Hi, total newbie to VAG tuning (only ever left them stock before) but... picked up a car fit for a Scottish winter last weekend. I'll be honest and say that I like my Minis a lot (R53 in particular)...but i've also got a soft spot for quite a few things vag too :wink:
It's a Jan 07 motor.
It's just been detailed (not by me), the alloys all refurbished, new pads front & back & 4 new winter tyres fitted (Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4Ds). After a generic map (300bhp) The clutch is now slipping though, so will be ditching the stock clutch/DMF and going for the organic Sachs SMF set up. Would like to sort the cars handling after the clutch - H&R ARBs, full polybush & Bilstein Coilovers (probably just basic B14s).
What sort of cost am I looking at for the Sachs kit - around £900 - £1000 ?
It's a weekend car, replaces a mk6 Golf GTI (DSG) which was nice but too 'new and shiny' for my liking. The missus has a 2011 (facelift) 2.0 TDI Tiguan (4 motion and DSG), such a slow machine....
Just added up (on my fingers.. ownership of vag motors and it's 9... only 4 worth mentioning - mk5 & mk6 golf gti, b7 2.0 TFSI quattro & current 8p S3). I must like them a lot more than I though
For anyone that has a grudging respect for the R53, this is the one that did it for me
& it was 300 at the wheels (muppets, not the flywheel), killed my bank balance though.