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    Thread: My V6 is slow compared to VR6?!

    1. Member dublax44's Avatar
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      03-17-2012 01:39 PM #1
      Alright so, I have a 2.8 L V6 in a 04 Passat 5 speed. My brother has an 01 VR6 Jetta 5 speed. MY car has 200 HP his has 175 HP I believe. His is 12v mine is 30v. When I pull out i have good pick up but after that it just doesnt pull at all compared to my bros VR6. I know my car is heavier but I still have more power. It baffles me because his pulls hard in every gear.

      Is something wrong with my engine?!

      Should I get it tuned up?

      Help!!!!
      (or if this is normal just tell me to shut up and drive my bros jetta when hes overseas)

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      03-19-2012 12:15 PM #2
      No, but between the weight, the gearing, and the overall intended use between the two models, it should pretty much be a no brainer why you lose every time.

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      03-19-2012 07:35 PM #3
      there has to be a way to get more acceleration and some horses out of the V6 though. I know the supercharger "is the only way" but if some guy can tune a freakin honda v tec to get more horses through walmart, then I sure as heck can get something out of my german V6. There has to be a way...

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      03-25-2012 03:05 AM #4
      You can do an S4 swap(that is a 2.7T), or just drive the Jetta. Getting more will be costly and hard to come by, the motor already has a high CR, cams would have to be custom as I don't know of any aftermarket ones out there, chip tunes are $500+ and won't yield much more than 10-15hp. Changing the gearing would be costly, and losing weight would make the Passat less nice to drive.
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      03-25-2012 12:55 PM #5
      alright so ive decided to just make the car look nice and save up for a better, sportier car (bugeye WRX. Dont hate.)

    6. 04-13-2012 01:06 PM #6
      even supercharged my 2.8l v6 falls short of an aggressively chipped 1.8t (jetta)...mine is a tiptronic though and i only ran against 5 speeds.

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      04-17-2012 12:40 AM #7
      atq = 180hp...
      afp = 180hp
      the car is on an inclined driveway and up on jack stands in the front only
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