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    Just a General Z20LET conversion question

    Hi guys, currently have a 1.6 8v engine at the mo and hoping to do a Z20LET conversion in the summer.

    Now I know loads of people have asked about this but i'm just after a few specifics:

    1. When converting, will I need a full exhaust system of a GSI (or any turbo mk4 hatchback) or can I use my existing exhaust system?

    2. What parts will I need for the 5 stud upgrade?

    3. Will my current radiator be able to cool the Z20LET, or will I have to get the Z20LET rad and fit that? (Failing that I can always buy an intercooler at a later date)

    Cheers in advance for the help guys!

    Matt
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    if you can join your existing exhaust to the turbo exhaust at any point then ou can use it, not sure if it will restric performance though, but you will need the precat section of the turbo at least, best getting the full system

    if your cars currently 4 stud from the question, youll just need hubs, and brakes,

    current radiator should be fine, im using my standard one, as its identical, not sure if the 1.6 8v one is, but you will need the intercooler of the gsi

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    Thanks Joereynolds89, I'll try to source the full exhaust system of Gman when I eventually pick up the engine.

    With the brake, will I need other bits like a new handbrake cable? Where can I source the parts? (which astra should have them)?
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