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On Mon, 16 Jan 1995, Andrew Shea wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've been on line with you for two months now and am just
> getting around to writting. I've had a 87 4000cs for over a year now
> but no one can tell me what the CS means. My car has the 1.8l 4-cyl
> engine, power windows, power sunroof, automatic (the only feature of the
I am going to buck the trend and say "modify the 1.8". The go-fast parts
for the 1.8L VW are all over the place. You can get cams, heads, and all
sorts of things for less money than modifying a 5-cyl. The 1.8 will go
around 130-140hp is very streetable, reliable form. Much more if you
want to push it. Try Autotech, Neuspeed, etc. etc.
The stock 5-cyl is no rocket. The turbo would be a much wiser choice,
especially if you want the added weight of AWD. I have been running my
87 4000S, 1.8 in SCCA SOLO II stock class, and won most of the meets in
my area my first year out. The 4-cyl 4000S can be made an agile
performer with the addition of suspension upgrades and simple VW bolt-ons
for the engine. Most of your engine is off-the-shelf VW GTI parts,
albeit with a different trans. and engine orientation.
(long. vs. transverse) Talk to some VW guys.
Before I die a horrible death, I am not knocking on the 5-cyl engines, I
just don't think you realize the potential you have with the 4-cyl.
4's R OK!!
- From: Andrew Shea <email@example.com>