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well you must be new and have absolutly no knowledge about this engine. this is a great starting block for a car. it is already made for turbos so to upgrade to a ko4 all you would have to do is replace some manifolds and stuff like that without having to do like head work cams pistons and rods that kind of stuff. i would start with a cai exhaust to get air flowing then maybe a mbc then like some sway bars and springs and front mount intercooler this will give you a very good starting point with amazing increases then also some wider tires for better tractions then maybe a short throw because the 1.8ts are a lil long then move to like ur fly wheel clutch and lightning the car with maybe removing extra weight like spare tires some carbon fiber then move to small stuff like fuel injectors.
 

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boostedJTi said:
Well uhm... What was the purpose of the car? That kinda helps when you know what to expect from an owner... You could just slap on APR's Stage III+ kit put on a front mount and call it a day...

http://goapr.com/VW/products/tvs3plus_power_figures.html
I like how you say you can just "slap it on"... if only money grew on trees... :(

But that would make it a BEAST of a car... I wouldn't mind having a Mk4 with that setup.
 

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Money grows on tree's... You just can't spend it until the gov't makes the right paper :(

I'd love to run that set up, of course you gotta read the warning at the bottom that states all engine internals should be upgraded so tack on about another 3k to the money for the kit and you're all set! lol
 

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3" downpipe + high flow exhaust (I hear 2.5" is the best, but I run 3")
Frontmount intercooler

Beyond this it is just better to go with a big turbo setup, which will work with the mods you have already done.

For a big turbo, I would skip the APR kit and build one based on the eliminator series from garret:

Upgraded injectors, maf, intake pipe, and big turbo software... should put you in the neighborhood of 300hp.

*sigh* a man can dream...
 

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not hardly its still a "stock" type turbo. i can't remember the specs but theirs not a heck of a lot of difference. i think it boost's 22 stable?? don't quote me on that
 

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is the k04 that much bigger than the k03???
It's not about the size, it's the compressor itself. Better spool and boost more. Heard people spike over 25psi with them. Just a K04 and apr chip with a tbe throws down 275whp... (Most K04 upgrade kits come with the software for the chip, send the ecu out blah blah blah...)
 

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Chip
Intake
3" downpipe + high flow exhaust (I hear 2.5" is the best, but I run 3")
Frontmount intercooler

Beyond this it is just better to go with a big turbo setup, which will work with the mods you have already done.

For a big turbo, I would skip the APR kit and build one based on the eliminator series from garret:

Upgraded injectors, maf, intake pipe, and big turbo software... should put you in the neighborhood of 300hp.

*sigh* a man can dream...
What kind of power are ya putting down with that setup?
 

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With a Chip, Intake, Full exhaust and front mount most people will see anywhere from 220-250whp, torque curves to match. Just depends on the company and how free flowing the systems are.
 

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How much of a difference can one intake have over another? They are just tubes right? Would the shape effect any?
 

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more bends = poor flow
less angled bends = better flow
bigger piping = better flow

Carbonio probably has the best intake available for the mkiv platform.
 

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Not really, their intake for an mkiv runs around 300$. Solid product, plus it's completely carbon fiber, pretty cheap for an intake of that build quality.
 

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more bends = poor flow
less angled bends = better flow
bigger piping = better flow

Carbonio probably has the best intake available for the mkiv platform.
also look where the filter comes out you don't want the filter in the middle of your engine. mine is infront of my drivers front tire. in a direct flow setup but u may not want that if you are going into lots of puddles or in the rain alot.
 

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I got the CAI from autotech. It's pulls air from the from fender well in front of the tire. Sounds great too.

I had a '96 M3 before my fast, and I love my new GTI much more. I love the sound of the CAI, but I'm hoping to build a real sleeper. When i go to the track I want the other guy to say, "What the hell was that...."
 

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You really want to confuse them, put a jetta front end on it and completely pull off any badging :)
 
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