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    Project 145TSI

    Not a lot of love for the lower spec Golfs on this forum ..... that is a bit surprising as I think the lower Golfs are such good cars.

    I bought a new 110TSI Trendline Manual a year ago now as a general run-around (mainly because the Mustang is so ridiculously heavy on fuel ) It is to become my daughters car at the end of this year, so was restricted to P plate friendly models and no DSG in a base Golf .... ever!

    Anyway, after a year of truly enjoyable and trouble free motoring, its become time to spice it up a bit. Some mods are finally happening The goal was to get to 150kw (150TSI) but it looks like I'll be restricted to 145kw only ....

    So, stock 110TSI

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    Stg 1 OEM+ tune resulted in 138kw/290NM ... Thanks to Guy at HP and their Christmas sale!

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    Forge Motorsport Diverter Valve fitted (sadly no performance increase, just silly blow-off valve noises .... which I like)

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    MST CAI fitted claimed 7kw/10NM in it) resulting in my target of 145kw/300NM.

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    Still to do:

    GTI rear silencer to be fitted once I've sourced 1 and the necessary rear valance. (chasing sound and looks).

    Some 17/18" wheels .... ideally GTI wheels in 18

    At ~145kw/300NM I'm about matching the MK5/MK6 GTIs and in a 110TSI that results in quite a nice daily driver.
    Last edited by Sharkie; 25-02-2019 at 08:52 AM. Reason: Extras fitted
    Current: 2018 MY19 Golf R manual Lapiz Blue + DAP (mods are underway ) 2018 MY18 Golf 110TSI Trendline manual White (with mods now 145TSI) 2014 Amarok TSI Red (tuned over 200kw + lots of extras) 2017 Mustang GT manual Race Red with mods now making 370kw
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    Sounds like a good start!

    Any suspension/handling mods planned? Some sport springs & swaybar might be a good step
    2006 MkV 2.0TDI -> 2005 MkV GTI -> 2008 MkV R32 -> 2013 Polo 77TSI + 2016 Mk7 Golf R Wagon

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    keep us posted this sounds good! Though wouldn't you do the tune after the other upgrades? Any dump pipe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkie View Post
    Not a lot of love for the lower spec Golfs on this forum ..... that is a bit surprising as I think the lower Golfs are such good cars.
    They're regulars in the show scene in Europe as the money saved on a higher end Golf is put into the mods (admittedly often more cosmetic).

    Sounds like a nice clean upgrade and you know Guy does a quality product.

    Can we get some wheels..

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    Nice work. I agree there's untapped potential in the base model.

    Maybe pick up some stock GTI springs.

    Have you run the car on a dyno for before/after or just going off the butt dyno?

    Interested if you do see an increase with the intake.

    What are the clutches like in the manual? I think the base Golf in manual has a certain attraction.
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    Nice sleeper. Project 145TSI


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    This is a nice little sleeper. A 110TSI that runs with (stock) GTI's ...

    The turbo on this is so small, that there is little benefit in going with a larger exhaust. Though a better downpipe with a high flow cat will liberate a few more KWs .... might be the 5 I'm looking for ...

    The handling is pretty good for a base hatch, and I don't want to fit anything I can't remove myself, so no springs, but swaybars is definitely in the future.

    As is wheels ... obviously

    EDIT, fitted the MST intake and it now has a little growl to it ... and perhaps those extra horses I was promised
    Current: 2018 MY19 Golf R manual Lapiz Blue + DAP (mods are underway ) 2018 MY18 Golf 110TSI Trendline manual White (with mods now 145TSI) 2014 Amarok TSI Red (tuned over 200kw + lots of extras) 2017 Mustang GT manual Race Red with mods now making 370kw
    10 Previous VWs and some others ...

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    Any update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    Any update?
    The rear valance (GTI style with 2 x single tips) arrived late last week ... now to source a GTI rear muffler. Also just missed out on a set of 18" GTI wheels

    It is such a fun little car to drive now ...
    Current: 2018 MY19 Golf R manual Lapiz Blue + DAP (mods are underway ) 2018 MY18 Golf 110TSI Trendline manual White (with mods now 145TSI) 2014 Amarok TSI Red (tuned over 200kw + lots of extras) 2017 Mustang GT manual Race Red with mods now making 370kw
    10 Previous VWs and some others ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    keep us posted this sounds good! Though wouldn't you do the tune after the other upgrades? Any dump pipe?
    Generic tune....
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