Hey guys, I have recently been saving and aquiring parts to go big turbo on my 2002 awp gti. I should be starting this so I thought I would make a little thread to get your guys input and share!
I bought this car about a year ago, almost stock. My previous jetta had the usual bolt ons, so I knew I wanted more; Originally debated going Frankenturbo, but I wanted a kit that is tried and tested with little to no installation issues. Being a student I wasn't planning an over the top build or anything crazy, just a budget build that I can enjoy and can keep growing and improving as funds allow.
Anyway, here we go!
Whats going on:CTS big turbo kit- featuring a garrett 50trim .48ar
Thermal coated manifold/exhaust housing
Walbro 255 inline pump
Turbo back 3" exhaust
I am still undecided about the tune. Going with either unitronic or maestro.
I like that I dont have to send my ecu away with maestro but I want to drive the car, now spend countless hours working out bugs and tweaking.
Thoughts and opinions would be appreciated!
I will get pictures of the car real quick, for now I'll leave you with a little teaser!
Big shout out to:
Clay at CTS- Has helped me through the whole process and runs a great company. Check em out.
Winston at PODI- Hooked me up on warrenty for my gauge and has some slick stuff.
And of course, future thanks to my old man for helping me put this in soon.