It needs more in the HP department and maybe something else for handling. I would like to see 300 to the wheels (or at least close to) but how much will that run price wise and is it worth investing into that motor and transmission (TIP) in the Passat.
Peppy, I am in the same boat as you right now. I also have a tiptronic 5.5 1.8t with most Stage I and II bolt-on's. I'm trying to decide whether or not go with a larger turbo or to sell the car. I want to make my Passat more powerful and sporty, but there isn't much more I can do without dropping major cash. And, worst of all, at the end of the day, it's still a wrong-wheel-drive automatic!
Sometimes, I even have fantasies of my Passat getting totalled. But then again I also sometimes fantasize about killing my family with an axe.