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Offline SAM_LOUI

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Fastest MK4 GTI in NZ (Road legal/Track use)
« on: August 05, 2020, 11:16:21 pm »
Hey VASK Fam,

So I have a mate in Auckland thatís wanting to know whoís got the fastest MK4 GTI in the country?
Anyone know of anyone thatís pushing mad power on their MK4 GTI from Stage 2 with supporting mods to a Turbo Upgrade or has taken their car on a 1/4 mile strip and have gotten a pretty good time?

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Re: Fastest MK4 GTI in NZ (Road legal/Track use)
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 10:23:09 am »
I think most people have moved on to the TFSI / TSI from the 1.8T 20v. Not sure if there is anyone racing a Mk4 these days?

"Stage 2" is never going to be "mad power" as the K03 turbo they come with is tiny, you need a hybrid or something bigger to wake them up a bit. Then unless you at least change the rods in a 1.8T you are limited to around 300hp at the crank anyway before you start bending rods (to be fair though 300hp would still be plenty of fun in a Mk4).

They're pretty easy to make power out of with rods and bolt ons (properly sized turbo, fuel system plus supporting items) if you want to go that way. 400hp is easily achievable. The drive train starts being a real weak link though there is some interesting options around these days with aftermarket support for DQ250 DSG swaps. There's also a point where FWD becomes a limitation and it stops being fun as wheelspin in a front tugger isn't that exciting.  >:D
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