Actually i could have saved $32 by putting the intake on myself, but I hate monkeying around with engines, such a pain. Let it be someone elses pain for 32 bucksblackgti06 said:You could of put the intake in yourself and saved $275 it was not hard at all. Just letting you know.
the stage 1 tuning is not a danger to the stock engine. it does turn the boost up, but, Audi makes one of the best turbos and these are capable of accepting up to 23psi. Stage 1 is around 17 or 18. Now if a person starts changing turbos and intercoolers and running 25-30 pounds of boost, they will need to consider purchasing racing rods, pistons, bearings and having the valves re-shimmed. Youre talking big money there. I think eventually, if a GTI were pushing enough horsepower, the shafts would have to changed as well. Me, Im just sticking to small change.deviltailedfast said:Anybody know what the damage is over time to the engine in general after installing one of the mentioned chips to the car? I kind of picture it like overclocking a CPU. It'll go crazy for now and put a big 'ol smile on your face, but 3 years from now you'll have to replace all the parts in the engine, 'cause they couldn't hack it, if not the whole dang thing.
The only thing that damages a car is abuse and neglect. If you mod it, and drive it like you stole it all the time, the car will respond negatively. Im guessing if you commute an hour each way, those are highway miles. Set the cruise, easy miles on your fast. Race from light to light, you might break something eventually. And that can happen with a stock engine.GTICartman said:how would the overall damage over time change on a car that drives alot?
i have to commute in my gti about 1hour one way to work. i would like to get sum of these upgrades in the near future, but will it destroy my motor with the long commute?