Hi Guys , I thought I might reply to this post and especially the post from DAZM
Quote : You'll never see 400bhp from a VF/RUF/Carlicious charger there all the same & about 15 years out of date!
Rotrex is the best option or a HGP/HPA turbo kit.
I can 100% confirm that VF/RUF/Carlicious chargers are unbelievably reliable and are not 15 years out of date , the original design may be 15 years old but each year they are evolving and getting better and better. And as for not getting 400 bhp from one that is absolutely rubbish.
I drive the R32 which is shown on Carlicious website , it is fitted with a stage 3 Ruf supercharger and produces 432.7bhp and 460lb Eng Torque at 6600 RPM.
We fitted this setup at Carlicious workshops in Germany and mapped and Dyno tested it at Custom Chips in Durlangen in Germany, it has been driven every day now for 6 months with no problems at all and is ridiculously fast.
To answer the next comment :
Quote : Do you really want an alloy bar spinning at high speeds right at the front of the car? VF chargers or RUF/Carlicious are all the same, unreliable & oil seals fail on a regular basis never mind belt slippage.
Well I don't suffer with any belt slippage , I have had no failed oil seals , it has been 100% reliable and I really like the alloy bar spinning at high speeds at the front. As for having a front end shunt what difference does that make , if you have a shunt the front of the cars shagged anyway , no real damage will come to the supercharger it is a beautifully cast piece of aluminium and the alloy bar sits nicely and safely under the inlet manifold.
I have always been very wary of tuning companies fitting their own products and then using their own dyno's to show how good their products are , we all know how they massage their figures ! you know what I mean. Well Custom Chips are a completely different company to Carlicious and are 2/3 hours drive from Carlicious in Augsburg and are in my opinion very honest and professional. Having raced Motorbikes and cars for years I know a thing or two about speed and power , and yes I am biased , I have a garage/MOT/Tuning business in Kent and I have started fitting these Ruf superchargers now in the UK. And because I am just as much a disbeliever as ever body else , I got the car tested on an unbiased Dyno here in the UK.
My car recorded 432.7bhp on a 4 wheel drive Superflow WinDyn dyno at custom chips in Durlangen and 439.6bhp on a 4 wheel drive Dyno Dynamics dyno in the UK.
TRD fit the same Ruf/Carlicious superchargers as I do and deal with the same people as I do , so I think they can be trusted also.
The only difference I do that they don't , is I change the Fuel pump in the petrol tank to a high performance 500bhp pump and change the MAF to a RS4 MAF because the standard R32 MAF is too restrictive as is the standard exhaust , so I am running a full Miltek exhaust with their 6 pipe tuned manifold and No Cats.
The engine is completely stock other than what I have mentioned , No head spacers nothing , fuel consumption is about 23 mpg driving normally and bloody lot less when driven hard , but hey who's worrying about that , it’s a hot hatch isn't it.
Shall be taking it to Brands Hatch in the spring to do a couple of track days and see how much better the laps times are compared to before when it was standard.
Price will always be an issue , because getting lots more power is only possible when you spend lots more money. If you go and buy a 500bhp RS4 which are amazing how long do you think it would be once you are used to it before you start thinking of getting more power ?
We all want more power , I also run a MK 2 Golf gti which I stuck a VR6 lump in , after a while I got bored and fitted a 150bhp Nitrous set up to it , it's running over 400bhp and it's front wheel drive ! MAD , where do we stop , Never.
No disrespect intended to you DAZM just don't agree with your comments , Rotrex are very good but so are RUF , and as I said I know cause I running one.
Spot on and to the point .