School me on GTIs

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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by kompressorgolf » Apr Thu 14, 2011 2:47 pm

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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by MT-Getto » Apr Thu 14, 2011 3:03 pm

[hint] Chipped / Cammed 16V 2.0 and Trans with entire fuel system are up for grabs from my GLI once I begin my build [/hint]
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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by Bobcat Sig » Apr Thu 14, 2011 3:39 pm

76scirocco wrote:If you are serious about wanting to get one to drop a swap into I might be able to help you out. I have a 92 GTI that I am still up in the air on what I am doing with it.

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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by Bobcat Sig » Apr Thu 14, 2011 3:39 pm

MT-Getto wrote:[hint] Chipped / Cammed 16V 2.0 and Trans with entire fuel system are up for grabs from my GLI once I begin my build [/hint]
GGaaahhhh!! So evil, but so awesome. Hint duly noted. :thumbsup:

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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by Bobcat Sig » Apr Sun 17, 2011 11:36 am

So on the 8v motors ... was that a factory option for the GTi? Or are owners/sellers confusing their speced out Golfs for a GTi?

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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by MT-Getto » Apr Sun 17, 2011 11:43 am

They did make an 8v GTI, but they were basically just a dressed up golf. They had the GTI body side skirts, bumpers, and interior. But the motor, brakes (drum rear) and suspension were basically just a golf.
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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by Bobcat Sig » Apr Sun 17, 2011 11:50 am

MT-Getto wrote:They did make an 8v GTI, but they were basically just a dressed up golf. They had the GTI body side skirts, bumpers, and interior. But the motor, brakes (drum rear) and suspension were basically just a golf.
And this is why I love this site. :)

Yah, I'd prefer to stay a way from drums. Unless of course it's upgraded. If anything, I'm still very much entertaining the idea of an engine swap from your Jetta.

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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by ValveFloat » Apr Sun 17, 2011 7:58 pm

MT-Getto wrote:They did make an 8v GTI, but they were basically just a dressed up golf. They had the GTI body side skirts, bumpers, and interior. But the motor, brakes (drum rear) and suspension were basically just a golf.
I am pretty sure, but not 100%, that the early 8v GTi's ('85 & '86, maybe '87) did have disks all around, and the 8v engine was a little more potent (CIS FI) than the standard Golf/Jetta engine. But, like MT-Getto says, the big bumper 8v GTi's are really just "GTi look".

Personally, if are looking for the GTi experience, you can't go wrong with any of the 16v Mk2 GTi's.
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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by Bobcat Sig » Apr Sun 17, 2011 8:12 pm

I do love this knowledge. Thanks for sharing, guys!

So with the 8v vs. the 16v, is there much difference between the chassis, suspension type or anything else aside from the engine and the brakes?

I ask because if I can find a GTi and it's only an 8v, with the only difference between that and 16v is the engine and all other things the same - it would make a good car to accept MT Getto's hotted up 16v.

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Re: School me on GTIs

Post by MT-Getto » Apr Sun 17, 2011 9:53 pm

ValveFloat wrote:
MT-Getto wrote:They did make an 8v GTI, but they were basically just a dressed up golf. They had the GTI body side skirts, bumpers, and interior. But the motor, brakes (drum rear) and suspension were basically just a golf.
I am pretty sure, but not 100%, that the early 8v GTi's ('85 & '86, maybe '87) did have disks all around, and the 8v engine was a little more potent (CIS FI) than the standard Golf/Jetta engine. But, like MT-Getto says, the big bumper 8v GTi's are really just "GTi look".

Personally, if are looking for the GTi experience, you can't go wrong with any of the 16v Mk2 GTi's.
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