Synopses & Reviews
Few modern cars lend themselves to improved performance as well as Volkswagens. From the earliest Rabbits to today’s GTI, it only takes a bit of knowledge and some time to turn your VW into a road-hugging, high-performance machine. Authors Greg Raven and Chad Erickson cover everything you need to know from low-buck bolt-ons to complete engine swaps. Through detailed text and hundreds of photos, charts, and tables, you’ll learn how to choose, install, tune, and maintain the performance equipment necessary to turn your stock VW into the performance ride of your dreams. Applying the information in this book will help you improve all aspects of your Volkswagen including engine, transmission and clutch, ignition, carburetion/fuel injection, suspension and handling, brakes, body, and chassis. Now in its third edition, the Water-Cooled VW Performance Handbook is fully updated to include all of VW’s latest engines, body styles, and modifications.
Turn your VW into a high-performance machine. Chad Erickson explains everything from low-buck bolt-ons to CNC-machined mods. Learn how to choose, install, tune, and maintain performance equipment for Golfs, GTIs, Jettas, Passats, and more. This book will help improve your VW’s engine, transmission and clutch, ignition, carburetion/fuel injection, suspension and handling, brakes, body, and chassis. In its 3rd edition, Water-Cooled VW Performance Handbook is now updated to include new engines, body styles, and modifications for the 1986–2008 model years.
About the Author
Greg Raven has had a lifelong interest in things mechanical. From the Erector Set he owned as a youth, to helping maintain ranch machinery while growing up, to working in a rural car and truck repair shop during high school, Greg always seemed to have a knack for taking things apart and putting them back together the right way. It wasn't until he bought a 1979 VW Scirocco and became a contributing editor to then VW & Porsche magazine that he got serious about wrenching. Mixing and matching wrenching on Porsches, Audis, and Volkswagens with writing for various car magazines, Greg developed the ability to meld his technical expertise with his ability to explain oftentimes difficult concepts and processes in layman's terms. In addition to co-authoring this book, Greg has written more than 200 articles for car magazines such as VW Trends, European Car, and Motor Trend, as well as answering hundreds of "tech letters." He is happily married, and both his wife and his Snap-On tools representative love him. Greg resides in California's high desert.
Chad Erickson has owned and operated SCI Performance, a noted Minneapolis Volkswagen tuning shop, for over ten years. He lives in Wayzata, MN.