4 cylinder engines have the same bellhousing bolt pattern and crank hub. This means you can install any 4 cylinder gas or diesel engine made by VW/Audi using this kit. 

 

For more info on how our adapter kit works, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Installation Manuals: Download Link


PRODUCT FEATURES

Our kit has numerous features that set us apart from the competition.

PREMIUM BILLET ALLUMINUM ADAPTER PLATES. We do not skimp on quality, and only use high quality 6061 Aluminum billets. Our tempered 6061 is far superior to the cheap cast non-tempered aluminum adapter plates typically seen with cheaper adapter kits. Our billets undergo a tempering process of heat treating and artificial aging to achieve the perfect strength and toughness for our application.

EXTRA FIRE WALL CLEARANCE. Our 2 inch thick adapter moves the engine forward 2 inches from the transmission bellhousing. This gives you more working space and extra fire wall clearance. The transmission for most vehicles will remain in the original position, keeping the shifter in the factory position is ideal.

HIGH PERFORMANCE CRANK ADAPTER. Our nitride case hardened alloy steel crank adapters are designed for high performance applications. Rated at 800 ft-lbs of torque, we set the bar high and make sure our parts are not the limiting factor in your build. Nitriding is a low temp, low distortion heat treating process that significantly improves fatigue strength of the metal. Crank adapters undergo significant stress cycles, making them a critical failure point. This is not where you want to cut corners on quality materials or design. Shockingly, our competitor's kits only offer aluminum or untreated steel crank adapters. Is it cheap and dirty, does it make the wheels turn at the end of the day, sure! Are they engineered to be the best? Not a chance!

2.0kW HIGH TORQUE STARTER MOTOR. Our competitor's kits typically come with a 1.4kW starter, but we have stepped up the cranking power and included a High Torque Chevy V8 starter from PowerMaster. Also, the starter has two clocking positions to allow for the perfect fit in your engine bay.

MULTIPLE ENGINE CLOCKING POSITIONS. Our 2 plate system allows the engine to be clocked at 0° (vertical), 10°, and 15° degrees for fine tuning engine clearances. The transmission stays stationary while the engine rotates towards the passenger frame rail.

(2) Adapter plates, billet aluminum, anodized finish, 3 engine clocking positions.

(1) Crank adapter; nitride case hardened alloy steel for high performance applications (800ft-lbs torque). Pilot bearing pre-installed for manual kit.

(1) Power Master high torque starter, compact 2.0kW starter motor

(1) Starter motor clocking adapter; billet aluminum, anodized black

Installation hardware for bellhousing, crank adapter, and starter are included. No flywheel/flexplate bolts are included. You need to use OEM equivalent flywheel bolts.   

OEM flywheel bolt size: 6 bolts, 7/16 - 20tpi x 0.900"

This kit makes the back of the VW engine look like the engine block it is replacing. This means you can bolt any Chevy small block gen 2 V8 / V6 1986-1999 transmission to any VW 1.8T 2.0T engine using this adapter kit.

Installation Manuals: Download Link

Compatible Engines:

- V6 4.3L 90 degree (V6 60 degree, 2.8 / 3.1 / 3.4 liter engines will not work)

- V8 5.0L 5.7L

-Early LS 6.0L 1998-2000 with the 6L80e. This combo has a longer crank hub than the 2001+ gen 3 LS engines. All 2001+ gen 3 & 4 LS crank hubs are 0.400” shorter than previous gen motors.

Common Engine codes: L98, L03, L05, L30, L31, LB9, LT1 (92-97)

Compatible Auto Transmissions (pre-1999): 700R4, 4L60, 4L60e, 4L80, 4L80e (1998-2000)

Compatible Manual Transmissions (pre-1999): NV3500, NV4500, Tremec T-5, T56

Compatible Vehicles:

Any vehicle with a GM Chevy V6 or V8 engine between 1986 and 1999, the transmission will bolt to this adapter kit.

Transmissions from Gen 3 and 4 LS engines (1999 or newer) will not work with this kit. Instead, please use our LS gen 3 & 4 adapter kit.

 Common Vehicles:

Cadillac Escalade 6.0L 4L80e

1998-2000

Chevrolet Silverado 6.0L 4L80e

1998-2000

Cadillac Fleetwood

1994–1996

Chevrolet Astro V6 4.3

1993-2005

Chevrolet S-10 V6 4.3

1994-2005

Chevrolet S-10 Blazer V6 4.3

1994-2005

Chevrolet Camaro

1994–1999

Chevrolet Caprice

1994-1996

Chevrolet C/K

1993-1999

Chevrolet Impala SS

1994–1996

Chevrolet Silverado 1500-2500

1986-1999

Chevrolet Suburban 1500

1993-1999

Chevrolet Tahoe

1986-1999

GMC Jimmy V6 4.3

1993-2005

GMC Safari V6 4.3

1993-2005

GMC Sonoma  V6 4.3

1994-2005

GMC Sierra 1500-2500

1986-1999

GMC Sierra 6.0L 4L80e

1998-2000

GMC Yukon

1986-1999

GMC Vandura

1993-1996

Holden Commodore (VRVSVTVXVYVZVE)

1993-1999

Pontiac Firebird

1994–1999

 

***If your vehicle is not on this list, please cross reference and perform your own research. Other similar vehicle models may also be compatible. ***

Any 4 cylinder Volkswagen/Audi engine will work with our adapter kits. All VW/Audi 4 cylinder engine bolt patterns are the same.

