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im looking for someone who has raced a srt-4 with their 1.8t and won. and what the 1.8t mods where and if you know if the srt4 was stock or not.
i basicaly want to know what i need to do to my 1.8t to make it as fast as the srt-4(atleast stock)
 

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Re: SRT-4 VS. 1.8T (SLEEPER_DUB)

I've raced a few and they are very fast. They come stock with LSD's and can do the 1/4 in as little as 13.7 seconds!! STOCK!! You can imagine how fast they are when they are chipped, have an exhaust, and an upgraded turbo HIGH 11's easy. But hey at east our cars are'nt cheap and ugly. right????????
 

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Re: SRT-4 VS. 1.8T (05GLI)

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But hey at east our cars are'nt cheap and ugly. right????????

Please keep the "my interior is better then yours is" arguement/mentality in the other forums of vortex. Just because the car doesn't come with leather and climate control doesn't make it cheaply built.
 

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Re: SRT-4 VS. 1.8T (evilgti2000)

actually....my SRT4 has been more reliable than my parents 02 jetta 1.8t that they just got rid of and even more reliable than my 06 Audi A3 so far.
 

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Re: SRT-4 VS. 1.8T (asylum)

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actually....my SRT4 has been more reliable than my parents 02 jetta 1.8t that they just got rid of and even more reliable than my 06 Audi A3 so far.

Same can be said for mine. Not one problem to speak of. I will take "cheap" and very quick/reliable over leather that you get to admire when its not at the dealer
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Re: SRT-4 VS. 1.8T (evilgti2000)

My buddies SRT went through the stages 1 - 2 - 3 over the past 2 years and has had no problems except for a new clutch after stage 3 destroyed his stocker. He now runs a Kinetics turbo with even more power.
 

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I will say that the SRT4 has one of the nicest exhaust notes with the right exhaust, not as nice as my 24v VR6 though
. You can't say that they aren't cheap because they are. I have a buddy of mine with one and he complains all the time that the doors feel like crap and he hates the interior feel. But then he talks about the kills he gets and that puts a smile back on his face.
Now to the original poster good luck on that. You have a MKIV 1.8t which means it's heavy and it'll never see a sub 13 sec 1/4 mile without a TON of money. An SRT4 see's sub 13sec 1/4's with about $800!
 

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I will say that the SRT4 has one of the nicest exhaust notes with the right exhaust, not as nice as my 24v VR6 though
. You can't say that they aren't cheap because they are. I have a buddy of mine with one and he complains all the time that the doors feel like crap and he hates the interior feel. But then he talks about the kills he gets and that puts a smile back on his face.
Now to the original poster good luck on that. You have a MKIV 1.8t which means it's heavy and it'll never see a sub 13 sec 1/4 mile without a TON of money. An SRT4 see's sub 13sec 1/4's with about $800!

I can agree with that.
But you also have to admit that if the SRT-4 had leather and redesigned interior/exterior that it would no longer make it the fast bang for the buck that it is. Hondas have some of the lightest doors I have ever closed/opened but they still do great in side crash tests. EVO's, IMO, have one of the worst interiors out there. Would that make the EVO a "cheaply" built car. Not for me it doesn't. The SRT-4 makes more power at the same price of a GTi and has a better repair history, what does that say about VW's overall car build quality. In no way does it even come close to the looks of a GTi interior or exterior wise. But to say the car is cheaply made is quite hipocritical. I think cheap is when you pay $20-$25K for a car to have its windows fall into the doors and tons of electrical problems to name a few. No matter how nice a interior is to me it still shows poorly designed and constructed amentities.




Modified by evilgti2000 at 5:49 PM 11-15-2006
 

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Personally I'd love to own an Evo but I couldn't do it because the interior is so bad!! I wasn't saying that Dodge should redesign the SRT4 and charge more, even though they could get away with it and not lose that many sales! Dodge was incredibly smart in how they built that car! They knew the demographic that was going to be buying it and didn't waste time or money developing any extra crap to put into it! They have done a very good job the last couple years on cars like that, and luckily VW has their guy that was in charge of alot of those cars now!!
Yup we all know that VW's SUCK for repair crap, and it's usually little stuff within the first 75K that is a problem. But at the same time my Mom's 6yr old Mercedes SL500 had a convertible top that wouldn't latch and all kinds of other little electrical gremlins and it was a $89K car brand new! And yet I beat the piss out of my Ford Escort Wagon and it wouldn't die!
 

