The GTI 1.8t is my pick out of the two (Vr6). 1. The 1.8 has a turbo, which can work a lot hard with a performance upgrade chip, which slaps on your ECU. 2. It’s a lot cheaper then the VR6. 3. On the vr6 there’s not that much room under the hood to work on if you want to make it faster,
At the beginning the turbo does lack the low-end torque, which you will get with the VR6 but after you get the chip in (only about 500 bucks), that 1.8t will be flying. The chip is good for 196 horsepower and 240ft. lbs. of torque. (http://www.goapr.com/)
I am looking to get a used car and I have tested and like the GTI. My question is starting what year can you get the 1.8L turbo engine in a GTI? Edmunds says it starts in 2000 but the specs section still lists the 2.0 liter. I don't see the point in a 115 hp GTI. How hard is it to find a 99-00 model gti these days?
can be made to go just as fast and faster than any 1.8t. Chip, exhaust, and intake is good for nearly 200 horsepower and with the help of a schrick manifold and cams torque is rated closer to 215. That's all power with no turbo, and there are plenty of after market turbo kits available for the venerable vr6. I like both cars and all but after doing some research, (presently looking for something with a little more UMPF than the TDI), the vr6 appears to be a good platform to start out with if I stick with VW.
hey guys ive been reading alot of rumors lately about the power boost the 2002 gti lineup is getting. Supposedly i hear that the 1.8t will be running the 180hp version of the 1.8, but will be listed at 170 trying not to offend the people paying thousands more for a audi a4. The vr6 is supposedly going to be bumped to a 24 valve set up and be rated at 201 horsepower and get a standard 6 speed manual tranny. Ive also heard the vr6 is going to be delayed until mid january. The changes are supposedly for the gti and jetta, with the passat already given a power boost, and who wants a bug blowing by them anyway. I also hear stories of standard 16's finally for the 1.8t and 17's for the vr6. Also a new standard in dash cd player(who still uses tapes anyway) and no more standard sunroof, which will drop some weight and some price hopefully making the 2002 cheaper. Anyone else hear any new news?? also im going to link a site with specifics, with details about the 2002 lineup with all the changes http://www.beetlebuzz.com/vwnews.html
I also found a good site for people who want chip specs from diffrent companies for the 1.8t along with some other good stuff, keep in mind the chip ratings are based on the current 150hp 1.8t http://www.swankmonkey.com/chips/index.html
Bet you all that the VR6 model in 2002 will NOT show up with a 6 speed manual for quite a few months -- there's delays in the manual transmission models. Chances are it will be early summer 2002 before the 6 speed VR6 is available.... alas.
Hey, I have GTI 1.8T and Im looking into suspension changes. What Im debating over is either the H&R cup kit or the coil overs and I dont know which to get. Is raising and lowering the car that big of a deal because otherwise the cup kits are alot cheaper. Does anybody know more about the cup kits and their performance. Thanx for your help