What's a "cup kit?"
it goes kaboom
Flawlessly? Never thought that, which is why I pressed people about doing IE forged rods early on.
But BW, APT, UM & even IE said internals should be OK to ~ 300. So they don't want my money...?
Eventually I planned to upgrade some internals anyhow. Meanwhile, will just drive it civilized.
No need to beat the hell out of it (nice bunny). A new tranny would be OK, as I'd love to run a 6 sp &
Haldex. Maybe it'll be like a Golf 2.5L R
So it may be an economy car, but I've never enjoyed an economy car soooooo much.
It hasn't skimped on fun, for sure.
PS - I cannot describe how big my smile gets when that SRI starts to howl as I blow around
the twisties... it is soooooo sweet!
I can't wait, all I need is a Damn turbocharger and I can get to bolting all this crap on. Hopefully I can find a steal on a ball bearing t4 flanged 6262 and have it done for next summer. But don't haz spare money now, bags come first.
We sure as hell have a fine motor as a base tho! Free'est flowing factory head VW has yet to release, change out the handful of cheap parts and this motor is 800+whp capable.
On topic - I really want to see what can be made with this kit and a upgraded maf without headspacer, internals and so on. Jeff sounded like the maf was limiting the room for power, not the motor.
So I'm clear... the SRI & Turbo mods are only PART of a larger picture (project),
not after the holy grail of power for power's sake.
1. The larger picture is increased power / pull that can be driven, maintained, and enjoyed.
2. More forward pulling power = need for better braking power and better tires too.
3. More power = better suspension for handling that power while not grossly sacrificing comfort.
4. Turbos mean more heat - everywhere: engine bay, DP, intake, pipes, wires... so adding an
oil cooler, quality IC, synthetic oil, blanket, wraps, etc. are useful.
5. And yes, the risk is increased power causing failures in components not designed for such stress:
internals, clutch, transmission, differential, light bulbs (huh?)
6. Right. Gauges... got to keep tabs on what's happening, and regular checkups too (wazzup doc).
It's about the WHOLE driving EXPERIENCE - not just whose balls have the most thunder (huh?)
Some cars are for getting A2B, some are for show, and some are for go. I want all three. That's the goal.
Because I'm having APT / BW / UM do the same to my Golf, and this thread seemed a logical place to let people who are interested know that.
I began creating a build thread long before this thread, just haven't posted it yet. So that's why.
Anyone who's interested... I'll start posting up info, and pictures (when I get my car back).
Eventually, I plan to do some video too. Just have to solve the what & where camera problem.
Patient: "Doctor, I'm having trouble with my memory."
Doctor: "When did you first notice this?"
Patient: "Notice what?"
SRI = Short Runner Intake manifold.
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