I sold my GTI in March. And if you are talking about the 20vt K04 kit then forget it. Their products and kits suck. Sure maybe one guy squeezed more than 240 whp from a K04 but teh averger person will not make that power. Show me a REAL 297 whp dyno from a K04 then we can talk. Hell, 297 whp is what a gt28rs makes on a 1.8t. Fine you read it someplace but if you know your 1.8t u know its just not possible.Originally Posted by YZFWV
Again with the K03, yes some people get them up to 220 whp but those are flukes, a normal bolton 1.8t will not make much more than 200 whp. This is not about what one guy did, or what this Wednesday engine is making. I am talking about normal results for the given turbo and mods.
A stock WRX turbo is not a whole lot bigger than a K03 so yes it dies after 3rd gear too. Its a fact of life that AWD cars are not high speed monsters, thats not what they are meant for. AWD is for grip, and handling both of which FWD cars lack especially when making alot of tourque.
I never said K03s CAN'T hit 13's I said normal drivers with those mods do not. Again, not what one guy did, I am talking normal results. A stage II WRX will take a bolton 1.8t from any speed so you must live around some pretty wussy WRX owners.
I love the 1.8t, I defend it. But there are so many VW fanbois that think its all that but its really pretty limited as long as you still have the K03 on there.