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Old 10-20-2006, 04:24 PM
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MK4 Turbo Upgrade?

Hey all,

i want to upgrade my turbo on my MK4 Gti, but I can't decide if I should put a new turbo in, or try and do other upgrades.... any opinions??

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Old 10-20-2006, 09:13 PM
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try bolt ons first, like a bigger downpipe, exhaust, filter and an ecu upgrade.Just those mods will gain quit a bit of power from the 1.8T.
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thanks, that's what I was thinking too. But, my biggest concern is that i don't want to push the stock turbo too much and risk blowing the seals....
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Originally Posted by sonomagirl
thanks, that's what I was thinking too. But, my biggest concern is that i don't want to push the stock turbo too much and risk blowing the seals....
Thats why i recommended the ecu upgrade since you don't have to turn up the boost and risk damaging the turbo or motor.I recommend APR APR - High Performance Development for Volkswagen Vehicles just their ecu will boost horsepower to 200hp at the flywheel plus its safe rather then you turning up the boost and hoping things don't blow up.
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put a bigger turbo injectors fmic get the ecu done and ur groovin baby!
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Originally Posted by Midnight Racer
Thats why i recommended the ecu upgrade since you don't have to turn up the boost and risk damaging the turbo or motor.I recommend APR APR - High Performance Development for Volkswagen Vehicles just their ecu will boost horsepower to 200hp at the flywheel plus its safe rather then you turning up the boost and hoping things don't blow up.
Umm.. just to let you know.. chipping a 1.8T (say from APR) increases the boost... as the boost AFR and timing tables are remapped, and all controlled by the ECU.
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Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR
Umm.. just to let you know.. chipping a 1.8T (say from APR) increases the boost... as the boost AFR and timing tables are remapped, and all controlled by the ECU.
that's what i kinda thought, but wasn't sure... thanks
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call Mario @ K&H : 416-266-7777 hes an APR dealer and is located on st.clair ave E east of kennedy... small shop but great guy that knows his turbo cars (400whp + SRT with water injection and the A3 reppen alot of APR goodies)
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hey is that APR audi the red one that comes to tims sometimes stephan?
if so that thing is a beauty
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yea his wife drives it, 6 speed, 94 oct program and a 3 inch downpipe... also slammed..... his srt-4 is now sporting water injection... and a few other goodies
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Originally Posted by sonomagirl
that's what i kinda thought, but wasn't sure... thanks
Head over to SEM motorsports tell them Sascha sent you... they're a REVO dealer, and offer a 5 hour free trial of the REVO software...

So you get to try the power before you pay for it... it's nice.. you get 5 hrs of a remapped ecu, and then it reverts itself back to stock all on it's own.

here's their web site:

http://semmotorsports.com/
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