Originally Posted by big_news_1
John is dead-on... Diesel tuners make a HUGE difference. They add 10x the power and torque of a tuner on a gas motor. If you use a DiabloSport or Banks tuner (or any of the other big name brands) you'll see enormous gains out of a diesel, whereas a tune on a 3800 might yield 5-10hp. With just exhaust and a Banks Six-Gun tuner a friend of mine ran a 13.9 with his 2005 F250 Superduty. Absolutely amazing stuff.
A more accurate statement would be a lot more power than an N/A Gas motor. I can tune my car to get gains of 50HP & 75lb/ft realistically without any mods at all. These gains are for nearly the entire powerband as well, not peak numbers like some cars get.
I'm holding off on mods till atleast next summer, maybe a lil longer due to having a good warranty still.. But exhaust, chip, etc will take this lil dub a long way into the 13'*...
But yes, diesels are ridiculously easy to get power out of, it'* just using it
'06 Vee Dub GTI 2 door Tornado Red
- 2.0 Turbocharged, Intercooled, Direct Injected, 6 Speed DSG, Underbody Aero, 17" Classix
- Moonroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Interlagos Plaid Sport Seats, 6 Disc In-dash, iPod integration, GTI Monster Mats (winter)
'93 Bonneville SE Purple Pearl H4U package - picked up June 23, 2003, Traded-in June 28, 2007...