This 8v are awesome cars...You can do alot with a little. Do not go and spend money on the Autotech stroker 2.0 kit. Just go grab a ABA 2.0 bottom, swap it in, then go take your head(if you can afford the down time, or just buy one) and get one of those head jobs (so to speak) done. You can find one at tmtuning.com the have brand new heads for the 8v for 520.00, and there 6.2 cylinder head modification is 600. So you can either send yours in, or buy a new one. They will rebuild it for ya...I dont know how much though...
I was quoted for the cylinder head mod, new cam, rsd throttle body, and match ported for about 1100 dollars...That is not bad considering the work they do to your stuff
Then take the ABA bottom and get the crank lightened. Get the block honed and pistons blasted and faces recut. Throw on a header, hi flo cat a piper cam and a custom PVC intake then you should have a pretty decent N/A car...just a budget buildup...Under 2 grand if you find some pretty good dealers...or just piece it together over time...You can do it the easy way with just throwing the 2.0 block on there or the semi easy way and rebuild the whole block with performance in mind, or you can do it the bulletproof motor and room for more potential in the future. Here is the list
Rebuild the head with HD springs and retainers, Match port and port and polish the head. Do a 3 angle valve job. Go get an RSD throttle body. A fab big bore intake. Take the ABA bottom end and go get some Newer pistons from JE. Bore it about 20 over. Don't push it and save some room for later with the 20 bore. Get forged rods and lighten and balance the crank. Throw some new rings and bearings in there.
Go get a 16v tranny or if you can the tranny that came in the Xflow cars. I think it should bolt up right...The 16v will though.
All that should take care of the engine if you want to keep it that way. If you get it all done at once, I say about 2500 to 3000 for the whole thing...Maybe more.
People say they like doing this because it keeps the weight down and produces a substantial amount of torque with a good power band. You should have 160 to about 170 at the wheels...
Go grab the details by using the search option or cruise the fixx for the http://www.vwfixx.com/forums/i...25575
It has some pretty good info..