Forge Upgraded Intercooler VW Golf 7 GTI/R, Audi S3 8V/TT 8S EA888.3 2.0 TSI
This is our intercooler for the Volkswagen Mk7 Golf, Mk7R, Tiguan, Audi TT MK3 2.0 TSI and S3 8V, as well as the Skoda Kodiaq, fitted with the EA888 2.0 TSI engine. Volkswagen group changed just about everything from the Mk6 to the Mk7 chassis, so this core had to be designed from scratch in order to fit in with the redesigned radiator and condenser.
- Gains of 16bhp
- Temperature drops of 25-30°C
- Reduced turbo lag, increased response
- Greater overall surface area for greater heat dissipation
- Utilising a race specification bar and plate construction air core
- High flow cast end tanks ensuring optimum air transition for cooling efficiency
- Dyno proven horsepower and torque gains
- Provides smoother power curve
- Dimensions: 650x420x50mm
- Includes necessary hardware and instructions for installation
Designed for performance and reliability, the core fits in the stock location meaning cooling is radically improved over OEM. Our test Golf Mk7 GTI achieved gains of up to 16bhp more* without any other modifications whilst also demonstrating a consistent 25-30°C temperature drop* over stock on the dyno, with all runs performed on the same day with only a 2°C variation in ambient temperature over the runs (in fact it was 2°C hotter when we tested the Forge core). You can also see the temperature drop comparison of the stock and Forge cores in the graph below.
*gains will vary per car model and conditions.
The stock core typically increased in temperature by 5°C on each subsequent run, with heat soak becoming a real issue after only three runs. The stock ECU was pulling timing and boost after only one run – typically anything over 40°C inlet temperature will cause the ECU to change ignition timing to suit – and the stock core peaked at 60°C on its first run, where the Forge core was able to get temperatures back under control after each run so that by the end of 4 back to back runs the core temperature had only risen by 4°C.
All of this was achieved on a stock car (it should be noted that although Volkswagen claim 220bhp for this new engine we have seen examples range from 230 to 240bhp completely stock, on the same rolling road). We are confident that the core will continue to deliver a much lower intake charge temperature than stock across all states of tune, as it’s based on our award winning Mk5/Mk6 intercooler which has been fitted with great success on everything from road and track cars, to full blown race and drag cars.
So, what other reasons do you have to purchase this intercooler? All Forge intercoolers are designed and hand fabricated in the UK to ensure perfect quality and fitment. Made in England, guaranteed for life. Combining our decades of experience in motorsport engineering and CAD flow simulation software, we have designed and tested the ultimate intercooler for your vehicle, incorporating the latest technology in bar and plate cores.
The intercooler core is then complimented with our high flow end tanks. With the extra intercooler capacity, remapping your vehicle would bring further performance gains.
The core and end tanks are finished in black textured anti corrosion coating, which not only looks superb, but also gives this product added longevity in the harshest of environments. Our intercoolers are tested on the dyno against the stock cooler to measure the gains in power and reduction in temperatures. These tests are repeated until we are confident we can provide an industry leading product!
*Please note – This will not fit Audi S3 facelift 2017 onwards – Some modification to Audi S3 and TTS may be necessary*
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AUDI A3 8V 2.0 TFSI
AUDI S3 8V 2.0 TFSI
Audi TT 8S 2.0 TFSI
Audi TTS 8S 2.0 TFSI
SEAT LEON 5F 1.8 TSI
SEAT LEON 5F CUPRA
SEAT LEON 5F CUPRA 4WD
Skoda Octavia 5E vRS
Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI
Volkswagen Golf 7 R