Looking to add a few cheeky mods to my polo, any ideas on a couple of bolt ons that may bring out the performance a bit? few overheating problems so that may be a start!!

10

Asked by May 05, 2012 at 04:26 PM about the 1996 Volkswagen Polo

Question type: Car customisation

Just wondering what bolt ons i could slap on to juice up the ride a bit, nothing OTT just plain and simple.

1.4cl

6 Answers

10

easiest things to do are change the oil and filters replace the spark plugs and ht leads with performance ones (i would suggest spitfire plugs and leads) then get your self a performance air filter (k&n pipercross do your homework on these some offer different types and for different models, cotton filers are btter than paper as they allow air toflow better.) lower it and get a set of alloys that will drastically improve your handling.

1 people found this helpful.

lower, bbs alloys if u can get them a cat back exhaust, colour coding or smoothing and get a cone filter for some induction noise jus ome common things that have seen on polos

10

deffo lower and get alloys as i said i did forget the exhaust but if your after performance make sure you go to a reputable company and not just buy bolt ons as most of them just offer cosmetic parts which is cool if that is what your after.

30

make it not overheat 1st... then for more power bolt on some vtec

1 people found this helpful.
10

Got alloys, need to lower it, already have plans for a K&N air filter, new oil is needed, hand a brand new exhaust in last year so nothing to worry about there, may need a new clutch soon though as its quite high right now. But spark plugs a biggun and thinking about changing it from a 8v to a 16v, may be costly but the power will fly up. However! i would like to know more about this vtec, so i'll look into that. Plus i dont want my polo looking like a common polo!!!!!

1 people found this helpful.
40

Remember; when modifying various engine components you need to complement it with another. So you're planning to get an air filter? This increases the air entering the engine. So you'll need to increase fuel intake, therefore you need upgrade the fuel filter and fuel pump. So now you've got more air and fuel entering the engine, so you upgrade the sparkplugs and the ignition leads. And now you need to get rid of the increase of waste gases, so get a back box for your exhaust system. A flywheel will make your engine rev more freely and make it feel like it's got way more power. You've got more power now say about 20% more, so you need a higher performance clutch. More power = higher speeds, so wider tyres (hopefully your alloys have made this happen). You need more stopping power too, I'd recommend you converting the brakes to the same spec as the GTI model. Now handling; I'd say anti-roll bars (front and back) uprate the suspension dampers to lower the car and stiffen it up too. Oh yeah, get the engine chipped.

3 people found this helpful.

Your answer:

Looking for a used Polo in your area?

CarGurus has 4,776 nationwide Polo listings starting at £450.

Postcode:

Volkswagen Polo experts

  • #1
    migration_judge_roy
    Reputation
    400
  • #2
    DavidH25
    Reputation
    350
  • #3
    AmateurCarTech
    Reputation
    230
View all

Related models for sale

Volkswagen Golf for sale
703 great deals out of 8,854 listings starting at £790
Ford Fiesta for sale
672 great deals out of 12,869 listings starting at £500
Vauxhall Corsa for sale
599 great deals out of 10,633 listings starting at £595
Seat Ibiza for sale
133 great deals out of 2,454 listings starting at £750
Audi A3 for sale
535 great deals out of 5,697 listings starting at £795
Renault Clio for sale
257 great deals out of 3,747 listings starting at £275
MINI Cooper for sale
442 great deals out of 6,088 listings starting at £490
Vauxhall Astra for sale
440 great deals out of 6,852 listings starting at £500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.