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    Talking Just bought an 03 gti 1.8T need help please

    Okay, so I'm new to the car scene and I just got an 03 gti but I want to add things to it to make it better (faster, nicer looking etc...) I just need some suggestions on what sorts of things I can add to this car. where can I look online to find accessories? what could I add on? Thanks again
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    All depends on what direction you want to go with it. What are your final plans for the car (track, show, etc)?
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    www.vwvortex.com is a good place to start.

    i personally have used and recommend APR chip, K&N drop in air filter, a Techtonics Tuning downpipe and exhaust.

    suspension wise go H&R or Koni...
    You're right - I have no idea what I'm talking about...




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    Dc4, I'm planning to chip it, but this my dd so I'm not trying to make it race or anything but i do want it to look clean
    cynical, thanks for the website, that place has everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynical 1 View Post
    www.vwvortex.com is a good place to start.

    i personally have used and recommend APR chip, K&N drop in air filter, a Techtonics Tuning downpipe and exhaust.

    suspension wise go H&R or Koni...
    I would stray away from the APR chip as they have a problem burning up frying ECU's. There are 20-30 people suing APR currently. Since it a readily available in the ATL area, REVO is what I'm going with.

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    APR and REVO are both good chips.. the difference is really only turbo powerband.

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    Vortex will just tell you to put RS' on it and lower it. Look at me :/:P but in all honestly, suspension will be a dramatic change for the vehicle; looks and performance wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Egg Rollllll View Post
    I would stray away from the APR chip as they have a problem burning up frying ECU's. There are 20-30 people suing APR currently. Since it a readily available in the ATL area, REVO is what I'm going with.
    I have my car chipped with APR and love it. I have not had any issues other then a coil go bad and diverter go bad.

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    If you want some good ideas try eurotunner.com

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    get a Unitronic tune , TURBO XS diverter valve, any 3 " downpipe from Ebay and make yourself short ram intake.
    it's a great start !

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    stay away from APR and revo crap

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    Meep.
    Last edited by roxie911; 01-24-2013 at 02:16 PM. Reason: let's not...


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