517hp EJ25 Beetle on EngineSwapDepot.com

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    Not the first EJ Beetle I've seen but with the power level and "supersleeper" look I'm digging it. Only thing that seems odd to me is the angle they're running the axles at. You'd think the added stress would wear them out real quick.

    https://engineswapdepot.com/?p=65136

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    That back seat panel work is amazing.
     
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    It is. The build video in the article is definitely worth watching. A ton of work went into that thing and the fabrication is awe-inspiring. Love that he used the "pea shooter" factory exhaust for his EWG too.
     
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    Ho. Lee. Sheet.
     
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    Scroll down to the comments and there is a driving video! She skoooots!!
     
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    Saw that. Just beatin' on 'er.
     
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    I love these.

    The YouTube channel Mighty Car Mods did one a few years ago they dubbed "Miss Daisy".
    https://www.haltech.com/dissecting-miss-daisy/

    "Only" 400hp in an old beetle.....that sounds terrifying.

    But you can see that you don't push the drivetrain forward the engine doesn't fit in the bodywork. Luckily those 930 CV joints can handle quite a bit of angle (very commonly used in offroad buggies).
     
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    I was impressed early when they cut the transmission case...WTF? I did not think such a thing was possible.

    I can't imagine the amount of trial and error that went into this that has been edited out of that video.
     
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    I have one of those subanose case caps on my shelf somewhere and the flipped diff i intended to use in my 68 beetle. The subaru engines will actually fit in the beetles with minimal trimming if you use the stock transmission with an adapter plate and shortened transmount if you're running stock hp numbers. Capture+_2020-12-21-12-13-41~2.png
     
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    Still boggles my mind.