About 4 yrs ago I purchased a very well sorted FSP rabbit out of OH. It already had most allowed upgrades so for the first couple of yrs I changed nothing except the alignment and exhaust.
About 2 yrs later the first real change was power steering. This helped and I think it improved my times but only slightly. The tighter ratio and the assistance was a welcome addition with a small steering wheel and wide sticky tires.
The real changes started last yr. I decided to leave FSP in search of more power. I've been in 16v/ABA turbos and they rock but that wasn't the direction I wanted to go. The real decision for me came down to a fully build 16v 2 litre or supercharged. My decision was very easy when I saw a post on here for one of Peter Tong's supercharded kits for sale locally. Peter is an awesome guy with a spectacular design I called the seller, Deathhare (Shannon) who I think is now banned from the text for life LOL, and negotiated a price.
Included in the sale was everything, well almost everything, needed for the install. Since I'm probably better at breaking things than fixing them, I decided to leave the install to someone who knew what they were doing. A local shop was chosen and the plan was to do the install in two stages:
Stage "1" - install the Lysholm, run on Volvo 240t CIS and work out any "bugs"
Stage "2" - ditch the CIS and run Megasquirt
I just completed my 2nd event on MSnS and the car is alot faster than the driver . It handles just as good as before however braking points are different, I have a close ratio tranny so 7,000 in 2nd seems to happens almost instantly Everything happens alot faster.
The basic setup:
1.8 JH block bored .040
Hydro head, port, polish, etc
AWIC with PWR
Raid the vw parts bin for lots of misc stuff
Oh, and a Lysholm twin screw