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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.
I'm Looking for lets say:
1: first and fore most you have to install this(cold air intake or ?etc..)
2: do this and get that ??
3:......?
4........?
and so on........

So step by step what would I need in steps in order to mod my car the right way and the right proper steps ?

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Get a 5-speed swap. Standard is more fun.
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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.
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I am looking to add performance (off the line not top speed)+ handling to my Automatic Golf. A little at a time .
Reason being that no one really has a fast auto vehicle around my area + I think it'll be pretty cool to hook up an automatic over a 5speed (my opinion).
I'm a newbie when it comes to adding performance and such. So I'm looking for opinions or maybe a step by step options for performance and handling.

Also if it's worth it (not sure) if it's better just to get a new engine or a used rebuilt engine ?
I heard about this place bahnbrenner.com/ not sure though if I should go that route. Open to opinions ??
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In the past I owned a probe gt which left most Honda's and Integra's in the dust. I bought that car modded by the previous owner.
That was fun until It was stolen .

So I guess I'm looking to hook up my golf to be able to do the same .
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Bahnbrenner seems to have a pretty large selection for decent prices. I haven't ordered from there but they seem legit.
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get a new cat back exhaust. look for techtonics they are really nice. do not make my mistake and and go to muffler brothers and just get the resonator deleted and a "flow-master"("" means a knockoff) it sound ok but ive had nothing but problems trying to ge it to sit right.

for a cold air intake just look around u will find them. they just bolt on. try abd or neuspeed. if ur broke like me just drill a bunch of holes in ur factory box and that will get the job done. u will here the difference.

handling= new stiff shocks(koni adjustable) race springs, poly bushings, sway bars, strut tower bar. wider wheels and tires. wheel spacers for looks. makes stance wider. eurosport has a lower tie bar.

that will get u something to look for.
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