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Old 08-04-2007, 12:08 PM   #21
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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.
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^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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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