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IE VW & Audi 2.0T TSI Gen 3 IS38 MQB Performance ECU Tune | Fits MK7 Golf R & 8V S3

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IE VW & Audi 2.0T TSI Gen 3 IS38 MQB Performance ECU Tune | Fits MK7 Golf R & 8V S3
IE VW & Audi 2.0T TSI Gen 3 IS38 MQB Performance ECU Tune | Fits MK7 Golf R & 8V S3
IE VW & Audi 2.0T TSI Gen 3 IS38 MQB Performance ECU Tune | Fits MK7 Golf R & 8V S3
IE VW & Audi 2.0T TSI Gen 3 IS38 MQB Performance ECU Tune | Fits MK7 Golf R & 8V S3
IE VW & Audi 2.0T TSI Gen 3 IS38 MQB Performance ECU Tune | Fits MK7 Golf R & 8V S3
IE VW & Audi 2.0T TSI Gen 3 IS38 MQB Performance ECU Tune | Fits MK7 Golf R & 8V S3
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Inject some adrenaline and excitement into your right foot by adding serious power to your 2015-2021 VW Golf R or Audi S3. In only minutes you can unleash your engine's performance potential while maintaining factory reliability and comfort. Get ready to blow away the competition and transform your peppy 2.0T into a powerhouse monster!

SIMPLE DIY
FLASH AT HOME
POWER IN MINUTES

MULTIPLE STAGES
POWER OPTIONS
FUEL OPTIMIZED

INSTANT FUN
FEATURE PACKED
ENJOY YOUR DRIVE

 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Horsepower & torque gains maximized
  • Stock boost control optimized for all conditions
  • 91, 93, & 104 pump octanes available (95, 98, & 108 RON)
  • Optional TrueFlex adapts from 91 pump all the way to full E85
  • Includes optional High Torque & Low Torque files
  • Rev limiter increased to 7000 RPM (with DSG flash)
  • Launch control torque increased for faster launches
  • Brake boosting enabled for rolling launches
  • Road speed limiters removed
  • Exhaust Crackle feature available for Stage 2
  • Engineered for all climates and elevations
  • Direct port OBDII at-home flashing
  • Easy octane switching takes only minutes
  • Upgrade stages to match hardware upgrades
  • Simple on/off feature toggling with POWERlink
  • Read and clear diagnostic/problem codes
  • Easy to use Data-logger
 

EA888.3 IS38 STAGE 1

IE Stage 1 ECU calibration dramatically increases performance leaving no hidden power on the table, and safely maxes out the factory turbocharger's horsepower & torque capability. Engineered to operate on entirely stock hardware and compatible with basic bolt-ons (intake, turbo inlet, intercooler).

See the performance tab for power and dyno results

EA888.3 IS38 STAGE 2

IE Stage 2 software is for full bolt-on stock turbo builds running an aftermarket racing downpipe and catalyst. IE calibrators use advanced tuning strategies to extract additional power and account for the increased flow from an upgraded downpipe and performance hardware. The required hardware upgrades for stage 2 will increase airflow, exhaust flow, lower intake air temps, provide faster IAT recovery, and produce an overall more efficient and faster vehicle on the stock turbocharger.

See below for a complete list of Stage 2 hardware requirements

UPGRADING STAGES

Upgrading from Stage 1 to Stage 2 or beyond is easy! With IE, you only pay the difference in tune cost with no extra fees. When you install the required matching hardware, simply follow the link on your IE POWERlink software to purchase the tune upgrade and you will be blowing away the competition in minutes!

HIGH/LOW TORQUE FILES

IE High Torque ECU calibrations maximize power gains throughout the entire powerband which quickly exceeds the torque limitations of the factory DSG calibration (auto trans) or the stock clutch (manual trans) that leads to clutch slipping. Stage 1 and Stage 2 files include optional Low Torque files for vehicles with stock DSG tune or stock clutch. Both high and low torque files are included and can be switched between as often as you like.

