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Tell me about it, but it works out well. The emissions testing in my area is cake to pass if you're OBD1 and older, and there are a LOT of OBD1 'project' cars around . OBD2 is where it gets difficult to modify anything, since the stock ECU has to remain in place. Chipping is an option, but I can't justify the cost of an aftermarket chip vs. the cost of MS3 (at least in OBD2 anyway, I chip my own OBD1 ).
BTW: If anyone wants more 'freedom' with their OBD1 cars, it's super easy to write your own chips for the ABA. If you have an ebay chip burner ($16) and some chips ($5), you can custom tune the stock ecu like megasquirt. Custom dyno tuning anyone? .
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Canada didn't adopt obd2 until 1996...MY1997.
I'm going to get my Daily 8v dyno'd sometime this week, hopefully, if I can ever go back home to CT! I've been on business in CA all week! I'm hoping for at least 130whp.
98 Jetta 2.0
*my DAILY DRIVER*
[276* TT cam set to +4 advance ( adds low end tq, no high end loss..)
3 angle valve job OBD1 head with LW lifters and HD valve springs
90mm HG (+ .5 compression)
TT non-aluminum cam gear (thanks for the advice, travis!)
USRT LRI manifold
MK4 exhaust manifold w/ TT race DP
2.5" Custom Mandrel Bent exhaust w/ 2 Magnaflow mufflers and a 20" resonator. (quiet <3)
MSD ignition set up w/ 8.5mm wires
Battery moved to the trunk
H&R Ultra Low's 20" ftg front, 20.5" ftg rear
195/50/R15 15x7" Phone Dials. (kumho Ecsta tires)
BBM 6 speed 020 with a peloquin LSD. (so worth the money!)
25mm front sway bar
28 rear sway bar
front and rear tie bars
I'm planning on swapping this powertrain into a MK2 Jetta coupe I just picked up for 500 bucks. It is already wired for an OBD2 ABA (owned by a kid who blew the engine with nitrous , so it'll be a nice, easy swap.
Last edited by Hurt; 04-03-2012 at 03:42 PM.
Well, a plan fell into my lap. I found a nice b3 wagon in south MA, sitting on the side of someone's house. It had been hit really hard in the rear. I asked if it was for sale, the guy said I can have it for 500 bucks. It only had 90k miles on the original 9a 2.0 16v engine! I had it towed home within a few hours.
My buddy's little brother got his first car last month - a MK3 Golf Wolfsburg which has a MINT interior and barely any rust - which he beat on til the timing belt snapped (The belt was ORIGINAL and the car had ~180k on it). The head is shot, and so is the tranny. I bought it for 300 dollars yesterday. I will be swapping in the passat's 2.0 16v 9a and the CR tranny in the Golf, and possibly daily driving it. I just ordered nearly 5 figures of parts for the Golf. If anyone wants to know the parts I ordered, let me know, and I'll PM you the list.
nice find on all the cheap cars, 9a mk3 should be a blast
would love to hear how your trip to the dyno went on that 8v set up
I would think 130whp would be a pretty tame estimate since I'm at 120whp with a 268 and stock mani's. similar deck job,p&p and 3 angle V job
I'm also curious about the non aluminum cam gear? whats wrong with the alum. one?
good luck on the dyno
135WHP on the dyno. The fastback put down much bigger numbers, though, at 450WHP.
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Post the sheet. I want to compare it to my 135 run.
90mm HG (+5 compression)
Gotcha, so about 11:1 five or take
Actually drove mine last night. I forgot how much fun it is
Hoping to hit the dyno soon, got to take care of the cel first ( maf issues). 130-135whp and I'll be happy with it.
I have been meaning to make a few little updates, but I have been busy working on a good friends' 95 Golf Sport 2.0 8v. He's new to the VW scene, he has been a "Honda-boy" since High school and that he hated VW's just because they are VW's. ..
Unfortunately, it was subjected to a ton of abuse by the PO!
It had a 3aRacing fart-can on the end of a 2" crush bent exhaust, a dented cone filter stuck on the end of the MAF, a "short shifter" (which was a cut shift selector rod) and PURPLE tints.
I spent the day removing all these horrible modifications with him, and we put on a TT 2.5" catback with a flowmaster muffler, a 42DD testpipe, a Eurosport cool-flow intake, my old Autotech 270* cam, and soldered in my old GIAC cam chip. We put on a SS 60/40 cupkit, as well as removing the tint. We put on a CL lip, too, and some GTI smoked tails. (All of these parts were sitting around my shop.. I have a shed full of VW parts ) Unfortunately, it's riding on OEM flyers for a little bit. He says it's much better than any Honda he has driven except for his old GS-R.
You ever get that feeling that you took someone over from the land of ignorance and idiocy and put them in a "real car" and educate them? It's such a great feeling.
hey guys I have a question about my car I have a 1996 golf and it had a intake, exhaust, and a chip. I added a 260 TT cam. Should I bother getting a new chip? like a bfi one? help is appreciated!
Surf Green love <3
Cars: MK3 Surf Green Golf Sport VR6, MK3 Teal GTI 20v
a matchin chip for you cam is always the best route if you have the money do it mr. hurt.. what else u got layinaround lol
Wondered this, I've got a Neuspeed supercharger on the car with a 2.25 Magnaflow cat-back.
Was planning on getting a high flow cat and headers. But do you think the headers will do much with this setup or just stick with the factory manifold and downpipe?
For the money you would spend on those, you can get an ecu/MAF tune upgrade from C2 and get more power. The tune used by Neuspeed runs on the lean side. The c2 tune uses a better tune with upgraded maf and injectors to get more power out of your charger. Couple that with a bigger cam, and you are lookin at 10-15 more whp easy.
What is the vacuum thing below my head? That when I remove the plug it almost kills the motor. And also on hard acceleration it kinda dies a little then goes
Because I have my mk4 intake top/bottom and fuel rails. And if I have to have it I can't donmy conversion
Well, guys, I did it again.. I bought a bone stock 2.0 Golf Sport. I couldn't pass it up! It was only 300 bucks. Has a blown engine but good sport plaid seats, interior. Some dings on the exterior, not too much rust. I may end up putting a low-mile 8v in it to replace the blown ABA in it. I may end up slapping on my old BBM lysolm kit.. Dang it. Money pit, money pit, money pit! Did I mention it's Surf Green?
Here's a few pictures from the seller:
A few dings here and there..
Last edited by Hurt; 04-15-2012 at 11:33 AM.
JettaIIIOriginally Posted by 911_fan
Love the seats
I already have a motor/trans lined up to go into the GTI.. It's just a plain OBD1 engine and 020 trans. I, well, spent some money on TT's website today.. I gave all my Golf parts to my friend for his..
Had to buy new stuff.
Last edited by Hurt; 04-11-2012 at 12:44 PM.
So Im confused....
Is this a How-to/DIY, or is this now your personal build thread / blog?