Re: I have exactly $3257.00 to spend. Turbo or Super? Let me hear opinions... (01GTi2Quick)
ATP Stage I kit for VR6 (300hp) is $3100 (www.vwturbo.com, as above), which doesn't leave you much room for installation but does fit the budget if you do it yourself and have a weekend or two to spend.
More importantly, however, and I know others will chime in to agree, are the peripheral components necessary to assure you don't kill yourself (or your car, but the former is more important) -- i.e. limited-slip differential (so your newfound power gets to the road instead of slipping into oblivion), a stronger clutch (you WILL fry your stock clutch with a few bad launches), better brakes so you can stop when you find yourself cruising along at 110mph, and a stiffer suspension so you don't slide all over the road (and die) when you start taking corners faster, which you will.
So in short, you should plan to spend at LEAST $5k for a reasonable setup that will last.
Am I missing anything?