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Unread 06-17-2009, 08:36 AM
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Maybe I should aim for the Turbostang?
Unless you improve the volumetric efficiency of the engine (porting, more aggressive cam profile, more displacement, etc.), back-of-the-envelope estimation tells me you'd need over 30 psi for this.
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Unread 06-17-2009, 08:42 AM
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Sounds like a challenge if you ask me. =P
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Unread 06-17-2009, 10:57 AM
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I may turn my car into a "hey ya'll watch this" car to do that.
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Unread 06-22-2009, 06:38 PM
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Well, I just installed my Turbo inlet and Forge Bypass Valve. Took about an hour and a half to do it. I've got a pretty good sounding whistle from the bypass valve and the inlet pipe definitely opened up my airflow a lot more. The stock pipe was about an inch wide and rectangular in shape. This new one is about 2 and a half inches in diameter so it's a definite improvement. I've got to baby it for around 100 miles or so to allow the computer to relearn the new set up but once that's done, I should feel a definite improvement . I'll have pictures coming soon along with a video hopefully...
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Unread 06-22-2009, 10:26 PM
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What type of diverter valve did you get, and what was stock (i.e., piston, diaphragm)? Why the change? You mentioned a K04 would be an upgraded turbo--does it come with a K04, and what upgrades would you plan on?
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Unread 06-22-2009, 11:06 PM
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Piston. The brand I got is made by Forge Motorsport and is a direct replacement for mine. in fact, minus the stamp on the top, you can't tell the difference between mine and the OEM one. The nice thing about it is that it's tuneable as well. I can replace the spring inside and add a couple shims to more benefit my set up. Overall, it definitely made the car more driveable. Doesn't lag between shifts and emits a pretty sweet sound

http://www.forgemotorsport.co.uk/con...oduct=FMDVMAZ3

The stock turbo on this car is a KO4. However, the site I bought all my gear from rebuilds it and beefs it. They warranty it as well. Much more tuneable as well and adds about 40hp/tq over stock. Probably more with the mods I'd be running.
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Unread 06-23-2009, 12:00 AM
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The safety of quattro
 
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Thanks. The 225-hp TTs also use a K04. They can put out a good amount of boost as is (chipped TTs see ~1.5 bar decently reliably). Since you seem hell-bent on voiding your warranty, chipping a turbocharged car gives probably the most bang for the buck.
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Unread 06-23-2009, 07:30 AM
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I've got 5000 miles left on it. I'm not hell bent on it. The stuff That I've installed are easily removed, as well, in case something happens
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Unread 06-23-2009, 08:00 AM
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Unread 06-23-2009, 10:09 AM
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Gotcha. 5000 miles shouldn't take long, anyway.
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