VW MK7 Golf/Sportwagen/Alltrack APR IS38 Turbo ECU Upgrade


APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 Gen 3 engine!

APR’s ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 1.8T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APR’s optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engine’s capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The software loads to the factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install.


APR ECU Upgrade Stages

APR’s ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware or transmission modifications. Specific software is available for use with a FWD Downpipe or AWD Downpipe, factory GTI IS20 turbo upgrade, and factory Golf R IS38 turbo upgrade. Each stage is fully compatible with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications.


APR IS38 Turbo Upgrade

This ECU Upgrade requires the factory IS38 turbocharger, found on the MK7 Golf R. It requires FWD Downpipe or AWD Downpipe, upgraded intake and intercooler. It produces 351-357 HP with 335-341 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 146-188 HP and 160-169 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band.


To get more power the vehicle can be outfitted with a catback exhaust and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU. APR's TCU Upgrade may be required to prevent transmission slip, and is required to achieve a higher redline. APR recommends using colder heat-range spark plugs (Ex: NGK-R7437-9), properly gapped to a tighter gap (Ex: 0.024" ±0.002" or 0.6mm ±0.05mm), properly installed and torqued (Ex: Per the manufacturer's specifications), and maintained with a shorter changer interval (Ex: 10,000-15,000 mi or 16,000-24,000 km).


About APR

Attention International Buyers! We cannot ship APR products internationally. We are authorized to ship products within the United States Only.

LLC is an automotive engineering firm operating a 36,000 sq. ft. performance campus in Opelika, AL. APR was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of Integrity, Excellence and Innovation. APR's Sole Mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles.

APR, Enhancing the Driving Experience with No Compromise.


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