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I just got my rocco this past March and have spent that time, fixing some of the misc problems that come with a used car. Now that I have the engine running better then it was when I got it, I'm looking for a simple and cheap way to add some extra power. I don't seem to have much low end power (typical of a 16v) and woudl like to increase that.
Blowing away a honda on the highway is great
, but getting beat off the line by a mini-van is rather embarrasing.

So I put this question to the members of the forum as I'm still a newbie in the way of VW motors.
 

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Re: What is the easiest (cheapest) way to get some extra power (Calimus)

Advance your ignition timing to 8 BTDC (more if it doesn't ping). That should give you more grunt and better throttle response. You might want to get an adjustable cam sprocket to dial in more low-end. After this cheap stuff, you'll want a 2.0L short block (9A) from the 90-92 GLi, Passat, and 91-92 GTi 16v.
 

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Re: What is the easiest (Hyper4mance2k)

K&N air filter is on my list of things to pick-up today actually. Though where I live gets alot of rain so swiss'ing the airbox is out. I am however, relocating the battery to the rear of the car and designing a nice cheap ram air system in it's place.

As for the ignition timing & adjustable cam sprocket, thanks for the advise, I'll have to give that a shot. The short block is a next year mod I think, When I have time for the car to be off the road. Thanks for the tip's, I really appreciate it.
 

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Re: What is the easiest (Oreganoflow)

Try an ITG panel filter (from Eurosport) instead of a K&N...it's a lower maintenance filter. And do what ever you want but DO NOT mod or drill your air box. You lose bottom end torque...
 

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Re: What is the easiest (Calimus)

quote:[HR][/HR] I am however, relocating the battery to the rear of the car and designing a nice cheap ram air system in it's place.

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C- here's a ram air link for your project:
http://www.scirocco16v.com/tech/ramair.htm
Edit: oops, Shannon also has a thing on battery relocation in the 'rocco:
http://www.scirocco16v.com/tech/rear_battery.htm
Here's another link that's a must: http://www.iders.com/alexweb/
Good luck! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

[Modified by Trav, 12:12 AM 11-27-2001]


[Modified by Trav, 12:15 AM 11-27-2001]
 

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Re: What is the easiest (Trav)

advance your ignition timing, turn up your fuel mixture, get the k&n you already planned on, then do a cat-back and if u can afford it a header or techtonics race dual downpipe. after that maybe cams or the 2.0L bottom end
 

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Re: What is the easiest (cheapest) way to get some extra power (Calimus)

quote:[HR][/HR]Blowing away a honda on the highway is great
, but getting beat off the line by a mini-van is rather embarrasing.

[HR][/HR]​
Yeah, I know what you mean!
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Re: What is the easiest (Oreganoflow)

well its territory me and my friends visit quite often, thats y i recommended it. but true it only helps high rpm
 
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