Vdub Reader’s Ride: Jesse’s Sporty 2002 VW Golf

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One of our readers, Jesse Moodley sent us these pics of his modified 2002 VW Golf which he has worked on over the years to improve its performance. The original storm beige color 1.4i was reworked to bring up the power to 87 kW, but believing that more was possible, he decided to toss the original bottom end and stick on a 2e instead. Keeping the head 1400, the 276 cam and the exhaust, the power was now up to 101 kW.

Last year, Moodley added a 1.8 r line head, a 288 cam, individual throttle bodies which boosted the power to 119.6 kW. With these improvements, he entered the Margate Drags in KZN in 2009 and ran his Vdub at an impressive best time of 14.6 quarter mile. The styling aspect saw Moodley lower the ride, and add on some new rims, but he firmly believes in this regard, “less is always more”.

Thanks for sharing your Vdub with us Jesse!

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8 Comments

  1. jesse says

    Thanks bru 😉

  2. Jack says

    Awesome Ride

  3. jesse says

    much appreciated jack .:)

  4. lebo rikhotso says

    hi

    i converted my 1600 golf caddy to a 2litre and am still running the stock 1600 gearbox in it.

    is it suitable for the extra power or should i get something else.

  5. jesse says

    hi lebo

    believe it or not i am still running my stock 1.4i ffz gearbox wd stock cv’s and sideshafts.

    so in my opinion stick to the1.6 gearbox.

  6. JOHAN says

    YES
    I ALSO HAVE A 2E ENGINE WITH A WILDCAT BRANCE AND A DICKTATOR AND IM GETIING 92 KW IS THAT GOOD OR BAD?

  7. JOHAN says

    YES
    I ALSO HAVE A 2E ENGINE WITH A WILDCAT BRANCE AND A DICKTATOR AND IM GETIING 92 KW IS THAT GOOD OR BAD?
    COULD YOU LET ME KNOW

  8. jesse says

    hey johan ,sorry for the late reply.Most of the 2e conversions done here in durban (with reference to a few mates) make just around 100kw ,thats ofcourse with the addition of a cam 276 for daily driving and 288 for the more extreme.

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