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Old 03-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jetta555 View Post
that doesnt make sence my care is rated at 140 hp and with upgrades it goes down? im confused lol
The engine is rated at 140hp from the factory

The actual power at the wheels after drivetrain loss can range from 110-120hp in stock trim. You start adding parts and you can gain hp in small increments up to around 135whp for a manual with bolt-ons and tuning. If you want more power than that you're gonna need to go turbo or N2O.

135whp translates to approx 160hp at the flywheel.
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