Needs more speed on the car and want to do the turbo boost over
Loved Landsend reply, very ignorant. This is one of the best vehicles to modify with a powerful reliable engine. The 1.8T is one of the best turbo engines in the road. In the internet you will find many reliable companies that have bolt on mods for this engine. To raise the HP to around 215-225 start off with an ECU chip, APR makes a very good one. Beware of cheap chips, a real one goes for around $500.00, there are some out there for less than $250.00; they are a rip off and don't work. There is another company that makes a program, I think APR also has one, that can be directly downloaded to your car's ECU, but you have to go to an authorized dealer who will download the program to your car, this is a few dollars less expensive than the chip and have the advantage that you don't have to send your ECU to the chip manufacturer to have the chip installed, which means downtime of your vehicle. Also, add a cold air intake. With these mods there is not much that needs to be done to your Audi as far as suspension, brakes, etc. Just buy good quality brake pads (ECB is an example), and lower your vehicle; HR Sport Springs with Bilsteing Sport shocks work great and not expensive. If you Audi has the optional sport suspension, no need for the springs. When it comes time to change your clutch go for a Stage II, only a few dollars more than the OEM.
From their you can do many things, I've seen daily street driven Audi 1.8T with 375HP+, and they last. But, it all depends on your wallet size. There is a $6,000.00 bolt on kit that takes your vehicle to 350HP+.
Remember after you go past 225HP in your Audi start thinking about bigger brakes, and better suspension. You can have 1000HP, but if you cannot put that power to the ground, nor can't stop the vehicle on time, the 1000HP are useless.
Mar 20, 2009 |
2002 Audi A4