High Torque files require the additional purchase of a DSG transmission tune or clutch upgrade.


FEATURES & OPTIONS

INCREASED RPM

To take advantage of the new larger power band, factory rev limits have been raised to 7000RPM in all stages. On DSG equipped cars, the transmission will shift slightly before the new engine RPM (6900RPM).

DSG Tune is required to unlock higher RPM.

TRUEFLEX ETHANOL

E85 fuel unlocks the most performance potential from our ECU tunes for your Golf R or S3 Gen 3 engine. Ethanol contains tons of oxygen, burns cooler, and has a high resistance to knock. This provides more horsepower and torque than running conventional gasoline and is more readily available (in most states) and less expensive than race gas. IE TrueFlex tunes take this a step further and allow for 91 octane all the way up to full E85 or anything in between on one tune without the need to reflash! TrueFlex is an included option with all stages (2015-2017).

Click the TrueFlex tab above to learn more about this exciting feature

EXHAUST CRACKLE

Enabling the Exhaust Crackle feature will add a motorsport-inspired crackle sound to your exhaust note when you free-rev the engine or decelerate. This feature can be flashed on or off at will with your IE POWERlink.

For the most aggressive pops and bangs an aftermarket catback system is recommended.

BRAKE BOOST

Brake Boosting provides a competitive edge in a roll racing scenario. While maintaining a constant speed and throttle position, apply brake pressure with the left foot to build boost at speed resulting in a rolling launch when brake pressure is released.

RELIABILITY TESTING

IE's fully proven software brings track-ready ECU programming to your IS38 turbocharged 2.0T engine while retaining factory comfort and reliability. IE's own tuning technology suite is used to completely reverse-engineer the factory ECU mapping, allowing our software engineers access to realign all safety protocols and sensors for the new performance calibration. Every tune parameter undergoes months of testing on our in-house dyno systems that utilize the world's only Sea Level Generator developed specifically to verify tune operations in any condition. Confidently drive from LA to Pikes Peak with power that will keep you smiling every mile!  


HARDWARE GUIDE

 

STAGE 1 COMPATABILITY

PART UPGRADE COMPATIBLE REQUIREMENT

DSG TUNE OR CLUTCH UPGRADE

 

REQUIRED FOR HIGH TORQUE FILES

AIR INTAKE

 

COMPATIBLE NOT REQUIRED

INTERCOOLER

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR TRUEFLEX

TURBO INLET PIPE

 

COMPATIBLE NOT REQUIRED

CATBACK EXHAUST

 

COMPATIBLE NOT REQUIRED

HPFP UPGRADE

 

REQUIRED FOR TRUEFLEX ONLY

DOWNPIPE

X

Not Compatible With Stage 1

 

STAGE 2 COMPATABILITY

PART UPGRADE COMPATIBLE REQUIREMENT

DOWNPIPE

 

REQUIRED

DSG TUNE OR CLUTCH UPGRADE

 

REQUIRED FOR HIGH TORQUE FILES

INTERCOOLER

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

AIR INTAKE

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

TURBO INLET PIPE

 

RECOMMENDED

HPFP UPGRADE

 

REQUIRED FOR TRUEFLEX ONLY

CATBACK EXHAUST

 

COMPATIBLE ON ALL STAGES

 

TRUEFLEX

PART UPGRADE COMPATIBLE REQUIREMENT

IE TRUEFLEX HARNESS

 

REQUIRED FOR TRUEFLEX (ANY STAGE)

HPFP UPGRADE

 

REQUIRED FOR TRUEFLEX (ANY STAGE)

IE DSG TUNE

 

REQUIRED FOR TRUEFLEX (ANY STAGE)

INTERCOOLER

 

