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    Thread: How to increase horsepower in my 1995 Jetta 2.0l?

    1. 08-01-2009 04:51 PM #1
      I was just wondering how I can increase the horsepower in my 1995 jetta 2.0l? I want to know everything and anything, the easy ways and hard ways, the cheap ways and expensive ways. No forced induction yet just all motor. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciatied.

    2. 08-05-2009 09:49 AM #2
      NAWZ!

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      08-05-2009 09:52 AM #3
      Your not going to get much power out of a 2.L with out FI. They dont call it the 2. Slow for nothing.

      Oh and i dont do this often but there is a blue button in the right corner named "search" it brings you to this magical place were all your questions will be answered.


      Modified by 91GolfGL at 9:53 AM 8-5-2009

      Quote Originally Posted by VW_Jake View Post
      Can anyone tell me what's up with the MKIII and the ABS light (air bag system).. This is the second one I've had recently that the light comes on and stays.


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      08-05-2009 11:08 AM #4
      Get a 3inch cat back exhaust and a cold air intake and you'll be whoopin 1.8t's
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      08-05-2009 11:11 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by VR-4life »
      Get a 3inch cat back exhaust and a cold air intake and you'll be whoopin 1.8t's

      dont forget the APR TUNED stickers an UNITRONIC CHIPPED....

      ps= the more stickers you add, the more HP you get! FACT...


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      08-05-2009 11:15 AM #6
      buy a vr6

    7. 08-05-2009 11:16 AM #7
      get some really cool stickers.
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      08-05-2009 11:20 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by MK3dirtyeuro »
      get some really cool stickers.

      like one that says vr6 inside = big hp boost


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      08-05-2009 11:31 AM #9
      rip out the 2.0 motor and throw a vr6 in there...

      throw a supercharger, nos AND TUBRO in it...


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      08-05-2009 11:35 AM #10
      cut your airbox and throw a k&n
      filter in there. it helps

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      08-05-2009 11:45 AM #11
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    12. 08-05-2009 11:49 AM #12
      Throw in an 9A tranny from a MK2 GTI 8V or an AGB or 2Y tranny from a 16V. the gearing on the MK3 tranny sucks. Chip it, cam it, P&P the head, gut the cat or get a test pipe and a cat back exhuast.

    13. 08-05-2009 12:00 PM #13
      Use strictly race fuel in it...


      chip, cam, exhaust

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      08-05-2009 12:04 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by wayneface »
      rip out the 2.0 motor and throw a vr6 in there...

      throw a supercharger, nos AND TUBRO in it...

      whats a TUBRO wayne? haha

      why buy a 2.0 if you want HP? oh I NO!!!..cause they're easy to fix, gas wont kill you, insurance doesnt kill you either..and you THE CAR WONT KILL YOU cause you can't go fast

      besides why are you complaining..you have a 1994 vr6? i dont understand


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      08-05-2009 09:15 PM #15
      uh ohhhhh. i saw the tittle and im in for the win... trust me 2.0 = mpg not hp.. i drive it it i love it

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      08-05-2009 09:24 PM #16
      cam, chip, exhaust, port and polish i guess, buy a 16v scirocco and do a head swap.. use the mk4 intake manifold.. all i can think of. russo said the mk4 mani helped so thats where i got that from.

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      08-05-2009 09:25 PM #17
      header VR tb (i know the OBD2 vr works on a OBD2 aba with little mod) VR maf housing 270 cam and a chip my friend has this done to his jetta and its pretty quick almost as fast as a stock VR.... almost
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      08-05-2009 10:31 PM #18
      mk4 mani does help
      9a tranny does help
      nice mounts help transfer power.
      manual adjusting clutch cable makes it feel nicer
      LW flywheel and crank pulley help
      i have all of those and its pretty fun

      but this summer i think turbo is coming
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      08-05-2009 10:39 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by planrforrobert »
      Use strictly race fuel in it...

      5 hp using 100 octane vs 87 octane although that's 7 bucks a gallon

      Best bet as already said is cam with a matched chip and exhaust. Prolly cost $800 if you do the work yourself. Then if that's not good enough head work, increase cylinder bore, stroke etc. but that would cost more than FI.

      COYS!!!

    20. 08-05-2009 10:58 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by dubbinlovin »
      buy a vr6

      Easily the best advice.


