Sites/ groups for Scooby conversion ?

Discussion in 'Modified Shizzle' started by volkswombat, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I'd imagine they're all much of a muchness.
    There are a few guys on the fb groups that do conversions too now.
  2. davidoft

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    Doesn't say what exactly what you get ,
  3. Like the others said, that's probably ancillary stuff.
    I think Rjes complete kit is around 1500-1600. That's everything except engine and loom.
  4. No problems except the gearbox issues I had at the beginning. Been in for a couple of years now, and use it most days.
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  5. If you are handy with the spanners I really don't think it would be a difficult home install. The cooling system would probably be the biggest pita, that's why the garages that do it, charge the t25 boys a lot less cos it's a much easier install.
    I would recommend going the Scooby box route if you do it, yes it's more expensive but if you munch a few vw boxes it would pay for itself, hindsight is a wonderful thing. o_O
    There is a company in Cornwall called tins (something or other) I know they have done some subarugears conversions, and there's a guy on the hybrid club that sells the subarugears conversion kits.
    If you go vw box I would recommend getting the Rjes Subaru input shaft for your box then you can use full Subaru clutch.
    I know that @Joker is currently doing his own install on his dokka. Not sure if he's on here anymore.
  6. There was me getting excited at the thought of a diy kit for £500 !
    Wonder what the hell it does contain then

    I've no space to break an entire car, and anything I do , is done on the street so a home diy install is out of the question. Don't have time anyway.

    Is mid to high 30s typical mpg then?
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  7. If you keep the vw gearbox is it possible to install the Subaru one at a later date, or is that making a lot of extra work?
  8. Have you had a look on the Facebook group there seems to be a load of info there I was reading through there this AM and there was a post on this very subject mpg ranged from 35 to 20
  9. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    No idea what's typical as other people's economy doesn't really interest me. I measured mine for the first time last week and it was a touch over 34 but not sure if that's normal.
  10. Yes it is but I'm not completely sure what's involved in fitting the Subaru box, but I'm sure you'll need to do some fettling and trimming at the very least.
  11. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    One of the big gear box hangers needs pretty much removing. It can't be that big a job, Fellows reckon on 2 days max.
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  12. So you need the loom from the Subaru, is this spliced into your existing van loom or does it rep!ace the vasvasn loom?

    What "extras" do you need? Gauges , that sort of thing
  13. PSG


    I think it is completely separate on its own ecu etc. No splice.
  14. Would that be utilising a driving style commensurate with a wife and small child on board perchance?
    I bet you could get it to 25mpg if you tried harder. :)
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  15. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

    £6500 plus vat for a 2 day job and a £50 engine :eek:
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  16. Dubs

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    One of my customers has had a Fellows conversion, apparantly they told him its a 50 hour job plus parts. Although I believe they have a load of staff, so could be 3 of them on a job at once to get it done in 2 days?
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  17. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Gearbox only....
  18. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Soz, thought we'd moved on to talking about gear boxes...
    That's a 2 day job tops apparently.
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  19. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    75 ish motorways, 50ish the rest of the time.
    Not like an old woman but not like I normally drive it!
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  20. A photocopied instruction pamphlet perhaps?

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