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TDI Power Enhancements Discussions about increasing the power of your TDI engine. i.e. chips, injectors, powerboxes, clutches, etc. Handling, suspensions, wheels, type discussion should be put into the "Upgrades (non TDI Engine related)" forum. Non TDI vehicle related postings will be moved or removed. Please note the Performance Disclaimer.

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Old May 28th, 2019, 10:54   #1
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Default Anyone have some low budget mod ideas for a 03 MkIV Golf TDI

Pretty much as the title says

Iím tired of being in a car that doesnít pass 100hp, so I figured this would be the best place to see what ideas people have. I just put on an EGR delete and now Iím wondering what else can I do to this thing?
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Old May 28th, 2019, 11:00   #2
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How cheap is cheap? Also, is yours auto or manual? You could try the evry mod, but that's a limited mod and can lead to destroyed parts if done wrong.
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Old May 28th, 2019, 11:11   #3
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Sorry, should’ve added a bit more info. It’s an automatic and cheap for me is between $100-$200. I’m a bit new to this and I wanna know what I can do.
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Old May 28th, 2019, 11:12   #4
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Slap a set of nozzles in and call it good, any of the name brand stuff from Europe will work fine, avoid no name ebay/amazon nozzles and make sure to at least do basic pop testing. I'd steer clear of tuning boxes or unknown flashes, there's cheap tunes floating around online but they could cause more harm than good. If you plan to play around with it and tune it yourself/cheaply, I'd start by picking up a VCDS cable to make sure you can diagnose things to make sure it remains reliable, or at least a boost gauge. VNT15 should be around 18psi at sea level, with spikes no more than low 20s.

since it's an automatic your injection pump flows more and you have smaller nozzles to compensate. A set of DLC520s would be sufficient.
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Old May 28th, 2019, 12:05   #5
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go get a set of soft summer tires 350 or lower rating, and go autocross with it.
Nozzles, tune, and a clutch if you want more power but cant afford head work or a $$$ turbo

autocross is NOT about fast cars, its about good drivers, good meaning skills.
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Old May 28th, 2019, 12:18   #6
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Thanks for these couple ideas and one more question. This is more of a long term thing but what would be a next step turbo instead of the stock one?
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Old May 28th, 2019, 13:29   #7
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Tune after the nozzles.
I have The DLC520's with a tune and an auto. You'll like it.
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Old May 28th, 2019, 13:38   #8
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swap the n75 bits for the ALH parts, and get a vtn 17/22 hybrid.
you WILL need a clutch if you do anything more than just a light tune
Sachs stage 2 endurance clutch and 14lbs flywheel kit, 502's or 764's, 17/22 turbo with manifold, EGT gauge, tune, PD150 intake, colt cam, and 11mm IP with a few supporting upgrades is about as beefy as you can go with out custom fab. take this combo as your base line for MAX modding with little issue.
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Sheesh Mongler, read. It's an 03 with an auto.
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Sheesh Mongler, read. It's an 03 with an auto.
well then your half way there with the IP and the vtn!
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Look at my white car(in signature), it's around 100hp or so. Shoot me a PM if you have any questions. I've been dailying it and no issues so far.
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Thanks for these couple ideas and one more question. This is more of a long term thing but what would be a next step turbo instead of the stock one?
If you're going to keep the car for a long period and plan on upgrading, then this thread is something you'll want to tackle after a certain point.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...da+auto+wabbit

I'm not sure if he still sells it or not, but Fran has the kit(no clutch) listed for 975:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=434593

Some of the vendors on the site were quoting around 900 for labor.
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Old June 7th, 2019, 15:18   #13
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Look at my white car(in signature), it's around 100hp or so. Shoot me a PM if you have any questions. I've been dailying it and no issues so far.
stock is 90HP, 100? what you do, tighten the turbos waste gate? lol
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Unless you do your own work $100 to $200 won't actually get you anything. You need a bigger budget or leave it alone.
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a simple tune would be the best bang for the lowest money, but there's a chance your stock clutch won't handle a basic stage 1
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