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    Thread: How to build a relatively inexpensive, reliable, 'powerful' 2.0 8v.

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      04-28-2012 08:32 PM #226
      That injen setup looks nice and all.. but it looks like an exact copy of the stock setup.. all except for the fact the the stock box already has kind of a velocity stack into the MAF, from the looks of it, that's just plane plate aluminum in there.
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      04-28-2012 09:12 PM #227
      Quote Originally Posted by AJmustDIE View Post
      That injen setup looks nice and all.. but it looks like an exact copy of the stock setup.. all except for the fact the the stock box already has kind of a velocity stack into the MAF, from the looks of it, that's just plane plate aluminum in there.
      It's a conical filter inside of that aluminum box. It's bigger, too. It's a really nice set up, because a cone filter on the end of the maf with no way to get more air robs power. This keeps the factory air intake lower box, has more of a surface area than the stock filter, provides nice cold air from the fender, etc. It's a great stealthy modification if you paint it black. But, you can pretty much make your own injen intake by shaving down the outside of the stock airbox where the maf bolts on, so you have the lip of the maf sticking into the airbox. Then you get a cone filter and bolt it up. CAI. It's a good intake system IMO.

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      04-29-2012 06:36 PM #228
      Anyone know anything about KENT cams? They have HUGE amounts of lift. The 260* cam has a 440 lift..

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      04-30-2012 06:24 PM #229
      Anyone know anything about UnitedMotorsport's N/A stage 1 chip?
      From their website:
      'Increased horsepower and torque
      Speed limiter removed
      Smoother idle
      Smoother under partial throttle conditions
      Improved engine response
      Optimized power delivery
      Working Immobilizer
      Fuel Octane-indifferent performance map
      Improved fuel economy'
      N/A Stage 1

      "Typical gains of 15 whp over OEM

      Actual customer dynos :125 whp

      Supported ECUs: 021 906 259X

      Price: $199"
      ...15 WHP over OEM? I'm calling BS.

    5. 04-30-2012 07:57 PM #230
      No different than the C2/PEM, IMHO.

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      04-30-2012 08:40 PM #231
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan View Post
      No different than the C2/PEM, IMHO.
      Isn't it a break off of C2? I don't really believe 15 WHP. I mean, that's serious stuff. I don't think taking my chip out of my car for the OEM one would put me down to 120whp. And they're advertising it as stage one - not cam specific. How would you even go about gaining 15 more wheel horsepower without changing the cam? It just seems they're stretching the truth for marketing purposes. But to me, C2 does the same thing. Hell, all aftermarket companies do.

    7. 04-30-2012 08:41 PM #232
      Yup, bs.

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      05-01-2012 06:04 PM #233
      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan View Post
      Yup, bs.
      Do you happen to know if the C2 chip issues are squashed yet? I want to buy a C2 chip for mine if they're resolved, especially since they dropped their price . The TT chip I have in it now is starting to act up. Rev hang when I push the clutch in (I've noticed this with nearly every chip), the throttle feels a little off..

      Bah.

      My VR6 runs 100% better than the stock chip with the C2, and has 0 problems, and I expected it to. It doesn't even have it's Check Engine light on and it has Intake, Exhaust, Cam, HG, Etc.. I wish C2 could squash this problem.

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      05-01-2012 09:26 PM #234
      I'm going to add a SRI/LRI section, since so many companies make manifolds for the ABA, and they offer substantial power gains. When I put my USRT manifold on my Race Coupe, it was a competely different car. So much more response. More power (LOADS). Awesome vacuum sound. So versatile. USRT =

      Speaking of USRT, does anyone have a USRT smartshift kit installed in their MK3? If so, can you post a video of going through the gears at a stop, and wiggling the shift selector while in gear to see how much play it eliminates? I don't have a rod shift car anymore - And only had my USRT kit sitting on a shelf. Thinking of giving it to my little brother for his 16th birthday. Oh, and he's already off to a good start. I bought him a 97 Jetta Wolfsburg. I think I'll use it as my DIY-thread-car-thing, since my Jetta has everything done already except for a better tune (waiting for C2 chip problems to go away!)

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      05-02-2012 08:41 PM #235
      I apologize for the lack of updates, I have been busy with work and my family.. Looking to do a few DIY threads soon.

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      05-04-2012 03:05 PM #236
      For the forum





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      05-04-2012 10:48 PM #237
      Jessi (oc80) noticed that USRT sells high performance panel filters for 25 bucks! I'll add some more information tomorrow, guys.



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      05-06-2012 03:32 AM #238
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      Jessi (oc80) noticed that USRT sells high performance panel filters for 25 bucks! I'll add some more information tomorrow, guys.



