Posts Tagged ‘TDI Performance’

AEM Cold Air Intake System for 1.9L VW Jetta & Golf TDI – Install Videos

May 2, 2012

In this two part installation video, we show you how to take the stock intake filter from your 1.9L VW Jetta or Golf TDI and replace it with an AEM Cold Air Intake.  Specifically, one that moves your intake filter out of the engine compartment and down into the wheel well, making it a true diesel cold air intake. Relocating the filter out of the stock location allows you to get cooler air inlet temperatures, and improved diesel performance is all about a better combustion event, achievable with a cooler, denser, more oxygen-rich air intake charge.

AEM diesel intakes come with DryFlow filters that are washable and reusable, and do not need to be oiled after cleanings, making them convenient to maintain.

One thing to be aware of though when moving the air filter down into the wheel well – if you drive through water deep enough to suck water in through the filter, you’ll destroy your engine.  To overcome this obstacle, the diesel intake engineers at AEM offer a bypass valve.  This bypass valve shuts down induction through the filter whenever the filter becomes submerged.  Intake air is rerouted instead through the external diaphragm of the bypass valve.

AEM Cold Air Intake Bypass Valve

We also recommend you add an AEM pre-filter to keep normal splashes of mud and water from saturating your intake filter.   The pre-filter is made of a durable micro-screen material and has been pre-treated with AEM’s proprietary hydrophobic process.  The combination of the pre-filter and the bypass valve gives you the protection you need.  Here’s a look at the pre-filter.

AEM Cold Air Intake Pre-Filter

Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your VW TDI performance upgrades and diesel performance parts needs.

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2012 VW 2.0L TDI Cold Air Intake Kits

April 12, 2012

If you’ve recently purchased a 2012 VW Passat, Golf, or Jetta TDI, often the first thing you want to do is add different TDI performance upgrades.  The engineers at AFE Power developed one of our favorite, their Stage 2 Cold Air Intake for 2009-2012 2.0L TDI’s.

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Advanced Flow Engineering’s 2.0L VW TDI Cold Air Intake

This cold air intake kit comes in your choice of one of three different filter media to choose from, all of which are washable and reusable.  If you prefer a filter that is oil free, the Pro Dry S Intake is built from two layers of randomly porous synthetic fabric.  With five layers of cotton gauze material, the Pro 5 R Intake has the highest flow rate of the three filters.  Providing the highest rate of filtration with 5 layers of cotton gauze as well as two layers of synthetic fabric, the AFE Pro Guard 7 TDI Intake is a new addition that is sure to be quite popular with TDI enthusiasts.

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For all your TDI performance and any diesel performance needs, visit Parley’s Diesel Performance.

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Choosing the Right Diesel Performance Exhaust System for Your Diesel Truck (part 1 of 2)

March 13, 2012

It’s widely known that upgrading your factory system to a performance diesel exhaust is a great way to increase your engine’s power and fuel economy.   Because of all the changes to stock emissions systems over the past few years, there now exists some confusion and questions among diesel owners as to which exhaust upgrade is the best option for them.   Parleys Diesel Performance wants to help you make an informed and educated choice, so let’s start by reviewing the basics.

Traditionally, light duty diesel truck factory exhaust systems were 3 inches or 3.5 inches in diameter, with crimped spots along the diesel exhaust system that hampered flow and robbed your vehicle of its true potential.   Installing a performance system to increase the diameter of your exhaust allowed your engine to expel exhaust gasses more efficiently, and mandrel bends gave your exhaust a true 4″ diameter.  Diesel trucks today come from the factory with catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters, even urea injection systems (also called SCR or selective catalytic reduction).  And 4 inch stock exhausts are commonplace.

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So which exhaust should you choose for your truck?