Check out the chart below for all compatible VW engines. 

Note: Our kits are specifically tested on TDI engines, so if you choose to use a VW gas or older TD diesel engines please do your own fitment research. 

VOLKSWAGEN DIESEL ENGINES (NORTH AMERICA)
Engine Name Engine Code Year Model HP/TQ Notes
1.5 D D 1976-1983 Rabbit 50 Naturally Aspirated
1.6 D CS, CR, JK, ME 1980-1992 Rabbit, Golf, Jetta 50-54 Naturally Aspirated
1.6 TD 1V, CY, MF 1981-1991 Rabbit, Golf, Jetta 59-68 VE injection pump
1.9 TD AAZ 1992-1999 Golf, Jetta, Passat 74/107 VE injection pump
1.9 TDI 1Z, AHU 1995-1999 Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle 90/145 VE injection pump
1.9 TDI ALH 1999.5-2003 Golf, Jetta, Beetle 90/149 VE injection pump
1.9 TDI BEW 2004-2006 Golf, Jetta, Beetle (MK4) 100/177 Pump-Deuse
1.9 TDI BEW 2006 Golf (MK4) 100/177 Pump-Deuse
1.9 TDI BRM 2006 Jetta (MK5) 100/177 Pump-Deuse
2.0 TDI BHW 2003-2005 Passat 134/247 Pump-Deuse
2.0 TDI CBEA 2009 Golf, Jetta 140/236 Common Rail
2.0 TDI CJAA 2010-2014 Golf, Jetta 140/236 Common Rail
2.0 TDI CKRA 2012-2014 Passat 140/236 Common Rail
2.0 TDI CVCA 2015 Golf, Jetta, Passat 151/236 Last year of the TDI engine in North America

 

VOLKSWAGEN GASOLINE ENGINES (NORTH AMERICA)
Engine Name Engine Code Year Model HP/TQ Notes
2.0 ABA, AEG, AVH, AZG, BBW, BDC, BEV, BGD, AGG 1992-Present Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle 114 hp Naturally Aspirated, fuel injected
1.8 T AEB, AGU, AJH, APH, ARX, ARZ, ATW, AUM, AWC, AWD, AWL, AWT, AWW, BJX, BKF, BKV 1998-2006 Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle, Audi A4 148/155 Turbo Gas
1.8T AWM 2001-2005 Passat 168/166 Turbo Gas
1.8T AWP, BNU 2001-2006 Golf, Jetta, Beetle 178/173 Turbo Gas
1.8T AMU, BEA 1999-2005 Audi TT 222/207 Turbo Gas
2.0T (Turbo FSI) BPY 2006-2008 Golf Mk5, Jetta MK5, Eos, Passat B6, Tiguan, Audi A3 197/207 Turbo Gas
2.0T (TSI) CCTA, CBFA 2008-Present Golf, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, CC, A3 197/207 Turbo Gas
2.0 T (TFSI) CESA 2009-2014 Audi TT, A3, A4 221/258 Turbo Gas
2.0 T 2015-Present Golf R 276/280 Turbo Gas

HOW DOES THE ADAPTER WORK?

Our adapters make the back of the VW engine physically resemble the back of the original engine it is replacing. No drilling or welding required, no custom flywheels, or shorted input shafts. Any transmission that originally bolted to your engine will work with this adapter kit.

WHY ARE THERE TWO ADAPTER PLATES?

Our two plate system allows you to clock/rotate the engine while keeping the transmission in the stock orientation. There are three different clocking positions: 0 degrees, 10 degrees, or 15 degrees.

DO I NEED A FLYWHEEL OR FLEXPLATE?

Our VW adapter kits utilize the original flywheel or flexplate from the original engine being replaced. You will not need the VW flywheel, clutch, torque converter, or starter motor. 

HOW ACCURATE IS THE TRANSMISSION ALIGNMENT?

We use our Aerospace Grade CMM to pull all the dimensions off the original engine. It allows us to precisely reverse engineer the bolt pattern down to 0.0001". Incorrect alignment will cause premature failure of the pilot and input shaft bearings, excessive clutch plate wear, and internal gear binding.

DOES TDCONVERSIONS DO CONVERSIONS ON CUSTOMER VEHICLES?

-Not currently. We sell the conversion kits to get your engine into the vehicle and bolted to the transmission. 

DO AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS WORK FOR CONVERSIONS?

-Yes an automatic transmission will work with our adapter kits.
-You will need a standalone TCM controller for your specific transmission. These controllers are highly tunable and have manual shift modes.

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