23rd Jul 2006, 12:42

I have a 1990 TSI all-wheel... I put in a 16g GSR turbo putting out 25psi, 6 puck kevlar clutch in it... and a few more parts... I run all the time in Miami at the strips... I've tore up a lot of Mustangs.

At the drag strip my best time was 11.8. I've raced a lot of people. These cars are nothing to mess with... if you think your Civic GSR is gonna take my car... think again... I used to have a '90 Civic hatch with a GSR all gutted... and I put a turbo on it... my fastest time was a 12.9, so they are not that fast... I can launch my TSI at about 6 grand and still not chirp my tires.

5th Oct 2006, 02:13

True true true...I'm doing a project and mines going to be in the 600+hp range and hopefully 10's maybe even high 9's, last setup was with a evo3 16g and pulled a 12.4 sec doing 21psi with 110 octane pushing 342hp. bad ass cars.

24th Oct 2006, 22:03

I love what you guys have to say about these rides!!!I have a 90 TSI myself and so many people say that they are problem cars, but I don't want to believe it. I just wanna know if these cars are known for blowing timing belts??? Thank You.

3rd Dec 2006, 22:06

DSM rock. No other cars like them.

3rd Feb 2007, 12:19

I agree with all of you guys. these are the best cars ever it is my first and I never wanna buy a different kind. mine might have been ridden hard by previous owner, but I still love it and I get mad when people say its junk because of a couple things that went wrong, but yea it is from 1990 what do you expect. I also love how they feel like a cockpit when your driving everything is right there in reach.

15th Aug 2007, 11:25

I'm gonna buy a 90 Talon AWD Turbo that won't start. Will it be worth it??? And why is it not sparking?? Any reply helps thx.

31st Mar 2008, 18:49

I bought a 1990 Eagle Talon Tsi, the previous owner says it is FWD but it launches great like it's AWD, so I pretend it's AWD haha. For those questioning why it won't spark, you might have the firing order wrong, and need new plugs, my ran like crap, but I got new plugs and wires, and figured out the firing order and it ran like a gem. but now I have a problem with my clutch it gets stiff half way to the floor and it is hard to push it in, any ideas?

23rd Jul 2010, 02:09

Hey, I just got a 1990 FWD TSI Talon. It's bone stock. The problem I have is I have to put a new turbo in, and I don't know much about the Talon or turbo cars. Can I put a 16g turbo with all stock hosing and stuff, and not have to worry about it blowing and all that? Any info you've got on my predicament, email me at:


Thanks, and yes I do agree, DSM controls the street!!!