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    • VTT MQB EA888 Cast Stage 2/2+ turbocharger dyno, 1/4 mile, and 60-130 results on a MKVII GTI

      Vargas Turbo has a turbo upgrade coming up for the VW MQB/EA888 platforms which will be sold exclusively through ECS Tuning. The expected release date is April of this year but for now we have some good data to go over from the test car.


      Here are the details:

      Stage 2:
      Turbine wheel: 56.5mm Inducer /
      53.6mm Exducer 9 blades
      Compressor wheel: 54.1mm Inducer / 71.4mm Exducer 6x6 Blades with extended tips
      (Roughly Equivalent to a Garrett GTX2971R rated at 560HP)

      Stage 2+:
      Turbine wheel: 56.5mm Inducer / 53.6mm
      Exducer 9 blades
      Compressor wheel: 58mm Inducer / 76.6mm Exducer 6x6 Blades with extended tips
      (Roughly Equivalent to a Garrett GTX2976R rated at 640HP)


      Car Mod list:
      2017 GTI PP
      VTT Cast Stage 2 turbocharger upgrade
      Custom UM tune
      Custom Twin Walbro LPFP set up in tank
      PR Port injection kit 1300CC injectors
      IE Intercooler
      UM Flex kit
      4 bar map sensors
      ECS intake
      ECS Charge pipe kit
      ATP downpipe
      Cobb Exhaust
      UM DSG Tune
      E80 in the tank

      Dynos:

      1st Graph STD Correction: 523.97WH/462.22WTQ


      2nd Graph SAE Correction: 511.36WHP/451.09WTQ


      3rd Graph Uncorrected: 515.39/454.65WTQ


      1/4 Mile Results:

      We took the car out and got it into the 10's after 3 attempts with
      mechanical issues all 3 times. This trip to the track was not without its own
      challenges as it was a low attendance "Test and Tune" day with very little
      regard for track prep, and only 1 lane open. Last time to the track on an NHRA
      test and tune we very good prep. We were cutting 1.6 60 foots launching around
      14 psi. This time we had to drop boost down to around 9 psi at launch or it would just
      light the tires on launch and bounce off the rev limited killing the ET. You
      can see it took a couple runs to get it dialed to hook at all, which we still
      managed 11.1's both runs with a day high trap of 127.44MPH on our first run. The
      track got worse as the day went on, but by dropping the boost on launch we were
      able to get it into the 10's twice. With the 1.6's of the previous week we believe 10.7's
      or better would have been had.

      We would not have been able to do this without the help of UM, and their great tuning. With our turbo and solid tuning, these cars are just flat out FAST!


      60-130 Results:

      100% full weight, all interior in(plus a 40lb car seat), stock wheels, and tires. Was able to get it to hook up in 3rd by getting the tires a little warm with a rolling 2nd gear burn out before the run. Tried multiple times, and this was the only time it hooked up. With our drag Radials on we think we could get it even lower. (we used Dragy for these results)

      7.88s:


      7.95s:


      Availability:

      April 2018. Initial release exclusively through ECS tuning.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: VTT MQB Cast Stage 2 Turbocharger; 500+ WHP, 7.88 60-130, 10.985@126.21 MPH 1/4!!! started by Chris@VargasTurboTech View original post
      Comments 3 Comments
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Wow, 127+mph on the smaller of the two turbos is very impressive with a great looking, flat, torque curve as well. The amount of cheap speed that can be had today is absurd.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Wow, 127+mph on the smaller of the two turbos is very impressive with a great looking, flat, torque curve as well. The amount of cheap speed that can be had today is absurd.
        It's hard not to like the MKVII Golf.
      1. Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Chris@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's hard not to like the MKVII Golf.
        Tony constantly tells me how fast it feels and how much he likes that little car. I kinda want one myself.