i have a 98 beetle looking for easy cheaper ways to add power to it any ideas..hit me up
Is it a 2.0 as listed in your profile? If so, there isn't much you can do. The 2.0 wasn't designed to be a powerhouse. Adding a turbo or supercharger are going to be where your power gains really are, but that ain't cheap. A tune isn't even really worth it on these cars.
I had a 2.0 so I know how you feel. But I enjoyed the engine for what it was. Cheap, easy to maintain, reliable.
There are small things you can do, but you're not going to get huge gains. Intake and exhaust are going to net you the biggest gains. Getting better spark plugs and wires will make it more efficient. But Rockerchick is right, you're not going to see huge gains until you supercharge or turbocharge. It all depends on how much money you're wanting to spend.