thinking about turbo on my 2.0

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  1. dew

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  2. neotango

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    I wouldn't do it for the same reason I wouldn't turbo a Civic. I know this sounds like a typical canned-from-OT response, but why spend $3500 (Turbo Kit) + endless hours by you or expensive hours ($1000+) by an installer to give your economy car about 200hp in an age today where you can get an Accord/Camry/Altima/*.boring-family-sedan which come stock with 230-260hp, sport suspensions, and a stiffer chassis than yesteryears Porsches? I'm not saying go out and buy a family sedan, I'm just saying I would save the $3500-$5000 that you'd spend on this kit+install to be put towards a new purchase later of a car more fitting to your sporting desires (e.g Golf GTI or Golf R32). In the meantime, enjoy your Golf for what it was made for: great fuel efficiency, easy to park, better interior than competing cars of same price, great storage/trunk/hatch, etc.

    Just my two cents! Good luck on whichever route your choose. :bigthumb:
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    The man's got a point about the mpg. Anything that boosts the HP of your engine will cut down the mileage. At $3 a gallon, now isn't the best time to tweak your car for speed.

    Also, it's better to boost a car that already has a turbo on it. The hardware is already installed, and the engine is already strong enough to handle the extra power. All you need is a mod chip, miscellaneous small bits, and possibly a better exhaust to handle the increased airflow.

    If your car is still worth something and you simply must have a turbo, I'd seriously consider spending that money you've got to trade in your Golf for a used Jetta or GTI with a 1.8t engine. Or hell, even a Passat would be nice; that's what I drive, and I get 32mpg on a good day.
     
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    Ya not such a good idea, sell the golf, and use the money to put mods on a gti 1.8t
     
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    I agree with these guys.. If you want a turbo bad enough, trade in on a GTI or 1.8T Jetta. Way more potential.
     
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    Edited: My bad, keleko gave me shit for this. :hs:
     
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    ok i sell the golf and get $5-7 grand so i need $10 more grand to get an ok gti :ugh: ill just get the atp turbo.
     
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    IMO, its not worth it, you can only get a certian amout of HP out of an 2.0. i say save your money sell the 2.0 and get a 1.8t or VR6. i have a VR and i love it, sounds like pure sux when i get on the gas, with the stage 2 EIP you can get 300hp no problem
     
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    You can get 1.8T GTIs all day long for $10-12k. I am from the vdub world and Im sorry but if you turbo the 2.slow you are an idiot plain and simple. Oh and btw have fun rebuilding that engine when you bend a rod :rolleyes:
     
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    because a golf is a fairly light car and a light car with 200 + WHP can be something to contend with.

    Now why wouldnt I do it to this car... because the 1.8T is a way better platform to work with without a complete rebuild of the bottom end.
     
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    thats all i want fow now 200hp the kit is like $2,100 and im going to get custom intercooler and exhaust made. When it breaks oh well ill strip all of the turbo stuff and goodies off and trash the car and get a new car :dunno: turbo parts are always useful or i can just sell them lol
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    stupid noobs...
     
  14. keleko

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    and all the points here apply to what i think, well thought, i wanted to do to mine

    so, i won't be turbo-ing my 3
    header, exhaust, ecu (if they ever get it done), already have a cai, lsd (and upgrade tq. conv. + valve bodies) - and call it done
     
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    im just so bored with this slow pos :rofl:
     
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    Sorry for having a life and thus not being able to amass 8,000 posts like you.
    :mamoru:
     
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    True, but there's also a lot more to a how a car performs than just its a weight. You cannot forget about things such as the chassis stiffness, the suspension design, the steering ratio and feel, the transmission, the clutch, the tires, the center of gravity, the weight balance, and the brakes. Sometimes its not worth trying to make a 'sporty' car out of a car where some or all of the aforementioned items are not up to par with the typical requirements of a 'sporty' car. Even if the 2.0 becomes extremely powerful post-T/C, many of the other components (eg. suspension, weight balance, brakes, tires, steering, clutch, transmission) might still be lacking thus creating a very unbalanced experience. There's a reason most of these components are upgraded in a GTI or R32 trim line.
     
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    im getting a gt28r :noes:
     
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    People who buff tiny cars don't give a damn about anything but forward acceleration. Save your typing. My Passat 1.8t, on the other hand, is a worthy platform for enhancement. I just need to make my peace with the money it's gonna cost.
     
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    Yeah then we can strip the back seats.:hsd:
     
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    and the a/c, radio, carpet, and etc :bowdown:
     
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    Airbags, dash, glove box, and all the material lining on the doors/roof:rofl:
     
  23. Perfect Speed

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    Swap a VR in. Then S/C the VR... or turbo it even.
     

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