• APR offering 1.8T Gen 3 EA888 IS38 turbocharger upgrade - 320 whp

      The 2.0 EA888 motors get the majority of the love but the IS38 turbocharger is a nice upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 engines. Keep in mind the IS38 turbocharger is factory equipment on the MKVII Volkswagen Golf R and the Audi S3.

      Just look at the difference going from stock to the IS38 with APR tuning. The 1.8T makes 146 all wheel horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels stock. On race gas with the IS38 the numbers jump to 320 awhp and 317 awtq respectively:

      That is a night and day difference. The 91 octane pump gas figures for the IS38 are 313 awhp and 313 awtq so not even much of loss over race gas:

      This is a very nice cost effective upgrade 1.8 TSI EA88 owners.

      APR's software starts at $699 for new customers or $399 for existing customers.

      Quote Originally Posted by APR
      his ECU Upgrade requires the factory IS38 turbocharger, found on the MK7 Golf R. It requires a FWD Downpipe or AWD Downpipe, upgraded intake and intercooler. It produces 351-357 HP with 335-341 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 146-188 HP and 160-169 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band.

      To get more power the vehicle can be outfitted with a catback exhaust and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU. APR's TCU Upgrade may be required to prevent transmission slip, and is required to acheive a higher redline. APR recommends using colder heat-range spark plugs (Ex: NGK-R7437-9), properly gapped to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024" 0.002" or 0.6mm 0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturers specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km).
      The new APR 2017 1.8 TSI Golf Sportwagen / Alltrack engine and transmission upgrades are here!

      • 234-245 HP / 274-301 FTLBS - Stage 1 (Just software)
      • 246-247 HP / 275-301 FTLBS - Stage 2 (Downpipe)
      • 274-306 HP / 308-326 FTLBS - IS20 GTI Turbo Upgrade (Stock DP)
      • 284-319 HP / 311-330 FTLBS - IS20 GTI Turbo Upgrade (APR DP)
      • 351-357 HP / 335-341 FTLBS - IS38 Golf R Turbo Upgrade


      This article was originally published in forum thread: APR 1.8T ECU, TCU, IS20, IS38 Upgrades - Up to 350+ HP Now Available! started by Arin@APR View original post
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. KEMA's Avatar
        KEMA -
        APR is on a roll. I so want to pick up an S1 and go with the S/R OEM upgrade. 360 ponies, manual and Quattro. The definition of a pocket rocket.

        Will pursue after I pick the GTS up next week. So many great cars and upgrades available. Need a new garage!
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Imagine whats going to happen when a real stock location turbo upgrade shows up....Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Imagine whats going to happen when a real stock location turbo upgrade shows up....Click here to enlarge
        APR has some options there...