Shout out to Brent for putting the paddles on this thread it's got a heartbeat again!
traded the mk4 golf for this
-OBD2 aba 97 motor swap with a T3 turbo setup, 2.5'' wrapped downpipe.
-runs 8-9psi daily.
-C2 stg1 software and fueling
-TT 2.25'' exhaust
-spec stg2+ clutch and lighten flywheel-020 trans, new or good shifter bushings
-plated oil pan
swap done by Nothing Leaves Stock awesome guys love the car
Then the only thing I'd be worried about is your compression ratio, fueling and tuning to crank the boost.
Makes me wanna BT the g/f's 2.0 GTI automatic. And drop a manual trans in it of course. It may soon be retired since the insurance company is thinking about totaling it. She hit a raccoon and it demolished the radiator yet again. If they total it I may offer to buy it back as a beater.
If the rabbit is an obdII 2.0 then you've got worlds more tuning options. most every big named manufacture makes a big turbo file i'd imagine for the 2.0. But 180hp in a rabbit is the perfect combo, anymore and it's useless; waiting till the top of third to hook.
I know a guy who drifts a 160whp miata; thing keeps up with the SR20's and alike just fine.
The only thing keeping my 1.8 from hitting 320 HP at the moment is slow shipping from Canada. I'm still waiting on my Maestro dongle to arrive.
I want to feel what 180 feels like in that car though. I always wanted a mk1 or mk2 golf w/ a 1.8T swap.
Last edited by travis_gli; 07-03-2012 at 06:07 PM.