411 W HP (93 OCT)
364 WTQ LB-FT (93 OCT)
Curb Weight
???? LB
front wheel drive
Engine Size
2.0 L
Transmission Type
MPG (City/Highway)
?? MPG

1. Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? Once upon a time, I was a proud owner of an RX8 until well… Rotary. I came across my GTI “MONICAA” looking for a car that was reliable but could pack a punch all around. I found MONICAA at my local dealer. 2. Describe the modifications you have made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? What started as one of two modifications (Air intake, ECU Tune) turned into a never-ending train… THE MOD ITCH, as some would call it. I’m still itching. Built motor, built transmission, you name it. However out of all the modifications done on MONICAA my favorite is the most recent APR’s Pops and Bang ECU tune. I wanted to give MONICAA a defining voice and more character, and that’s exactly what the modification did. 3. Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? The biggest bang for the buck is… that’s it you guessed it! Coilovers. In my case Bilstiens. My reaction was priceless when I did coilovers on MONICAA. 4. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? My best advice for individuals selecting specific parts is to read forums, ask your friends, and go to car meets. You’ll be surprised how many people think similar. :) 5. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? The biggest challenge with MONICAA is chasing power. This is not a particular car you chase power in, although it could be argued. 6. What are you planning next? The next step is big brakes for MONICAA.

MONICAA!!! ---The car's name (Inspired by Ja Rule from fast and furious) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWJmVAQJK58


Discuss this build

[]Brandon Case

NOTE: the car has a boost leak/bad wastegate in the dyno video shown. Those power figures are from only running about 25psi and not the full 35psi. We are looking into getting this power issue resolved and redynoing the car. Stay tuned!!

[]Brandon Case

Update! Car went to dyno, but our numbers are off from what we were expecting. It made 411WHP and 364WHP. We are currently looking into drawing out more power. Stay tuned!

[]Brandon Case

Motor is broken in, the car is fast. Looking for a dyno.

[]Brandon Case

The car is up and running the motor is being broken in and we're working out the kinks.

[]F W

wow, what an impressive parts list. so jelly. can't wait to see your results ...

[]Brandon Case


[]Brandon Case

*Update* After motor is broken in I will get a custom tune on a dyno and post the HP and TQ figures. I will also post updated photos of in and outside of the car

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