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2000 volkswagen golf turbo kit



I'm sort of new here but I was wondering if the 2.0 liter non-GTI can have an added turbo added to it and if so how does it run?
also can you point me to a direction where i could see this setup, or another thread/link. thanks?

Almost never. There are no horsepower gains worthwhile to justify a turbo setup on the 2.0s. They are only an 8 valve motor, where the 1.8s are 20 valve.
You would be looking at a terrible investment. Definitely not worth it.

1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 5.9l V8
  • Hughes Plenum Kit
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A.K.A. Chris

I wouldn't do it, I have a jetta 2.0l and for me to get my engine to a place where it would be sturdy enough to be able to handle a turbo would be so expensive and would outweigh the positives on how much power you would get from a turbo, I would probably put some money into some small things making your 2.0 more efficient like a CAI or a Magnaflow exhaust system.

alright thanks for the comments, just one question, a CAI is a cold air intake right? so what is the difference between that and a normal intake? also how does a chip increase performance?

psst, I'm not jebus. That would be cool though.
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There should be a sticky about 2.0 turbos.
Just the word "don't" that's it.

Chips can increase performance in all sorts of ways. On the 1.8ts they allow for more boost = more power.

1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 5.9l V8
  • Hughes Plenum Kit
  • 180 Tstat
  • Firestone Airbags

A.K.A. Chris

alright that sounds good, thing is i do enjoy my 2.0, its got 90k miles and still drives good, i just wanted to work on it a little, add a few things, although performace wise i cant really get much more out of the engine, i guess ill have to shift towards looks, maybe change a few things, add HIDs, im not sure if a body kit is worth it, next im thinking new exhaust system, although id like it to sound nice, i dont want it to break the sound berrier.

also where would you recommend i order the chip from?as well as the CAI?

thanks, if you have any comments or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

alright that sounds good, thing is i do enjoy my 2.0, its got 90k miles and still drives good, i just wanted to work on it a little, add a few things, although performace wise i cant really get much more out of the engine, i guess ill have to shift towards looks, maybe change a few things, add HIDs, im not sure if a body kit is worth it, next im thinking new exhaust system, although id like it to sound nice, i dont want it to break the sound berrier.

also where would you recommend i order the chip from?as well as the CAI?

thanks, if you have any comments or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

Don't dump that kind of money into it. clean your car top to bottm, including the engine bay, sell it. then add the money you have saved and get a 1.8t, or a vr6. why settle for just looks? You can have the total package.

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