Following the success of the VAG EA888 Gen 3 intercooler upgrade, AIRTEC Motorsport have a full big boost pipe kit to further compliment those cars running 400 bhp+, in particular cars with turbo conversions. And now, it can be purchased as a complete bundle giving your car a comprehensive cooling package.
Featuring a 60mm core design together with high-flow cast end tanks, the AIRTEC intercooler offers much greater surface area, efficiency and volume over standard. Despite this improvement, it fits neatly behind the original bumper, requires no trimming or cutting and can be used with the original hoses.
As with all AIRTEC products, the intercooler was tested back-to-back on the dyno against the OEM item. This showed a huge reduction in air charge temperatures over standard.
Our test car was fitted with a Cobra cat-back exhaust system and running Revo Stage 1 software.
Stock intercooler temps reduce to an average of 64 degrees and peak at 68 degrees (after 5 back-to-back runs). On the Stage 1 Revo software, the car struggled to produce a peak power increase of 40bhp, due to the restrictive and inefficient OEM VW intercooler being unable to cool the intake temperatures effectively.
With the AIRTEC intercooler fitted, the IAT saw a huge drop of 120 degrees, keeping temps much closer to ambient temperature and proving to be more reliable run after run. This gave a huge increase in performance, shown by the dyno test results from AmD Tuning rolling road test day.
Big Boost Pipe Kit
AIRTEC Motorsport big boost pipe kit for the MQB EA888.3 platform. Designed to increase power and torque figures by replacing the standard restrictive boost pipes and improving air flow.
With larger internal diameters on the pipework, less restriction means a smoother air flow and an increase of power.
Fits the following vehicles:
- Volkswagen Golf Mk7/7.5 R – 2.0 TSI
- Volkswagen Golf Mk7/7.5 GTI incl. Clubsport and Clubsport S – 2.0 TSI
- Seat Leon Cupra 265/280/290/300 – 2.0 TSI
- Seat Leon – 1.9/2.0 TSI
- Audi S3 8V (Hatchback and Saloon variants) – 2.0 TSI
- Audi TTS 8S – 2.0 TSI
- Audi TT 8S – 1.8/2.0 TSI
- Audi A3 8V – 1.8/2.0 TSI
- Skoda Octavia vRS – 2.0 TSI