Did you know that over 17.5 million VW Jettas have been sold since its inception in 1979?
The Jetta has been a global phenomenon that blends the practicality of a compact car with a sporty saloon edge.
If you own a VW Jetta and are looking to improve its performance or give it a unique look, we are here to help. With some creativity and Volkswagen mods, you can create a classic streetcar image for your Jetta. You can also change the stock engine to a true beast.
Are you looking for some inspiration? Why not read our article below to find out how you can do this?
Front Sway Bar
When starting to modify your Jetta, the best place to start is its handling. Installing a sway bar will give you a firmer ride and mean you don’t have to ease off quite so much on corners.
Your Jetta is very modifiable, however, because it is basically a household vehicle, addressing handling should be a priority. Even a basic after-market sway bar will increase handling by 20-25%.
Getting your exhaust fumes our of your engine as soon as possible means that your engine has room to breathe more easily. Changing your exhaust and muffler will assist this.
The Megan Racing Volkswagen GTI Performance Muffler will do this effectively yet discreetly. Its sound is not obnoxious and its oval-cut tip will provide a classy look to your car’s rear end.
Aftermarket Air Induction
If you want your car to have an aggressive sound and increase its horsepower, you can then add an aftermarket induction kit. This will regulate the air-fuel compression rate.
As a bonus, you can likely fit your induction kit yourself using tools you have at home.
Ensure that you purchase your induction kit from a trustworthy VW parts supplier. This is an easy way to add HP to your VW.
Engine Management Chip
This is a mod not possible when the Jetta first came out in 1979.
Nowadays all cars are fitted with chips that act as the brain of the car. Some have basic capabilities such as regulating fuel usage, others provide more complex functionality.
Changing this chip to a high-performance chip can not only increase the speed of your car but also its efficiency.
Super-Charge Your Jetta
If you really want to crank up your Jetta’s power, you can go the whole hog and install a super-charger. A super-charger uses the exhaust gases that the car creates to generate additional horse-power.
Installing a supercharger is not cheap and requires extensive work. However, if you are looking for extra HP, this will give you all the power you need.