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    Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

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    I've got a '00 1.8 Tiptronic with the ATW. And I could use some advice.

    I've seen some deal on here recently, one imparticular was a K04 kit including:
    K04, Racetec Intercooler. Software. FPR for around $2200 (I forget exactly).

    I'm wondering if there is a better option, my car is currently stock performance wise, and dont want to spend more than $3K. I'd like to get as much as possible for the tiptronic for that budget. Can someone give me any suggestions or point me in the right direction?

    Any other options than a k04 for the tip? should I try to piece everything together or go with a bundled kit?
    Hooray for boobies!

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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    For $3k........Stick with the K04

    You could also research this
    http://www.atpturbo.com/Merchant2/me...ory_Code=VVWTK
    But after you buy everything else that is needed I I know you would be way over budget
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    ^He really would not be that overbudget. If anything, he would be cutting it rather close (maybe $100-200 extra), assuming he already has an exhaust set up.

    GTRS Kit: $1,500
    TIP: $150
    Tune and Injectors: $1,000
    FMIC: $250 ebay kit
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    I would go with an eliminator kit if I were you or some sort of gt2871 turbo. After you sell your stock parts, you would be in the $3k range.

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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Noooo, do not go with the K04 unless you want to kill your transmission quicker. The torque from the K04 is too much for the stock tranny. Id go with a GTRS, or you can buy my PES T28 kit!
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Kit with REVO software $2700+TIP($300)+FMIC - So depending on FMIC and if your going to install this yourself, then you might be close.

    http://www.ecodetuning.com/shop/cart...t_detail&p=504

    Wasn't considering the Ebay FMIC as the core of choice, so $750+. And yes the GTRS will be way less torqy than the K04 so it's actually better for the trans.

    Whatever you decide - Know everything before you start buying piece by piece so you know you final cost. Maybe call 034 or ecode see what they suggest.
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by akielb View Post
    Kit with REVO software $2700+TIP($300)+FMIC - So depending on FMIC and if your going to install this yourself, then you might be close.

    http://www.ecodetuning.com/shop/cart...t_detail&p=504

    Wasn't considering the Ebay FMIC as the core of choice, so $750+. And yes the GTRS will be way less torqy than the K04 so it's actually better for the trans.

    Whatever you decide - Know everything before you start buying piece by piece so you know you final cost. Maybe call 034 or ecode see what they suggest.
    Im surprised that they dont include the TIP for that kit. Thats another $250
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    034 gt28rs elim kit :)
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by speedydragon View Post
    034 gt28rs elim kit :)
    hows that working out for ya?
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    I pulled on a lowered NA 240sx with wide wheels and huge exhaust on 2 consecutive 35mph S turns..we were both flooring it through the apexs. I heard him down shift to 2nd or 3rd and gunned it :D
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by speedydragon View Post
    I pulled on a lowered NA 240sx with wide wheels and huge exhaust on 2 consecutive 35mph S turns..we were both flooring it through the apexs. I heard him down shift to 2nd or 3rd and gunned it :D
    Nice, moments like that make me wish I had an avant. Im upgrading to 550s pretty soon, so hopefully I can hang haha.
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    haha yea, the guy didn't even know what happened. He looked all perplexed when he was paseed by an avant so easily :|. When are you getting that new tune?
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by speedydragon View Post
    haha yea, the guy didn't even know what happened. He looked all perplexed when he was paseed by an avant so easily :|. When are you getting that new tune?
    Ah, still waiting on it
    Ill be running 550cc injectors or 630s. I really hope it is quick after that! I should have just bought everything new from the get go.
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    I pieced together a kit.
    Got a K04/gasket kit & Hardware
    FMIC
    5 Bar FPR
    034 DV
    Boost Guage and pod
    Next I need to order the software? Any suggestions?
    Also anything else Im missing?
    Do I need to upgrade/replace N75? If so which is best?
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Uh, GL to your tranny with that K04. Why did you buy a 5 bar fpr?
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Price you paid for each item please

    Some programs require a 5bar FPR
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by biketsai View Post
    Uh, GL to your tranny with that K04. Why did you buy a 5 bar fpr?

