Driving back to school with some friends late Sunday night, my one buddy with a 04 Jetta GLI decided he wanted to do a few pulls with me. I agreed and we waited until the road was wide open with no traffic. (anyone who has ever made the ride to PSU knows RT. 322 is usually wide open at 10pm) His mods are: Revo Stg 2 Chip, 4 Bar Fuel Pressure Regulator, Turboback exhaust, short ram intake, diverter valve, and front mount intercooler. Last week he dynoed his car at 190whp/240whtq. (a little low in the HP I thought for that car, becuase it certainly feels faster when i have driven it) My mods are: catless turboback, up/pipe and short ram intake. Now that you know about the cars, here are the results of the races:
First pull was from 70-100 and I ended up about 1 car ahead. second race was the same with the same results. Next race was from 60-120. I jumped ahead 1.5 car lengnths and it stayed that way until about 110 when i started to walk away from him very slowly. End of that race i would say i was about 2.5-3 cars ahead by 120. Same race again with the same results. The last race was a 3rd gear pull starting at 3,000RPM (like his dyno pull). That race, he pulled a half a car until I got to around 5000RPM in 3rd where i brought us even again, and torwards the middle of 4th gear i pulled ahead a half a car with him right behind my door. I explained that our cars make power in different ways and at different RPM's but it was still a good run for comparisons sake. I was suprised the held him off on the highway the way I did. Normally the 1.8T with those mods should have resulted differently. Both of us were packed up with luggage and other going back to college stuff. It was a fun, safe run for both of us.