yeh and run a different chip, but iv herd the NS chip is pretty poor anyhow...
Trying to get wider tires for my 8v. The 195/50/15's I run are spinning like crazy until 3rd gear. I may look into some 16x8 rims (BBS RS or enkei 92's).. I should be able to fit 225's on those, right? Anyone have any ideas? I already have LSD and I'm spinning like crazy. I suppose the wider tires will help. I wish I could run a boost by speed function like AEM's EMS offers, but.. I'm not too good at wiring, and I think that's a turbo only thing.
Colm I got all the gaskets and a T belt kit! It will all be here tomorrow, so if you can help that will be great. Your phone is off so i guess you're busy!
If you want 16" x8" get some of those snowflake replicas!!
Surf Green love <3
Cars: MK3 Surf Green Golf Sport VR6, MK3 Teal GTI 20v
On a stock MKIV. Same difference.
Stoic till 4700rpms. No thanks.
More like a head gasket spacer and copious amounts of water/meth injection! lol
I think the Neuspeed charger is great. It's just a shame you have to hack it up to get any sort of intercooler to work. They run REALLY good on C2's boost chip with 30# injectors and a big MAF (70mm?).
A friend has one in his MK1 SportTruck. I'm pretty sure he runs an Autotech 260/256 cam, and that's about all for extras (beside the c2 tune), but it puts down around 150 or 155whp (so he claims..). It's fast, but hell, it's a MK1. They weigh next to nothing.. With the 4y trans he uses the thing is a rocket.
so far Ive shaved off some weight by running a header and a lightweight battery, about 27 pounds so far, the 42dd hi flow is probably lighter than the stock cat too... some lightweight wheels and AC delete down the line!
The MK3 Jetta is pretty light for what it is. 4 doors, 5 passengers (comfortably!) A/C, power everything and a HUGE trunk for ~2700 lbs? Not bad at all!
Personally, I don't bother with the weight aspects of MK3's. I mean.. sure, if it was my track car I'd look into it. But for a daily? Nah.. If anything, I'm adding weight with all my suspension/looks nonsense..
2650 sounds about right, but the GT has those heavy 4 spoke star wheels (not flyers), don't they? Ugh. And they usually didn't come with A/C, I think the GT was sort of between the GL and GLS in trim.. Had a spoiler, side skirts, different fabric seats, etc..
My A/C works amazingly well on my daily.. Ice cold.
I've only ran into a handful of MK3's that have a bad A/C system.. VW did a good job designing it, I think.
He said "The GT is a trim package, just a bogus "sport" jetta. Some additional special features.. are Fog lights, Silver cluster with orange needles"party" seats (or rare leather GT seats!), GLX tails, alloy rims, rear decklid spoiler, side skirts from a GTI/GLX, certain paint colors only available on the GT, but the engine/suspension is all the same as a GL (some had 4 wheel disk brakes though!) A/C was optional, and so was ABS. Most didn't have sunroofs. Some had 6 cd changers."
GT is my favorite trim level next to late Wolfsburg/K2 (for a 2.0, I mean)
In all reality the 4cyl gti is just a bogus golf sport too
Seats ,shifter,fogs,tails. But no real performance advantage over a golf gl
Probably heavier due to the sunroof and premium audio
and yeh they all have the same underpowered slightly torquey 2.0, which is the whole point of this thread (how to BEEF it up!) obviously there are differences with the obd1 vs obd2 ABA's but at this point I hope we all know about that!
I have all power windows, though.. The weight isn't really much of a difference, believe it or not!
The rare Brazilian/German cars that came stock with the 268* 440" lift cam are actually much faster than the American cars. The Stock 0-60 of a Jetta/Golf is around 8.5-10 seconds here.. But I found a video of a all stock 2.0 8v GTI doing 0-100km/h in 7 seconds.. I'll try to find it. Ah, here it is!
Golf/Jettas came stock with a 268? That's news to me.
The 268 was put in the South American Sport model Foxes. Helped raise the power from the 1.6L from 86hp to 101hp.
Not true. The fox is a friggin sleeper. We got them, but only the 86hp cars. But simply replacing the manifold to dp gasket with one from an Audi bubble block, it opens up the exhaust. The gasket chokes the exhaust by like a half inch. Those cars can take aba's and 16v's like a champ.
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Your idle is pretty quiet in that first vid...what cam were you running then?
It only seemed quiet because it was a resonated TT/Borla exhaust. The SRI noise messed with the camera mic and sorta drowned out the lower noise levels. (the video was to record the intake noise anyways, not show 0-60 speeds) I think I was running the ESS 264* back then on a stock OBDII head. TT chip. 1st or 2nd HKK SRI. This is what the exhaust was at the time (cold start)...