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  • WTF? Equilibrium Tuning MKVII Golf R with EQT Vortex turbo upgrade makes 609 awhp on stock 2.0 EA888 motor

    Exactly what kind of voodoo is at work here? To the knowledge of VWBoost this is the first and only MKVII Volkswagen Golf R to top 600 horsepower at all four wheels on the factory 2.0 EA888 engine internals.


    Even the catback exhaust is stock.

    Will the engine last?


    Probably not but that is incredible power and a great looking curve to go with it.

    This was achieved on E85 with MPI (supplemental port fuel injection) at around 34 psi of boost.

    Incredible!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: WTF? Equilibrium Tuning MKVII Golf R with EQT Vortex turbo upgrade makes 609 awhp on stock 2.0 EA888 motor started by Sticky View original post
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    1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
      Tony@VargasTurboTech -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      Exactly what kind of voodoo is at work here? To the knowledge of VWBoost this is the first and only MKVII Volkswagen Golf R to top 600 horsepower at all four wheels on the factory 2.0 EA888 engine internals.


      Even the catback exhaust is stock.

      Will the engine last?

      Probably not but that is incredible power and a great looking curve to go with it.

      This was achieved on E85 with MPI (supplemental port fuel injection) at around 34 psi of boost.

      Incredible!
      LOL, yeah minus 20% for the real world. I think you forgot, we did a literal same day dyno test with their dyno, and ours, it read between 15-20% higher on the SAME car, SAME day, no tuning changes. Ahhhh you got to love a dynocom when you absolutely positively want to exgaerate your numbers.... In case anyone doesn't feel like doing the math. 609 - 15% is 517.65WHP, and minus 20% is 487.20. This is not bashing a dynocom. We literally tested our car on our dyno, drove the hour to their shop, and tested our car on their dyno with no changes. the results were 15-20% higher. Facts

      These engines will last fine at 480-525WHP. We drove ours for 20K miles at those levels no issues.

      Joe if you want the back to back graphs just email me. Be glad to provide them...

      Edit: Joe graphs sent
    1. richpike's Avatar
      richpike -
      Holy hell. I will say, everything I read on the EA888 says it is a super stout little engine. Problems are rare and it’s usually in a super light chassis so it’s easy to post good track numbers too. The only “real” issue I’ve seen with it is the plastic oil pan fails regularly due to road debris. But it’s a simple (and cheap) fix to a metal one.

      -Rich
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
      LOL, yeah minus 20% for the real world. I think you forgot, we did a literal same day dyno test with their dyno, and ours, it read between 15-20% higher on the SAME car, SAME day, no tuning changes. Ahhhh you got to love a dynocom when you absolutely positively want to exgaerate your numbers....
      I had no idea you tested these guys dyno.

      I just posted what was sent to me. I was impressed to see this on the factory motor.

      Yes, Dynocoms read high but I still think this is impressive.

      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
      Joe if you want the back to back graphs just email me. Be glad to provide them...
      Absolutely! I'd love more data on this.
    1. Stevenh's Avatar
      Stevenh -
      Too many Dyno sheets! Not enough performance data!

      Seriously though, dragy has made backing up dyno numbers so accessible that I question new records if performance data isn't available.
    1. 135idct's Avatar
      135idct -
      60-130 time? to see if it's real 600whp or fake
    1. itslikeanegg's Avatar
      itslikeanegg -
      Ed at EQT ran a 10.46 quarter making a lot less power earlier this year. His dyno readings can be compared with many other similar reading dynos while Tony / VTT is salty that EQT has the better turbo making more power with better spool. EQT will get track numbers on the current tune eventually.
    1. Stevenh's Avatar
      Stevenh -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by itslikeanegg Click here to enlarge
      Ed at EQT ran a 10.46 quarter making a lot less power earlier this year. His dyno readings can be compared with many other similar reading dynos while Tony / VTT is salty that EQT has the better turbo making more power with better spool. EQT will get track numbers on the current tune eventually.
      Great. Come back when you have the track numbers plz.
    1. itslikeanegg's Avatar
      itslikeanegg -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
      Great. Come back when you have the track numbers plz.
      Ed at EQT actively tracks the car, both circuit and drag. He'll get the numbers soon enough on his own car. Tony / VTT's reputation is well known and less than stellar.
    1. Stevenh's Avatar
      Stevenh -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by itslikeanegg Click here to enlarge
      Ed at EQT actively tracks the car, both circuit and drag. He'll get the numbers soon enough on his own car. Tony / VTT's reputation is well known and less than stellar.
      I never said anything about Tony. I just said I'll believe that Dyno when I see a trap to back it up.
    1. itslikeanegg's Avatar
      itslikeanegg -
      Here's a copy/paste from some of my other groups. Slower time was in S mode, faster time was manual shifting @ about 7500rpm. I started both runs @ around 50mph. This is my 2015 Golf R with EQT Vortex XL turbo:

      Finally had a chance to take the car out early morning for a Dragy run. Roads around here tend to be dense even @ 6am on a Saturday so only got two attempts in (one in each direction) so there's probably room for improvement. I had to let off at the end of the faster run as I was catching up with traffic but I think I captured what I needed. Full weight R with sub, tools, fire extinguisher, etc in the trunk and 260lbs driver.


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    1. itslikeanegg's Avatar
      itslikeanegg -
      With a bit of weight reduction in the car and in my gut I may be able to get that into the 6's.
    1. Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
      Chris@VargasTurboTech -
      For the record, we backed up our MQB turbos reported dyno numbers, over, and over, and over, and over again.

      Just a few of things we did to do so.

      7.54 60-130
      MANY 10 sec passes at over 126MPH
      Track day at Willow springs where the GTI outlapped our shop F80 M3 by a full second
      1/2 mile event where the car consistent trapped high 150's

      We did ALL this testing, and people still believe the other guys numbers because his "dyno" says so. A peak number is only as good as the real world data that goes along with it...

    1. itslikeanegg's Avatar
      itslikeanegg -
      GTI's generally pull harder on the highway than R's for various reasons (less weight, drivetrain loss, etc). This same turbo on a GTI would be ridiculous. My runs were quick and dirty, if I removed seats, sub, etc like people typically do for quick times it would be a good bit faster as well.
    1. Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
      Chris@VargasTurboTech -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by itslikeanegg Click here to enlarge
      GTI's generally pull harder on the highway than R's for various reasons (less weight, drivetrain loss, DYNO numbers are accurate). This same turbo on a GTI would be ridiculous. My runs were quick and dirty, if I removed seats, sub, etc like people typically do for quick times it would be a good bit faster as well.
      Fixed that. I'm sure the car is fast and fun to drive. Our point is that those dyno numbers are higher than giraffe balls. Take 'er to the track and post results!

      Chris
    1. itslikeanegg's Avatar
      itslikeanegg -
      You didn't fix anything. You posted a slower time for a car that is probably 400lbs lighter between car/driver and with identical mods a GTI should pull on an R, this is well known. I'm also not selling turbos so I didn't even try taking anything out of the trunk or trying more passes for marketing. I'll let Ed handle that on his own time but my results just show it's easy power with his turbos.