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    My VR4 is totaled. What should I do next?

    My VR4 was totaled this morning. I'm debating on what I should do with the parts and I thought I'd see what other people might do in this situation.

    The block and heads have about 8000 miles on them each after being rebuilt a year and half ago. The block has Ross 9:1 pistons, the crank and rods are OEM. The heads I'll probably use for my Stealth which needs a head rebuild anyway.

    The transmission has about 3000 miles on it after a rebuild and a Kormex LSD.

    I have several misc parts here and there such as Oohnoo's complete fuel rail kit (not installed at all), Southbends Stage 3 Fullface / IPS Lightweight Flywheel combo with maybe 800 miles on it, Intrax springs, etc.

    At this point, I don't know if I'll be getting another VR4 any time soon. I'm at a loss on if I should just salvage and sell the parts that I might never use as quickly as possible or hold on to them in case I do get another VR4.

    Thoughts?

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    Guessing the Stealth isn't a TT... You could always TT swap it.

    At least you're ok, and have the desire to work on it
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    Sucks man. Get your insurance money and I'd throw whats good on the stealth.

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    I should have added that there is no insurance money at all. I'm stuck with what I have.

    I thought about doing a full swap for a moment but I'm tired and that's a hell of a lot more work than I'm willing to take on, or at least that's how I feel right now.

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    What happened Jon? I hope you're ok.
    If it was me, I'd be looking for a good body with a bad engine and swap in the good stuff from the wrecked car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blurr View Post
    I should have added that there is no insurance money at all. I'm stuck with what I have.

    I thought about doing a full swap for a moment but I'm tired and that's a hell of a lot more work than I'm willing to take on, or at least that's how I feel right now.
    I would wait before making a final decision. This is a very dramatic event to go through, and I would bet that most of the frustration you are feeling right now is not about how much work swapping everything is going to be but about why did this have to happen.

    Give it a few weeks before parting with any of your parts.

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    Yeah, I'm ok, no damage to me personally. I don't really want to talk about the accident though.

    Giving it a few weeks is probably the best thing I can do right now. I just want to forget that this happened at all and deal with it later when I don't feel like shit.

    Finding a good body with a bad engine is a really good idea though. I might have to look into that in the future.

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    there is a 92 vr-4 shell on ebay right now but its in rough shape it looks like. sorry to hear about your car man

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    I feel like I'm on a roller coaster of emotions. Half of me feels like I don't want to own a VR4 again and I'm going through my facebook profile deleting any pictures of my car because I don't want to remember the good times and feel shitty about it (It's like breaking up with a really great (and super hot) girlfriend, I hate it), while at the same time I feel the urge to go through autotrader to see whats available out there.

    Edit: As you might have noticed, I've deleted my avatar too. I couldn't look at it anymore.

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    I understand man.

    you have two options, build it bigger and better


    or buy an Evo
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