TAGS: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, VW Golf GTi, Golf R, Audi A3, S3, 2.0T MQB, JB-600, TD06SL2, Turbo Upgrade, CTS Turbo, CTS-TR-1015-2
CTS heard your demands and we are happy to unveil our latest premium hybrid turbo with a stainless steel exhaust housing specifically designed for MQB platform vehicles.
At CTS, we received a massive amount of requests from our customers seeking a budget-friendly-direct-bolt-on turbo upgrade for their existing IS12, IS20, or IS38 turbochargers. To meet these demands, we have designed our very own journal bearing turbocharger upgrade.
The goal was to develop a drop-in turbo with fast spool, massive torque curve and reliable performance. Our engineers decided to keep the journal bearing CHRA from our popular IS38 turbocharger and spice it up a bit, to match the larger wheels and a performance-oriented nature of this upgrade. The thrust bearings and thrust collars were increased by 2mm to accommodate the extra load. The oil passages were increased by 0.72mm to allow the most efficient hydrodynamic wedge when the turbocharger is in operation. This turbocharger was extensively tested on our own and our partner vehicles around the world, at different altitudes and different climates.
Long story short: this turbocharger is capable of delivering approximately 600 crank hp, around 520-530whp on E85 and 430-460whp on pump 93 octane**. The turbocharger is designed for street use, focusing mostly on fast spool times and solid mid-range performance.
We recommend to keep the boost within 25-28psi, less if you’re limited by fueling or stock engine. Do not exceed the recommended boost range, as it will reduce efficiency.
Fitment is for all MQB-based EA888.3 vehicles:
Required parts (not included):
Recommended parts (not included):
NOTE: Always follow the proper procedure for checking/adjusting the wastegate actuator when installing the turbo! Recommended wastegate actuator voltage: 3.4V-3.6V
Installation must be performed by a qualified technician. Always pre-fill the turbocharger, replace engine oil and filter, follow proper break-in procedures.
Installation hardware or gaskets (use same install kit as the factory turbo), wastegate actuator, turbo outlet fitting not included.
**result may vary, depending on your location, fueling, dyno, etc
Hardware and gaskets required for installation:
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