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I'm told is all it would take is new software for the existing ECU to boost the car to 250hp. I think that's right around $500. I'm gonna wait until the warranty's up until I do anything though. Heck, my old car had 115hp, 200hp is absolute bliss for me. That, and there's speed traps around every corner and hill on the highways where I live. I have a radar detector and still I won't do more than 80 for any extended period of time, or chance it and try to break 100 for just a few minutes.
 

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Under 5 would have to be springs even thought I cant find any that will lower it more than 1.5 in the front and 1.4 in the rear

which only cuts the wheel gap in half
 

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hte best springs to use: H&R RACE SPRINGS PART# 54750-88 Will lower 2.0" in the front and 1.8" in the rear .........cost for the springs is about $200 .....labor and alignment will run another $240 ......
 

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LUKE said:
hte best springs to use: H&R RACE SPRINGS PART# 54750-88 Will lower 2.0" in the front and 1.8" in the rear .........cost for the springs is about $200 .....labor and alignment will run another $240 ......
Where are you finding these springs for $200? I just did a quick Google search and found the pricing at $340. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong place.

Who sells them for $200???
 

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ok..here are 2 sites that you can purchase the H&R race springs for $200 ...They will lower you front and rear 2.0" Again, these are the race springs ...NOT the sport springs H&R part# 54750-88
WWW.PARTS4VW.COM
WWW.OPTIONIMPORTS.COM

As of today .....both locations have them in stock for $199.00 .....You can will call the item if you live in southern California ...If not, shipping runs about $25
 

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Good luck getting springs installed and an alignment for $240. My money would be on the Revo. I know a guy who does them for $450. 30-35 fwhp, 50-65 fwtq. A member on another board ran 14.0 his first time out with the chip, not sure if Revo or Apr.
 

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LUKE said:
shocks are not necessary on a brand new vehicle ....
They are if you're not fond of the ground clearance "issue" with the new GTIs.

I, personally, am not fond of the fact that I can fit my fist between the tire and wheel well.
 

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If you want the car to look sleeker and lower, springs would be good for under five. But this car hardly needs suspension, hits pretty f'n tight and plenty stiff if you can get used to using the throttle to control your radius.
Sway bars would be ridiculous on this car unless your running r comp tires.
 

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yeah... i believe i posted that statement before i even had anything done to my car haha. i was a revo fan before i started getting into things because it pushed out the most HP but then all the bad news started to come out so i went GIAC...
GIAC is also 50 bucks more...
 
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