Re: 1/4 mile #'s for Ko4 with basic mods/ is it worth it? (brock24)
CAn't speak for reliability (mine's only been on since Dec 01) but 13's should be within your reach. Tyrolkid has done a 13.4 I believe w/a K04 and other basic mods - methinks that he is something of a drag king in view of the fact that he is still running a stock clutch
drm916 and 9vw23yrs both have over 200 hp at the wheels so you can see that there are significant improvements (use the search - put a * in the subject field and their names in the creator field and you should be able to track the 2 of them down).
Neuspeed's kit is a bit pricey - the K04 is available for as little as $795 (www.mjmturbos.com) but you will get nailed for the software. Pick up this month's Euro-Tuner magazine for a pretty good break-down of your K04 options. Another option is here: http://www.evoms.com/PDF Files/VW Jetta Golf 18T.pdf
- it includes all the basic upgrades you are looking for.
As far as the install - a good mechanic should be able to do it in 2-4hrs.