Very new to the tdi seen looking for very cheap preformance upgrades looking for psi upgrades for turbo it is 1999 golf tdi with 156k not to worried about the wArenty dont leave your opinon about spending 1000 on a bunch of **** on a daily driver please help thanks
Gotta pay to play...you want a lot more power you gotta pay for it. And what's "cheap"? First step would be a tune...probably about $500 or so, depending upon the stage tune you get and supporting mods you may need.
Read here: http://forums.tdiclub.com/forumdisplay.php?f=13
Well then do those mods. Power comes with a price though.
I'm not a "bro" first of all.
Second, I know what a college budget is like. I also didn't mod crap when I was in college (Still don't really...got a mortgage, student loans, and more important things to pay for. I do want a chip so I'm saving for it). If you can't afford it, you shouldn't be doing it. If you do mods cheaply, you run the risk of causing damage, which will cost you more. Do it right or not at all.
We've given you options. If you don't like them thats not our fault. If you think you can do something, then SEARCH!
Do a search for those mods. TDIClub has all the info. But if you are doing the hammer mod, you need to have access to VAG-COM.
Honestly, it sounds like you need to read up and really get to know diesels a bit better than you do...
Rockerchick and Glegor, you are saints!
If you know what a EVRY mod is then do it!
Better yet Roofis... do this...
1. Sell your TDI, (you don't know what you have)
2. Buy a honda
3. Cut the springs
4. Buy Cold Air Intake
5. Get an octane additive
6. Maybe beat your "buddy"
7. Still be lame
I know how to do all the mods you are wanting, you can 140hp on some diode and resistor mods and fine tuning, but you are a dick.
you need vag com and egt and boost gauges to do it safely
and I know you will not do that.
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I can see him ending up like this guy...Evry mod led to a runaway...
There are no "free" TDI power mods.
You can cut your exhaust off at the downpipe for quicker turbo spool but it will still be limited to the ECU programing, VNT actuator and N75 valve.
Your boost is limited by the amount of fuel youre burning. No additional fuel means no additional boost.
Buying a new 3bar MAP will do little if anything without a chip tune.
The stock intake and airbox are better than anything on the aftermarket world so no gains from doing a sweet CIA.
You cant 'turn up the fuel' because its all controlled by the ECU, there is nothing to modify on the pump externally.
There is no BOV or Wastegate to mess with.
Your only options are new higher flow injectors, ECU chip tune, or bigger turbo. Best thing to do is regular maintenance and an intake cleaning then enjoy 45mpg.