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Old 07 Nov 2003, 03:59 am
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I just bought my '04 180 hp Turbo PT today... so far I love it! BUT being the speed nut that I am, I am already looking for more power. I see all this stuff about the stage 1, but I am not sure if this will work on my car or not... also the BOV.. will this work for me?? let me know anything you can to help me out. THANKS!
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Old 07 Nov 2003, 04:55 am
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Welcome and hold on to your wallet. Mod fever is about to strike. I see no reason why the bov wouldn't work on your turbo. It's the same engine, it's just detuned down to 180 hp and to use regular gas. I've heard that the '04 Stage 1, because of the changes in the '04 model, should work on your car. Had a guy help his son install an '03 Stage 1 on his '04 180 hp turbo and it brought it up to the hp of a GT, but the air cond wouldn't work. Don't know if the '04 Stage 1 is available yet, but the changes in the '04 PCM (Stage 1) should give you GT power and everything should work.
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Old 07 Nov 2003, 05:44 am
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That would be great if I could get the GT power or more out of the Stage 1.... or if they would come out with a stage 2 for the 04 that would bump my 180 hp to the 260hp 280 tq that the 03GT acn get!
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Old 07 Nov 2003, 01:02 pm
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Welcome hold on to your wallet is right,but it soooo
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Old 07 Nov 2003, 09:59 pm
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quote:...so far I love it! BUT being the speed nut that I am, I am already looking for more power...
Since you like to go FAST [8)] did you ever consider the High Output 220hp turbo instead of modifying the 180 hp turbo engine? And, welcome to the forum--great place to obtain information and share ideas. [?]

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Old 08 Nov 2003, 01:24 am
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yes I know a 220hp would have been a better starting point but this is what I could afford and what the wife wanted... I am not going to make this a RACE car or anything.. I have one of those I have a 2165cc aircooled VW with a T3 turbo on it... that is my street legal "race" car (drag) for the PT I am just looking for alittle more performance. So any information that I can obtain from ya'll would be great!
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Old 08 Nov 2003, 01:54 am
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I fully understand--been there, done that. The "WAF"--wife acceptance factor--always has a significant impact on the purchase choice. [?]
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Old 11 Nov 2003, 09:58 pm
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Finally got the 2004 Stage 1 for my son's turbo today. Dealer added the PCM in about 10 minutes, ran the quick learn auto transmission program and delivered the car to me. The 180 hp turbo is completely transformed into a rip roaring full stage 1 machine. Performance is identical to my 2003 Stage 1. Now we know for sure!

BTW 04 Turbo, what kind of wheels are you showing in the photo?
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Those are prowler wheels.... they won't fit with out a TON of mods..soooo I am in the process of figuring out what needs to be done to make them work.. ( the pic is photoshopped)
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Old 11 Nov 2003, 11:21 pm
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FRM3.... so you have the 235 that is quoted for the GT? even though you started out with 180?? PLEASE tell me yes because I hve the 180 Also and if I can get the stage 1 for 400 and end up with 235hp I will be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo happy
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