RECOMMENDED FOR STAGE 1 REQUIRED OR STAGE 2

DOWNPIPE NOTICE: BY PURCHASING A MOTORSPORT/RACING PRODUCT ("PRODUCT"), YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: THE PRODUCT IS NOT DESIGNED TO MEET ANY APPLICABLE EMISSIONS STANDARDS, WHETHER IN THE USA OR OTHERWISE, THE PRODUCT IS NOT C.A.R.B. COMPLIANT, AND THAT THE PRODUCT IS NOT FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA, USA NOR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE THE SALE OR USE IS PROHIBITED BY LAW. INTEGRATED ENGINEERING, LLC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CLAIMS THAT THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH ANY APPLICABLE EMISSIONS LAWS AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND CLAIMS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. BY PURCHASING THIS PRODUCT, YOU REPRESENT, WARRANT, AND AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM YOURSELF OF ANY LAWS OR REGULATIONS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOUR PURCHASE AND/OR USE OF THE PRODUCT.

 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Up to 492HP & 500TQ
  • Complete Garrett GT2260S turbo tuning suite
  • 91, 93, & 104 pump gas fuel maps
  • TrueFlex adapts from 91 up to E40 ethanol blend
  • Power increases throughout the powerband
  • Continues to produce power in the higher RPM range
  • Increased power with minimal added boost lag
  • Rev limiter increased to 7000 RPM (with DSG flash)
  • Optimized safely for factory engine internals
  • Launch control torque increased for faster launches
  • Brake boosting enabled for rolling launches
  • Road speed limiters removed
  • Optional exhaust Crackle feature
  • Engineered for all climates and elevations
  • Tune & turbo provides a bolt-in and go power

STAGE 3 GT2260S IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR 2015-2017 MODEL YEARS WITH NORTH AMERICAN ECUS ONLY

STAGE 3 GT2260S

IE Stage 3 GT2260S offers an easy upgrade to the bolt-on turbo with power levels delivering up to 492HP & 500TQ on pump gas! This advanced ECU calibration when combined with the Garrett turbocharger, HPFP upgrade, and stage 2 hardware (intake, intercooler, & downpipe) delivers deceivingly fast performance and exhilarating fun.

See the performance tab for full performance results and dyno charts

STAGE 3 GT2260S TRUEFLEX

Stage 3 GT2260S TrueFlex utilizes our flex-fuel sensor and harness kit to deliver race gas power on a cost-effective ethanol blend producing a heart-pounding 490HP & 493TQ! E40 is the highest blend available within the fuel system limitations providing the maximum performance numbers without pulling power for higher E%. TrueFlex will automatically adjust between 91 octane up to E40 ethanol blend. Ethanol content must not exceed the maximum E40 blend; an ethanol content sensor kit and gauge is highly recommended.

See the TrueFlex tab to learn more about this performance flex-fuel option

GARRETT POWERMAX TURBO

When selecting a turbocharger for the base of our Stage 3 ECU tuning, IE engineers and calibrators valued a large powerband of increased power and reliability without adding turbo lag. After extensive research and testing, the easy bolt-in design of the German-engineered GT2260S from Garrett proves itself as the optimal balance of increased top-end power, smooth power delivery, and responsive boost with unnoticeable lag over stock. Backed by Garretts reputaiton of reliability with over 65 years in leading the proffessional motorsport, aftermarket, and factory turbo applications. When combined with IE's calibration strategies, the result is modern street manners with truly addicting race-car performance.

TURBO SOLD SEPARATELY


GT2260S TUNE DEVELOPMENT

ADVANCED ENGINE MANAGEMENT

Installing your Garrett PowerMax GT2260S, IE Stage 3 ECU tune, and required hardware will deliver the maximum amount of power supported by the fuel system while staying well within the safe power limits of the stock engine internals. IE calibration and software engineers employed highly advanced tuning practices and equipment to develop a complete ground-up engine management system for the unique characteristics of the new boost profile and powerband. All performance calibrations and safety coding has been retained and rewritten for the substantial power gains from the larger Garrett turbocharger.