If you have a “pre-DPF” diesel pickup (anything before the 2007.5 6.7L Cummins, 2008 6.4L Powerstroke, or 2007.5 Duramax LMM) the most common diesel exhaust upgrade is a four inch turbo back exhaust system.  The standard 4″ diameter will meet most people’s needs; however, if it’s your intention to upgrade your vehicle to a high horsepower level (think over 550HP), we recommend you invest in a 5″ diesel performance exhaust system. This will allow the larger amount of exhaust your high horsepower diesel creates to flow properly and keeping temperatures down.

AFE 5″ Stainless Steel Turbo Back Exhaust System for 2004.5-2007 Dodge 5.9L Cummins

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In addition to figuring out the diameter of the exhaust system you want for your truck, there are also some other important choices to make.  Diesel exhaust systems come in four main materials: T-304 Stainless Steel (high-polish show finish quality), 409 Stainless Steel , Aluminized Steel (similar to your original stock exhaust), and different variations of Black Stainless or Black Aluminized Steel.   You also need to decide whether you want to have a muffler or not, and if you do choose a muffler, do you want one that is a high flow performance muffler or one that keeps your exhaust volume low.  The majority of Turbo-Back Exhausts come with high flow performance mufflers.  If you want a “straight pipe” exhaust, meaning no muffler, a popular choice is the no-muffler series from MBRP Performance Exhaust.  Their stainless steel SLM (Stainless Less Muffler) and PLM (Performance Less Muffler – this is aluminized steel)  are very competitively priced and work great.

MBRP Installer Series 5″ Turbo-Back Exhaust For 2003-2007 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke

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Although less popular, catalytic converter or Cat-Back Diesel Exhausts allow you to upgrade the sound and flow of your exhaust and in some areas are necessary to keep your diesel street legal.

Magnaflow XL Series Stainless Steel 4 Inch CAT-Back Exhaust for 1999-2007 Ford 6.0L & 7.3L Powerstroke

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With exhaust systems from all the best manufacturers, Parley’s Diesel Performance can help you choose the proper diesel exhaust system for your truck.  Whether you choose to install a Cat-Back or a Turbo-Back diesel exhaust, or if you just aren’t sure and would like help deciding, contact us and we’ll help you make the right decision.  In part 2, we’ll help you choose the right exhaust system if you own a DPF-equipped diesel truck.

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Chevy & GMC Duramax LML Diesel Exhaust Solution

March 8, 2012

If you are like many new Chevy Silverado HD & GMC Sierra HD owners, you’re looking for options and ways to upgrade the look and sound of your new diesel.  May we suggest for your 2011-2012 Duramax 6.6L LML exhaust the new performance diesel exhaust system from Gale Banks Engineering.  Banks Monster Exhaust systems are 100% stainless steel and streamlined with heavy-wall tubing and constant-diameter bends.  Finished off with Banks’ proprietary CoolCuff exhaust tip technology, this is a meticulously designed & tested DPF-back system that actually delivers cooler diesel exhaust gas temperatures. It also cuts back pressure by up to 57% and has air-flows up to 80% better than your stock Duramax exhaust.  And of course no Banks Monster Exhaust or Banks Monster Sport Exhaust would be complete without an impressive 6″ rolled edge polished-stainless steel tailpipe.  It’s double-walled design features a 1/2″ air gap preventing heat from tarnishing its mirror finish.  The 4″ Banks Monster exhaust sounds great too, with that proven deep aggressive exhaust note diesel enthusiasts crave.

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Flow dynamics analysis that shows the cooling effect of the Coolcuff design

Features

  • Extensively tested & validated
  • Improves flow up to 80%
  • Unique CoolCuff design
  • 100% stainless steel – no aluminum here!
  • Huge 6″ polished rolled-edge tip
  • Won’t void factory warranty
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Street Legal exhaust system
  • Awesome Deep Exhaust Sound

Parley’s Diesel Performance carries a complete selection of Banks Monster and Monster Sport Diesel Exhaust Systems for all of today’s diesel trucks and VW TDI’s.
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Aero Exhaust 2525XL Muffler Install Video: 2004 VW Jetta TDI

January 14, 2012

The Aero Exhaust Turbine Performance Muffler increases performance and fuel economy on your Volkswagen TDI.

Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance parts needs.

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Diesel Power Digi PD Module Install Video: 2004 VW Jetta TDI

October 26, 2011

The Diesel Power Digi PD module from Diesel Power is a VW TDI Performance power module that increases fuel economy and horsepower in 2004-2006 VW TDI PD engines.  This diesel performance module will increase your horsepower and torque by 15-30%, is adjustable and depending on your driving style will increase diesel fuel economy by 2-4 miles per gallon.

Like all Diesel Power tuning modules it is made from quality components and backed with a full 3 year warranty.  Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance parts needs.

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2011 2.0L VW Jetta TDI Exhaust System Upgrade

August 26, 2011

Parley’s Diesel Performance is pleased to announce that AFE has released their stainless steel Catalytic Converter-Back exhaust system for the 2011 Jetta TDI.  AFE had previously made available the same style system for the 2011 Golf 2.0L TDI exhaust and all the early reviews on that system have been positive, so we expect good things for 2011 Jetta TDI owners who choose this system to upgrade their cars.

The exhaust note is a bit throatier than stock, and the dual 3 inch double-walled polished T-304 Stainless steel tips look really clean and aggressive.  The exhaust system is fully mandrel-bent as you would expect, and the hangers line up well for a good clean installation.

2011 Jetta TDI Exhaust System AFE49-46401

2011 Jetta TDI Exhaust System AFE49-46401

Many cat-back diesel exhaust systems don’t require any cutting of the stock pipes for installation, but this kit does.   It’s impossible to clear the rear axle when removing the OEM exhaust without making the cut.  We just wanted you to know.  If you’re interested in upgrading the performance of your 2011 Jetta TDI (including Sportwagens), we recommend pairing this TDI exhaust upgrade with AFE’s 2.0L Jetta TDI Intake system and a 2011 TDI Performance Module from Diesel Power.

One last note – this exhaust system is legal in all 50 U.S. states because it retains all of your emissions control equipment.

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2011 VW Jetta & Golf TDI Performance Power Module

July 13, 2011

Good news!  2011 VW and Audi TDI owners can now take advantage of their diesel’s untapped performance potential by installing a new DieselPower brand tuning module.  With a proven  20 year track record of quality engineering and diesel tuning, Diesel Power is a German tuning company that goes to great lengths to give diesel owners access to safe, useable power.

Their modules are made from high quality components.  The module itself is encased in a durable thick plastic box, and the electronics components inside are all aircraft grade.  The wiring harness and connectors are sturdy and built to last.  They  have so much confidence in their product quality that the TDI power module is backed by a full 3 year replacement warranty, the longest in the tuning industry.

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Diesel Power Module for 2011 VW & Audi TDI

The 2011 TDI  performance  module adds more power and better fuel economy by making minor but effective changes to the high pressure common rail fuel system on your TDI.  Much of the fuel economy gain is picked up by the improved low end torque the module provides.   The Digi CR increases horsepower and torque by up to 25%, and fuel economy gains are averaging 3-4 mpg.   Installation is simple and will take approximately 15 minutes.

This module will work on these vehicles:

  • 2011 VW Jetta 2.0L TDI
  • 2011 VW Golf 2.0L TDI
  • 2011 VW Toureg 3.0L TDI
  • 2011 Audi A3 2.0L TDI
  • 2011 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI

Make the most out of your new TDI and check out Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your VW TDI Performance needs today!