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      05-06-2012 04:16 PM #239
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      I'm going to add a SRI/LRI section, since so many companies make manifolds for the ABA, and they offer substantial power gains. When I put my USRT manifold on my Race Coupe, it was a competely different car. So much more response. More power (LOADS). Awesome vacuum sound. So versatile. USRT =

      Speaking of USRT, does anyone have a USRT smartshift kit installed in their MK3? If so, can you post a video of going through the gears at a stop, and wiggling the shift selector while in gear to see how much play it eliminates? I don't have a rod shift car anymore - And only had my USRT kit sitting on a shelf. Thinking of giving it to my little brother for his 16th birthday. Oh, and he's already off to a good start. I bought him a 97 Jetta Wolfsburg. I think I'll use it as my DIY-thread-car-thing, since my Jetta has everything done already except for a better tune (waiting for C2 chip problems to go away!)

      ~Colm
      The best way top describe the USRT shift kit is like going from a MK3 to a Mini Cooper SC. The shifting motion is more heavier compared to factory and in my case it made me learn were the speed are because unlike the factory one that lets you kinda cheat into a speed with the USRT there is no slack on the stick so you have to know were the gear is. The difference is like dating a 4 and going out with a definite 10 and giving you permission to do with her all the things you wanted to do ....

      Make sure to also install it with a quick shifter.

      I could make a video of mine but since my car is currently dismantled and on it's way to go from 020 to hydro I can't. But the USRT shifter is all good. Also don't skimp on the lube for the bearings. Other than that just re-lube them with every other oil change.

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      05-06-2012 08:54 PM #240
      Quote Originally Posted by Old Windy View Post
      The best way top describe the USRT shift kit is like going from a MK3 to a Mini Cooper SC. The shifting motion is more heavier compared to factory and in my case it made me learn were the speed are because unlike the factory one that lets you kinda cheat into a speed with the USRT there is no slack on the stick so you have to know were the gear is. The difference is like dating a 4 and going out with a definite 10 and giving you permission to do with her all the things you wanted to do ....

      Make sure to also install it with a quick shifter.

      I could make a video of mine but since my car is currently dismantled and on it's way to go from 020 to hydro I can't. But the USRT shifter is all good. Also don't skimp on the lube for the bearings. Other than that just re-lube them with every other oil change.

      Thanks for the review! Sounds solid. Looks like I'll install one after all. I'm just so hooked on 02a transmissions, I never bother with 020 rod shifts anymore. My 6 speed cable shift is like butter.

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      05-08-2012 08:09 PM #241
      ...Went to go look at a beater Jetta TREK today. It has LEATHER TREK seats.. I've never seen that before!

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      05-09-2012 08:36 PM #242
      Noticed the amount of views this gets a day, and wow. I'm glad I could help so many people!

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      05-09-2012 10:58 PM #243
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      ...Went to go look at a beater Jetta TREK today. It has LEATHER TREK seats.. I've never seen that before!

      grab any pics?
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      05-09-2012 11:13 PM #244
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnStamos View Post
      If I tell you why the Nuespeed and Autotech chips are completely worthless, I'm just gonna have TDAWG jump all over me posting his misinformation again like last time.

      Pull the ROM off them and see for yourself why they suck. Hint: They change ONE table. That's it.
      In the OBD1 P-chip, they change more than one map. GIAC kills them hands down though, if comparing on quantity of maps changed. The P-chip richens the fueling a bit, at WOT, but mostly just changes the main ignition map. Most of the tuners follow the same recipe, from what I've seen of the OBD1 NA chips anyway. Not trying to start a fight, but if we're talking about misinformation...
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      05-10-2012 11:28 AM #245
      Quote Originally Posted by gtr3nos1 View Post
      grab any pics?

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      05-10-2012 11:36 AM #246
      So are you going to update this to cover machine work to the head at some point?
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    22. 05-10-2012 11:40 AM #247
      Not unless there is a qualified machinist, competent with VW heads, in here able to supply factual info.

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      05-10-2012 02:32 PM #248
      Quote Originally Posted by FourEyes View Post
      So are you going to update this to cover machine work to the head at some point?
      No, I've thought about it alot.

      Quote Originally Posted by 911_fan View Post
      Not unless there is a qualified machinist, competent with VW heads, in here able to supply factual info.
      This is why.


      Everyone does things differently, and I don't want to post misinformation or anything. VW headwork is difficult, especially if you don't know what you're doing. Hogging out a ABA head = fail in most DIY cases.

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      05-10-2012 04:47 PM #249
      Colm are you selling your 8v? Jimmy told me you might and if you do i'll buy it! I want that 6 speed! I tried pming you but your inbox is full.. how is the corrado doing? did you put the weitec kit on it yet? give me a call sometime!
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      05-10-2012 05:59 PM #250
      Quote Originally Posted by OC80 View Post
      Colm are you selling your 8v? Jimmy told me you might and if you do i'll buy it! I want that 6 speed! I tried pming you but your inbox is full.. how is the corrado doing? did you put the weitec kit on it yet? give me a call sometime!
      It's empty now. Yeah, I may sell it and get back into flipping cars for fun. I got really bored because I did everything I wanted to do to it, I don't have any goal anymore. I may buy a BBM lysolm. Haven't decided yet.. I'll keep you updated.

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