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i can beat stock srt-4's and have been neck and neck w/ pretty modded yet stock turbo srt-4's, i have all of the bolt on's, stock turbo, 93 apr, etc..
 

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Re: (ZIVLAN)

I trapped 105mph in a '04 srt with a homemade map clamp and wga only running 16.5psi of boost. I don't see to many light bolt on 1.8T's trapping that, well known actually
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your gonna need at least a chip with a few supporting mods. Only the post 04 srt-4s come with lsd's. If they are modded you have no chance.
Some run better than others...ive got one to run a 13.5 w/ intake on street tires. Some run mid 14's stock. Srt-4s are ugly...i say this because i always see the back of them
na jk i pull hard on stockers.


Modified by oneslow20th at 11:11 PM 11-16-2006
 

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Re: (oneslow20th)

I know I don't have a 1.8T, but I am hoping my MK3 @ 2300lbs with the Kinetics stage 2 running about 14psi will take one.
 

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Re: (sniper512)

stage 3 mopar srt4 will beat an apr stage 3 1.8t in full trim. They make a truckload of TQ. You need to have afarily large setup running well jsut to beat on a fully factroy upgraded srt
 

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Re: (EdsGTI)

there are a lot of SRT4s running 11's with big turbos. Even with stock turbos and other mods theres quite a few in the low 12's and Im pretty sure in the high 11s. Not many stock turbo 1.8ts can claim those times
 

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Re: (asylum)

i'm not agreeing with the srt-4s are reliable. I work on them, and they have there fair share of problems. pcm's, surge valves, and strut mounts just to name a few. not saying they are not fast. over all build quaity is ok. some one said on this thread they came stock with lsd that's a lie. not of them did. but like i say to evey one no matter what you do to it it is still a neon!
i love my ce2 vw and nothing can replace it
oh yeah if the srt-4 is so great why did dodge drop the line but still make srt-8 and srt-10 viper ram and viper?


Modified by Sparknock at 7:52 PM 11-18-2006
 

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Re: (Sparknock)

Quote, originally posted by Sparknock »
i'm not agreeing with the srt-4s are reliable. I work on them, and they have there fair share of problems. pcm's, surge valves, and strut mounts just to name a few. not saying they are not fast. over all build quaity is ok. some one said on this thread they came stock with lsd that's a lie. non of them did. but like i say to evey one no matter what you do to it it is still a neon!
i love my ce2 vw and nothing can replace it
oh yeah if the srt-4 is so great why did dodge drop the line but still make srt-8 and srt-10 viper ram and viper?

1) Dodge never had a PCM problem. In'03 there where a few cases where the PCM connectors weather packing caused a fault in a few of the wires but the cases where extremely spotty. Also, Dodge has about the 1/4 of problems with there turbo components as VW has with theirs. Can you say crappy DV's.
2) Obviously either A) you are lying about working on SRT-4's or B) you just have no clue. '03 didn't have a LSD but '04 and '05 had LSD's and they were made by Quaiffe
. Take it from me, I have actually worked on and made great, reliable power from quite a few http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif .
3)Dodge didn't drop the SRT-4 lineup and they actually announced in '05 that they were "giving the Neon lineup a facelift for '06". It was replaced by, IMHO, by a even worse looking car called the Caliber which will be released with a AWD, Srt-4 version coming very soon.
4)Your right it is just a Neon I guess. And I guess a R32 is just a Golf right
. Can't you be even just the slightest bit original or put a intelligent defense? Sorry, I forgot your just another herded sheep of the average vortex mentality.
I am not a nutswinger of Dodge, VW or any other make for that matter. I give all the other makes and models there just do when they deserve it. But even if I did only like one make, I wouldn't spit false info just to discredit another car because its not my thing. Just my 2 cents....





Modified by evilgti2000 at 1:44 AM 11-19-2006
 

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Re: (Sparknock)

Quote, originally posted by Sparknock »
i'm not agreeing with the srt-4s are reliable. I work on them, and they have there fair share of problems. pcm's, surge valves, and strut mounts just to name a few. not saying they are not fast. over all build quaity is ok. some one said on this thread they came stock with lsd that's a lie. not of them did. but like i say to evey one no matter what you do to it it is still a neon!
i love my ce2 vw and nothing can replace it
oh yeah if the srt-4 is so great why did dodge drop the line but still make srt-8 and srt-10 viper ram and viper?

Modified by Sparknock at 7:52 PM 11-18-2006

wow...just wow.
 
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