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    Thread: Golf GTI Best Performance Modifications

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      09-18-2012 09:48 PM #1
      A friend of mine got a new Golf GTI, and I would like to know what he can do for the least amount of money (or more money) for the most performance. He saw something about replacing the rubber tubing to the Turbo with a larger diameter tube to give him some "50"+ HP... seemed too easy to me ;-) But let me know what you guys think.

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      09-18-2012 10:00 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Geno-Bob View Post
      A friend of mine got a new Golf GTI, and I would like to know what he can do for the least amount of money (or more money) for the most performance. He saw something about replacing the rubber tubing to the Turbo with a larger diameter tube to give him some "50"+ HP... seemed too easy to me ;-) But let me know what you guys think.

      Thanks!

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      Why are you worried if it's his GTI.

      Best bang for buck is APR Stage 1 flash tune.
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      09-18-2012 10:54 PM #4


      NOS. I need more NOS.
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    5. 09-19-2012 09:12 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by shankys_14 View Post


      Why are you worried if it's his GTI.

      Best bang for buck is APR Stage 1 flash tune.
      This^^^ I think he added a zero to the TOP upgrade lol
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      09-19-2012 12:42 PM #6
      Best Bang for the buck engine performance wise is the following in my opinion:
      1. Stage 1 flash (wait for a sale)
      2. Stage 1 intake (buy used if you can)

      Best for suspension is:
      1. rear sway bar (buy used if you can)
      2. Whiteline anti lift kit (buy used or wait for a month or more on back orders)

      Best misc stuff:
      1. Better tires (tire rack?)
      2. New brake pads, lines, fluid (ecs, tire rack, etc)
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    7. 09-19-2012 12:45 PM #7
      The best mod you can do to any car is put it on stickier tires.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

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      09-19-2012 01:39 PM #8
      flash and downpipe is by far the best mods you can do for power gains. you pick up around 60hp and 100 ft lbs of torque for around $900

    9. 09-19-2012 01:41 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by greasyginzo View Post
      flash and downpipe is by far the best mods you can do for power gains. you pick up around 60hp and 100 ft lbs of torque for around $900
      good luck utilizing that on stock all seasons.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

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      09-19-2012 02:18 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Outie5000 View Post
      good luck utilizing that on stock all seasons.
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      09-19-2012 02:20 PM #11
      Take a Skip Barber course and mod yo'self.

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      09-19-2012 02:51 PM #13
      Tune, Downpipe, Intake, K04, Clutch, rear swaybar, coilovers. I have the Outlet Pipe and I'm pretty sure it didn't do a damn thing.
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      09-19-2012 04:09 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post


      NOS. I need more NOS.
      LOL. Didn't Paul Walker end every sentence with "Bro" though?

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      09-19-2012 05:59 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by DasMkVI View Post
      LOL. Didn't Paul Walker end every sentence with "Bro" though?
      I wasn't done yet......... Bro.
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      09-19-2012 06:17 PM #16
      Get a thinner girlfriend??
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      09-19-2012 06:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by VW1302 View Post
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      09-19-2012 06:47 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by shankys_14 View Post
      Best bang for buck is APR Stage 1 flash tune.
      Or a "flash tune" from any other reputable company (eg. GIAC, Revo, etc.)

      (Personally, I love APR, just clarifying that there are many quality tuners to choose from)

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      09-19-2012 06:49 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Outie5000 View Post
      The best mod you can do to any car is put it on stickier tires.
      Seconded.

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      09-19-2012 06:55 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Outie5000 View Post
      The best mod you can do to any car is put it on stickier tires.
      Thirded.

      Get light weight 17" wheels & sticky summer tires.

      This thread is about best performance mod, not best power mod.

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      09-19-2012 06:56 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      Take a Skip Barber course and mod yo'self.
      Probably the *best* advice.

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      09-19-2012 07:00 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Tim S View Post
      Thirded.

      Get light weight 17" wheels & sticky summer tires.

      This thread is about best performance mod, not best power mod.
      Thread title said 'performance' but OP immediately started talking about hp upgrades.

      Thanks to Outie, we're back on the right track (pun intended? )

      OP, that 'rubber tube going to the turbo' is commonly called a Cold Air Intake (CAI), which replaces the stock air-box and generally provides nominal power increases (5-15 hp)

      Congrats for not being flamed to hell in this thread, since a simple forum seach would have given you more answers than you could have possibly absorbed.

      EDIT: FWIW I too am totally on board with Tim S's 'lightweight 17s and summer tires' recommendation. 18s are mostly for style not increased performance (IMO) or for housing GIGANTIC brake upgrades.
      Last edited by Waterfan; 09-19-2012 at 07:04 PM.

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      09-19-2012 07:16 PM #23
      Throw a lot of stickers on it. Make sure they're angled, otherwise you're not cool.
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      09-19-2012 08:45 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by VW1302 View Post
      Get a thinner girlfriend??
      Awesome

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      09-23-2012 11:30 PM #25
      Sorry for my delay on replying to my own thread, as well as my wording of the topic. Thanks for your information! I will probably be doing some mods to his car, or at least helping.

      We were looking at an intake, downpipe, and a flash mod.

      Again I thank you all for your advice.
      Geno-Bob

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      Last edited by Geno-Bob; 09-23-2012 at 11:36 PM.

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