REAL-WORLD VERIFICATION

IE calibrators performed extensive mapping rework for the larger turbo. The countless testing hours of every tune iteration have gone through thousands of dyno tests, street-tested, pushed on the track and expanded to a large beta testing community. This testing process produces a massive library of data from various vehicles, fuels, climates, weather conditions, and altitudes. That data is then used to make numerous changes to the files to maximize performance, driving characteristics, and reliability. In an early beta tune track test, the results proved to produce back-to-back 10 second quarter mile runs!


FEATURES & OPTIONS

OPTIMIZED 7000 RPM LIMIT

The stock IS38 turbo begins to fall off and lose power in the higher RPM range, whereas the larger GT2260S turbo continues to make higher power to redline. The factory rev limits have been raised to 7000RPM for Stage 3, providing stronger acceleration and pull in the higher powerband over a Stage 1 or 2 car at the same RPM. DSG cars will shift slightly before the engine redline at 6900RPM.

IE DSG Tune is required for Stage 3 GT2260S ECU Tunes

BRAKE BOOST

Brake Boosting provides a competitive edge in a roll racing scenario. While maintaining a constant speed and throttle position, apply brake pressure with the left foot to build boost at speed resulting in a rolling launch when brake pressure is released.

STAGE 3 EXHAUST CRACKLE

Stage 3 files include optional exhaust overrun/crackles for an aggressive motorsport sound when you free-rev the engine or decelerate.


STAGE 3 GT2260S HARDWARE GUIDE

PART UPGRADE COMPATIBLE REQUIREMENT

GARRETT POWERMAX GT2260S TURBO

 

REQUIRED

DSG TUNE OR CLUTCH UPGRADE

 

REQUIRED

AIR INTAKE

 

REQUIRED

INTERCOOLER

 

REQUIRED

HPFP UPGRADE

 

REQUIRED

DOWNPIPE

 

REQUIRED

TRUEFLEX SENSOR & HARNESS KIT

 

REQUIRED FOR TRUEFLEX ONLY

CATBACK EXHAUST

 

COMPATIBLE, NOT REQUIRED

TURBO INLET PIPE

X

Not compatible, GT2260S includes proprietary turbo inlet

 

STAGE 3 GT2260S FITMENT GUIDE

MAKE MODEL YEAR GENERATION

VW

Golf R

2015-2017

MK7

VW

GTI

2015-2018

MK7

AUDI

S3

2015-2017

8V

AUDI

A3 (2.0T AWD only)

2015-2018

8V

IE Stage 3 tune support is not available for Audi TT & TTS ECUs.

*Stage 3 GT2260S tuning is currently expanded for North America (NA) ECUs. Rest-of-world (ROW) ECUs (Europe, Asia, Australia, etc.) may not be fully supported. Please contact IE Support before purchasing to verify your compatibility before ordering.
Early European Simos12 ECUs (5G0906259) can not be supported.

 

FULL E85 • PUMP FUEL • INSTANT ADAPTABILITY • ONE TUNE

INSTANT ADAPTABILITY

IE's TrueFlex unlocks the flexibility to run full E85 down to 91 octane gas and any mix in between on a single tune without the need to reflash the ECU. IE's software engineers and calibrators have developed our own advanced TrueFlex calibration, allowing the ECU to safely adjust for ethanol content down to the exact percentage in real-time. This powerful programming brings the ease and confidence to fill up at the pump and make the most power available from your fuel choice without having to drain, verify blends, or reflash the ECU.

E85 TrueFlex is an included option for 2015-2017 stage 1 & 2 tunes and up to E40 on stage 3. Stage 1 and 2018+ support is coming soon!

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE

Factory equipped flex-fuel calibrations are designed to adjust for the cleanest emissions for different ethanol blends to get the highest MPG. This typically results in maximum timing for the lowest octane (91) across the entire range up to E85, leaving loads of untapped power on the table. IE TrueFlex is a complete performance adaptation that makes instant and continuous adjustments to performance maps such as boost and timing and releases the most available power for the fuel mix as it enters the cylinder.

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