Hi can anyone shed some light if decatting the 1.8 and a few other mods and remapping could make much power gains ? Keen to see what could be made of it and if it's been done
For the price of putting a turbo on the 1.8 correctly, you could buy two or three Type R's.Could always go to TDI and turbo it 240-260bhp
My point on the matter was to offer a option what is it with people offering there opinion when it's not needed the amount who have said its not worth it blah blah let people enjoy things who cares if it costs money is it harming you in any way ? Probably not so no need for jumping on the bandwagon the price you pay to turbo a 1.8 will be faster than standard type r go check the price to turbocharge the k20 fn2 and you will see why quite a few people are interested in it! I know your just giving your opinion but it's kinda negative and not needed pal let people do what they want!For the price of putting a turbo on the 1.8 correctly, you could buy two or three Type R's.
The engine will need forging, and then bigger injectors, maybe even a custom intake manifold and then tuning the car on a dyno. You'd be looking at about £6,000-£10,000 to properly turbo it.
Of course you could just bolt a turbo on it and go flat out, but the engine will blow after a short while. It'd start losing compression almost immediately of hitting the turbo boost.
It tells me you don't know much about vehicles or how to correctly get high power out of them. It isn't a cheap endeavour to make a stock vehicle run double the stock power. I wouldn't waste my time trying to squeeze power out of a mundane 1.8 engine. Not when they have a very robust K20 engine, which has infinite safe modifications to up the power.
The only reason I could see you not wanting a Type R is high insurance costs, in that case your modifications to a 1.8 will cost double what it'd be to insure a stock Type R. And if you don't wish to declare your modifications, even a non fault collision will see your insurance void. And if it does happen, then you'll also be charged with insurance fraud which will decrease your insurers to choose from and put your premiums up. They can void your insurance over window tints, insurance is nothing more than a business if they can worm out and force you to pay out of your pocket via court, then they will.
My friend was recorded on the telephone about his accident, they asked him what shoes he was wearing and he said his "work shoes." He was doing garden work in his back garden and referred to them as work shoes. As a result they used the voice recording to void his policy as he had socialising and pleasure on his insurance policy. I think he has like a £5,000 debt with the insurance company which he has to pay off each month.
As for your original post regarding a decat. Don't waste your time, you won't find an MOT station in the UK willing to pass your vehicle with a decat. The one I used to use was a friend of mine, VOSA have had such a hard clamp down on all garages they're doing undercover stings on most. They wait around the station for a car to come out and bring it back in and inspect the car themselves. It's a custodial sentence for issuing sure passes now.
Most MOT stations will let very little slip for close friends.
Not many MOT stations are risking their livelihood and 6+ months in jail for someone to make their car a bit faster.
Yes, it'll be faster than a standard Type R. NOT a modified one. Why waste money on an engine that has little to no tuning capabilities when you can put that money into the K20 (type R engine) and have double the power than what you would have spent on the 1.8?turbo a 1.8 will be faster than standard type r go check the price to turbocharge the k20 fn2 and you will see why quite a few people are interested in it!