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2011 VW Jetta & Golf TDI Performance Cold Air Intake Upgrade

June 14, 2011

Parley’s Diesel Performance is pleased to announce that Advanced Flow Engineering (AFE) has given the go ahead for their VW TDI performance cold air intake kit on the 2011 2.0L Jetta and Golf.  Advertised dyno results are showing an increase of 10 Horsepower at 3150 RPM and a nice torque increase of 23 foot lbs. at 3050 RPM.  This is the same cold air intake that we’ve had great success with over the past year and a half on the 2009 and 2010 2.0 Liter VW Jetta TDI.

This particular intake is what AFE calls their “Stage 2 Si” or “sealed intake.”  The sealed air box installs cleanly, looks sharp, and is quieter than an open box design diesel cold air intake.

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Air flow is increased by a remarkable 56% over the stock air intake system.  Like most AFE intakes, this 2.0L TDI Cold Air Intake comes with your choice of filter media.  This kit comes with either their Pro Dry S filter or their Pro 5R.  The Pro Dry S is made from synthetic material.  100% washable and reusable, it doesn’t require oiling after cleaning, making it a highly convenient choice.  The Pro 5R is also washable and reusable, but the oiled cotton gauze requires oiling after each cleaning.  Flow rates for the Pro 5 R are slightly higher.

AFE VW Jetta 2.0L TDI Intake Installed

Take advantage of the performance potential in your 2011 VW Jetta or Golf 2.0L TDI today with an easy upgrade that takes less than an hour to install!

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Is Diesel Performance Dead?

December 24, 2007
In a day where phrases like Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel, Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Urea Injection and most of all Diesel Particulate Filter are being used in an industry that is more accustomed to phrases like “Boost Fooler” and “Mufflerectomy”, many people are wondering if this is the end of the diesel performance era. Many people are even asking, “Is Diesel Performance dead?” Now there are a couple of different ways to approach this question and with a topic so close to many people’s hearts it’s oftentimes very difficult to know which way is the best to approach the subject.For many people that have voiced their opinions about the stringent standards that the EPA is putting on Car Manufacturers this is the end of an era; much like the end of the muscle car era.  There are many people saying that January 2007 was much like January 1972, marking the end of what is being a called the “Diesel Performance Era” just like 1972 is looked on as the official end of the Muscle Car Era.  If you take a step back and compare the two “Era’s” there are a couple of similarities, those being mainly the race to see which company can make more frame wrenching horsepower and torque after decades of research and development and then also being shut down by the EPA and new emissions laws.

So where do we go from here? Is that the end of diesel? Will the even tighter restrictions that will be enforced in 2010 be so smothering that automakers decide to abandone diesel lines altogether?  Well as of right now, all signs actually point to a bright future in the diesel arena itself.  Several automakers are talking about adding diesel engines to their lineup including Honda who has a diesel Accord set to enter the market in 2009 and there are rumors of Toyota adding a diesel option to their Tundra, but guys can only hope right?

If we look again at the parallels between the two eras we can see a bright glimpse of hope for the diesel performance aftermarket in a couple of different ways.  Since the end of the muscle car era in 1972, aftermarket performance has definitely changed.  Even more so in the past decade with just the upload of a program from a diesel performance programmer you can be 100 horsepower or more above stock in just a matter of minutes.  That is definitely a far cry from the performance modifications of old.  It’s my guess, and take it for what you will, but I see the diesels of the last decade or so becoming much like the muscle cars of the 60′s and 70′s, sort of the last of the fun vehicles, less restriction and more possibilities for big power. Although new diesels will continue to increase more and more in power, I think that the new restrictions are going to make it even more difficult for manufacturers to create programmers, chips, intakes etc. that will work without setting off check engine lights and throwing codes etc.

So in the end I say that the future looks bright for diesel vehicles as a whole.  As for diesel performance, if you have a 1994-2006 diesel, either hold onto it or give me a call–because the value is going to increase, just watch and see. – Nathan Young

Nathan Young is a diesel performance enthusiast.  His main areas of interest in the industry are VW TDI performance and diesel performance chips.

Visit Parley’s Diesel Performance for all your diesel performance part upgrades.

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