Once you have spent the countless millions and countless man hours you will come to the same conclusion that BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi, Bugatti, Pagani and almost every other manufacturer sans Lambo and Ferrari... That turbocharging IS for YOU!!!Now for the reason for this post. For the past two years I've gotten deep into car culture and the basics how cars work inside out. I've wanted more power out of my car since day 1 and thought when I get the money, I'll slap a turbo on it and call it a day running 350 whp all day. However, the more I learned about engines, the more I realized forced induction just isn't for me. I would rather build a "green fuel efficient" engine (Thanks in part to my silly day dream to achieve 50 mpg out of this car).
the 2.0TFSI is the new motor... mine is an old 1.8t, not direct injection.. Even my old one makes way more power and torque anywhere in the rev range than an early 1UZ. My lex is down to 3200lb, and my 1.8T Audi is way, way faster. Mine has just bolt-ons (bought new), and makes over 300hp/tq.. Its not built for top end at all. Its got just enough juice to do AWD burnouts. a bit more work can get well over 400hp. For the money, you just can't beat turbo.Spinnetti,
What sort of torque figures do you get out of your TFSI?
I would assume it is less than the stock UZ at a much higher RPM making it a bit less than lazy around the streets with a 3400lb car attached to it.