If you're planning on running any boost I'd at least replace the OEM head gasket with a proper metal one from:turbored said:you don't need to. the b6 engine can easily handle 200+hp stock, as it was originally sourced from a turbo engine.
Compleatly false statement. The Greddy kit is for the tuner who wants FI but doesnt have the 5K to buy a ready made kit from a rediculously over priced company or the knowlage to create a DIY kit. I wouldnt call it Ghetto. Cheap and upgradable is more like it. The base Greddy kit, with a 2.5" exhaust, Downpipe, BOV, a timing contoller and MBC and you will have it. Greddy owners dont treat motors as disposable. Mine is still running as strong as ever with no sign or plan of giving up soon.
Technically, rods are more critical than pistons for building a strong bottom end. But fresh rings seated against a fresh bore are going to hold boost better than an old motor. While you have the motor apart it makes sense to upgrade everything..anthony said:i was wondering if there were any motor internals i could upgrade, pistons possibly ?
I didn't mean to start an argument here. I apologize for using the term "ghetto," re: Greddy kits. That was probably too harsh. I'm all for DIY and I agree that the FM and BEGI $5000 turbo kits are way overpriced for what you get..anthony said:I never really thought that spending 1000$+ on a kit would be considered ghetto either.
A b6 motor with 100% stock internals is fine. Anyone running a turbo here or on .net will tell you the same. Just make sure the motor is in good condition.. no major leaks, and good compression, etc. Oh, and I wouldn't necessarily call the Greddy kit ghetto, but it is the cheapest and easiest way of going turbo. There are much better kits available, but it sounds like you need to do some homework if you are really interested in going F/I.i was wondering if there were any motor internals i could upgrade
pistons possibly ?
I never really thought that spending 1000$+ on a kit would be considered ghetto either.