What is faster a JDM car, or a European car? The battle of “who is the fastest” is a long debated one. So @Gears and Gasoline challenged me to a $5000 drag race build! We are building the fastest VW we can for $5000. Both cars will run 1/4 race and the fastest 1/4 wins! This is part 1 of a 4 part series to see who can build the fastest car for $5000!
Thanks to @Advance Auto Parts for being an amazing partner in this Drag Race Series #advancefleet #humblemechanic #jdm #vw
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0:00 ~ Intro
0:19 ~ The Challenge
1:00 ~ The Rules
1:31 ~ @Deutsche Auto Parts
2:54 ~ What is the fastest European car?
3:55 ~ Enter The Jetta
5:17 ~ Timing Diagnosis
8:34 ~ That didn’t go as planned
16:42 ~ Cylinder leak down test
18:11 ~ Potential MK5 Modification
22:00 ~ Remove cylinder head
23:00 ~ Episode 2 planning
24:47 ~ Episode 2 teaser
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1.8t audi a3 quattro from 2000 would be way faster then fwd golf.. Or Jetta what do you call it in USA.
That Jetta is technically not European, since it was designed for the US market.
Any smart or serious budget racer would have picked a volvo 940 turbo. You buy the turbo car with 1031 rear axle (dana 30) and m90 transmission for -2k usd , Weld the diff and buy a big turbo, A 3" exhaust a megasquirt and a decent head etc for the other 3k and voila u will have a 10 second car for 5k
Hard to get excited about FARFRUMGRUVIN ! + no charge cooler ? When You compress Air , You heat it so any cool down is what …..it's NOT RUNNING !
Lmao euro has to lose. Jdm is going to pick up a 500 dollar civic, swap a $2500 crate motor into it. Drop a $900 eBay turbo in it. And send 600hp down the strip a max of 5 times 😂😂
Edit: I’m saying this as an avid euro car driver
Edit2: euros best bet would’ve been a trashed s60r or Audi with a big eBay turbo
Why not an Audi TT, same engine but lighter
If it's not japanese or German, I don't like it
Uhhh… why not an aux fuel cell and wet nitrous kit?
Thinks hes Aaron Kaufman
how is this better than an e46 330?
I subscribed when the oil went on the floor me at work haha
Just get an used 2.0 tfsi with turbo etc. from a e.g. s3 8p for around 3000 Dollars
Elektro is the way to go for 1/4 mile
Wait, the oil filter is on the bottom for that gen of VW. Whaaaaaa? I'm happy it's on the top in the Mk. VII
turbo e36 was the move
Editing and overall storyline to the videos is 10x better than back in the day keep it up
It sucks not having drag race experience. The other day I drove in a straight line for ten seconds when the light turned green though
Id definitely find a e39 540i
It's a golf… What do u expect
Volkswagen guys 🤦♂️
TSI engines before 2012 are junk. they had timing Chain malfunctions caused by bad quality chains and non removeable Sprokets on the crankshaft for the chain. so even if you change the chain the new one will wear fast too because the sproket ist now faulty. good enough for some drag races but all in all just Junk.
Should've got a Volvo 240 and LS swapped it. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
500$ for the car
1000$ for an engine and trans
2000$ on turbo stuff and ECU
1000$ on some bigger tyres
500$ welding a roll cage
Easy 5-600hp in a steady rwd platform that weighs barely 1500kg
you should do air filter and turbo to it
Definitely would have put cams in it
I like your rules, it actually keeps it even
To be honest, buy and old bmw straight six. Then add a turbo kit. You can easely do it under 5000
should've gone for a b234r
You forgot zipties
We have the same phone and phone case
How many flash lights are in this video!?!
I would probably go with something with an om606 considering how easily and cheaply you can tune them
Manual and driven wheels should have been the same for both cars…
I would really love to see receipts, price from title or bill of sale, maybe a video during the purchase. I'm sure you guys hosed this deal whereas the other crew seem to be honest, built while maintaining budget.
If you're going FWD, should've gotten a Saab 9-5. The B235R engine can be tuned up to insanity. Check out Jonas Kakarikas channel here on YouTube.
If they went VW, why the he'll didn't they just use an bug and turbo Subaru swap it?????????? They picked a complicated heavy car SMH.
How do you know the tranny is ok?
8:35 – "This is about to get reaaaal nasty. like a DIY colonoscopy."
lmao that's the worst thing I've heard all day 😆
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