In any case since as you've said that you are now more mature, I will try to give a mature response. I highly recommend just trading in your car for the 1.8T version and just make sure you get one with all the features you will want (6 speed, bucket seats, nice wheels). I know this has been going on for ages now, but this is probably the best answer you will get, because you will still have your drivability, and as you said your world will be open to the 1.8T aftermarket parts. Bolt on and go...
On a side note - for some reason things brings back memories of Gumby8v
Last edited by VwBoy2.0L; 04-24-2012 at 02:52 PM.
the webite didnt say Ebay on it. i would rather blow 876 stacks than ****** blow 3700 stacks any day, buz my bread kind of funny you know what im sayin. Like ya said there are cheaper ways in gettin hp. since i changed my mind about swappin into a 20/20 because the cost of such a project that i could have supplied my self with 5 pairs of brand new Jays, Ipad 3, Beats By Dre's Pros, Chargers and Cowboys leather buzzard (jacket), Authentic New York Knicks Jersey, Joe Rodeo, and a Pancake screen Samsung 55 in tv, some square black dimond ear rings ya heard me, the kits claimin that it will provide me with 350-400 hp, and again thats what its claimin
Look, kid. I'm actually going to be serious with you.
Just buy a 1.8T 5 speed swap. Really. Then you have a 180hp starting point instead of 115hp autotragic. It'll be much cheaper than turboing a 2.0. You don't seem to be able to change a battery, let alone install a turbo kit. A shop will screw you when it comes to labor to install a turbo.. For a 1.8T swap I think you need:
pedals (for standard swap)
exhaust (the stock 2" system will choke it)
...and more I'm sure I'm forgetting..
Please, just save the money and buy a 4 door with a 1.8T already in it. If you have to travel a little, so what? It's worth it. If you plan on daily driving a 2.0T, expect to have some reliability issues.
PS: Have you thought about a Neuspeed SuperCharger? They nearly double the HP to the wheels on low boost. If you can change a serpentine belt, and an intake manifold, you can install the Neuspeed charger. Really. Go that route, and save yourself the cash. A neuspeed kit is around 2500 new, you can find them for around 1500 used. Easy, cheap, reliable power. Especially paired with a bigger exhaust, maybe a 260/256 camshaft. The auto may be able to put up with it for a while, but a 5 speed swap is a much, much better way to go.