Want the ultimate performance and piece of mind from your 2.0TSI? You've found it.
We are excited to announce the details of the latest product offering from Racingline Performance - the Racingline OEM+ Stage 3 kit for the Golf 7/Audi S3/MQB 2.0T EA888 Gen 3.
A complete and well-thought-out turn-key solution that blends ultimate performance with peace of mind.
What is a hybrid turbocharger?
The kit is centred around a larger turbocharger, using the stock factory IHI turbocharger housing as a base.
Inside, however, the internals are redesigned from scratch with a custom turbine wheel and high quality bearing pack to safely accommodate the increased power level.
For you, this means piece of mind. Installation is simple and worry-free, as it reuses every factory fitment, oil line and coolant connection - even the factory gaskets. No aftermarket fixings, no adaptors, no worries for thousands of hard miles of enjoyment.
If you already have an aftermarket 3" downpipe, intake system and/or intercooler - it's all reusable with the Stage 3 kit.
Every single turbo is entirely built in the UK, balanced, checked and tested to in excess of its maximum operating speed on a Vane Flow Test Rig machine to ensure perfect quality each time. The wastegate is then calibrated for precise operation and control to ensure full integration with the OEM+ calibration.
What's included in the kit?
For the Australian market we will be supplying the kit in two levels - Stage 3 and Stage 3+ - with the later including an upgraded HPFP.
As well as the turbo itself, a Turbo Muffler Delete, the Turbo 90 High Flow Elbow and the High Flow Turbo inlet pipe are included in the base Stage 3 kit.
In order to extract the maximum power from the larger turbocharger, an upgraded high pressure fuel pump (HPFP) is required, which is included as part of the Stage 3+ kit.
The new Racingline upgraded HPFP has been thoroughly developed on road and track over the past 12 months to support the Stage 3+ kit, flowing over 50% more than the factory pump. The HPFP supplies the necessary pressure and volume to the fuel rail to comfortably service up to 650hp.
How does it perform?
It's impressive to say the least. Stage 3 is rated to 470hp, while Stage 3+ is rated to 500hp.
In Brisbane on our Dynapak hub dyno, multiple Stage 3+ equipped Golf R's have produced almost 350kw and 600nm at the hubs.
Compare this to a standard Golf R which makes around 200kw and 380nm on our hub dyno, and you start to understand the performance a Stage 3+ car is capable of.
On the road this immense power and torque combined with a tuned DSG has delivered a 0-100km/h time of just 3 seconds, putting a Stage 3+ Golf R, S3 or TT well within supercar punishing territory.
At Willowbank Raceway here in Queensland we've recorded a staggering 10.956 second 1/4 mile at 127.9mph.
In spite of these impressive figures, the Stage 3 kit does not detract from the overall driveability of the car. As with all Racingline performance upgrades, drivability and reliability are right up there alongside outright performance. Using the stock IHI housing ensures a low-lag spool on the turbo and great efficiency - to the benefit of power, smoothness and even economy.
Is it safe?
At this level, all of the supporting hardware is stable and safe, and all of the ECU’s component protection systems are fully operational. Other tuners have witnessed engine and turbo failures when pushing beyond this level, particularly without a built engine.
We don’t want this to happen to you, which is why Racingline are offering a safer, reliable, turn-key package at safe peak power levels.
Speaking of testing, we have subjected it to some of the most extreme conditions including Motor magazines Hot Tuner challenge 2016 and World Time Attack 2016, plus countless track days and drag strip events. Between both the Australian development cars, our Golf R and S1, there are over 1300 dyno pulls between them in temperatures up to 40 degrees celsius.
So you're ready to go Stage 3, now what?
In conjunction with the Stage 3 kit, there are a couple of other 'must haves'.
At this power level, the Racingline R600 intake system is highly recommended, although other intakes are compatible. You will also require a 3" downpipe with high flow cat and an upgraded intercooler.
With a manual transmission, an upgraded clutch is required, and we supply and recommend our Torque Control heavy duty clutch which is capable of withstanding over 600nm of torque whilst maintaining good pedal feel.
For DSG transmissions, our unique Harding Performance Stage 3 DSG software is required to handle the torque. This software is specially calibrated for the stock clutches, and only by delving deeper into the calibration, can we achieve such incredible figures from these clutches.
To view pricing, please visit our online store. To order your Racingline Stage 3 kit, please contact us or your nearest distributor.