It honestly wouldnt make any sense to even think about a swap unless you blow up your 2.0
And even then it's out of the question.
I would agree it'll be cheaper and less labor intense to just buy a mk3 VR but how is it that hard? Just pull F, G1, G2, Y, and Z1 (IIRC) which should be the engine harness to fuse box. I would assume this is all you would have to change to run a VR in a 2.0 besides the suspension, sub-frame, cross member, engine, trans, ecm, ecm harness, mounts, pedal cluster, rear beam, 5 lug BS. Virtually everything else in the car is the same as a VR Jetta. Probably some odds and ends as well.
ok, i wasnt really planning on it, just a thought roaming around in my head, expecially the drive to eurowerks, driving 70 in a 2.0 is rough.
Driving 70 in a 2.0 is not rough at all.
Considering 70 mph in a 2.0 is probably 10-15 more MPG than in a VR6 (I rarely broke over 22 mpg in my VR), I wouldn't call that rough at all. Now if you are talking about passing power at 70 mph then I could understand.
Swapping subframes, motors, altering electrical odds and ends? That is far above and beyond any current skills the owner has.
No offense 9J6, but this isn't something you should be thinking about until you feel more comfortable turning wrenches and completing some moderate automotive tasks on your own. Other wise you're going to end up way over your head with a non-running car, no way to put it back together by yourself. You certainly don't lack ambition, but you need an environment where you can feasibly get some successful hands-on experience doing some more basic stuff, and hands-on help from others.