97 1.8T Advice on upgrades / tweaks

Hi everone
just got myself one of thse fine cars. Just wanted to know what upgrades I can do to get a little better performance. I already plan on getting a KN
filter but what about the rest?
- I want to get a chip, but which is the best one? Garret or APR?
- I already have a high flow muffler that will be installed shortly
- as far as the turbo is concerned, are there any mods or settings i can tweak myself under the hood?
any help will be greatly appreciated! thanks :)
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The turbo likes cool, well-filtered air. If it's the oil-n-foam type, you may well see shorter turbo life. Turbo replacement is expensive - stick with OEM, if you can.
A high-flow muffler might help a little, but not much. Full exhaust will produce bigger gains (for bigger outlay, of course.)
Either company will give you 20-30 extra ponies, no problem. Both have good reputations. I'm going to go Garrett, but you might like APR better.
Spider
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Ash, Spider is right about the cool, well filtered air, but from what I hear, air/oil filters have a tendency to deposit a thin layer of sticky oil on the wires in the mass airflow sensor, which then melt, necessitating a new MAF $$$$$. Cheers! Steve Sears 1987 Audi 5kTQ - QLCC installed last week - still grinning... 1980 Audi 5k 1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes (SPAM Blocker NOTE: Remove SHOES to reply)

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