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08-25-2007 09:49 PM
RhodySVT Update to this one. Ran the dude again now that I have my ORP and Borla combo, and the extra hp definitely helped, because this time the SVT came out ahead. Yes, just barely, but I killed a MKV GTI!
08-05-2007 02:53 AM
DFv2 I got a good taste of what VW's lay down at Waterfest in NJ - one of the largest (if not THE largest) VW gatherings/shows/drag events of the year.

Even modded GTI's were NOT that impressive. I spent a good hour at the strip just watching driver after driver, high 14's were the name of the game. We're talking decently modded turbocharged cars here. I saw very few Vdubs make their way into the 13's - period, and it was usually an R32.

So all in all, I can see you taking a new GTI if you have a good race.
08-05-2007 01:21 AM
Originally Posted by pspringe View Post
I don't think out antiquated C170 chassis is king of much anymore. When it first came out, Volkswagon conceded Ford had beat them at their own game. But, 1998 was a long time ago.
Bear in mind that the C170 chassis was developed for Rally...when it released Ford claimed it was stiffer in stock form than a Rally-prepped CT20 (Escort) chassis. So while it may be aging, its no slouch. Although I'd much rather have the C1 chassis, its supposed to be more of an improvement over the C170 than it was over the CT20.
08-05-2007 12:51 AM
Originally Posted by Klondike View Post
hmm good story, are the mkv the newer ones with 200 hp? if so a guy in our town has one and chipped it and said he gained about 50 hp... THATS CRAZY
As I understand it the GTI's and the MKV's come under tuned from the factory. The chip actually increases the boost as well as advancing the timing, (alot more effective than what the programming can do on most stock cars) and that this is why such a huge jump.

I'd totally buy one if I didn't feel like I was buying an overpriced european car, but much love to them and grats OP!
08-04-2007 03:59 PM
Klondike ^you have boost i take it from your sig, i wanna take on the kid in a road course and see how i do, just need good wheels n tires, mine arent the best
08-04-2007 12:08 PM
fusi0n Trying to get my friend to race me in his GTI (new style, chip/downpipe/intake/ dont know what else) but he says it's not ready yet.
08-04-2007 11:24 AM
tomdzx3 I'm Not an svt but I've beat more of these things than i can count, street track whatever. If the things were chipped i'm sure it'd be a different story, but stock they are just lacking something... The only modded one i raced kept pretty close he was like a car back till 4th when i let off. The DSG ones are definately faster than the manual ones though.
08-04-2007 09:34 AM
Originally Posted by BlueOvalFan View Post
the older VR6's were fast as hell!!! last body style and the year before that. hard to believe a vr6 is slower then 1.8t

The MK III VR6 was 180hp and heavy, but there was no 1.8t in the MK III. When the 1.8t was first put in the MK IV it was only 150hp and the VR6 was still 180hp. Then for one model year, I believe 02 or 03, the 1.8t was upped to 180hp while the VR6 stayed at 180hp. So for that year model up the 1.8t was faster than that year model down VR6, due to the VR6 model being heavier. After that the VR6 was upped to 200hp.
08-04-2007 01:10 AM
number1187svt I beat one at a track. Dont remember the times but I beat him mainly due to great shifts on my part. Nobody really believes me though... sniff, sniff.
08-04-2007 01:05 AM
yllwfucus I just put a chip in my MKV and it added 40hp. There are different levels of the chip but not one that will put you at 300hp. The 2.0t is a great base platform and responds well to any sort of modification.
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