Originally Posted by leechdweler
Ok so I have a 1998 Golf K2 2.0L automatic. Engine has 139k. Runs supper smooth and suspension is really good considering the age of this vehicle
I'm looking for ways to make this car faster off the line and handle really good around fast bends.
What is recommended in terms of Modding the engine and suspension.
Well I would say that you have really left the door wide open on your request, and I bet you will get a lot of different recommendations. You mention faster off the line, so you are not looking for top speed but torque to get you moving? I always ask "how fast can you afford?"
Looking at making a car handle around "bends" means you need a lower center of gravity, better grip and stiffer suspension. IMO cars look better when set up like this, but you will sacrifice ride quality, depending on how extreme you go. For handling, (again IMO) a wider performance tire, lowering springs, stiffer suspension, bigger sway bars. These things will help keep your car planted. None of this comes cheap, but a little at a time, shopping around, asking questions and comparing parts will get you the desired result without breaking the bank.