VW Golf VII GTi Performance Stage 3 IS38

The Golf VII GTi with the Performance pack comes with 230hp from the factory. This particular GTi is equiped with a limited slip differential, bigger brakes and a magnetic ride suspension direct from the factory. It really is a very well balanced car with amazing handling, but the customer needed extra power.

Our recommendation was to install an IS38 turbo from it’s bigger sister: IS38 turbo from the Golf 7R. This turbo can bring some serious gains when combines with a full exhaust. The car already had a carbon intake from APR so we were ready.

The results: 374hp with an amazing powerband through the revrange and almost 550Nm of torque!


Upgrade specifications

  • 98RON fuel
  • IS38 turbo from Golf 7R
  • Full 76mm (3.0″) exhaust with 100cell sports cat
  • Etuners Stage 3 Gen3 MQB ECU remap
  • Compatible also with DSG gearboxes


Performance results

  • Maximum power: 374hp (measured 245hp stock), gains  130hp
  • Maximum wheel hub torque: 550Nm (measured 350Nm as stock), gains 200Nm




  • Anthony rutherford Posted July 30, 2019 9:33 pm

    How much does it cost to take it to stage 3???

    • Stelios Alexandrakis Posted July 31, 2019 11:54 am

      To get to stage3 you will need an IS38 turbocharger, upgraded exhaust and a larger intercooler. Costs can vary depending on your choice of parts and where in the world you live in.

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