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I havebeen turned... although the horsepower increase is not massive today I drove a Supercharged V6 4motion. I will be doing this conversion as soon as humanly possible.

Lovely smooth power delivery, a whistle that put shivers down my spine, and quick!!!!

It was a black 2000 X plate car, I think it was an import as checking the reg at Stealers was negative. Stylingwise not my cup of tea, with ABT bolt on spoliers and split rims, but standard kit was impressive... Heated leather recaros, OEM satnav etc.

Ive got some cameraphone pics which I will add later.

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Quote: posted by klauster on 09/03/2005 19:30:27

what bhp was it running?

Claimed 288BHP although obv i have no way of confirming this... felt quick tho!! [:D] He also said it had been an ex PVW car although again I can't confirm this and dont remember the car from PVW.
 

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Quote: posted by Martyn on 09/03/2005 19:44:28

omg - 288bhp.....

thats just made me wet!!!!

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Evil mate, need a full review (after you stop smiling!) I know you said quick, but in terms of your 4mo how different was it?
 

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Nice one mate, review required! There is apparently a guy down the road with one I keep meaning to check out. Whats it like vs stock? Is it worth the ?3,000 or so it would cost?
 

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I am seriously considering doing this as used vf engineering kits can be had of vwvortex for ?1500

obviously I would need a custom remap but I am sure chipwizards or amd could do this
 

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Quote: posted by Deadlock on 09/03/2005 20:29:17

Evil mate, need a full review (after you stop smiling!) I know you said quick, but in terms of your 4mo how different was it?

Here's The pics... sorry about the quality only the camera phone Im afraid.

http://tinypic.com/22g6t0

http://tinypic.com/22g6ti

http://tinypic.com/22g6x3

http://tinypic.com/22g6xx

The review.

The car had done a grand total of 28K on a 2000 X plate, and was an import loaded with OEM Satnav (with full FIS), Black recaro leather, and all the usual 4mo stuff.

In addition (not to my taste) ABT front lip, grille, wheels?!, and roof spoiler.

The car had had a 40mm drop with springs only on standard susp. (Not a great ride)

However, as you can see it had this dirty great Supercharger in the engine bay. Washer bottle and header tank relocated to airbox original location (induction now seated below supercharger in front bumper.)

Stock exhaust (I think) and I am not sure what, if any engine management had been done. I assume this has been done for them to give the claimed 288BHP figure.

Startup... smooth, as 4mo in every way, and everything else felt stock. Initial move away and still nothing noticable, althou car for its 28K felt unusually tired. Difficult to explain really.. the interior was in excellent condition, and although dirty outside was reasonably tidy.

But the car somehow felt... I dunno like my tired mk3, probably mainly, in fact now I think about it, DEFINITELY because of the 'spring only' drop.

Open road. OMG. In a word, this drive has changed my viewpoint... previously I have been all for the EIP turbo upgrade, and although that promises lots more horses... jesus this Charger felt smooth.

up to 2K very like standard 4mo... in fact all through power band.. very like 4mo. What I mean is the 4mo as standard has escellent, SMOOTH power delivery thru all revs and thru all gears. This is like a graph of the standard 4mo, with the whole thing shifted up by 84 notches in the Vertical axis!!!!![:D]

The pickup from 2K was really purposeful and quick... the car felt 'STRONGER' Coupled with a lovely characteristic whine or whistle of the charger spinning up... right the way to 6K. I didnt take it beyonf that, it aint my car after all.

I had no opportunity to see what it was like at high speed (Above 90), as I didnt want to take the p*ss.. the guy was gracious enough just to let me have a spin.

All in all I was very very impressed... In terms of other equipment required to handle the extra power... im no expert, but I dont think so. The power is so smooth, that I think our suspension mods and brake improvements will be all that is 'necessary'.

As you can see in the pics, this car has been used, and is in need of a bit of love mechanically, and externally.. but the installation is neat and tidy.

Very very tempted... plus added bonus of bolt on bolt off.

Only problem he mentioned was that the main pipe at the back of the engine had a tendancy to detach itself under heavy boost. but no great shakes there... unfortunately this guy doesnt know much about it, and has come accross it as a 'lucky find'. Very new to the VW scene.

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Quote: posted by andymac on 10/03/2005 00:11:15

Does he want to sell it, the car that is as ATM I am seriously considering swapping mine for a 5 door

I think he would but he would be looking at trying to make money on it I think... how much do you think is fair? 2000 X plate import, with 28K in good condition inside, average condition outside?

Seriously what would you be prepared to pay?
 

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I would pay around 11 dependant on condition IE I could go up if it was better than expected or I could go down if it was worse than expected? Also it would depend on little things such as history and when the superchager last had a belt and service.
 

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Right I have just checked my Glass's Guide for February and a 5 door UK 4motion on an 2000 X with an average 47k with leather and climatronic is worth MINT at retail ?10425 and as a trade in that needs a little work (service etc) ?8675

Now the car above has less miles BUT it is an import so they really balance eachother out.

from your pics above It needs tidying the wheels probably need refurbing, and probably needs tyres @ ?120 for a refurb and ?400 for tyres.

Its a 4motion so it will need new fans @ ?250 It will also probably need a new maf @ ?80.

If the charger needs a belt and a service it will probably cost from ?200 to ?1000

so all in all after purchase that car will need at least ?1000 spending on it to ?2000

Also its a modified car and we all know most modified cars arent worth as much as there standard counterparts
 

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Quote: posted by andymac on 10/03/2005 11:12:26

Right I have just checked my Glass's Guide for February and a 5 door UK 4motion on an 2000 X with an average 47k with leather and climatronic is worth MINT at retail ?10425 and as a trade in that needs a little work (service etc) ?8675

Now the car above has less miles BUT it is an import so they really balance eachother out.

from your pics above It needs tidying the wheels probably need refurbing, and probably needs tyres @ ?120 for a refurb and ?400 for tyres.

Its a 4motion so it will need new fans @ ?250 It will also probably need a new maf @ ?80.

If the charger needs a belt and a service it will probably cost from ?200 to ?1000

so all in all after purchase that car will need at least ?1000 spending on it to ?2000

Also its a modified car and we all know most modified cars arent worth as much as there standard counterparts

Hehe..Well it aint me buyin it... dont wanna 5 door!!! plus I have put too much effort into mine. (And if im honest even after mines 60K it feels a LOT LOT tighter and tidier.) Mine has been molly coddled with motorway miles only.

I'll try and get in touch with him and see ow serious he is. I did give him the web address, whether he will come on or not I dont know. [:D]
 
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