    I'm most likely going to go with the GIAC K04 tune, which requires the 5 bar FPR:

    http://giacusa.com/programs.php?mpid=55
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by biketsai View Post
    Im surprised that they dont include the TIP for that kit. Thats another $250
    you could just buy the TIP from 034 or even if you add $250 still quite a bit cheaper than 034s kits
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    Quote Originally Posted by akielb View Post
    Price you paid for each item please

    Some programs require a 5bar FPR
    $700 for the K04 off a fellow audizine member
    $350 for the intercooler - ebay special, hopefully it works ok see here
    $80 for the 5 bar fpr from 034 motorsports
    $90 for the 034 DV
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    $45 for the gasket/hardware kit from 034
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    that IC seems a bit big or is that just me
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by PoormansA4 View Post
    that IC seems a bit big or is that just me
    If anything, its small. 1.75" piping?!
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by biketsai View Post
    If anything, its small. 1.75" piping?!
    small piping for a small turbo... I figure with as little as the K04 is pushing out it should be adequate, at least I hope so.
    Hooray for boobies!

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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    2.25in would be more adequate, especially if you plan to run the aggressive file that giac offers.
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by akielb View Post
    Kit with REVO software $2700+TIP($300)+FMIC - So depending on FMIC and if your going to install this yourself, then you might be close.

    http://www.ecodetuning.com/shop/cart...t_detail&p=504
    Tempting, and a good price and everything, but i would avoid that kit because of this
    " Note. The B5 A4 kit(Model Years 1997-2001) is only available with the ATP/Mika tuned software. "

    Word on the street is that mika sucks ass
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    o was talking bout core, lol didnt really read sizes
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    If you are piecing together a kit. I may have the software for you as well as most of the other things you might want.
    K04, software, cat, downpipe, (manifold sucks but would be thrown in with turbo), 180 tt injectors, a real Bosch Motor sport 5 bar FPR, even a trans valve body and exhaust. The Racetech would have been nice, but that was the only thing I didn't have.

    Quote Originally Posted by DGAFxxx View Post
    I've got a '00 1.8 Tiptronic with the ATW. And I could use some advice.

    I've seen some deal on here recently, one imparticular was a K04 kit including:
    K04, Racetec Intercooler. Software. FPR for around $2200 (I forget exactly).

    I'm wondering if there is a better option, my car is currently stock performance wise, and dont want to spend more than $3K. I'd like to get as much as possible for the tiptronic for that budget. Can someone give me any suggestions or point me in the right direction?

    Any other options than a k04 for the tip? should I try to piece everything together or go with a bundled kit?
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    or you could just sell your car for probably 4-5-6k throw down your extra $3000 and buy and s4 or a built a4?

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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by PoormansA4 View Post
    you could just buy the TIP from 034 or even if you add $250 still quite a bit cheaper than 034s kits
    Now only if there was a place where people could get parts cheaper.

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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by Jibberific View Post
    Tempting, and a good price and everything, but i would avoid that kit because of this
    " Note. The B5 A4 kit(Model Years 1997-2001) is only available with the ATP/Mika tuned software. "

    Word on the street is that mika sucks ass
    Revo has tuning for the 2001, for the 97-00 people can just go with all the same parts but go with Uni and 415, 440 or 630 injectors. No one should even be touching the Mika software any more. That Kit from Eurocode is now sold with 550cc injectors which they sell for $2999.
    Last edited by mike-2ptzero; 06-30-2009 at 07:48 AM.

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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Quote Originally Posted by speedydragon View Post
    I pulled on a lowered NA 240sx with wide wheels and huge exhaust on 2 consecutive 35mph S turns..we were both flooring it through the apexs. I heard him down shift to 2nd or 3rd and gunned it :D
    a 240..... man i eat those things with a k03..
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    Re: Best Turbo Solution for Tiptronic for under $3K

    Can anyone chime in with their thoughts on upgrading to a level 10 valve body? Is this necessary? or will help prolong the life of the tranny?
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