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      08-05-2009 11:04 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by JimG89 »

      Easily the best advice.

      agreed

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      08-05-2009 11:19 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by xhxxkxxdx »
      i saw the tittle

      This sounds interesting...
      Quote, originally posted by trepoman
      Reminds me of a long time ago with my first bunny, someone broke the vent window to get in my car and eat a burrito. They left my tools, stereo, spare change, and left their burrito wrapper and salsa on the dash.
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      08-05-2009 11:22 PM #24
      easy: nitrous, cam & chip, intake & exhaust, curb the dead hookers...
      hard: full P&P with a shave for 13:1 compression, big cams, fully balanced bottom end, titanium everywhere, ITB's, 9k red line.

      the aba is a great motor, but you are not going to make it shine in NA mode. they take to boost like a fish to water. However, if you have the scratch and just want to build a motor that is just ungoldy freaky for an all motor ABA then go for it and have a blast.

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      08-05-2009 11:28 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by JimG89 »
      Easily the best advice.

      Quote, originally posted by VWJETTY »
      agreed

      Have either of you even owned a 2.0 or are you just going on hear-say?

      I've owned quite a few 2.0s and VRs. VR6s are fun and sound wonderful, but when it comes down to it, a 2.0 with upgraded brakes, suspension, and a few basic engine mods (exhaust, cam with matched chip, and a k&n swiss cheese mod) is more suited to my tastes.
      Better mpg, lighter, much simpler/cheaper to work on, and pretty much bullet-proof.

      2.0s are great

      Quote, originally posted by trepoman
      Reminds me of a long time ago with my first bunny, someone broke the vent window to get in my car and eat a burrito. They left my tools, stereo, spare change, and left their burrito wrapper and salsa on the dash.
      Well I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I've got my plastic Jesus


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      08-06-2009 12:42 AM #27
      sell and buy a fast car. if you dont realize that your car is slow as balls atm, and will have to do a lot of work to get it "faster" you should just buy a car that is already fast and not worry about it. just imo

    26. 08-06-2009 12:47 AM #28
      i agree with alot of what these guys are saying but for trying to do more with less.

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      08-06-2009 12:52 AM #29
      2.0s will never have alot of power but you can sure make them more fun to drive.

    28. 08-06-2009 02:21 AM #30
      drive it off a cliff

    29. 08-06-2009 03:39 AM #31
      Rebuild the block, put a turbo head, crankshaft, pistons, and a 12PSI turbo and ull get power. Or just swap it with a VR6 engine and put a turbo on it. My cousin had a 1998 Jetta 2.0 5 Speed bone stock and we hit 130MPH on it easy and we smoked a Chrysler 300M 3.5L. I also did a burnout on it from second gear. I hit 5,500RPM's on it in first gear, shifted to second very fast and dumped the clutch and put the gas petal to the floor and i made smoke. 2.0's aren't that bad.

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      08-06-2009 03:44 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Kolyans »
      Rebuild the block, put a turbo head, crankshaft, pistons, and a 12PSI turbo and ull get power. Or just swap it with a VR6 engine and put a turbo on it. My cousin had a 1998 Jetta 2.0 5 Speed bone stock and we hit 130MPH on it easy and we smoked a Chrysler 300M 3.5L. I also did a burnout on it from second gear. I hit 5,500RPM's on it in first gear, shifted to second very fast and dumped the clutch and put the gas petal to the floor and i made smoke. 2.0's aren't that bad.


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      08-06-2009 03:48 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by Kolyans »
      Rebuild the block, put a turbo head, crankshaft, pistons, and a 12PSI turbo and ull get power. Or just swap it with a VR6 engine and put a turbo on it. My cousin had a 1998 Jetta 2.0 5 Speed bone stock and we hit 130MPH on it easy and we smoked a Chrysler 300M 3.5L. I also did a burnout on it from second gear. I hit 5,500RPM's on it in first gear, shifted to second very fast and dumped the clutch and put the gas petal to the floor and i made smoke. 2.0's aren't that bad.

      The smoke was coming from the 020's tears as it cried for mercy. 2.0's are slow. My 2.0 with an aggressive P&P, exhaust, 268*, chip, and LW crank pulley barely keeps up with VR's.


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      08-06-2009 03:50 AM #34
      268 Street Cam
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      ^^^Thats what im rolling in my 93 4 door golf. She pulls very hard. Im very impressed with it myself. The 2.0 motors can be pretty quick reliable motors if you build them right and take good care of them. When i get the chance i want to put the same set up in my mk2 Jetta.


      Modified by Relyt989 at 12:51 AM 8-6-2009


    33. 08-06-2009 08:52 AM #35
      150 shot in the intake boot.

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