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150+hp kit for ALH TDI 1998-1999.5 (early models)

Pricing: $2,199.00

Customize Your Item

- Clutch Option (if applicable) -
 * required
- Injector Nozzle Option -
 * required
- ECU Option -
 * required
- Hot Swap, or send your injectors -
 * required
- Select your turbo -
 * required
- Select your turbo adapter size -
 * required
- Retrofit Kit Option -
 * required
Free Ground or Postal Service Shipping to the Continental U.S.


A Seamless, Proven Upgrade Package


Kerma Power Plus hardware and tuning package for ALH engine found in the 2000-2003 Golf, Jetta, and New Beetle, supports more than 150HP! (We conservatively call it a "150 kit".)


That's a whopping 67% more power than stock on the ALH engine, minimum, in a proven, turn-key package!  This is a time tested combination of components. It's the PERFECT upgrade solution in a comprehensive, turn-key package.


KERMA specializes in complete upgrade packages that are reliable, proven, and seamless. Your car will remain reliable for daily transportation, dependable for the long haul, and amazingly smooth and powerful.  


Now includes Injector Calibration for even more amazing results on ALH engines. 



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  Our Exclusive Package includes:


Garrett VNT 17 upgrade turbo... the venerable upgrade for proven power, included as standard with the kit.

Or upgrade to the newer Borg Warner S7 v2 .($100) We've found the S7 to be about the very best all-around upgrade turbo for daily drivers, and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. Easily supports the requirements of 150 hp and more, with no lag and extremely quick response. For most drivers, the S7 turbo is a very highly recommended upgrade over the venerable VNT-17.

Keep your TDI goodness, amplified! "Just like a TDI, only better"


You will need to order the ALH Turbo Retrofit Kit if you are replacing the stock turbo with this package.

-Kerma exclusive plug-n-play turbo adapter for ALH (A KERMA exclusive!)

-Complete turbo gasket/hardware install kit

-Kerma exclusive braided stainless steel turbo oil supply line - A KERMA exclusive! So much easier to work with than the clunky, fragile, stock hard line.

-Fratelli Bosio DLC 1019 injector nozzles.  Or DLC764 Nozzles for even more power (1019s will give you a few more MPGs over the DLC764s) Our brand new nozzle with a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty 

The perfect match for the kit turbos and our ECU tuning. We have enjoyed success with these nozzles as daily drivers - with great power, reliability, and fuel economy.


Injector calibration service with an available Hotswap option

To minimize downtime: Select the "Hotswap" option, and we will send out a set of freshly reconditioned and calibrated injectors complete with the new Bosio nozzles. You return your serviceable injectors to us for a refund of the deposit (pending inspection and approval). Otherwise you may send your injectors to our shop for servicing and nozzle installation.

-South Bend Stage 2 Daily clutch kit SILENT DESIGN!! (including 20lb single mass flywheel and transmission stretch bolts, normally an extra-cost option, included, for extra savings when you buy as part of the kit)
The older "quiet" clutches are superseded by this completely new design, making rattling clutches a compromise of the past. The only Single mass (solid) flywheel kit on the market able to hold the torque from the kit... and does it while remaining as unobtrusive as the stock clutch. Forget about clutch noise as a thing of the past. Absolutely silent design, no rattling whatsoever.  [this is a new revision direct from South Bend with a new friction plate design released March 15, 2012 -- accept no substitutes !] This kit also includes transmission stretch bolts and a new clutch lever, clip and pin.

Note: Automatic kit does not include the clutch.

-3 Bar MAP (boost) sensor with billet adapter

-Kerma custom chiptuning; featuring tighter boost control than any competing tuner for unsurpassed drivability, turbo lifespan, and reliability, right out of the box. Forget about endless data logging and needless retunes in the name of custom tuning, our ecu calibration for this package is well engineered and proven to work well the first time, every time, no boost valve required. The result is more power and torque, less smoke, and lower EGT than you will find anywhere with a similar (or much more expensive) combination of parts. We know what works best in these cars and the results speak for themselves. 
We depart from common practice, in that we don't believe that "staged" tunes are appropriate. Every customer should get the perfect tune for their equipment configuration regardless of what they pay.  (and we provide free updates for new equipment purchased from us). Our ECU calibrations are individually personalized by the Kerma tuning department to best use each particular car's modifications.  (But if you must...Compare the tune in this kit with "stage 5+ custom" or similar you may find elsewhere.) No drama, perfect reliability, and better than factory response with amazing power. We really have this kit dialed in, and it shows.


Because of manufacturers minimum advertised price policies, please add the appropriate options to your shopping cart to see the combo discount. Every last part you need is included... don't be fooled by other kits that end up costing much more for the same result.

-the above Kerma Power Plus 150hp Package is tailored to the ALH engine. Please email info@KERMATDI.com for a price quote on a similar package for the AHU/1Z engine (1996-1998 Jetta and Passat)

Warranty requirements : We have many Authorized kermaTDI installers. And we work with Do It Yourself installs and offer free Tech support and How To Guides ... proper installation is key. Feel free to call us and plan the install, or you can always use a TDI savvy tech / installer

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Shipping Information

  • Item Requires Shipping
  • 50.0 lbs.
  • W5.0000” x H5.0000” x L5.0000”
  • Free Ground or Postal Service Shipping to the Continental U.S.