So I've been doing a LOT of reading lately, and frankly I'm too tired to do another search.
I have a mkiv AVH 2.0 golf. So far I've cut the air box (looking at a P-Flo or something next maybe), put in a 'stage 3' ported intake manifold, installed a TT 260 cam, a Unitronic tune, and a manifold back Magnaflow exhaust (2.25" mandrel bent). I've also done a lightweight crank pulley, a stage 1 clutch with lightweight flywheel, and ECS dogbone bushings. So i've pretty much got everything from the reliable/inexpensive mods thread covered.
The problem is, I'm getting sick of catching people in the corners at the track, and not getting to pass them because they walk away on the straights!
What is the next step to making this daily driver faster?
Ideally I'd like this thread to turn into a compliment to the How-to-build-a-relatively-inexpensive-reliable-powerful-2.0-8v. thread, where I compile a list of more expensive things to do, and link to people's build threads.
And the list begins:
Supercharge/turbo (of course) - many build threads here: MK4-2.0T-ROLL-CALL!
cam with more lift (requires HD springs)
20/20 or 16V conversion
Major head work:
Larger Valves (see post #11 for an introduction, more discussion may follow)
Port and Polish (see post #12 for a beginners introduction, hopefully more advanced discussion will follow)
Decking (see post #13)
Multi-angle Valve Seat?