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Aftermarket Turbo Options

psychonosspaz

Go Kart Champion
Location
PNW
Thought I would get this thread rolling for the purpose of tracking new and upcoming turbo solutions for our cars. I think what everyone is curious on is reliability, expected and seen power (dyno #s), price, required additional things needed to run it (fueling, software), and additional opinions (was it worth it? How does it feel on street, track, etc)...right now the major solutions I am tracking are:

IS20/38 Hybrid solutions

DBV2: https://m.facebook.com/DBV2SI/
Price: +/- 3600 CAD
EST. WHP:350-420
Type Turbo:
Supporting Mods Required: FBO recommended w/Eurodyne Tuning (preferred)
Pros:
Cons:
Reviews:

TAMIOKA: https://www.tomiokaracing.com/produc...audi-mqb-ea888

Price: $1,710 shipped with 10% off through EDO Performance (turbo only option)

EST WHP: ~400 with stock fueling and custom tune with at least intake, DP and IC

Type Turbo: IS38 sized with bigger wheels

Supporting Mods Required: None really, but IC, DP and custom tune would be best

Pros: It looks OEM. Normal driving feels like stock.

Cons: Supplied DP gasket is too thick. More lag than IS20.

Reviews: TBD, still tuning on JB4 (Diggs)



https://datazap.me/u/diggs24/tomioka-map6-is20?log=0&data=1-3-4-11-14-18

LITCO: https://m.facebook.com/thelittleturbocompany/
Price:
EST WHP:
Type Turbo:
Supporting Mods Required:
Pros:
Cons:
Reviews:

TTE 525R:
https://www.uspmotorsports.com/Engi...25R-Turbocharger-Includes-TTE-Intake-BOV.html
Price:
EST WHP:
Type Turbo:
Supporting Mods Required:
Pros:
Cons:
Reviews:

New Design

Mabotech: http://www.mabotech.net/product/mqb-stage-3/

Mabotech M560is Big Turbo Build
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sh...m/forums/showthread.php?p=596534&share_type=t
Price: 4000-5000
EST WHP: 430-500
Type Turbo:
Supporting Mods Required:
Pros: Dual BB Turbo
Cons:
Reviews:

BOSS 500/600: https://www.maperformance.com/produ...MI3p2vkOyL2gIVwrfACh3C7giKEAQYASABEgLGcvD_BwE
Price:
EST WHP:
Type Turbo:
Supporting Mods Required:
Pros:
Cons:
Reviews:

VARGAS:
http://performance.vargasturbo.com/vwvag/
Price:
EST WHP:
Type Turbo:
Supporting Mods Required:
Pros:
Cons:
Reviews:

PnP Turbo LM500:

https://www.turbolader24.de/epages/.../44092193/Products/"EA888+LM500"&Locale=de_DE

Upgrade-Turbo PnP-Turbo LM500 turbocharger
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sh...m/forums/showthread.php?p=480223&share_type=t
Price: 2,600 Euro
EST WHP:
Type Turbo:
Supporting Mods Required: MTR, HDP recommended tuning (euro)
Pros:
Cons:
Reviews:

If you have any of these, or others I didn't mention please begin to build out this thread for the rest of us who are looking for a better turbo solution for our vehicles. This should become a one stop shop for reading up on all things aftermarket turbo for these vehicles. Thanks!
 
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JKoehle

Ready to race!
A big selling point for me on these “hybrids” will be/is their price relative to an IS38 & a protune, be it Maestro or Cobb. Depending on what condition you get your turbo in and your tuner you can be in well under $1500 vs $3000 for what not might be that big of a bump in power over the IS38 option is making this decision more difficult than it was on previous generations.
 

crystalwhiteveedub

Gas Sipper
Location
South Georgia
Car(s)
2009 5 Door GTI
I have the Mabotech M560is. Just put down 484 whp on 93 pump gas/methanol. Retails for $4495 and is a true Dual Ball Bearing Turbo unlike most of the is38 hybrids, vargas turbo, etc.

Bolts in just like an is38 install and provides spooltime of a hybrid with top end of a big turbo.

Other options from mabotech are m480is ($3950) and M680is ($4995)
 

PacDawg

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Gilroy, CA
I have a tamioka in my possesion but want to see how fast I can go with is38 before switching out. I believe its the most affordable turbo in the market without needing core replacement and seems to perform well from folks initial results.
 

BravoMike

Go Kart Champion
Location
Indianapolis
Thank you for starting this thread!
 

psychonosspaz

Go Kart Champion
Location
PNW
I have the Mabotech M560is. Just put down 484 whp on 93 pump gas/methanol. Retails for $4495 and is a true Dual Ball Bearing Turbo unlike most of the is38 hybrids, vargas turbo, etc.

Bolts in just like an is38 install and provides spooltime of a hybrid with top end of a big turbo.

Other options from mabotech are m480is ($3950) and M680is ($4995)


What software are you running with it? Haven't heard anything about these turbos...
 

Scrodee

Ready to race!
Location
CSRA
Mabotech’s based on the Dominican Republic, I believe. Seen a few threads with some Seats running their stuff. They have a public fb page, Mabotech Tuning.

Mabotech M560is Big Turbo Build
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sh...om/forums/showthread.php?t=40247&share_type=t


'17 Night Blue Metallic GTI Sport 6MT | Southbend Stage 2 Daily | Boomba short shift adapter and knob | VWR downpipe, intercooler, turbo inlet pipe, & turbo muffler delete | AFE drop-in filter | AWE track catback with Vibrant 1750 resonator | Cobb AP, tuned by 5150
 
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Scrodee

Ready to race!
Location
CSRA
There’s the TTE series stuff also, quite a few shops in Germany tuning these.
https://www.uspmotorsports.com/Engi...25R-Turbocharger-Includes-TTE-Intake-BOV.html


'17 Night Blue Metallic GTI Sport 6MT | Southbend Stage 2 Daily | Boomba short shift adapter and knob | VWR downpipe, intercooler, turbo inlet pipe, & turbo muffler delete | AFE drop-in filter | AWE track catback with Vibrant 1750 resonator | Cobb AP, tuned by 5150
 
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Scrodee

Ready to race!
Location
CSRA

Scrodee

Ready to race!
Location
CSRA

Scrodee

Ready to race!
Location
CSRA

Oldschoolmk7

Go Kart Champion
Location
Yonder
Which aftermarket turbo is going to keep a fair amount of torque around 3k rpms?
 
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