Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

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Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by AshTDi » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:32 pm

After coming across many overseas reviews online on the is38 upgrade. I think it would be a great idea to share our own, seeing as our fuel quality isn't so good here etc. What do you love/hate about it, pros and cons. This topic may even sway decisions into or out of doing the upgrade. The floor is yours

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by Le Clue » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:06 am

AshTDi wrote:After coming across many overseas reviews online on the is38 upgrade. I think it would be a great idea to share our own, seeing as our fuel quality isn't so good here etc. What do you love/hate about it, pros and cons. This topic may even sway decisions into or out of doing the upgrade. The floor is yours Image

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As far as i have seen IS38 is the best thing since K04. Pump fuel the Revo Stage 3 guys are way over 300whp. I can't see any negatives except for the replacement of front tyres more regularly :lol:
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by dazza » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:44 am

Ruan's IS38 on Revo 3 is a beast, There is no question it is well worth it
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by jaredm » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:48 am

Is38 is the new k04, epic conversion. Only downfall is it requires a flash, no pnp supports it at the moment. I know with the g6 it was the same but the whole td1 thing makes me nervous.

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by SoDub » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:30 pm

dazza wrote:Ruan's IS38 on Revo 3 is a beast, There is no question it is well worth it
Holds off a c63s AMG rolling too!
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by J-10-M » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:53 pm

VeeDubbed wrote:
dazza wrote:Ruan's IS38 on Revo 3 is a beast, There is no question it is well worth it
Holds off a c63s AMG rolling too!
Evidence :hi: :hi:
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by Springer_30 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:54 pm

Another option is to go hybrid IS20 like I have
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by AshTDi » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:06 pm

Curious to know what power you're making with the hybrid IS20 bud

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by Springer_30 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:11 pm

AshTDi wrote:Curious to know what power you're making with the hybrid IS20 bud

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Post by jippo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:53 pm

Also keen to hear
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by SemiColon » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:43 am

J-10-M wrote:
VeeDubbed wrote:
dazza wrote:Ruan's IS38 on Revo 3 is a beast, There is no question it is well worth it
Holds off a c63s AMG rolling too!
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by UzziB » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:15 pm

:drool:
comparing the is38 to the ko4, is it bigger? What boost can it handle?
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by Smok3X » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:36 pm

Very impressive! What kind of airflow do they get in grams/sec?

Do they suffer from similar turbo failures that the stock G7 GTi turbo does?
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by Le Clue » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:36 am

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by Springer_30 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:46 pm

Smok3X wrote:Very impressive! What kind of airflow do they get in grams/sec?

Do they suffer from similar turbo failures that the stock G7 GTi turbo does?
IS38 (G7R & S3) and IS20 (G7) both suffer from turbo failures, more so the earlier revisions
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by AshTDi » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:29 pm

My review after 2 weeks...car is a beast! An upgrade thats worthwhile!

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by SO SPI C » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:35 pm

Would the is38 fit on a G6? :razz:
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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by AshTDi » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:38 pm

Lol! Don't think so

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by SO SPI C » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:40 pm

AshTDi wrote:Lol! Don't think so

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by AshTDi » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:34 pm

But I could be wrong...maybe someone else here would know?

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Post by jaredm » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:05 pm

AshTDi wrote:My review after 2 weeks...car is a beast! An upgrade thats worthwhile!

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What sort of power are you making bud? Supporting mods? Do you have a flash or pnp?

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by AshTDi » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:15 pm

I have: 76mm turbo back exhaust and VW R600 intake. Flashed. Making about 260wkw and 489wnm

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by jaredm » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:49 pm

Damn, that is sick power. So no fueling or cooling mods? Meth?

Sorry for all the questions, currently have dp and intake and really considering doing the IS38 next instead of going full bolt ons.

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by AshTDi » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:57 pm

95 pump file. Nothing else. Intercooler will go on soon

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Re: Local reviews - MK7 GTI IS38 upgrade

Post by jaredm » Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:48 pm

That is epic. With cooling mods and meth/octane you will see even better figures.


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